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Listening in New Ways: An Invitation

Nonprofits and funders have many ways they can collect data to understand how they are doing in their work—including in-process performance indicators and longer-term measures of impact. Another important source of data and insight, and one we believe is often overlooked, is feedback from nonprofits’ clients, customers, and beneficiaries about how a program is going from their perspective. With the Listen for Good initiative, a funder collaborative called Fund for Shared Insight is focused on exactly this—building the practice of listening and responding to those we ultimately aim to serve. We invite funders and nonprofits to join us in a national, open request for proposals to support listening in a new, more systematic way.


Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy


Do nonprofits and foundations listen to the people they seek to help and act on what they hear?

The answer is…sort of…

 



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