THREE THINGS THURSDAY

Three Things Thursday is a weekly blog series where feedback innovators describe three specific components of their feedback practice that they think makes them successful. These straightforward but profound practices help the Feedback Labs community understand how they can integrate closing feedback loops in their own work. If you would like to contribute to the blog with your own Three Things, submit your ideas here or drop Meg a note at meg@feedbacklabs.org.

3TT: Community, Cooperation and Convergence

The Sarathi Development Foundation aims to empower children, adolescent girls, women, and communities by placing them in the driver’s seat…

3TT: Open to Gender Transformation?

“OGP countries have produced 2,731 commitments – does it shock you that only 9 related to women or gender?” Sadly,…

3TT: Starting from Scratch: Increasing Civic Engagement in the Policymaking Process

Despite boasting world-class internet speed and an exceptional e-government infrastructure, South Korea is still catching up in regards to citizen…

3TT: The Launch of Daymaker (a feedback story)

As of Tuesday, Daymaker (the artist formally known as CommuniGift) went live! A few years back, we made it our…

3TT: You Too Can Run for Office

Nadeem MazenMarch 23, 2017
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America’s cities juggle duties in all directions, all at once. In Cambridge, our Department of Public…

3TT: X-treme Feedback: How Far Will You Go?

After serving as a Peace Corps teacher in Malawi, I started Village X Org to answer three nagging questions about…

3TT: Getting the best feedback from smart citizens

Mapbox Cities works with communities around the globe to encourage data-driven analysis, improve efficiency, and instill resilience. But smart cities…

3TT: No Voice is Left Unheard

Ground Truth Solutions wants affected people’s voices to measure the success of humanitarian programmes. We systematically collect perceptual data that…

3TT: What Agile Software Development Taught Me About Feedback

Coming from the world of technology to work in international development, I had to discard some habits and practices, but…

3TT: What to Do When You and Your Citizens Have Different Priorities

It cannot be disputed any longer: citizens’ participation in governance is vitally important. Integrating citizen voice into decision-making practices has…

3TT: Choreographing a Blindfolded Reveal

Participants have a pretty good idea of what is working and what isn’t in the projects that affect them. There…

3TT: Resist the Temptation of the Big Reveal

A few years ago we had a novel idea—what if we could reward organizations that were actively focusing on learning…

3TT: You Name, We Fame: Citizen Feedback in Action

We recently completed our global Integrity Idol campaign – an annual TV show and citizen movement to find, film and…

3TT: Listening Better, Taking Action

At LIFT a nonprofit supporting low income families across the US, we recently released a report describing our experience collecting…

3TT: How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us have already given up on our New Year's’ Resolutions and we are only two weeks into 2017.…

3TT: Grown Up Feedback

As the year runs down we’re in a reflective mood at Feedback Labs. It’s been a year of exciting growth…

3TT: Shoulder to Shoulder

I recently published the latest paper in AGI’s Art of Delivery series. That paper, Shoulder to Shoulder, outlines how external…

3TT: Risk-taking in Real-time

Last month, more than 140 feedback enthusiasts gathered in Washington DC at the second annual Feedback Summit - Feedback Summit…

3TT: Your Donor is Not Evil

At the Feedback Summit 2016: From Talk to Action, we convened 80 different organizations that spanned from domestic service-providers and…

3TT: For the community – Not for scrutiny

A lot had changed since my last support visit to _Utarpradesh– the project team had now fully embraced the feedback…
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3TT: Why Feedback is crucial for Inclusive Decision Making

When people ask about the vision of Insights.US – I can hardly describe it in one sentence. I could start…

3TT: Closing the Garbage Can Loop

Lack of civic engagement is a source of fragility and the potential demise of any democracy. Many governments and organizations…

3TT: Underestimating ICT

The potential for new technologies to bolster feedback loops is game-changing. Over the past two decades, a growing body of…
Pace Speak

3TT: From Cynicism to Trust

Public consultation is an essential component of a well-functioning democracy. Governments at all levels (municipal, state, federal, etc.) should consult…

3TT: From Perfection to Prototype

As Vice President of Development and Impact at vizzuality, I help connect-the-dots between our environmental and social impact clients and…

3TT: The Fear of Feedback

"Feedback is great but if you just lived and breathed it - it's hard to hear.”This insight from one of…

3TT: Questions, Not Plans

In today’s complex world strategy needs to be built around questions, not plans. Plans are fine when you already have…
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3TT: Tension in the Field

Market development programmes operate in highly complex environments. This isn’t new insight. We spend countless hours and resources analyzing markets.…
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3TT: Feasible Feedback

Like spaceflight, truly putting citizens at the heart of development – whether in the US or internationally – can seem…