Grantee Gathering 2016 Reception and Dinner (Core Funders)


We are delighted to share details of our upcoming Fund for Shared Insight Grantee Gathering, Reception and Dinner.

Please use this information to help plan your travel and accommodations for the event. We are excited to bring all of you together and look forward to a focused time of sharing and learning!


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Reagan Building)
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004


8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast and Registration
9:00am – 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15am – 10:30am Overview of Fund for Shared Insight and Feedback Loops
• Small group discussion
10:30am – 10:45am BREAK
10:45am – noon Feedback Loops in Action
• Short talk by Center for Employment Opportunities
• Short talk about Listen for Good learnings to date
• Small group discussion
Noon – 1:00pm LUNCH and Keynote Speaker
• Armchair Discussion between Fay Twersky, Hewlett Foundation and Co-Chair Fund for Shared Insight and Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company and founder of the Net Promoter System
1:15pm – 2:30pm Gathering and Making Sense of Feedback Data
• Short talks by two organizations
• Breakout Sessions: (1) Strategies for Effective Data Collection; (2) Making the Most of Qualitative Data
2:30pm – 2:45pm BREAK
2:45pm – 4:00pm Responding to and Closing the Feedback Loop
• Short talks by 2-3 organizations
• Breakout Sessions: (1) How to Respond to the Data; (2) How to Share the Data Internally; (3) Strategies for Closing the Loop with Constituents
4:00pm – 4:45pm Summary Feedback and Looking Ahead
5:00pm – 6:00pm RECEPTION
6:15pm – 7:15pm Feedback, Increasing Foundation Openness, and Improving Philanthropy
• Conversation between two funder/grantee pairs: feedback loops and funders, Q&A
7:15pm – 9:00pm DINNER

Additional Details


Register by clicking the button below and selecting the “Core Funder” ticket. Registration deadline is Friday, September 30. Please note you will not need to print out a ticket for the event.


Business Casual


To ensure that you are able to stay for the duration of the event, we recommend that you stay the night of October 25 and 26.  We have secured a room block at the JW Marriott, conveniently located across the street from the Reagan Building.

To receive our negotiated rate, you will need to make your own reservation. Make a reservation on the JW Marriott / Fund for Shared Insight Grantee Gathering website. You will be asked to provide a credit card to hold the reservation and will be charged upon checkout.

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
0.2 miles from Reagan Building

If you prefer to stay elsewhere, here are other options close to the Reagan Building.

The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
0.2 miles from Reagan Building

Sofitel Lafayette Square
806 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
0.5 miles from Reagan Building

Grand Hyatt
1000 H St NW,
Washington, DC 20001
0.7 miles from Reagan Building


Please make flight arrangements that are most convenient for you. The two primary airports serving Washington DC are:

  • (DCA) Ronald Reagan International Airport (4 miles from Reagan Building)
  • (IAD) Dulles International Airport (27 miles from Reagan Building)

We ask that attendees begin reserving flights as soon as possible to ensure availability.  You can use a taxi service or take the metro to the Reagan Building.


The train station with regional Amtrak service is Union Station (1.7 miles from Reagan Building).


We look forward to seeing you at the Fund for Shared Insight Grantee Gathering, Reception and Dinner!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Melinda Tuan at or Michelle Mengel at

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