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Weekly Reader – June 26, 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, June 26

Why Aren’t More Nonprofits Weighing In on Obamacare Repeal and Replace? (Michael Wyland, NonProfit Quarterly) Nonprofit organizations have a limited, but intense, opportunity to make their voices heard.

Tuesday, June 27

Imagine if Apple had to run like a nonprofit (Vu Le, Nonprofit AF) We nonprofits deal with unique challenges that our for-profit colleagues never have to think about.

Wednesday, June 28

Change in the South Requires Focus on Wealth Building, Report Finds (Philanthropy News Digest) Philanthropic investments in the South should focus on building locally created and owned wealth in marginalized communities, a report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Grantmakers for Southern Progress argues.

Thursday, June 29

Grantmaking Pyramid Points to New Direction for Nonprofit Grants (Ernie Smith, Associations Now) The Grantmaking Pyramid, a graphic released by the Bridgespan Group and the Ford Foundation this week, is an attempt to help nonprofits think about grants in a new way, to focus on long-term financial strength.

Friday, June 30

Time to Reboot Grantmaking (Michael Etzel & Hilary Pennington, SSIR) Communities in Schools (CIS) is the largest and most effective US organization dedicated to keeping disadvantaged kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Yet, in the early 2000s, CIS found out the hard way that grant-fueled growth does not ensure operational efficiency or financial health. Just the opposite.

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