How To Collect Actionable
Recommendations and Feedback from Target Beneficiaries
Do you know why my free e-coaching website I create single-handedly
attracts much more visitors than the websites of large United Nations
agencies I used to work for?
Because, while striving to create greater
value for target beneficiaries, I know that "feedback is the breakfast
of champions" and do my best to obtain that feedback and keep improving
based on it.
From my rich experience, I know that many development organizations
either don't know how or don't want to know how to collect effective and
actionable recommendations from their meeting participants. Many
development organization just try to collect as many recommendations as
possible in order to present this big list to prospective donors.
But donors are more experienced and
demanding today. They know that such raw lists are worth next to
Something could be important for just one participants and not important
for others. Yet, the recommendation of that single participant would
have the same weight as a recommendation supported by all the
participants because the final report just lists all recommendations
without specifying the share of the participants behind each of them.