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Weekly Reader – January 21, 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, January 21

Behavioral Economics and Donor Nudges: Impulse or Deliberation? (Dean Karlan, Piyush Tantia, Sarah Welch, SSIR) Charitable organizations can use insights from behavioral economics to help people follow through on their impulsive and deliberative intentions to give.

Tuesday, January 22

Exploring Openness through Listening and Learning (Joanne Kelley, CEP Blog) Nonprofits also have a role to play in listening to, learning from, and acting on what they hear from the people they’re seeking to help.

Wednesday, January 23

Two Years and Counting: The Field Foundation’s Equity Journey (Lisa Ranghelli, NCRP Blog) Illinois grantmaker shares inspiring stories of progress towards equity two years into its new funding strategy.

Thursday, January 24

This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Five Lessons for Nonprofit Advocacy (Will von Geldern, SSIR) Seattle-based microenterprise nonprofit Ventures shares advice to help other organizations design sustainable, effective grassroots advocacy programs.

Friday, January 25

Funder Q&A: Turning Grantee Feedback into Effective Change (Ethan McCoy, CEP Blog) CEP Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services, Charlotte Brugman was joined by City Bridge Trust Funding and Social Investment Director Tim Wilson and C&A Foundation Head of Effective Philanthropy Lee Risby for an insightful webinar.