What We’ve Been Reading This Week (April 6th, 2012)
Patricia Baker recommends these articles by consultants Chris Keevil and John Martinof Wellspring Consulting:
- How to Organize Alliances of Multiple Organizations: Part 1
- How to Organize Alliances of Multiple Organizations: Part 2
The first article shares the seven elements of successful alliances, and the second discusses an alliance that regained momentum when they implemented these seven elements. Patricia also mentioned reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest but this has not been verified.
Elizabeth Krause read Beyond the Veneer of Strategic Philanthropy (pdf). Says Elizabeth, this is a must read for foundation folks or those interested in the philosophical funding questions that we grapple with. The article calls on grantmakers to examine the disconnects between intent and practice.
Carol Pollack is our A+ student this week. She’s been reading:
- Data Note: Americans’ Views on the Personal Impact of the ACA and the Supreme Court’s Decision. Says Carol, “Of particular note is the divide between the two political parties and the magnitude of change in support levels resulting from media coverage of aspects of the ACA.”
- Health Disparities Cause Financial Burdens for Families, Communities and Health Care System. Says Carol, “I brings home that medical costs don’t just bring monetary pressures, they can lead to individuals being exposed to many other unfavorable social determinants of health.”
- The Business Management Daily report. Says Carol, it includes lots of free resources for HR, technology and general organizational management.”
Jenn Whinnem read Data And…. a blog post by Lucy Bernholz. What struck a chord with me was the idea “Let’s get past the false dichotomy between data and stories and get on with making change happen.” Data need stories, and stories need data. The post contains some web tools I hadn’t known about before.
That’s us…how about you?