Feedback Is Having a Moment: Philanthropy Can Make It Permanent

Giving Compass Feedback Is Having a Moment: Philanthropy Can Make It Permanent Mutual Accountability for Social Change is a monthly series exploring feedback in philanthropy with practical steps for donors. It serves as a primer for the 2020 publication of David Bonbright’s (co-founder and chief executive, Keystone Accountability…  Continue reading..

Donors: Ask This, Not That

This is a cross-post from givingcompass.org Mutual Accountability for Social Change is a monthly series exploring feedback in philanthropy with practical steps for donors.  By David Bonbright Have you asked (or considered asking) a nonprofit how your donation is making a difference? It’s a mistake. While it’s an important and natural question, it is not one[…]

An iterative design tour of the feedback commons

It has been four years since since we began developing a website where organizations could manage feedback loops within a clear, guided and get rapid insights. Our current design for the Feedback Commons has changed a lot! This is quite common when developing products. Here are some key lessons and moments of insight along the[…]

Does greater accountability mean greater resilience? Findings from our research so far.

This is a guest post by Kingsley Orievulu and Jack Cornforth of Civicus (our partners in the Resilient Roots initiative) When ActionAid Uganda faced attacks from the government for their work, including freezing the organisation’s bank account, unrelenting support from local partners and credible local leadership ensured massive popular support during the ensuing legal battle (and[…]

The value of stakeholder engagement, and why you should all be doing it

Interested in measuring your impact? Of course you are. We all are! So how do we do it? Well, there are several possible ways, but what is critical is that we make the perspectives of the people who are meant to enjoy the benefits of a service visible to decision makers in the system. This[…]