August 30, 2022
Feedback Labs is pleased to announce the appointment of our two new board members, Alen Amini and Sabrina Hargrave!
Alen and Sabrina came to us through an Open Call process we use to find board members with varied lived experiences, skill sets, perspectives, and voices. We’re excited to see how Alen and Sabrina will help us execute our strategic vision, grow our capacity and impact, and strengthen the field of feedback.
Alen Amini is a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group and the executive director of WiderNet, a nonprofit organization that provides information access to people lacking reliable internet via its eGranary Digital Library. WiderNet’s eGranary is an offline information device that provides access to thirty-five million digital resources for those lacking internet connections and has been adopted by 2,200 institutions serving millions of people worldwide. Born in Ohio, Alen was a math teacher and vice principal in Arkansas and has experience running a rug business and a food truck. Alen has a passion for geopolitics and is a Council on Foreign Relations term member, is a White House alum, and was a Fulbright scholar. Alen is an alumnus of Harvard University (where he was a Center for Public Leadership fellow), earned his MBA at Dartmouth College, and earned a computer science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sabrina Hargrave is the the Director of Programs at the Brooklyn Community Foundation where she oversees grantmaking using a participatory grantmaking model and community-informed strategy setting approach. Her prior experience in performance management and program evaluation in both research and nonprofit settings includes working at institutions such as the International Rescue Committee, Children’s Aid, and the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at New York University. Born in Argentina and raised in New York City, Sabrina received her Master’s in Public Administration in International Development from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Colgate University. She is passionate about understanding and supporting how home country experiences impact navigating host country institutions for migrants around the world.
At Feedback Labs, we believe in the power of listening to create better outcomes, foster equity & justice, and build community power. We envision a world where feedback is the norm in philanthropy, nonprofit and government, and provide practical tools and training for organizations to build strong relationships with the communities they serve. We look forward to working with our board members in this mission as we continue to uplift the voices of communities at the heart of our work.