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Creative Ways to Solicit Feedback Equitably

To have more equitable and inclusive programs and services, it is essential to solicit feedback from a range of stakeholders, not only from those who are most comfortable filling out a survey or speaking up in a group setting.

Incorporating a greater variety of feedback approaches will help to ensure everyone—regardless of age, ability or language fluency—has an opportunity to share their experiences and voice their opinions.

A new quick-start guide from Public Profit's Creative Ways to Solicit Stakeholder Feedback series, Creative Ways to Solicit Feedback Equitably, shows how mission-driven organizations engage stakeholders in ways that make them feel comfortable and inclusive to share.

Within the guide, Public Profit collected their favorite nontraditional ways to solicit input from stakeholders, such as selfie stations, candy surveys, and collages, and put them into one place. These approaches allow for more substantive back-and-forth between you and stakeholders and are designed for settings where traditional approaches aren't the right fit.

Creative Ways to Solicit Stakeholder Feedback provides step-by-step guidance on 15 different approaches, organized into three sections:

Visual
Kinesthetic
Verbal

Additional Creative Ways quick-start guides include:

Courtesy of NAA. Photo courtesy of Public Profit.