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Weekly Reader – May 12, 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, May 13

Systems Change in Social Innovation Education (Daniela Papi-Thornton and Joshua Cubista, SSIR) Why social entrepreneurship and innovation education needs to incorporate systems change concepts, and where educators and institutions can begin.

Tuesday, May 14

From Zero to Sixty: One Foundation’s Start-Up Story (Darin McKeever, CEP Blog) The Davidson family’s vision of a world-class foundation involves an “all-in” style of philanthropy: one that is inspired, intentional, informed, and inclusive.

Wednesday, May 15

Can We Build Equity In the “Gap?” (Lauren Beriont, Leah Josephson, and Mary Mattson, NCRP Blog) Four tips for developing authentic relationships and equitable partnerships.

Thursday, May 16

Critical Skill for Nonprofits in the Digital Age: Technical Intuition (Alix Dunn, SSIR) Not everyone needs to become a tech expert, but all activists and nonprofit leaders must develop skills to inquire about, decide on, and demand technological change.

Friday, May 17

Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Capital Structure (Clara Miller, Nonprofit Quarterly) Capital structure is sometimes invisible but never absent.