Weekly Reader – June 22, 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, June 22

Are Nonprofits Ready to Give Foundations Direct Feedback? (Lisa Ranghelli and Yna Moore, NCRP) So are nonprofits ready to give honest feedback to funders? The answer is yes – when initiatives like Philamplify give them the chance. The same is true for foundation peers. But without that shield of anonymity, the answer is mostly…not yet.

Tuesday, June 23

‘Philanthroteens’: young people who use their pocket money to change the world (Beth Kanter, The Guardian) She says that this generation wants to change the world with their pocket money. “They are connected and they can see what is going on in the world.”

Wednesday, June 24

Why Private Capital Wins Out Over Philanthropy in the Game of Innovation (Mary Jo Madda, EdSurge.com) Philanthropic capital has the advantage of being equity-seeking, and has the ability of taking a longterm point of view. …. Private capital, on the other hand, is really good at identifying, producing and scaling innovation.

Thursday, June 25

Development Goals Without Money Are Just a Dream (Rockefeller Foundation Blog) What these numbers tell us is that, if we are serious about achieving our goals, business as usual is not an option. We need new thinking, new solutions, and sustained partnership with the private sector in order to address the $2.5 trillion shortfall.

Nikki Powell

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