Brad Dunning (Center for Employment Opportunities), Krystle Onibukon (Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula), and Valerie Threlfall (Fund For Shared Insight) speak at the Feb. 2017 Data on Purpose / Do Good Data conference “From Possibilities to Responsibilities” presented by Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. For more information on the conference, visit ssirdata.org.
Have you heard about beneficiary feedback and thought, “That sounds great in theory, but how do I support feedback loops?” Do you see the critical role that beneficiary feedback plays in promoting community engagement and inclusion within your work? Do you want to hear the relatively simple steps that some nonprofits have taken to systematically collect and use feedback from those they seek to help? If your answer to any of these questions is “Yes!” then you'll appreciate this session coordinated by the Fund for Shared Insight, a collaborative of eight core funders that supports the practice of systematically listening to and incorporating feedback from the beneficiaries of social organizations. Shared Insight has provided more than 60 grants to organizations around the country to advance their listening practices.
In this session, we heard from two grantees, Dunning and Onibukon, about their feedback journeys—why they pursued this work, how they do it, and what they have learned. Threlfall, the session's moderator, also discusses Listen for Good, Shared Insight’s largest grant program, which provides grants and technical assistance to dozens of different nonprofits to build the practice of high quality feedback loops with those they serve. View the slides from this session at http://bit.ly/2lEmEOh.