High-quality feedback loops can play an important role in helping nonprofits and philanthropy advance their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). At its best, feedback allows organizations and funders to hear diverse perspectives, practice inclusive engagement, and shift systems, structures, and power in response to inequity. But feedback isn’t always practiced through an EDI lens, and many organizations with a commitment to EDI may not fully understand the power of feedback loops to shift culture and transform relationships in ways that advance equity.
Fund for Shared Insight welcomes you to this new space where we will be exploring the relationship between feedback and EDI. Through a series of stories and blog posts on our own website and in partnership with other organizations and publications, we hope to spark discussions that will challenge preconceptions and raise awareness of feedback loops as a way to value the lived experience of the people at the heart of our work and engage them as partners in making lasting, meaningful change. Our colleagues at Feedback Labs will also be sharing their own content on the topic, and we’ll both be using the hashtag #Feedback4Equity. We hope you’ll be part of the conversations. Please check back as we add content and links and follow us on social media.
Feedback Reminds Arts Nonprofit to Make Sure Its Studio Doors are Open to All
The Art Effect created MAAP after feedback from Listen4Good surveys made it clear the organization needed to do a better job serving a diverse student population and aligning its offerings across its programs.
Feedback Through an Equity Lens Serves Diverse Students on Their Way to Tech Careers
“Draft Day” at Genesys Works shows how the nonprofit puts the spotlight on students, student voice, and moving together toward positive outcomes.
Insights from an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Journey
See Melinda Tuan’s post published by the Center for Effective Philanthropy that reflects on Shared Insight’s own EDI journey.