Weekly Reader – May 2, 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, May 2

Research: Vague Feedback Is Holding Women Back (Shelley Correll and Caroline Simard, Harvard Business Review) Managers need to deliver specific and insightful feedback to all employees that is tied to departmental and business outcomes.

Tuesday, May 3

Keeping It in Reserve: Grantmaking for a Rainy Day (Hilda H. Polanco and John Summers, Nonprofit Quarterly) An exploration of reserve grantmaking, including what it is and what it isn’t, with examples from several foundations.

Wednesday, May 4

Design Thinking for Better Philanthropy (Molly de Aguiar, KnightBlog) Thoughts about serving grantees and understanding communities using a design-thinking approach.

Thursday, May 5

Top Takeaways from the 2016 GEO National Conference (MagnifyGood) In Minneapolis, GEO conference attendees, 800 in number, explored the topics of diversity, transparency, and attention to internal culture.

Friday, May 6

Prince, the Secret Philanthropist: ‘His Cause Was Humanity’ (Kory Grow, Rolling Stone) “Fierce philanthropist” Prince’s charity efforts were mostly secret, but inspirational.

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Carolyn Sosnowski

Carolyn J. Sosnowski, MLIS, is e-learning and content manager for PEAK Grantmaking. Follow her on Twitter @TheRealCarolynS.