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Weekly Reader – February 25, 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 25

Becoming Big Bettable (William Foster, Gail Perreault, and Bradley Seeman, SSIR) Social change leaders can create more investment opportunities that can transform the world by following these guidelines.

Tuesday, February 26

Grantee Voice: Provide More Assistance Beyond the Grant (Naomi Orensten, CEP Blog) The value of philanthropy goes well beyond that of dollars and cents. Non-financial assistance can impact nonprofits in profound ways.

Wednesday, February 27

Lessons for Foundations on Rapid-Response Support at the Front Lines of Democracy (Shireen Zaman and Melissa Spatz, NCRP) What makes rapid-response support effective? Zaman and Spatz share 5 tips from their work at Proteus Fund.

Thursday, February 28

A Place Where You Can Speak Your Mind to That Foundation (Amy Costello, Nonprofit Quarterly) Without ongoing feedback, foundations may fail to understand how they are perceived by their grantees, who are arguably some of their most critical partners.

Friday, March 1

Gender-Lens Investing Strategies for 2019 (Emilie Cortes, SSIR) Four strategies that can help fuel the momentum behind investing in organizations, products, and services that benefit women.