Ideas and Insights – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

Every week, we set aside time to share and discuss articles on a wide range of topics — some are directly correlated to our daily work, while others keep us sharp and push our thinking. While we love to share and debate these ideas internally, we decided there’s even more value sharing them with our network. Here’s a look at some of what we’re consuming – please comment below and let us know what’s on your list!

  • Why Millennials may hold our nation’s greatest promise to disrupt the crippling partisanship that is plaguing Washington. Steven Olikara of Millennial Action Project shares more here.
  • What role might funders play to protect and advance marginalized-communities-led organizations today? Some thoughts and recommendations from Vu Le of Nonprofit With Balls.
  • Three trends — the growing influence of women and millennials, increased data and measurement transparency, and the development of a more robust ecosystem — signals that some institutions will begin to take impact investing to the next level. More from the Case Foundation’s CEO, Jean Case. Read more. 
  • A piece written nearly eight years ago, maintains its relevance today — posing an interesting question of what messages cities send, and how that might influence the motivation and clumping of talent?
  • In a two-part webinar, Heather McLeod Grant and Alexa Cortes Culwell lead an in-depth examination of their new research study, “The Giving Code” which identifies four major gaps between donors and community-based nonprofits, examines the dynamics contributing to these gaps, and looks at effective strategies for addressing them.