Listen for Good

Feb - Fri - 2018
February 16, 2018
Five local nonprofits have put Northeast Pennsylvania on the map! Through the national Listen for Good Initiative, EOTC, The Wright Center for Primary Care, United Neighborhood Centers, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and Women’s Resource Center will each receive technical assistance and a $45,000 grant over two years to improve methods for collecting and incorporating feedback from their clients to enhance service delivery.
As the local sponsor, Moses Taylor Foundation will award each grantee $15,000 with the remaining $30,000 funded by Listen for Good. In its 3rd year of operation, Listen for Good has awarded over $4.7 million to 159 partners. These five NEPA grantees are the first in Pennsylvania!
Listen for Good is the signature feedback initiative of The Fund for Shared Insight. Administered by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Fund is a collaborative of 12 core funders including Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
In partnership with local foundations across the country, the Fund works to improve foundation practice and nonprofit results. 

159 organizations nationwide have received Listen for Good grants.

The Scranton area now has the only 5 recipients in Pennsylvania.

Listen for Good was designed to build the practice of feedback loops in the social sector and philanthropy, especially aiming to amplify the voices of those least heard. Closing feedback loops is a wide-spread practice in business. It drives product development and adjustment in services offered in almost every industry, including healthcare. With finite resources and escalating need, mission-driven nonprofits can incorporate these vital practices to determine how to best serve their communities.

Feedback loop:
provides information about your work in real time; identifies opportunities to change, improve, and enhance; pushes toward improved outcomes

"We are excited to leverage our resources to bring this national funding in support of nonprofits to our region. We look forward to sharing what our partners learn over the next two years."
--LaTida Smith, President and CEO of Moses Taylor Foundation

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