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Fund for Shared Insight: Listen for Good

Deadline: September 20, 2019

Listen4Good (L4G) is a Fund for Shared Insight (Shared Insight) initiative designed to help nonprofits build sustainable, high-quality, client-focused feedback loops that lead to meaningful change. The goal is to provide widespread access to tools and resources that increase the capacity among organizations to systematically listen to and respond to the people they seek to help. Working with funders and nonprofits, L4G is building key infrastructure for feedback in the social sector, and creating a community of organizations using client feedback to inform positive changes in the way they work, make decisions, deliver services, and relate to clients.

Amount: Selected nonprofits will receive:

  • $30,000 during an 18-month grant period, $20,000 in the first year and $10,000 in the final six months
  • Paid access to a premium SurveyMonkey account
  • Unlimited access to the Fund for Shared Insight’s interactive, resource-filled website, which includes step-by-step guides to implementing feedback loops
  • One-one-one support from an L4G coach

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) public charity whose work is focused domestically. Their clients for this initiative must reside in the 50 United States.
  • Be new to Listen4Good.
  • Be nominated by one of their current or new funders who supports their participation, and who agrees to contribute $15,000 to Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good initiative in support of the grant.
  • Have a minimum annual budget of $500,000 in the current and previous fiscal years.
  • Serve at least 100 clients annually and have intentions to survey a minimum of 50 respondents for each feedback-loop of Listen4Good.
  • Serve, and plan to implement feedback loops with, clients whose voices are least heard. For example, these might be families visiting food pantries, youth attending afterschool academic and enrichment programs, residents living in public housing, recent immigrants using legal-aid services, or individuals participating in job-training programs.

Link: https://www.fundforsharedinsight.org/listen4good/nonprofit-application/

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