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Weekly Reader – December 4, 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, December 4

The Digital Future of Canadian Philanthropy (Anil Patel, SSIR) Why philanthropists should embrace digital innovation with a focus on social research and development.

Tuesday, December 5

Lasting Damage: The Public Health Funder Linking Childhood Trauma and Illness (Caitlin Reilly, Inside Philanthropy) Almost half of children in the U.S. have experienced trauma, according to new data released by the Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Wednesday, December 6

Putting Trust at the Center of Foundation Work (John Esterle, Center for Effective Philanthropy) It may seem like common sense that grantees and funders alike see better outcomes as a result of program officers prioritizing relationships, but putting that value into practice clearly remains challenging for many within philanthropy.

Thursday, December 7

Communities Must Engage to Improve Health Outcomes (Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly) Pritpal Tamber, cofounder and CEO of Bridging Health & Community, a Seattle-based nonprofit, calls on GIH members to not just fund programs, but people, if they wish to improve health outcomes at a systemic level.

Friday, December 8

Only Funders Can Change Their Own Behavior (SHG Advisors) Most funders believe they can do better by collaborating. It’s in their power to make it happen. But most don’t – or if they do, they admittedly don’t do it well.

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