Weekly Reader – April 6, 2015

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 6, 2015

Peter Singer on the Ethics of Philanthropy (Alexandra Wolfe, Wall Street Journal) Philosopher Peter Singer’s latest goal: Getting people to give away a third of their income

Social Sector Knowledge Sharing: A Manifesto for 2015 and Beyond (Lisa Brooks and Gabriela Fitz, IssueLab) Although a “how-to” guide is probably needed, what the sector really needs at this moment is a publishing manifesto.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Causes Philanthropists Are Most Concerned About (Felix Richter, Statista) This chart is based on data from the 2015 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index by Forbes Insights and illustrates which causes wealthy philanthropists from different regions care about most.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Michael Bloomberg: Philanthropy should ’embolden government’ (Mike Allen, Politico) Codifying his philanthropic principles for the first time in an “Annual Letter on Philanthropy” to be released Monday, Bloomberg writes: “[S]ome still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.”

Nikki Powell

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