Dawn Burns

Dawn Burns

Minneapolis resident, Reading & Math, Inc./Serve to Grow

Dawn Burns resides in Minneapolis with her husband, Sean, and their daughter, Lailah. Faith, family, and fulfillment are her life’s foundational pillars. Dawn’s faith is incorporated into every aspect of her life. She is a parent volunteer for her daughter’s praise dance ministry and church youth choir, and chairman of her husband’s youth step ministry “Step with Soul.”

Dawn enjoys spending quality time with her family exploring the arts, cooking, and traveling.

When not spending time with family, Dawn is following her own life’s passions: teaching yoga and meditation, and pursuing a master’s degree in nutrition.

Unleashing the Power of Beneficiary Feedback Loops

Marquette Ballroom I

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. […]

Breakout session