Here at the Open Gov Hub (home of Feedback Labs!), we constantly think about creating a culture that sparks collaboration
Habitat for Humanity partners with individuals and families to build or improve an affordable, decent place to call home. A family’s transformation may start with their home, but we believe it advances when they remain engaged in their community. We tested this theory using a grant from the Fund for Shared Insight to pilot a feedback loop project. During the course of the project, we tracked and encouraged community engagement in 12 neighborhoods across the country.
It’s hard to find a person who hasn’t been touched — directly or through someone they love — by a serious illness, aging, or the loss of a loved one. We all know these experiences but when you are in the middle of it, it’s easy to feel alone. You’re faced with big, emotional challenges you must figure out how to navigate for yourself.
At USAID LEARN we’re always looking for ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of development outcomes. Our work with Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) has led to a new organizational tool: the “learning agenda.” They can be a powerful way for teams and organizations to respond to evidence gaps, generate new knowledge and apply that information to improve their work. Learning agendas create feedback loops.
Civic engagement is not simply voting on election day as many citizens and politicians believe, especially in newly democratic countries.
As a global community, we have invested enormous amounts of time, effort, and funds in collecting and publishing development data. To achieve the 2030 Agenda, we are poised to invest billions more in a data revolution for development.
Feedback will change your life. I’m not talking about your life as a member of civil society. I’m not talking about your life as an employee of a non profit organization. I’m talking about your life as a human being.
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.