Readings (November 4, 2010)
November 04, 2010
Here are a few items that grabbed our attention on this rainy day...
- Rick Cohen: The Impact of the Republican Wave on Nonprofits (Nonprofit Quarterly)
- Les Lenkowsky: Why Philanthropy Should Welcome the Tea Party (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
- Ben Gose: A Move to Encourage Charities to Focus on Results (Chronicle of Philanthropy) -- five questions every nonprofit should be able to answer
- Dan Pallotta: Our Ineffectiveness at Measuring Effectiveness (Harvard Business Review) -- the Uncharitable author weighs in on the threats to the success of the "effectiveness" movement
- Kathleen Enright: On Scale & Innovation in Philanthropy (Tactical Philanthropy) -- the exceutive director of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations offers some advice to donors looking to leverage limited resources for maximum impact
- David Miller: If I Had a Billion Dollars (Part One) and (Part Two) (Denver Foundation) -- "threshold" questions for mega-wealthy donors from the president/CEO of the Denver Foundation
- Tom Paulson: Why is Everyone Always Picking On Jeff Sachs? (Humanosphere) -- veteran reporter Paulson comes to the defense of the man behind the Millennium Villages project
- Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty: The Education Manifesto (Wall Street Journal) -- the controversial former D.C. schools chancellor and the mayor who defended her (and was voted out of office) speak out
- Zadie Smith: Generation Why? (New York Review of Books) -- the author of White Teeth reviews The Social Network and offers a caution to members of "the Facebook generation"
Comments, questions, thoughts?