So often we learn about exciting evidence-based programs and bemoan how difficult and expensive it is to scale up best practices. By contrast, behavioral science offers research findings and design techniques that can be applied fairly easily, at little or no cost, to make a wide range of programs more effective. Typical behavioral design approaches use levers such as social norms, default settings, planning prompts, timely reminders, and hassle reduction to help people convert more of their intentions into actions.
Join us for a discussion of how local organizations are using these insights to enhance service delivery, client engagement, and civic participation.
- How behavioral science helps us understand human behavior and why people make the decisions they do
- How local nonprofits are putting behavioral insights and strategies into action to improve program operations and communications
- How these approaches can be applied to problems that you and your grantees are tackling
- Lynn Appelbaum, Deputy Executive Director, United Neighborhood Houses
- Anthony Barrows, Managing Director, ideas42
- Sara Chapman, Director, Education & Career Services, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
- Akilah King, Executive Director, NYC Room to Grow
- Laura Wolff, Director, ideas42 NYC Behavioral Design Center
- Natasha Lifton (Moderator) Senior Program Officer, Promising Futures/Human Services, The New York Community Trust
All interested funders
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Program
Registration is required by October 22nd.
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