Weekly Reader – May 18, 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, May 18

How Better Evidence Can Produce Better Philanthropy (New Philanthropy Capital) Increasingly, philanthropy is accompanied by talk of measuring and collecting evidence to capture how effective the investment is. Philanthropists may be wary of this—but they needn’t be. Rather than encouraging them to bring less innovation to charity funding, robust impact measurement can help them understand the world they’re investing in and make bolder strategic choices as a result.

Tuesday, May 19

A Commitment to Philanthropy Begins at Home (Jill Iscol, Triple Pundit) “Trust that the young will learn to light the fire that may kindle a better world.” I believe they are doing it.


Nikki Powell

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