Feedback Champions

Supporting Feedback Champions in the United States

What is a Feedback Champion?

The goal is to identify a diverse set of emerging leaders in the feedback field in the U.S. and provide support as they become feedback champions in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

The Feedback Champions Fellowship supports US-based professionals who have experience in the nonprofit or philanthropic sector and have demonstrated commitment to listening and acting on feedback but are not yet established as known leaders in their field. The 2022 cohort of Feedback Champions is a stellar group of emerging leaders and, through the fellowship, Feedback Labs was able to help amplify their voices, help guide their future and learn from ourselves. Read the blog post here.

Apply to be a 2023 Feedback Champion by November 22, 2022

What does the Fellowship look like?

The Feedback Champions fellowship is a one-year fellowship to support individuals to:

  • Gain confidence and support in talking about feedback, its benefits to the sector, and how it supports their work
  • Receive training and mentorship in writing and public speaking
  • Become a part of a broader feedback community
  • Directly connect with speaking and writing opportunities.

 

Through a cohort model over the course of a year, Fellows will have access to the following benefits:

  • In-depth feedback training through Feedback Crash Course;
  • Six virtual cohort learning talks to dive into topics ranging from good feedback practice to public speaking;
  • Training intensives on professional skills, such as writing and public speaking;
  • Writing support, publication, and promotion of at least one blog piece focusing on the benefits of listening and feedback to their work;
  • Conference ticket and travel support to attend Feedback+Atlanta and the 2024 annual Feedback+ Summit;
  • Professional one-on-one coaching from an experienced professional; 
  • Connections to the broader feedback community through a personal mentor and other Feedback Champions;
  • Guaranteed speaking opportunities at Feedback+Atlanta;
  • Guaranteed feature slot at a 2023 Feedback Labs LabStorm 
  • Access to Feedback Labs and its membership, including feedback tools, trainings/presentations/webinars, and writing opportunities

*Champions in the nonprofit sector will also receive a grant of $10,000 to their organization to cover their time to participate in Fellowship and to attend and speak about feedback at related sector events.

What are the expectations during the Fellowship?

The Feedback Champions Fellowship is a one-year partnership among the Feedback Champion, their organization, and Feedback Labs. The graphic below is intended to communicate the expectations to which each partner will commit during the Fellowship.

Feedback Champion Host Organization Feedback Labs
Attend and speak at the Feedback Summit in Atlanta, Georgia from February 8 – 10, 2023 Provide institutional support for participating Feedback Champion, including time to engage in all expected Feedback Champion activities Provide financial support for ticket and travel to Feedback Summit
Attend the in-person Feedback Crash Course during the Feedback Summit Time off “regular” work to participate in Fellowship activities (Feedback Summit, Crash Course, cohort meetings, etc) Provide training and coaching in writing and public speaking
Attend six virtual meetings with your cohort group and actively participate Permission to discuss the organization’s work, successes, and challenges in the Feedback Summit sessions, blog, and LabStorm Match Feedback Champions with a professional coach and provide support to the coaching relationship
Serve as a featured presenter in a 2023 Feedback Labs LabStorm *For nonprofits: complete MOU to receive a grant of $10,000 to cover Feedback Champion’s time to participate in Fellowship and to attend and speak about feedback at related sector events Provide an in-person Feedback Crash Course at the Feedback Summit in Atlanta, Georgia from February 8 – 10, 2023
Create a blog post about the work you’re doing to share with the feedback community Lead six virtual meetings to dive into topics on good feedback practices (i.e. cohort meetings)
Actively participate in one-on-one coaching from an experienced professional Promote the work of the Feedback Champion and their Host Organization in our external communications, including our website, blog, and social media
Facilitate community and shared learning experiences among the cohort Fellows
With partners, provide writing support for the completion of the Feedback Champion blog
Host the LabStorms in which Feedback Champions and their Host Organization receive real-time support and solutions for solving a feedback challenge
Identify additional opportunities for Feedback Champions to publish their writings, conduct public speaking engagements, or otherwise promote their work and the work of the Host Organization

Meet our 2022 Feedback Champions

Ariadna Godreau Aubert

Ariadna Godreau Aubert, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Chioke Mose-Telesford

Chioke Mose-Telesford, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Elaina Mulé

Elaina Mulé, Charles Schwab Bank

Erin Goodman

Erin Goodman, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Janet Allen

Janet Allen, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Jesse Kerstetter

Jesse Kerstetter, Silver Lining Mentoring

Kelli Rojas

Kelli Rojas, Rose Community Foundation

Lindsay Church

Lindsay Church, Minority Veterans of America

Martine Hippolyte

Martine Hippolyte, FRESHFARM
Ariadna Godreau Aubert

Ariadna Godreau Aubert (she/her)
Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Ariadna Michelle Godreau Aubert is a human rights lawyer. She obtained a JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Ariadna has worked on many justice initiatives on gender, housing, public debt, and disaster recovery. Ariadna has promoted strategic litigation at local and international levels, technology to increase legal literacy, policy and advocacy strategist, and movement lawyers’ organizing.

She is the founder and director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, a non-profit that promotes legal empowerment strategies regarding housing, land, and climate justice. She is a strategic planner and fundraiser for legal empowerment and social justice work. Ariadna has also taught human rights, political theory, and international relations courses at the Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Her first book, which offers a feminist approach to the Island’s debt crisis, “Las propias: Apuntes para una pedagogía de las endeudadas”; was published in March 2018 and is currently being translated into English. Her upcoming book, which is due in fall 2022, is titled Indebted, Unresolved, and Dispossessed: The Impact of Austerity on the Right to Housing.

Chioke Mose-Telesford

Chioke Mose-Telesford (she/her)
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Chioke Mose-Telesford is the Director of Improving Practices & Outcomes. She brings her skills in innovative problem solving, a knack for strategic thinking and coalition building, and a deep commitment to supporting and putting the needs of low-wage workers first. Chioke manages CSW’s portfolio of work centered on strengthening the capacity of workforce professionals to develop more effective services and policies to increase economic mobility for workers, particularly for workers of color.

Prior to joining CSW, Chioke was the Director of Systems Alignment and Policy at the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development in Detroit. Her work focused on reducing systemic barriers to employment by collaborating with various agencies and organizations to align efforts, developing pilot interventions prior to scaling, and evaluating policy to better support jobseekers. Chioke also has experience in the education sector in New York City, Detroit, and Vietnam, where she focused on college access and completion for first-generation students and youth of color. Chioke holds a Bachelor’s degree in African and African American Studies from Stanford University.

Elaina Mulé

Elaina Mulé (she/her)
Charles Schwab Bank

Elaina Mulé is the Director of Community Development at Charles Schwab Bank. In her role she helps plan the Bank’s community priority areas, develops strategies to maximize impact in each area, helps measure the Bank’s community impact, and collaborates with multi-sector partners to meet community goals. She enjoys focusing on the integration of human-centered program design, client feedback, data/research, and innovative technology to improve decision-making about community services and funding.

Elaina has an M.S. in International & Comparative Labor and Labor Economics and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, both from Cornell University and was a visiting student in an M.A. program in International Public Policy at Central European University.

Erin Goodman

Erin Goodman (she/her)
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Erin Goodman co-manages Piper Trust‘s responsive education, health, and human services grantmaking portfolios. Erin also oversees a number of collaborative efforts and special programs and projects of the Trust. Erin recently served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum.

She has worked in fund development and nonprofit administration for nearly 20 years, serving organizations with missions that span the sector. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Arizona State University.

Janet Allen

Janet Allen (she/her)
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Janet Allen joined The Community Foundation For Northeast Florida in 2016 as part of the Finance Team and recently transitioned to the Programs Team in 2020. In her current role as a Program Officer, Janet leverages her background in data analytics to manage a diverse portfolio of grants with a special focus on early childhood education and aging adults.

Janet came to the Foundation with six years of educational non-profit management experience and eleven years of public healthcare finance experience with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Janet holds a BSBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business, a Management Development Program Certificate from Brandeis University, and is currently enrolled in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program at the University of South Florida.

Jesse Kerstetter

Jesse Kerstetter (they/them)
Silver Lining Mentoring

Jesse Kerstetter is the Assistant Director of Evaluation at Silver Lining Mentoring in Boston, Ma. Jesse has a career of working with young people domestically and abroad, in formal school settings and various youth programs.

Jesse’s current work at Silver Lining Mentoring gives them the opportunity to support youth affected by foster care, the opportunity to build community and nurture leadership opportunities in SLM’s Participant Advisory Board, and create feedback loops to develop and support programs for transition-age youth.

Kelli Rojas

Kelli Rojas (she/ella)
Rose Community Foundation

Kelli Rojas is the director of data and operations at Rose Community Foundation. In her role, she leads cross-functional operations enabling and enhancing the organization’s community impact, policy and advocacy, and philanthropic services work, including learning and evaluation, data- and feedback-informed approaches, grantmaking operations, technology, and fiscal sponsorship. Rojas came to the Foundation in February 2017 from CSR and corporate philanthropy. Through her decade-long career in the social sector and as a former trainer and consultant, she has worked with thousands of nonprofit organizations, professionals, and consultants to build the capacity and resources of the sector.

She has also volunteered as a Boettcher Foundation alumni ambassador and with several organizations focused on welcoming immigrants and refugees. Rojas holds a master’s degree in international development, with a focus on nonprofit management, and Bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Spanish from DU. She is an alum of the Denver Metro Chamber’s Impact Denver program and the CO Nonprofit Social Enterprise Exchange.

Lindsay Church

Lindsay Church (they/them)
Minority Veterans of America

Lindsay Church is a queer, nonbinary veteran of the US Navy and the Executive Director and co-founder of Minority Veterans of America. Lindsay has nearly a decade of experience rooted in veteran advocacy and grassroots organizing fighting for a more equitable and just world for minority, underrepresented, and underserved communities.

Martine Hippolyte

Martine Hippolyte (she/her)
FRESHFARM

As a Community Engagement & Education Manager for FRESHFARM, a local food systems non-profit based in Washington, DC, Martine Hippolyte remains energized to be leading community engagement efforts that help create a more just and equitable food system.

Martine is primarily responsible for providing leadership and management in the development, planning, and coordination of community councils, outreach, technical assistance, and education programming.

Martine remains most proud of the meaningful and trusting relationships she has built with various stakeholders and think-partners on behalf of her organization and her team.