Minneapolis resident, Reading & Math, Inc./Serve to Grow
Amelia Shindelar is coordinator for the Master of Human Rights degree program and the Human Rights Initiative at the University of Minnesota. Shindelar has over 10 years of experience working in community organizing, public health, and human rights. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, having served in rural Madagascar from 2007 to 2009, where she worked with villagers on a variety of projects including sustainable farming techniques, nutrition education, and HIV/AIDS prevention education. She has a master of public policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Many nonprofits and foundations are overlooking a critical source of insight into the relevance and impact of their work — the people they are ultimately seeking to help. How are those people experiencing programs and services? Are they being treated with respect? Is the work philanthropy is supporting meeting their needs and making a positive difference in their lives? This session will offer an inside look at Listen for Good (L4G), a national partnership of 94 funders and more than 200 nonprofits that is pioneering a new approach to creating simple, systematic, and rigorous feedback loops in the social sector. […]