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Weekly Reader – December 5, 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, December 5

The Odd Capacities of Foundation Capacity-Building Grants (Kevin Johnson & Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly) After much fretting about (and large investment in planning for) capacity building on the part of foundations and consultants, a research report finds that capacity grants generally work at least in terms of improving financial performance, but how the grants were used may matter less.

Tuesday, December 6

CEOs Say Foundations Can Make a Difference, Report Finds (Philanthropy News Digest) While two-thirds of foundation CEOs believe that foundations can make a significant difference in society, most do not see foundations taking full advantage of their opportunities to do so, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.

Wednesday, December 7

Turning Anger into Post-Election Action (Bob Giloth, NonProfit Quarterly) At a time when rage donations are surging and the fractured left is licking its wounds, hundreds of thousands of people are planning to march on Washington in support of women’s rights the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Thursday, December 8

What Do We Know About…Disconnected Youth? (Anna Berry, Philanthropy News Digest) Over six million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school or working. Often known as disconnected or opportunity youth, they are among the upwards of fourteen million young adults who are only marginally or periodically in school or working. At the same time, several million young people have had almost no labor market or educational experience in the past year.

Friday, December 9

Volunteerism: a beacon of hope in troubling times? (Anna Berry, Philanthropy News Digest) Over six million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are not in school or working. Often known as disconnected or opportunity youth, they are among the upwards of fourteen million young adults who are only marginally or periodically in school or working. At the same time, several million young people have had almost no labor market or educational experience in the past year.

 
 

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Leah Farmer

Leah Farmer is PEAK Grantmaking's marketing coordinator and focuses on providing marketing tools and resources to our members. She assists in writing for and producing PEAK Grantmaking's website and publications and developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of our brand.