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Weekly Reader – June 19, 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 19

Philanthropy Bill Introduced, Not Expected To Pass (Andy Segedin, The NonProfit Times) Talk of tax reform, accompanied by the “Jaws” theme, has crept closer and closer to nonprofits for more than a year now. This week, a group of U.S. senators introduced legislation intended to provide a bigger (life) boat.

Tuesday, June 20

Creating Breakout Innovation (Joanna Levitt Cea & Jess Rimington, SSIR) Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems. But only a small percentage of these efforts are resulting in bold innovation and powerful solutions. What does it take to deliver breakout innovation?

Wednesday, June 21

Through the Eyes of the Program Officer (Jennifer Glickman, CEP) The funder-grantee relationship is at the heart of our work at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). Over the years, we’ve learned a great deal about what — and who — contributes to these relationships.

Thursday, June 22

Is Social Crowdsourcing Good for Philanthropy, Anyway? (Ernie Smith, Associations Now) If you were about to become the world’s richest person, how would you handle the inevitable question of how to give away your formidable wealth?

Friday, June 23

A New Interactive Snapshot of the Community Foundation Field (David Rosado, Philantopic) Thanks to the efforts of the 250+ community foundations who answered the call to participate in this year’s Columbus Survey, the CF Insights team at Foundation Center is ready to share the results of our fiscal year (FY) 2016 annual survey with the field and beyond.

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