Resources for nonprofits, a roundup
Innovative use of compelling short videos for storytelling, connecting beneficiaries and donors, and evidence of effectiveness. DonorSee - check them out!
Did you know that Candid Overdrive has a digital nonprofit library that is free and available to everyone? They are stocked with exciting new titles. There are thoughtfully curated lists and recommendations on topics like innovation or fundraising. An incredible resource. Hat tip, Christy Rilette.
Has humanity made progress? How would we know? Former World Bank economist and author Charles Kenney, states, “the number of children who die before the age of five has gone down by more than three-quarters—probably seven-eighths, actually. And if you just want one measure of progress, parents not having to bury one of their children has gone, over the course of our lifetimes, from something that would be normal and expected in most of the world to something that is extremely rare almost everywhere.” The interview is thought-provoking throughout. Via Persuasion
What I’m reading:
Managing and Leading Nonprofit Organizations by Paul Dann
Freedom in Contention: Social Movements and Liberal Political Economy by Mikayla Novak
In case you missed it…
Great new book review of Innovation for Social Change by Sarina Dayal in Philanthropy News Digest: "Through practical examples and useful frameworks, this book encourages nonprofit leaders to trust creativity, ask good questions, and, most importantly, not be afraid to do things differently."
Honored by the kind words about Innovation for Social Change by Jason Jewell, alongside Michael Matheson Miller, whose insights and work on poverty I have long admired. Recommend subscribing to Jason's thoughtful blog, The LifeLong Learner