Past Event

How Family Foundations Can Listen4Good

Webinar, July 28, 2020
Co-sponsored by the National Center for Family Philanthropy and Fund for Shared Insight

Families who give and those who work with them are on a philanthropic journey across generations. And we know that partnering with and listening to the people and communities family foundations seek to serve are keys to realizing positive and enduring impact over time.

An informational webinar on how Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good feedback initiative can help you and your grantees put an ear to the ground, collecting feedback to help you make agile and informed decisions during this particularly difficult time and into the future.

During an hour-long session, you’ll learn:

  • how the Hewlett Foundation and Sobrato Family Foundation — along with the grantee partners they nominated for Listen4Good — use feedback to find out what the people and communities they seek to help need most:
  • about our new offering, Listen4Good Online+, and how you can support your grantees as they  implement high-quality, client-focused feedback loops;
  • how participating in Listen4Good will help you fulfill the listening commitment that’s part of the Council on Foundations’ COVID-19 pledge; and
  • how listening, feedback, and being open to change can advance equity and improve outcomes.

Nick Tedesco, president & CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, will provide opening remarks. Melinda Tuan, Fund for Shared Insight’s managing director, will moderate a discussion featuring Shared Insight’s founding co-chair, Fay Twersky, vice president, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation; Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, board president and interim CEO of the Sobrato Family Foundation; and Valerie Threlfall, managing director, Listen4Good. The panelists will share details about the feedback initiative, including why and how to get involved, and answer all of your listening and feedback questions.

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