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Weekly Reader – September 3, 2018

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 3

Strategic Philanthropy Reconsidered (Katherine Fulton, SSIR) The authors of Money Well Spent reconsider their original arguments a second time around.

Tuesday, September 4

Free Your Mind…And the Rest Will Follow (Dana Kawaoka-Chen, Medium) Justice Funders believes that increasing value-aligned practice is the way to facilitate philanthropic transformation.

Wednesday, September 5

The Bigger Picture: Behind Millions in Grants to Drive Policy and Systems Change on Education (Caitlin Reilly, Inside Philanthropy) The Ballmer Group is behind a new $20 million challenge grant program from StriveTogether to use data to promote policy and system change in communities across the country with the intention of bettering student outcomes.

Thursday, September 6

Overcooked and Underserved: Sustainability in a World of Fast-Food Philanthropy (Regina Brayboy, NPQ) What’s often the last question on a grant application, I argue, should be the first. It usually goes something like, “How will you sustain the program once the grant ends?” To be truthful, most of us just hope we can find another grant.

Friday, September 7

LJAF, Others Commit $30 Million to Establish Nonprofit Drug Company (Philanthropy News Digest) The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Gary and Mary West Foundation have committed $10 million each to establish a not-for-profit generic drug company.

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