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Weekly Reader – December 3, 2018

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, December 3

A Competition With Many Winners (Kristen Molyneaux, SSIR) 100% change sought to add value to participants by helping to raise the profile of a variety of meaningful solutions.

Tuesday, December 4

Why Support for Communications, Staffing, and Fundraising is Necessary (Jeff Smith, CEP Blog) Within the social sector, it can be difficult for some organizations to effectively communicate the primary goal of an initiative. Funders can provide support to overcome those communications challenges.

Wednesday, December 5

Unpacking Privilege, Sharing Wealth: Reflections from Making Money Make Change Conference (Reed Young, NCRP Blog) For white donors with class privilege to address the racial wealth divide, we must reckon with class and align resources with movement work.

Thursday, December 6

Building Financially Resilient Nonprofits: Lessons From the Field (Rebecca Coker, Neela Pal, and Miguel M. Salinas, SSIR) “Resilience” is a favorite buzzword these days, but what does it really mean, and how can grantmakers and nonprofits take practical steps toward achieving it?

Friday, December 7

What Drives Nonprofit Executive Compensation? (Elizabeth K Keating and Peter Frumkin, Nonprofit Quarterly) When it comes to attracting and retaining talented leaders, the setting of executive compensation packages has posed continuing challenges to nonprofits since the 1980s.