Global Engagement

Listening well around the world

Fund for Shared Insight works with U.S.-based funders working globally to adopt locally-led development practices and promote the growing localization movement.

While our collaborative’s primary focus has been on improving philanthropy and building high-quality feedback loops and listening practices domestically, we have always been interested in supporting listening well in international contexts, too. Feedback Labs, a key, longtime infrastructure partner and grantee, has a significant international footprint, as do other past grantees, including GlobalGiving and Innovations for Poverty Action. We have also conducted a variety of pilots and country-specific explorations, all detailed below. Our current focus is on the localization movement.

Locally-Led Development Grants

In 2023, Shared Insight made core-funding grants over three years to four organizations working in the localization movement around the world. The organizations believe a new approach in philanthropy and international aid is possible, one based on the power, voice, and resources of local actors to set agendas, provide leadership, and develop and work towards community-led solutions.

Feedback Labs Grant

In 2020, we made a $500,000, two-year grant to Feedback Labs, to be re-granted to seven organizations working to build feedback infrastructure and systems around the world, particularly in areas considered part of the Global Majority. Through an open call for proposals, Feedback Labs identified seven organizations developing feedback tools and methodologies outside the U.S., and will provide them with support through the re-granting program and in-kind assistance, and by leveraging the resources of its own global member network.

Feedback Tools Accelerator: Seeing tool providers in the global south

Country-Specific Feedback Landscape Scans

Fund for Shared Insight contracted with consultants in Brazil, India, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, and Tanzania to conduct landscape scans of the current state of the feedback field in their country and offer recommendations and insights into whether and how additional funding from Shared Insight might advance feedback and listening practices.

Brazil Landscape Scan of the Feedback Field

An overview of the feedback practices put in place within the ecosystem of Brazilian philanthropy.

Submitted by: Elis Alquezar, Jonathas Azevedo

Brazil Landscape Scan 2021
Panorama da abordagem de feedback no campo da filantropia

Este documento apresenta um panorama geral sobre as práticas de feedback desenvolvidas dentro do ecossistema da filantropia brasileira.

Submitted by: Elis Alquezar, Jonathas Azevedo

Panorama da abordagem de feedback no campo da filantropia, Brazil (Portuguese)
India Landscape Scan On the Feedback Field

An overview of the feedback practices in India philanthropy.

Submitted by: Neera Nundy, Aravindan Srinivasan, Anantvijay Singh, Amrita Parekh, Roshni Rajiv, Priya Butola

India Landscape scan on the Feedback Field 2021
Kenya Landscape Scan Report

An overview of the feedback practices put in place within the ecosystem of Kenya philanthropy.

Submitted by: Carole Irungu

Kenya Landscape Scan 2021
International Landscape Scans on the Current State of the "Feedback Field" Country Report: Mexico

An overview of the feedback practices in Mexico philanthropy.

Submitted by: Susana Donaire, Pavel Vallejo, Erick Monterrosas

International Landscape Scans on the Current State of the "Feedback Field" Country Report: Mexico
Indagación exploratoria sobre el estado del “campo de la retroalimentación”

Informe del país: México

Submitted by: Susana Donaire, Pavel Vallejo, Erick Monterrosas

Indagación exploratoria sobre el estado del “campo de la retroalimentación” Informe del país: México
A Spanish language podcast about feedback mechanisms in Mexico.

Impacto Social

Philippine Landscape Scan on Feedback Practices of Impact Organizations

An overview of the feedback practices in Philippine philanthropy.

Submitted by: Carmille Barlis, Cristina Gregorio, Arnil Paras, Roshini Prakash, Kevin Teo

Philippines Landscape Scan on feedback practices of impact organizations
Tanzania: International Landscape Scans on the Current State of the ’Feedback Field‘

An overview of the feedback practices in Tanzania philanthropy.

Submitted by: Marcela Rueda Gómez and Josephine Mugishagwe

Tanzania Landscape Scans on the Current State of the ‘Feedback Field’