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Weekly Reader – July 1, 2019

What we’re reading and recommending this week. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Pay for Success Faces a Funding Gap (Mary Margaret Frank and Stefano Rumi, SSIR) Efforts to increase funding for Pay for Success must embrace how risk affects the expectation of returns to attract capital from the appropriate investors.

Why Your Hard Work Sits on the Shelf — and What to Do About It (Ian David Moss, CEP Blog) Why spend precious money and time seeking information, after all, if it’s unlikely to deliver any value to us?

Philanthropic Investment in the Transgender Community Is Not Commensurate to the Threat Transgender Women of Color Face (Nichia McFarlane, NCRP Blog) Funding for the transgender community has increased, but so has efforts to roll back protections.

Do Nonprofit CEOs and CFOs Occupy a Strategic Space Together? Not Always (Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly) A recent survey of CEOs and CFOs at nonprofit organizations reveals that they view organizational priorities and challenges somewhat differently.

Realism Vs. Radicalism: the Practice and Promise of Philanthropy (Michael E. Hartmann, Philanthropy Daily) During a time when the foundational premises and moral legitimacy of philanthropy are undergoing severe criticism in public opinion, Giving Done Right is admirably meant to improve the practice and thus the promise of philanthropy.