Announcements & Events

This section of the blog is dedicated to announcements for exciting upcoming events and opportunities, as well as participants’ reflections on past Feedback Labs events. 

A round of applause for the 2019-2020 Feedback Fellows!

Meg VanDeusen | October 21, 2020 This month, the 2019-20 cohort of Feedback Fellows – a group of ten frontline practitioners from Colombia, Indonesia, Uganda, South Africa, Afghanistan, Mexico, Yemen, Mali and the USA – completed their fellowship. They are superstars who have and will continue to push feedback to the next level at their…

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Announcing: Feedback Tools at Your Fingertips

Meg VanDeusen | September 9, 2020 Share this: To build strong feedback loops, we need thoughtful and accessible ways to hear from our constituents and make sense of what we’re learning. Whether it’s an SMS texting app that allows us to reach constituents directly or an advanced dashboard that helps us pick out insights from…

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Integrating feedback in a multigenerational community

Manmeet Kaur| May 19, 2020 Vimenti por Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico is a vibrant space of possibilities for families, nested within a small residential locality in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a part of Feedback+San Juan, a group of professionals from across the world visited the club to sit down with staff…

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Closing the feedback loop with ease

Nuestra Escuela | May 11, 2020 Nuestra Escuela is a non-profit school in Caguas, Puerto Rico, that has touched the lives of 1,745 youth and their families and grown into a bustling center for alternative education. Nuestra Escuela’s academic model is based on responding to the biological, psychological, and social needs of children and adults.…

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When we don’t know what to do, we ask ourselves “what would love do?”

Kyende Kinoti | May 5, 2020 Effective communication is the single most important factor when it comes to collecting feedback. LabStorms are usually between an organization seeking advice on how to improve their feedback practices and a group of feedback practitioners. But what happens when constituents participate in LabStorms? This was the highlight of the…

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Let’s Dance: A New Way to Collaborate

Pavani Peri | March 19, 2020 Most conferences have a long ramp-up period before attendees fully start to engage with each other. This was not the case at Feedback+San Juan. By the time I had taken in the beautiful view of the ocean from Indigo Room A (where our plenaries took place), I was pulled…

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Feedback+San Juan Day 3 Recap

Feedback LabsFebruary 28, 2020 Over the past three days, attendees have connected, collaborated, laughed, and danced, on their journey to reimagine listening. Today, although Feedback+San Juan has to come to an end, our community committed to continued action as each individual made connections and shared their energy to bring these lessons back and enact action…

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Feedback+San Juan Day 2 Recap

Feedback LabsFebruary 27, 2020 Day 2 of Feedback+San Juan was full of invigorating conversations, difficult questions, and heartwarming moments.    With so many sessions and activities packed into one day, we need a bit of a recap. Ready to rewind on day two of Feedback+San Juan?   Feedback Fellows kicked off the day with breakfast…

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Feedback+San Juan Day 1 Recap

Feedback LabsFebruary 26, 2020 Day one of Feedback+San Juan was filled with compelling conversations, lively activities, meaningful connections, and even dancing! With so many sessions and activities packed into one day, we need a bit of a recap. Ready to rewind on day one of Feedback+San Juan? Feedback Fellows kicked off the day with breakfast…

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Focusing on humility to close the feedback loop

Taylor Ourada  |  December 19, 2019   Bill Easterly kicked off Feedback+New York with a discussion around using consent as a measure for success beyond traditional monitoring. This intuitively makes a lot of sense – a person’s decision to continue attending a program or using a product is the ultimate indicator that it’s working for…

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Meet the 2019-2020 Feedback Fellows

Feedback Labs | December 16, 2019 What does it mean to be a Feedback Fellow? It means putting people at the center of your work and listening to their needs. It means having a thirst to learn and grow, and a desire to bring your feedback practice to the next level. It means being ambitious,…

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Automation: The Case For Not Going All The Way

Andrew MckinnonNovember 14, 2019 Building technical solutions to empower local governments to better engage with and understand the needs of their residents, I know how difficult it is to equitably collect feedback that leads to actionable insights. Feedback collection and analysis is the heart of our work at Acta Solutions. We work with local government…

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Feedback+New York Recap

What a day! Feedback+New York was a huge success – full of interesting speakers, intriguing questions and incredible food. But with so many sessions and announcements packed into one day, we need a bit of a recap. Ready to rewind?

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How Do You Listen?

When members of the feedback community unite, amazing things happen. Over the past 18 months, a small group of feedback champions that call themselves the “Irritants” (as in irritants for change!) have been working together to find ways to encourage nonprofits t

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Calling All Frontline Superstars. Announcing: Feedback Fellows Program

At the 2018 Feedback Summit we heard from a new set of critical voices: the GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows. From sessions on “Community-Visioning Post Disaster” to “Establishing Community Representation from the Ground Up,” these Fellows challenged the Feedback Community to see feedback as the only way to get their work right.

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Announcing Feedback+

I remember the feeling I had after I attended my first Feedback Summit in 2015 – inspired and deeply grateful to be surrounded by people all worki…

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Feedback Summit 2018 – Recap of Day 1

What an incredible first day of the Feedback Summit! Thanks to our outstanding speakers and attendees for diving in to a day full of action-oriented sessions focused on making feedback the expected thing to do.

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Brad Dudding, Senior Fellow

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Dudding as Senior Fellow at Feedback Labs. He will join us one day per week for a period of six months, while maintaining his “day job” as Chief Impact Officer of Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in New York City.

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Do You Know the Next GlobalGiving CEO?

Mari Kuraishi announced recently that she will be stepping down as chief executive of GlobalGiving, where she has spent the last 18 years of her career. This is almost as emotional for me as it is for her. Not only was I her co-founder when we launched GlobalGiving in 2002, but we also got married four years later.

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