The Disaster Feedback Fellows Program is back!

The Disaster Feedback Fellows Program is back!

The 2018 inaugural GlobalGiving Disaster Feedback Fellows program was a huge success and we’re bringing it back again this year! 

We’re inviting GlobalGiving partners working on disaster relief and recovery across the world to apply to be part of the 2019-2020 Disaster Feedback Fellowship program. These 5 fellows will be part of a cohort of 10 frontline practitioners who are currently utilizing feedback practices in their work and will be supported by Feedback Labs for a year-long fellowship to deepen that practice. 

If you’re a GlobalGiving partner working across thematic areas outside the scope of disaster response, you’re eligible to apply to this related Feedback Fellows program. Otherwise, please read on.

Disaster Feedback Fellows will have the opportunity to spend two full days in Washington, DC learning from each other as you share your experiences navigating in a post-disaster environment and participating in activities focused on helping you grow your network and deepen the impact of your work. You will have opportunities to tell your stories to new donors and/or media outlets, hear from experts in disaster risk reduction and management, and attend sessions on storytelling, working with data and the media.

All 10 Feedback Fellows will spend one week in San Juan, Puerto Rico developing feedback skills, promoting your projects to an audience of peers and funders, and presenting at and attending the 2020 Feedback+San Juan Summit on February 26 – 28, 2019

Feedback Fellows will have access every month to webinars from experts in feedback collection and use (including their predecessor Feedback Fellows cohort!) as you gear up for the week-long in-person experience in Puerto Rico. There, you will spend your first day learning from each other and creating your own feedback plan in a one-day Crash Course. After the course, all Fellows will share their experiences at the three-day Feedback+San Juan Summit

Following your week in DC and San Juan, and with the support of Feedback Labs, GlobalGiving, and the Siegel Family Endowment, the 2019-2020 Feedback Fellows will help drive feedback learning and peer exchanges within their own communities and the greater feedback community. This includes presenting your feedback plan and developing projects  at a LabStorm, creating a Feedback Workshop back home, and implementing your feedback plan in your community.

We are looking for people with a range of experiences collecting and using feedback – from expert to novice – so that we can learn and grow with each other.  

The Benefits

  • 2 days in DC networking and learning from other nonprofit partners carrying out disaster relief and recovery work, receiving one-on-one in-person fundraising and content support from the GlobalGiving team, and attending sessions on DRRM, working with media and data science
  • One week of in-person feedback programming and networking, including full tuition to attend the one-day Feedback Crash Course on February 25 and Feedback+San Juan Summit on February 26 – 28, 2019
  • Travel and accommodation for two days in Washington, DC and 1 week in San Juan
  • Opportunity to present your work to leaders in aid, philanthropy, and government in a poster session at Feedback+San Juan, with the additional opportunity for a speaking role
  • Opportunity to be featured on GlobalGiving and Feedback Labs social media, Learn resource center, Blog, and/or newsletter.
  • Receive monthly newsletter and attend monthly webinars including expert presentations, education resources, latest research, and Fellow Features
  • Feedback Labs on retainer for advice and coaching
  • Feedback Labs support of Fellow-led workshops upon return to their home organizations
  • Optional Programming: Feedback+New York event, one day gathering in Baltimore

The Requirements

  • In-person presence in Washington DC on February 20 and 21, 2019 and San Juan, Puerto Rico February 25 – 28, 2019
  • Participation in the three-day Feedback+San Juan Summit on February 26 – 28, 2019
  • Participation in the one-day Feedback Crash Course on February 25, 2019 (either as a participant or a trainer – we know some of you are already experts in this topic!)
  • Ability to present about your organization’s work to a larger audience (either as an individual, on a panel, during a webinar, or as a table leader)
  • Co-facilitating webinar on topic related to incorporating feedback into your work (you’ll receive support from Feedback Labs team)
  • Creation of one blog post about the work that your organization is carrying out related to community feedback

Fill out this short form by September 20 to apply! As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

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