Weekly Reader – February 11, 2019

What we’re reading and recommending this week. We add to this post throughout the week and look for your suggestions in the comments.

Monday, February 11

How Nonprofits Can Help Donor-Advised Fund Philanthropists Listen and Learn (Pamela Norley and Elaine Martyn, SSIR) As donor-advised funds increase in popularity, the people who use them are poised to advance the practice of listening to the organizations and individuals they are trying to help.

Tuesday, February 12

Forging Funder-Intermediary-Evaluator Partnerships: Five Tensions to Consider (Meg Long and Clare Nolan, CEP Blog) What are common tensions in funder-intermediary-evaluator partnerships, and how can we overcome these tensions to harness collective expertise to advance complex change strategies?

Wednesday, February 13

Commitment to Racial Equality: Consumer Health Foundation (Lisa Ranghelli, NCRP Blog) The $23 million Consumer Health Foundation has made a strong commitment to racial equity in its health grantmaking.

Thursday, February 14

Grantee Voice: Improve Funder Approaches to Grantmaking Goals and Strategies (Naomi Orensten, CEP Blog) Nonprofit leaders frequently lament funder-initiated, top-down approaches. They note that funders, on the whole, should hear more from the nonprofits and constituents they seek to serve.

Friday, February 15

Foundations and Donors: Boost Your Impact in 2019 (NCRP Blog) NCRP journal offers reflections on using power, rapid-response support and other practices to promote equity and justice.

Rachel Tillman

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