Who have we partnered with?

 
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Ekouté works with a range of high-profile clients, from philanthropic foundations and policy organizations to nonprofits operating in the feedback, youth development and education spaces.

 

FUND FOR SHARED INSIGHT

Ekouté serves as the project lead for Listen for Good, a multi-year grant initiative that builds nonprofits’ ability to develop effective feedback loops with end beneficiaries of their services. As the original designers of the offering, we provide technical and consulting assistance to the portfolio of 158 grantee organizations and lead the overall technical assistance effort. We are also developing a publicly available app that synthesizes all our learnings and tools over the past 3 years.

 
 

WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION

We conducted a thorough landscape analysis of the beneficiary feedback field, which helped to justify the establishment of the Fund for Shared Insight, a multi-funder collaborative dedicated to making client feedback a common practice among nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

 
 

FEEDBACK LABS

Ekouté was the primary advisor for the development of Feedback Labs’ inaugural Crash Course on Feedback. To cap off the collaboration, we led their first all-day training for a diverse group of interested leaders and practitioners.

 

BLAGRAVE TRUST

Ekouté provided training as a part of the kickoff meeting for Blagrave Trust’s Listening Fund, with more than 20 youth-serving organizations across the United Kingdom. We shared best practices and approaches for systematically listening and responding to feedback from at-risk youth.

 

CRESCENT PORTER HALE FOUNDATION

Ekouté supported Crescent Porter Hale in the development of its new Middle School Youth Success strategy. We conducted a landscape analysis examining the need and opportunities for philanthropic funding focused specifically on middle school youth in the Bay Area. We then designed the foundation’s diligence criteria and assessment framework.

 
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CENTER FOR YOUTH WELLNESS

Ekouté led early strategic planning efforts for the rapidly growing nonprofit, which has since become a recognized national thought leader in the field of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences.

 

POLICY ANALYSIS OF CALIFORNIA EDUCATION

Ekouté led strategic planning efforts to evolve the organization’s approach in light of a changing state policy and funding landscape. Our work included designing and implementing a broad-scale stakeholder survey, leading internal strategic planning workshops and advising PACE on the development of its first-ever Advisory Board.

 

KATHLEEN KELLY JANUS

Ekouté designed a comprehensive survey of social entrepreneurs for Janus’ recently published book, Social Startup Success. Our team also completed all survey data analysis and synthesis of results that informed Janus’ findings.

 
 

EDNA McCONNELL CLARK FOUNDATION

Ekouté provided coaching services focused on performance measurement efforts to select youth development grantees as a part of PropelNext, a three-year capacity building program that helps youth-serving organizations use outcome data for learning,and continuous improvement. Ekoute also provides portfolio-wide guidance for gathering and responding to youth feedback across PropelNext grantees.