On October 18, Fund for Shared Insight joined with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to host a workshop to advance best practices for data-driven feedback loops.

The workshop was a continuation of a meeting held in December 2013 when foundation and nonprofit leaders came to the White House to discuss feedback across service-providing organizations. At the end of that meeting, participants made commitments to improve the usability and usefulness of feedback loops across sectors. The 2013 meeting was one of the key events leading to the creation of the Fund for Shared Insight. Since then, Shared Insight has grown into a robust collaborative supporting 70 nonprofits committed to improving philanthropy through the power of feedback loops.

At the workshop, a number of Shared Insight grantees, including the Center for Employment Opportunities and Good World Solutions, shared how they are hearing from their constituents and improving their programs as a result.

The stories we heard throughout the day of philanthropy, government agencies and nonprofit organizations implementing feedback loops were evidence that feedback loops are increasingly viewed as the right, smart AND feasible thing to do.

Shared Insight was honored to co-host this workshop and we look forward to working with our funding partners, grantees, and other inspiring organizations to continue to ensure that we listen to and amplify the voices of the people we seek to help.