International

We are listening and learning with partners around the world

While Fund for Shared Insight’s primary focus has been on improving philanthropy and building high-quality feedback loops and listening practices in the United States, interest in adapting and innovating our feedback work in the international context has been keen since the start. Feedback Labs, a key infrastructure partner and grantee, has a significant international footprint, as do some other past grantees, including GlobalGiving and Innovations for Poverty Action.

Over the years, we have received regular inquiries from foundations around the world, particularly about our signature feedback initiative, Listen4Good. And as Listen4Good flourishes domestically, we are exploring ways to integrate our feedback approach beyond the U.S., working with on-the-ground partners around shared goals of better listening, equitable outcomes, and meaningful connections with the people and communities at the heart of our work.

Among our efforts

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. 

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 the Global South. 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.

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Fund for Shared Insight Collaboratives Outside the United States

We are working with the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), based in Singapore, around the possibility of creating Fund for Shared Insight affiliates in Australia and the Philippines. We are drafting operating principles to guide the possible creation of such entities and provide a blueprint for potential future expansion.

Listen4Good Partnerships

In 2019, we introduced Listen4Good to an international setting through partnerships with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in Melbourne, Australia, and Expedia Group in Singapore, building the capacity of some of their grantees to implement feedback loops. Now, Yad Hanadiv, a Rothschild family philanthropy based in Jerusalem, has partnered with Listen4Good to implement Listen4Good’s survey methodology at a network of parent-child health clinics and a group of Arab workforce-development centers. The emerging plan is for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good team to train local coaches who will support the on-the-ground service providers in implementing high-quality feedback loops with their clients. . 

Fund for Shared Insight International Committee

FUNDERS

Rachel Huguet

Rachel Huguet

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Shaheen Kassim-Lakha

Shaheen Kassim-Lakha

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Lindsay Louie

Lindsay Louie

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Meredith Blair Pearlman

Meredith Blair Pearlman

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Lee Risby

Lee Risby

Laudes Foundation

Jennifer Chavez Rubio

Jennifer Chavez Rubio

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jehan Velji

Jehan Velji

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

STAFF & CONSULTANTS

Rebecca Koladycz

Rebecca Koladycz

Listen4Good

Britt Lake

Britt Lake

Feedback Labs

Melinda Tuan

Melinda Tuan

Fund for Shared Insight

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