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Weekly Reader – September 5, 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.

Tuesday, September 5

Compromised? The Problem of Corporate Funding for Think Tanks (David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy) The reputation of think tanks took another hit this week, when the New York Times reported that Anne-Marie Slaughter, president of the New America Foundation, ousted a project from the organization that was critical of Google.

Wednesday, September 6

The Guardian Expands U.S. Reporting With New Nonprofit Arm (Ernie Smith, Associations Now) The British newspaper, which has grown its American presence in recent years, is relying on a series of grants garnered by a nonprofit offshoot to support investigative reporting on under-the-radar issues.

Thursday, September 7

Will New Rockefeller Foundation President Break or Reinforce its Mold? (Anna Berry, Nonprofit Quarterly) Will American foundations step up to fill the void left by nationalistic governments? Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, hopes so.

Friday, September 8

A Statement of Values to Guide Philanthropic Collaboration (Arabella Advisors, Grantcraft) A Letter to Grantmakers from Practitioners

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