I don’t know about you, but my email box is filled daily with emails, blogs, e-newsletters, white papers, and other valuable resources. How do you work your way through all of the information? How do you decide if something is read immediately, gets filed for Sunday reading, or goes directly to ‘trash’?
I personally enjoy reading from diverse sources that include philanthropy, asset management, corporate giving, social innovation, and business. Keeping my eyes and ears open to what’s going on in these fields not only helps keep me inspired in my own work; it also helps me inspire my clients in theirs. I’m often able to connect the dots for the philanthropic families I work with, bringing them new ideas and then right-sizing them to meet the needs of the family, and the community they serve.
That said, it helps to set limits on what I read and what I don’t. If I read everything in my inbox, I would never get anything done! Therefore, I’ve come up with a list of my favorite must-read resources. If you haven’t seen them, check them out:
- Philanthropy Roundtable
- Philantopic – Philanthropy News Digest
- Forbes philanthropy
- Family Wealth Report
- Purposeful Planning Institute
- Family Office Exchange
- For corporate giving trends: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
- For women’s philanthropy and faith giving: Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- For entrepreneurship and social innovation: Stanford Social Innovation Review
- For family giving news: National Center for Family Philanthropy
What go-to resources do you read regularly? Drop me a line in the comments below. I’m always curious about what others find valuable.
And if there are topics you would like to learn more about, please share your thoughts! Comment below or email me at Suzanne@SuzanneHammer.com.