This is My Story
In this powerful video featuring the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), a national organization that works with people coming home from incarceration, we hear Kenneth, Wilfredo, and Patricia – members of CEO’s Participant Advocate Council — tell their own stories of transformation. And we see how high-quality feedback, listening, and storytelling can transform an organization and lead to positive social change.
Come along on Fund for Shared Insight’s equity, diversity, and inclusion journey, where funders are having the hard but essential conversations about what listening and feedback can mean for racial equity, power-sharing, and outcomes for the people and communities at the heart of philanthropy’s work.
For One Career-Prep Nonprofit, Accessibility Means Supporting Students Along Multiple Pathways to Economic Mobility
At Genesys Works, the Listen4Good feedback process has led to changes in messaging and programs and encouraged leaders to dig into demographic data, validating their focus on access and inclusiveness.
Asking the Hard Question: Does Our Feedback Work Promote Equity?
Read a Feedback Labs blog post by leaders of our Listen4Good team, Valerie Threlfall and June Wang, to learn how high-quality feedback, fully embraced, offers a productive path towards greater inclusion and equity.
Feedback Can Be a Catalyst for Shifting Power and Making Big Changes
Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy op-ed by our co-chairs, Kelley Gulley, senior program officer at the James Irvine Foundation, and Fay Twersky, vice president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and see why “Grant makers and nonprofits that hope to promote equity around the world would be wise to embrace the feedback movement.”
Listening to the ‘Whole Person’ Aligns Client-Feedback Program with Community Funder
Greater Boston Legal Services and its clients are benefiting from #Listen4Good feedback work, but so is L4G co-funder The Boston Foundation as they all work together “to serve, listen to, and partner with clients.”
Through Listen4Good, People with Disabilities Have Their Voices Heard
For years, SRVS, a nonprofit in Memphis, Tennessee, surveyed the families of clients and other stakeholders. Now the organization also collects feedback directly from the people with disabilities that it serves, increasing their power and agency.
Feedback Through an Equity Lens Serves Diverse Students on Their Way to Tech Careers
“Draft Day” at Genesys Works shows how the nonprofit puts the spotlight on students, student voice, and moving together toward positive outcomes.
Insights from an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Journey
See Melinda Tuan’s post published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy that reflects on Shared Insight’s own EDI journey.
Feedback Reminds Arts Nonprofit to Make Sure Its Studio Doors are Open to All
The Art Effect created MAAP after feedback from Listen4Good surveys made it clear the organization needed to do a better job serving a diverse student population and aligning its offerings across its programs.