Weekly Reader – June 29, 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 29

Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers (Sean Parker, Wall Street Journal) Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving.

Tuesday, June 30

Foundation Heads Call on Peers to Publicize Diversity Data (Alex Daniels, The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Responding to an effort to encourage diversity among environmental nonprofits, the leaders of six major foundations called on their peers to share the racial and gender make-up of their boards and staff.

Wednesday, July 1

Making It Better: Philanthropy As a Trailblazer for Social Change (Morgan Kainth, Huffington Post) Philanthropy is by no means a cure all, nor the only way to create social impact. However, looking at how people give and what they perceive as being worth giving to, can inform those looking at the social impact space of a “traditional method” of creating social benefit, and more importantly what gaps traditional methods have left, and even how things could be done better.

Thursday, July 2

Measuring Success AND Impact? (April Anthony, Philanthropy Journal) If one measures success through impact then are they one and the same?

Nikki Powell

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