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Weekly Reader – January 29, 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, January 29

Cracking the Code of Technology Capacity Building (Ava Kuhlen, Center for Effective Philanthropy) Technology is changing how we operate in the world. But the social sector is rapidly being left behind as many organizations struggle to understand and use technology to its fullest potential. How can philanthropy increase technology know-how, adoption, and use in the social sector?

Tuesday, January 30

What do you read for philanthropy? (Amir Pasic, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) What we read is a telling reflection of what we think we are doing when we say we are engaging in philanthropy.

Wednesday, January 31

What Your Grantees Wish You Knew (Exponent Philanthropy) What if we created a survey to gather experience, advice, opinions, and knowledge from our grantmaker and grantseeker communities? What kind of response would we get?

Thursday, February 1

Trump Effect: Six Ways Philanthropy Has Changed in the Past Year (David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy) The political earthquake of Donald Trump’s election has had major reverberations in the world of philanthropy, shaking up both grantmaking priorities and operating strategies. It’s also altered the position of civil society in the U.S. and led to changes in the tax code that are likely to decrease charitable giving.

Friday, February 2

Europe’s New Data Law: What Nonprofits Need To Know (Kelly Demarchis Bastide and Shannon K. Yavorsky, The Nonprofit Times) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will take effect on May 25 replaces the current European Data Protection Directive (the Directive). There is no exception for nonprofits.

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