With support from Irvine, Engage R+D hosted a series of listening sessions with California-based evaluators of color who work with philanthropic clients. The brief lifts up the voices and experiences of evaluators of color, lays out the challenges they face in their careers, and offers suggestions for how to address these barriers.
As Black History month ends, we are reflecting on a profound experience we shared while in Montgomery, Alabama for a Fund for Shared Insight core funder meeting, and what it means for our work at Irvine.
A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) provide us a unique snapshot of California’s workforce and how the views of those working but struggling with poverty compares to workers who are economically secure.
Last month, Kelley D. Gulley attended the Fund for Shared Insight Listen for Good Gathering in Houston, Texas. There were more than 400 attendees, including 160 nonprofit partners and 30 funding organizations from across the country — all committed to using feedback loops to better serve those we seek to help.
To really influence the field, we need to build our knowledge sharing muscle beyond our four walls and usual circles. A new report from the Foundation Center, Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking, aims to help funders do just that.
Last fall, The James Irvine Foundation partnered with community organizations to hold 14 Community Listening Sessions in six regions across California. We spoke to more than 400 Californians (in 10 languages) to better understand their hopes, fears, challenges, and dreams.