Skill Building

How Family Foundations Can Listen4Good

How Family Foundations Can Listen4Good

Partner Event

Event details

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm PDT

About this event

Philanthropy Northwest members get access to all National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) programs through our reciprocal membership. If you aren't sure whether you have an active membership to NCFP, contact Elyse Gordon to confirm.

Philanthropy is an ever-evolving practice. It’s clear that partnering with and listening to the people and communities family foundations seek to serve are instrumental to realizing positive and enduring impact over time.

Join us for an informational webinar on how Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen4Good feedback initiative can help you and your grantees collect feedback to make agile and informed decisions during this particularly difficult time and into the future.

During this hour-long session, you’ll learn:

  • How the Hewlett Foundation and Sobrato Family Foundation — along with the grantee partners they nominated for Listen4Good — use feedback to find out what the people and communities they seek to help need most;
  • About Listen4Good Online+, and how you can support your grantees as they implement high-quality, client-focused feedback loops;
  • How participating in Listen4Good will help you fulfill the listening commitment that’s part of the Council on Foundations’ COVID-19 pledge; and
  • How listening, feedback and being open to change can advance equity and improve outcomes.

Nick Tedesco, president & CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, will provide opening remarks. Melinda Tuan, Fund for Shared Insight’s managing director, will moderate a discussion featuring Shared Insight’s founding co-chair, Fay Twersky, vice president, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation; Lisa Sobrato Sonsini, board president and interim CEO of the Sobrato Family Foundation; and Valerie Threlfall, managing director, Listen4Good. The panelists will share details about the feedback initiative, including why and how to get involved, and answer all of your listening and feedback questions.