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, August 8
3 Ways to Enhance Talent Attraction & Retention through Corporate Philanthropy (Nita Kirby, HR Tech Weekly) Deeply rooted in today’s society and demonstrated time and time again, Millennials and Generation Z is a need to give back in more personal ways, make a change and find meaning in their work life. Some of the world’s biggest companies like GE and Walt Disney are fulfilling that need through corporate, socially conscious giving programs. But, how does corporate philanthropy really impact attraction and retention?
Tuesday, August 9
Donors Increasingly Blending Philanthropic and Political Giving (David Callahan, Philanthropy News Digest) As America’s donor class becomes ever wealthier, major donors, conservative and liberal, are pairing their philanthropic giving with campaign contributions to advance their favorite causes, The Nation reports.
Wednesday, August 10
The Need for Black Rage In Philanthropy (Rodney D. Foxworth, Jr., Invested Impact) “Black anger has often stoked the flames of progress in this country. Philanthropy, however it manifests itself — a national institution, a small family foundation, or individual donors with or without significant wealth — would be well served to embrace it.”
Thursday, August 11
A New Gospel of Philanthropy? (Medium.com) How should philanthropy consider the tension between its maker and its mission? In many cases, foundations wish to solve social problems like extreme poverty and hunger — but acquire their resources through forces that have arguably helped create those very problems. Can philanthropy get past this contradiction? How?
Friday, August 12
Giving Circles’ Unique Role in Philanthropy to Marginalized Communities (Sheela Nimishakavi, Nonprofit Quarterly) Foundation funding can be hard to come by for marginalized groups and grassroots organizations, as Alice Hom discovered back in 2009 when she learned that less than one percent of foundation funding was directed toward LGBTQ-focused organizations for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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