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Chronicle of Philanthropy Publishes Op-Ed on White House Workshop on Data-Driven Feedback Loops

In October 2016, Fund for Shared Insight co-sponsored a workshop on data-driven feedback loops with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House Office of Social Innovation. A cross-section of 80 participants from nonprofits, philanthropy, government agencies, and corporations working both domestically and internationally gathered to learn about promising feedback practices and to discuss barriers and opportunities as the feedback movement spreads across sectors.

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Good Things Come in Threes

Second Cohort of 'Listen for Good', New Request for Proposal, and Additional Funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Announced

Fund for Shared Insight today announced its second cohort of Listen for Good grantees, a new request for proposals to increase foundation openness, and an additional funding partner in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation – bringing the total number of funders involved with Shared Insight to thirty (30).

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Chronicle of Philanthropy Highlights New Transparency Report; Fund for Shared Insight Featured

Grant Makers Applaud Transparency, but Most Don’t Practice It, Study Says

This Chronicle of Philanthropy article covers the recently released Center for Effective Philanthropy report on Foundation Openness.  As the report's funder, the Fund for Shared Insight was featured as a key effort encouraging greater openness in philanthropy. Fay Twersky, co-chair of the Fund for Shared Insight, makes the case that foundations have a "moral imperative" to be more open.

Read the Full Article on The Chronicle of Philanthropy (available only to subscribers)

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Center for Effective Philanthropy Releases New Findings on Foundation Transparency

What do Foundations think of transparency and to what extent are they being transparent? The Center for Effective Philanthropy's recent report "Sharing What Matters, Foundation Transparency" delves into these issues and offers the most complete assessment to date of how foundations view and practice transparency. The report, funded by the Fund for Shared Insight, draws from 145 surveys of independent and community foundation CEOs, 70 foundation website reviews and more than 15,000 grantee surveys.

Download the report (pdf)

Original article on Center for Effective Philanthropy

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Fund for Shared Insight Awards Over $2.6M in Additional Support to Improve Philanthropy

Five projects selected to receive supplementary grants, one new project awarded research grant in 2016

NEW YORK— Fund for Shared Insight today announced it will award over $2.6M in 2016 to five existing grantees to continue their work improving philanthropy and to one new grantee for feedback research. The original round of grants was awarded to a group of 14 nonprofits in 2015 to strengthen feedback systems and increase foundation openness.

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Fund for Shared Insight Recognized as a Top 10 Thought Leader

Through a Glass a Little Less Darkly: 2015 Philanthropic Transparency Highlights

The Transparency Talk blog post "Through a Glass a Little Less Darkly: 2015 Philanthropic Transparency Highlights", shines light on the top ten transparency moments, efforts, and exemplars from 2015. Fund for Shared Insight was singled out for its commissioned report on Foundation Openness, which highlighted the critical importance of organizational culture. "FSI is not just another industry group out to improve philanthropy; it is actually made up of philanthropy professionals now representing more than a dozen leading foundations, so the opportunity for peer learning, influence, and momentum building is high."

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation Join Fund for Shared Insight

Moore Foundation Signs on to Collaborative Effort as Eighth Core Funder

NEW YORK— Fund for Shared Insight announced today that the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation have both signed on to support its efforts to improve philanthropy.

Launched just over a year ago, Fund for Shared Insight is a collaborative effort among funders that pools financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy. Shared Insight emerged from a belief that foundations will be more effective and make an even bigger difference in the world if they are open to listening to others, and sharing lessons learned.

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Featured in Chronicle of Philanthropy, Feedback Summit Tackles the Tough Issues

Featured in Chronicle of Philanthropy, Feedback Summit Tackles the Tough Issues

Hosted by Fund for Shared Insight Grantee Feedback Labs, the recently held Feedback Summit brought together select nonprofits, funders, and researchers to think through the promises, challenges, and opportunities in feedback. With the tagline “the right, smart, feasible thing to do”, the Summit sought to build upon the growing momentum and consensus around feedback.

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Blogpost Considers the Disruptive Potential of Feedback

Feedback can generate difficult truths and challenges the traditional power dynamic of philanthropy. Balancing that tension with the conviction that feedback is the right and smart thing to do, the feedback movement continues to forge ahead and gain ground. At the recent Feedback Summit, convened by Fund for Shared Insight grantee Feedback Labs, those at the forefront of Feedback practice came together to work through issues and opportunities around feedback. The Fund for Shared Insight was mentioned as one of the key signs that momentum is building in the field.

Read the full article published by Nonprofit Chronicles.

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Open Philanthropy Project Featured in Transparency Talk

Glasspockets Find: Open Philanthropy Project Forms New Partnership With Instagram Co-Founder

On a quest to "do as much good as possible with giving," innovative Open Philanthropy Project has attracted a new co-funding partnership with Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger and Lovestagram founder Kaitlyn Trigger. The collaborators’ commitment to knowledge sharing, rigorous analytical thinking and transparency have spurred the exploration of thoughtful questions and issues for philanthropists.

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Fund for Shared Insight Announces New Listen for Good Initiative

Why We All Need to Listen for Good

On Wednesday, May 20th, at the Center for Effective Philanthropy conference in San Francisco, Fay Twersky, co-chair of the Fund for Shared Insight, announced its partnership with SurveyMonkey on a new experimental initiative: Listen for Good. Inspired by the spirit of the Net Promoter System (NPS) – a tool that has caught fire in the business world to predict customer loyalty and future company growth - Listen for Good will help expand the practice of high quality feedback loops.

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