Bridging the Gap: A Review of Foundation Listening Practices
We often write about nonprofit practices for listening to clients and communities, but what about foundations? How are they connecting and learning from the perspectives of the communities and people they serve?
Ekouté’s latest research paper provides an in-depth review of foundation listening practices, across some of the largest and systems-level funders. Leveraging insights from more than 36 interviews, the paper looks at how and when foundations are listening, and provides a menu of strategies for how foundations can more effectively include the perspectives of those they seek to help in their work.