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Weekly Reader – September 25, 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, September 25

4 Foundations to Philanthropy: Listen More to Nonprofits and Speak Less (Martin Levine, Nonprofit Quarterly) Over the past year, the Skoll, Draper Richards Kaplan, Ford, and Porticus Foundations, working with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, have partnered to investigate how to more effectively apply their resources toward large societal problems like education, racism, poverty, healthcare, and hunger. The conclusion they came to is that their grantmaking practices may have been all wrong.

Tuesday, September 26

North Texas Raises Record $39.4 Million (NPT Staff, The Nonprofit Times) Philanthropy in Texas is showing little sign of stopping after $39.4 million was raised from over 137,000 gifts during the 18-hour North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 14.

Wednesday, September 27

Powered by Women: Philanthropy in the Age of Trump Needs to Address Gender (Surina Khan, Philanthropy News Digest) Today, women’s philanthropy is responding to the current political moment in ways that the broader philanthropic sector would be wise to emulate.

Thursday, September 28

Defending the Dream: Who’s Giving Grants for DACA Right Now? (Alyssa Ochs and David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy) What are foundations doing to protect undocumented young people from deportation and save DACA, the fate of which is now in the hands of Congress?

Friday, September 29

6 Ways Family Foundations Can Make A Difference in Immigrant and Refugee Lives (Naomi Polin, National Center for Family Philanthropy) Immigrant and refugee communities face profound uncertainty and numerous, unprecedented challenges.

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