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Weekly Reader – February 12, 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, February 12

SVCF Awarded $1.3 Billion to Nonprofit Organizations in 2017 (Philanthropy News Digest) The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has announced that it awarded $1.3 billion to nonprofit organizations in 2017 and received gifts totaling $1.4 billion.

Tuesday, February 13

You’re Not a “Grant Writer” (The Nonprofit Times) “The terms grantwriter and grantwriting are ubiquitous,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center. in Los Angeles, Calif., “but they’re not right.”

Wednesday, February 14

Gateses’ Annual Letter Answers Ten Tough Questions (Philanthropy News Digest) To create systems of societal change, we need to become clearer about the archetypes of societal change strategies, their strengths and weaknesses, and their interactions.

Thursday, February 15

Women Lead But Are Paid Less At Foundations (Andy Segedin, The Nonprofit Times) Women outnumber men in the foundation space in executive, grantmaking, and supporting roles, but when it comes to cutting payroll checks every two weeks, the industry is still a boys’ club.

Friday, February 16

It’s the One Big Foundation Taking on Cybersecurity Threats. Now, It’s Doubling Down (Jon Pattee, Inside Philanthropy) So if you’re looking forward to a future when Russians pick your leaders and hackers pick your pocket, read no further. You’re going to hate the Hewlett Foundation’s new 5-year, $50 million commitment to its Cyber Initiative, which was first launched in 2014.

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