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 21
Let Your Values Show (Nancy Mahon, Stanford Social Innovation Review) Using unbranded content to influence global issues can help eliminate doubt about corporate-driven social efforts, help move the needle on global issues, and still fortify the bottom line.
Tuesday, September 22
Small Foundations Are Embracing Impact Investing (Oscar Perry Abello, Next City) Small foundations aren’t a panacea for all that society faces, but they might be ideally positioned to reduce or eliminate some of those barriers to entry.
Wednesday, September 23
How to Rebuild Philanthropy’s Ability to Change the World (Paul Shoemaker, Chronicle of Philanthropy) If we want to produce more of the change our resources are capable of achieving, we need to reconstruct our underlying practices; it’s less about style and more about structure.
Thursday, September 24
An End to Global Poverty: Philanthropy, Welfare Capitalism, or Radically Different Global Economic Model? (Andy Sumner, Center for Global Development) The problem isn’t insufficient growth (there’s been plenty); it’s how the benefits of growth are shared.
Friday, September 25
Can the SDGs spark a radical approach to philanthropy? (Henrietta Moore, Alliance Magazine) The United Nations will take a major step towards a more holistic approach to achieving global prosperity when it agrees the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its summit in New York this month. The new set of SDGs will also impact the way philanthropy is carried out.