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Weekly Reader – April 18, 2016

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, April 18

Transformational Leaders Will Rule the 21st Century (Erin Binney, Society for Human Resource Management) ICYMI: Leaders of the future “must be willing to be transformed—to learn and grow from those they lead.”

Tuesday, April 19

Philanthropy as a Platform for Civic Leadership (David McGhee, GrantCraft) The true power of philanthropy, however, lives deeply beyond the art and form of grantmaking, and lends itself towards the ability – and responsibility – to equip and empower communities to move forward.

Wednesday, April 20

Are You Using Your Power, or Leaving It on the Table? (Andy Carroll, PhilanthroFiles) But what if more funders intentionally use their power for good?

Thursday, April 21

Lack of Training for Young Nonprofit Workers Means Too Few Potential Leaders (Rebecca Koenig, The Chronicle of Philanthropy) A decade ago, an ominous prediction shook the nonprofit world: By 2016, charities wouldn’t be able to recruit the 640,000 managers needed to keep pace with hiring needs caused by growth and retirements.

Friday, April 22

Transparency Trends (Glasspockets Blog) How many @Glasspockets foundations share diversity data? Find out at #TransparencyTrends

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Nikki Powell

Nikki Powell is PEAK Grantmaking's communications and practices director. You can find her on Twitter @nikkiwpowell.