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Weekly Reader – August 28, 2017

What we’re reading and recommending this week. We add to this post throughout the week and look for your suggestions in the comments.

Monday, August 28

The New Power of the Purse: Younger Women and the Future of Philanthropy (Kiersten Marek, Inside Philanthropy) Now comes a study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) suggesting that the influence of women is likely to grow greater in coming years as a younger generation rises, with big implications for philanthropy.

Tuesday, August 29

Philanthropy Must Invest In The 2020 Census Immediately (National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy) The challenges facing our country continue to grow. Funding for the U.S. Census Bureau has been cut, reducing the likelihood of an accurate and representative count. But some foundations are stepping up.

Wednesday, August 30

Charities Respond To Harvey (Andy Segedin, The Nonprofit Times ) The philanthropic community is responding to the Gulf Coast, which is reeling as the toll of Hurricane Harvey is being tabulated all while rains continue to hit the area. Some organizations have been thrust into disaster response while also dealing with the devastation in their own backyard.

Thursday, August 31

NYU School of Professional Studies Offers New Courses in Fundraising and Grantmaking Where Students Can Gain the Skills and Cultivate the Connections Needed to Make a Difference (Api Podder, My Social Good News) As New York City has seen continued growth in the number of nonprofit organizations, each with its own unique funding requirements, there has been a concomitant increase in the need for skilled professionals in the field.

Friday, September 1

At Last! Rate Your Grant-Seeking Experience at The Yelp for Reviewing Foundations (Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly) Be the first on your block to review a foundation at The brand-new platform promises to be an essential breakthrough tool for foundation fundraising in the United States.

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