Weekly Reader September 16, 2013

The Elephant in Philanthropy’s Room (Dan Palotta)

Screw the new philanthropic buzz words and the metrics. More than anything else, philanthropy must be a heart-breaking model of love at every level — a church of kindness — in all things — that welcomes all who approach it.


Crowdfunding: The Next Frontier of Corporate Philanthropy (TriplePundit.com by @MarkLFeinberg)

Crowdfunding is used by everyone from education organizations to food banks to victims of natural disasters; but until now, only individuals have been able to support causes through crowdfunding platforms. If you are a business leader looking to support non-profits in a new way, consider the next frontier of CSR and give back in highly transparent and social way.


How Parents Teach Children About Charitable Giving Matters, According to New Study (eJewish Philanthropy)

Parents who talk to their children about charitable giving significantly increase the likelihood that those children will give to charity, according to Women Give 2013, a new study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.That finding holds true regardless of the child’s sex, age, race and family income. Children whose parents talk to them about giving are 20 percent more likely to give to charity than children whose parents do not discuss giving with them.


Nikki Powell

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