The Sarathi Development Foundation aims to empower children, adolescent girls, women, and communities by placing them in the driver’s seat of the development process. Beginning as a technical resource organization, we grew to focus on supporting and facilitating a process for our constituents to command the development process on their own by integrating the wisdom and resources of the children, adolescent girls, and women that we serve.
The nonprofit field has the potential to become an antiquated relic — kind of like a rotary phone — while the rest of the world goes digital.
“OGP countries have produced 2,731 commitments – does it shock you that only 9 related to women or gender?” Sadly, it didn’t. But kudos to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for being up front about it in their March newsletter.
Despite boasting world-class internet speed and an exceptional e-government infrastructure, South Korea is still catching up in regards to citizen participation. South Korean government officials, well known for an authoritarian culture,
As of Tuesday, Daymaker (the artist formally known as CommuniGift) went live! A few years back, we made it our mission to create a meaningful, relatable giving experience for kids across the country on their birthday.
Here at Feedback Labs, we know that feedback is infectious. Over the past year, from blog posts to the annual Feedback Summit, we’ve seen our peer organizations actively engaging in innovative ways to close the loop in their own work. This kind of collective action is vital to the health and prosperity of our sector. Because it is so important, we must continue to press further: How will the ethos of feedback become a sector-wide norm? How do we ensure that people feel capable of implementing the ideas that we believe in so fiercely?
Nadeem MazenMarch 23, 2017 America’s cities juggle duties in all directions, all at once. In Cambridge, our Department of Public Works…
After serving as a Peace Corps teacher in Malawi, I started Village X Org to answer three nagging questions about people living in poverty: What do they want? Why do they want it? What impacts flow from empowering them directly? It seemed counterintuitive that the poorest people on the planet lacked ownership over their development aspirations. It still does.
Analysis, the third step of the feedback loop, is typically seen as a rather tech-heavy endeavor, especially if you have collected a lot of feedback data.
Mapbox Cities works with communities around the globe to encourage data-driven analysis, improve efficiency, and instill resilience. But smart cities don’t exist without engaged citizens. Establishing a constant stream of feedback from citizens, often with the help of digital tools, is key to making cities more efficient and resilient. Even in a technology driven project, feedback loops bring the human factor into the equation.