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 23
Renewed Attempt to Curtail Johnson Amendment Passes US House (Michael Wyland & Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly) The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 6147, the “Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019,” more commonly referred to as a “minibus” (as opposed to omnibus) spending bill. Section 112 of the bill curtails the IRS’s ability to revoke the tax exemption of churches that engage in political campaigns.
Tuesday, July 24
Over $250k In Funding Secured To Build Technology To Help Grantmakers Invest More Effectively In Native Communities (Native News Online) Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) on Thursday announced that over $250,000 in funding has been committed to build a dynamic, Native-centered web portal in partnership with Foundation Center.
Wednesday, July 25
Lin-Manuel Miranda launches multimillion-dollar arts fund for Puerto Rico (WFMY News, WFMY Staff) Lin-Manuel Miranda launches a multi-million dollar arts fund in Puerto Rico in hopes that it will help rebuild the island after it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria almost a year ago.
Thursday, July 26
Solidarity Philanthropy: Reparations, Democracy & Power (Aaron Tanaka, Medium) Stories from some of the most forward thinking, transformational leaders in philanthropy about how they are facilitating a Just Transition for philanthropy.
Friday, July 27
Guide: Maximize Your Data Collection Efforts (Foundant Technologies) Information overload is a risk as grantmakers and grantseekers navigate their roles as collectors, analyzers, or users of data. Finding out how others are doing it can be key to setting your own strategy.
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