Listen4Good for Funders

Strengthen Nonprofit Effectiveness

Support grantees to center and learn from lived experience. Our capacity building program builds skills in gathering actionable data on client experience and responding to community needs.

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The Challenge: Nonprofits struggle to be truly responsive to community voice

The Solution: Listen4Good’s evidence-based capacity building programs

Funders who partner with Listen4Good:

  • Improve nonprofit effectiveness and impact
  • Tap into community voice to inform grantmaking
  • Strengthen partnerships with grantees by going beyond the dollar

Join over 130 funders who have partnered with Listen4Good (L4G)

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Our 18-month capacity building program supports organizations to build sustainable, equity-based feedback systems.

Participating grantee partners learn to use community data to:

  • Create client-centered solutions
  • Measure their performance
  • Advance equity

Each grantee receives:

  • 1:1 custom coaching
  • Access to a content-rich web app with tutorials
  • On-demand resource library
  • SurveyMonkey Premier subscription
  • Participation in group learning webinars

COST: $7,500 per organization

Learning Communities

Listen4Good manages the coordination and professional facilitation of 4-5 convenings for nonprofit leaders participating in Listen4Good.

  • Funders and nonprofits learn together as they review client feedback data
  • In-person or virtual
  • Available to funders who sponsor more than 5 nonprofits in Listen4Good Premium
  • See a sample scope of work

COST: $20,000 – $30,000

Frequently Asked Questions

See this downloadable informational sheet about which organizations are most successful in Listen4Good.

Listen4Good recommends sharing the opportunity broadly with a portfolio or group of nonprofit partners. Nonprofit leaders join Listen4Good informational sessions to learn more about the program and decide whether it will be a good fit for them. 

Listen4Good takes the heavy lifting of sharing the opportunity with nonprofit leaders, to spare your time and also to decrease the power imbalance in the interaction. See our Listen4Good Sponsor Checklist for more information.

Read about how the Michigan Health Endowment Fund invites their grantees to participate with Listen4Good.

Listen4Good partnered with ORS Impact to conduct third party evaluations of our program for 4+ years. Scroll down on this page to read the full reports. Here’s our top line impact metrics:

  • 81% of Listen4Good organizations make programmatic or operational changes in response to feedback after one year.
  • More than 70% of organizations continue to collect feedback one year after graduating from Listen4Good
  • After one year, L4G nonprofits increase their capacity around collecting, analyzing, and responding to data on average by 1.3 points (on a 5-point scale)

Funders can learn alongside their grantee partners in Listen4Good Learning Communities as well as through commissioning Community Trends Reports. Here’s just a couple of examples of funders learning with Listen4Good:

You can provide a grant to Listen4Good or we can invoice you for the cost. Some funders also choose to provide a grant to organizations that then pay Listen4Good.

Watch examples of our work with funders:

Why Funders Bring Listen4Good to Grantees

How Listen4Good Benefits Funders and Nonprofits

How Listen4Good Shifts Funder Perspectives

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