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Weekly Reader – September 11, 2017

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, September 11

How to Respond to Hurricane Irma (United Philanthropy Forum) After taking a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday afternoon. It will continue to wreak havoc as it moves through th state of Florida. States of Emergency has also been issued in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. An incredibly powerful storm, its full impact has yet to be realized.

Tuesday, September 12

Four Keys to Strategic Disaster Grantmaking (Regine A. Webster, Center for Disaster Philanthropy) The Center for Disaster Philanthropy launched the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund one day after the storm made landfall in Texas. Since that time, the outpouring of support for our fund, and for others as well, has been astounding!

Wednesday, September 13

High and Low Pay Fields for Nonprofit CEOs, and the Woman Problem: GuideStar’s 2017 Compensation Study Is Out! (Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly) The IRS requires nonprofits to compensate their CEOs at a rate that’s reasonable and not excessive. These charts show the five highest- and lowest-paid fields for nonprofit CEO.

Thursday, September 14

Community-Led Grantmaking: Collective Wisdom For Social Change (Caitlin Duffy, NCRP) How can funders make their grantmaking more transparent and inclusive while tackling the unequal power dynamic in philanthropy?

Friday, September 15

Keeping the Dream Alive: The Case for Faster Funding (Donna Hall, Philanthropy News Digest) We have an opportunity to empower communities and bring our nation together, and the philanthropic community has an important role to play in that effort. The time is now. The future cannot wait.

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Leah Farmer

Leah Farmer is PEAK Grantmaking's marketing coordinator and focuses on providing marketing tools and resources to our members. She assists in writing for and producing PEAK Grantmaking's website and publications and developing outreach campaigns to raise awareness of our brand.