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Weekly Reader – July 17, 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, July 17

Beyond Nonprofit Risk Management: How About a Little Risk Leadership? (The Editors, Nonprofit Quarterly) Today, we are announcing a series of articles from the Summer 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly. This edition centers on the need for nonprofits to evolve from risk management to risk leadership.

Tuesday, July 18

Harnessing the Power of Evidence (Anne Kazimirski, SSIR) Better use of evidence and developments in evaluation practice can shift the power dynamic between funders, service-delivering organizations, and service users.

Wednesday, July 19

Can You Improve Just A Smidgen? (Putnam Consulting Group, Giving Compass) Take one thing you do well, that people appreciate, and brainstorm a few simple ways to make it better.

Thursday, July 20

Community Foundations Expand Reach Globally (Mark Hrywna, The Nonprofit Times) A new report examines the current and recent trends in international giving by community foundations.

Friday, July 21

Here’s a Funder That Wants to “Do High School Differently” (Shane Hall and David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy) The Barr Foundation may not be so well known nationally, but as the largest private foundation in Massachusetts, it is one of the most important players in Boston and New England philanthropy.

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