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Weekly Reader – January 11, 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, January 11

Six trends that will set the pace for philanthropy in 2016 (Bruce DeBoskey, The Denver Post) Look for innovation in the way charitable organizations are structured and an increasing impact from female donors

Tuesday, January 12

Through a Glass a Little Less Darkly: 2015 Philanthropic Transparency Highlights (Glasspockets Blog) As we begin 2016, it’s important to reflect on the progress and highlights from the previous year. And here at Glasspockets, we are always looking for examples of how the field is opening its windows and giving us all a better glimpse of what is going on inside. So, here you will find a listing of the top ten moments, efforts, and singular examples in 2015 that stood out to me as serving to bring the great kaleidoscope of philanthropy into sharper focus.

Wednesday, January 13

Strategy and Execution Are the Same Thing (Roger L. Martin, Harvard Business Review)  Greatness in strategy and execution are synonymous, not independent variables.

Thursday, January 14

Cultivating a New Generation of Leader: The System Entrepreneur (Amira Bliss and Warren Nilsson, Rockefeller Foundation Blog) We believe it’s more important than ever to build and empower a community of change agents within a variety of institutions in a variety of regions, to influence the way people work within organizations and better embed innovation and resilience thinking into our programs.

Friday, January 15

Does Philanthropreneurship Signal The End of Philanthropy as We Know it? (Paul Brest, PhilanthropreneurshipForum.com) The coming decades are likely to see an unprecedented amount of experimentation in both philanthropreneurship and problem-solving philanthropy. It’s not either-or, but both.

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Nikki Powell

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