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Weekly Reader – March 11, 2019

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, March 11

Using All Our Tools to Advance Equity in the South and Beyond (Justin Maxson, SSIR) Repairing the damage done by centuries of systemic racism demands an “all-of-the-above” approach.

Tuesday, March 12

Grantee Voice: Relationships Matter (Naomi Orensten, CEP Blog) The fifth most common suggestion for what nonprofit leaders would like from their foundation funders, mentioned by 12 percent of respondents on our Grantee Voice Panel, is for stronger relationships between funders and grantees.

Wednesday, March 13

Why Gen Z is Compelled to Do Good (Gregg L. Witt, Philanthropy Journal) As Gen Z (born 1996 to 2011 approximately) age into the workforce and gain financial independence, non-profits will have to start to adapt their fundraising initiatives to fit the profile of these new potential contributors, without alienating their existing supporters.

Thursday, March 14

The Five Roles of the Mature Leader (Jeremy Dale, SSIR) An excerpt from The Punk Rock of Business gives leadership a new, wild spin.

Friday, March 15

What Do Our Times Require? Funders Propose a Philanthropic “Green New Deal” (Jeanne Bell, NCRP) Just Transition is a framework for transforming our extractive economy to a regenerative one—one that both addresses climate change and overall well-being.