Weekly Reader – November 2, 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, November 2

Is Rural America Philanthropy’s Final Frontier? (Ryan Schlegel, NCRP) Why are foundations ignoring the needs of rural Americans along with the investment and innovation opportunities that abound in rural communities?

Tuesday, November 3

12 Principles Of Knowledge Management (Steve Dale, Curation, Communities & Collaboration Blog) Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Wednesday, November 4

Large Foundations Making ‘Big Bets’ on Social Change (Philanthropy News Digest) A growing number of large, national foundations are making “big bets” on structural solutions to complex problems in an effort to bring about lasting social change, the New York Times reports.

Thursday, November 5

Targeted Philanthropy Can Drive Better Business Results (George Chavel, 3BL Media) Corporate brand is not just about what you do, it’s about who you are as an organization.

Friday, November 6

We Can’t Force Philanthropy to Talk About Power Dynamics, Can We? (Jen Bokoff, Philanthropy New York Blog) As a sector, we embrace and use power every day, but we don’t talk about it. Why? Well, for one thing, the dynamics are challenging to discuss; power itself can never be eliminated.

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Nikki Powell

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