Administrative Associate, Fund for Shared Insight
Megan is an independent consultant working as Fund for Shared Insight’s administrative associate, providing overall and project-based support services to the management team. She has experience in administrative-assistance, events-coordinating, and operations-management roles in a variety of settings, including the fashion, healthcare, and news-media industries.
Community Manager and Product Analyst, Listen4Good
Reynide is community manager and product analyst for Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good. She is an independent consultant monitoring user engagement and development of online interactive products. Most recently, Reynide served as a research consultant supporting go-to-market strategies, audience research, and creation of marketing and communications content. She has experience working alongside healthcare, philanthropic, and pop-culture organizations.
Data Analyst, Listen4Good
Angela brings experience in analyzing data sets obtained from small- and large-scale surveys. She is enthusiastic about how data can help to discover insights and establish indicators that can be tracked over time. Angela is passionate about education, as well as economic and workforce development. She has worked in these areas within the nonprofit, government, and academic sectors in the United States and abroad.
Feedback Research Portfolio Manager, Fund for Shared Insight
Penelope is the feedback research portfolio manager for Fund for Shared Insight. Consulting in the social sector for nearly 15 years, she amplifies the impact of programs, initiatives, and organizations that are committed to addressing critical issues in our communities around social justice, equity, and the yawning economic divide. Her work also supports elevating the voices and experiences of people who are most under-resourced and under-represented. With her expertise in program evaluation, needs assessment, strategic planning, and nonprofit consulting, coupled with her decade-long experience practicing and teaching research, Penelope brings a measured balance of academic rigor and real-world feasibility to Shared Insight’s applied-research endeavors.
LINDSAY AUSTIN LOUIE
Strategic Adviser, Fund for Shared Insight
Lindsay is the program officer for Philanthropy Grantmaking at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In that capacity, she leads two grantmaking strategies focused on increasing philanthropic effectiveness: (1) Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, and (2) the Hewlett Foundation’s participation in Fund for Shared Insight. Prior to joining Hewlett in 2013, Lindsay served as executive director of the Silicon Valley Venture Fund (SV2), and ran business development for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.
Project Manager, Listen4Good
Alex is a project manager of Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She is an independent consultant focused on community management and nonprofit performance evaluation. Previously, Alex provided strategic analysis and landscape reporting for a nonprofit consulting firm in San Francisco. She also spent two years as a project manager on the mobile product team at Airbnb.
Program Manager, Fund for Shared Insight
Michelle is the program manager for Fund for Shared Insight. In this capacity, she supports a broad range of operational and programmatic activities. Michelle is an independent consultant to nonprofits and foundations specializing in financial analysis, operations, and evaluation. Previously, she worked for 10 years as a community development practitioner for the Washington, DC Local Initiatives Support Corporation (DC LISC). During her 10 years at LISC, she provided strategic grants, loans, and resource brokering to community based organizations in Washington, DC. While at LISC, she also helped publish the book “Becoming What We Can Be, Stories of Community Development in Washington DC”, a 30 year retrospective of community development in the nation’s capital.
Communications Director, Fund for Shared Insight
As communications director, Rick is responsible for developing and executing communications strategies to support Fund for Shared Insight’s goals, which include expanding the number of nonprofits and funders who use beneficiary feedback to inform and improve their work and building a stronger feedback field nationally. After serving as vice president for programs and communications at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation from 2010 to 2017, Rick launched an independent consulting practice focused on philanthropy. Before joining Meyer in 2003, Rick was executive director of the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations and held senior management positions at BoardSource. Rick co-authored the Daring to Lead 2006 and 2011 national studies of nonprofit executive leadership, and is a columnist for The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Managing Director, Listen4Good
Valerie is managing director of Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She is an independent consultant focused on strategy development and performance measurement design for nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Valerie served as founding director of the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) YouthTruth Project, scaling the project from an idea to a nationally recognized survey and data analysis organization capturing youth perspectives. More than 85 percent of participating educators report using the student feedback gathered through YouthTruth to inform their programmatic and policy decisions. Prior to joining CEP, Valerie was part of the core business team that built a successful start-up biotechnology company, Momenta Pharmaceuticals (publicly traded, $750MM at peak).
Engagement Manager, Fund for Shared Insight
As Fund for Shared Insight’s funder engagement manager, Jeff promotes the collaborative’s work, increasing the number of philanthropy partners and deepening their commitment to high-quality feedback practices and listening to the voices of those least heard. An independent consultant, Jeff previously served as a program officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, providing support and guidance to a portfolio of grantees advancing meaning, connection, and purpose within the Jewish education sector. Jeff also has experience in community development, social and systems change, and addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight
Melinda is Fund for Shared Insight’s managing director, guiding and facilitating the collaborative’s operations, communications, grantmaking, evaluation, and more. As an independent consultant to senior leadership at philanthropic organizations around the country, Melinda promotes, crafts, and implements strategies for effective philanthropy. Prior to starting her consulting practice in 2003, Melinda co-founded and ran REDF, a social-venture capital fund; served as a manager at a national healthcare nonprofit; and worked as a management consultant. She enthusiastically brings her unique combination of business, leadership, evaluation, and management skills to helping mission-oriented organizations meet their goals, care for people, and better the world in which we live.
Senior Portfolio Manager and Coach, Listen4Good
June is a senior portfolio manager and coach for Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative. She has worked in the social sector for 15 years, bridging data and analysis with experience and reflection to bring about change. As an independent consultant, she works to improve organizational processes, facilitate learning, and implement measurement systems for nonprofits and foundations. Prior to consulting, she served as the organizational learning officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The James Irvine Foundation
Kelley is a senior program officer at Irvine, splitting her time between leading the Better Careers initiative (focused on moving low-income workers into middle-skill/middle-wage jobs) and serving on the Impact Assessment & Learning team (leading the development of Irvine’s feedback practices). Prior to joining Irvine, Kelley served as interim managing director/director of portfolio management at the Thrive Foundation for Youth, in Menlo Park, Calif.; as president & CEO of the National Community Development Institute in Oakland, Calif.; and as president & CEO of the Indianapolis Private Industry Council. Kelley’s faith-based work has included being the strategic initiatives administrator at Eastern Star Church. A licensed and ordained minister, she currently serves on the teaching and preaching faculty at World Conquerors Church, in Oakland, Calif.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Fay is director of Hewlett’s Effective Philanthropy Group. In that capacity, she oversees five functions, including cross-foundation strategy support; evaluation and organization learning; and grantmaking in support of organizational effectiveness and a strong philanthropic sector. Prior to joining Hewlett in 2011, Fay advised Yad Hanadiv (the Rothschild Family Foundation), served as director and member of the leadership team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation —designing and developing its Impact Planning & Improvement division — and was a founding principal of BTW Informing Change, a strategic consulting firm.