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 6
Bolder Goals, Bigger Breakthroughs (Amy Celep, Bill Shore, and James Siegal, SSIR) Nonprofits that set their sights higher can achieve more.
Tuesday, May 7
The Crucial Role Collaboratives Can Play for New Philanthropies (Pam Foster, CEP Blog) The growing field of collaborative philanthropy offers a range of options for joining forces with other philanthropists to align funding (as well as other resources and expertise) toward a common goal.
Wednesday, May 8
Serving Immigrant Communities Requires Funding Advocacy Everywhere (Johanna Calle, NCRP Blog) Funders should support advocacy in non-border states and at state and local levels.
Thursday, May 9
Getting Real About Nonprofit Performance Assessment (Phil Buchanan, Philanthropy Journal) The simple reality is that performance assessment is more challenging for nonprofits than businesses.
Friday, May 10
Funders Can Bolster Democracy by Supporting Census Tech (Jim Fruchterman, SSIR Blog) Local governments and philanthropy are missing out on one of the biggest opportunities to positively affect the census: supporting the application of modern technology to increase the chances of a more complete count.