Thursday, September 4, 2014
Foundations Join Together to Create New Philanthropy Feedback Opportunities
The Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the JPB Foundation, Liquidnet, the Rita Allen Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have joined together to create the Fund for Shared Insight, which will award $5-million to $6-million a year over the next three years. Shared Insight will award one-to three-year grants to nonprofit organizations that seek new ways to get feedback and use the findings to improve their programs and services, and conduct research on whether those improvements—and the willingness to listen to clients—make a difference.
Those insights and experiments will help, more donors and nonprofits to join this crusade to make asking for feedback part of the everyday routine....