Public Institute for Facility Safety

Infrastructure Innovation Through Awareness and Education

aka Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.aii.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide educational materials to our elected officials, public policy experts, and the community at large, in order to provide awareness of the pressing infrastructure and infrastructure-related challenges and the many innovative solutions.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Chris Kilgore

Main address

3033 Wilson Blvd Suite 700

Arlington, VA 22201 USA

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EIN

47-2375227

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Research and Education

The Public Institute for Facility Safety (PIFS) is one of the members of the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii). Through PIFS, we pursue quality research and generate educational material on matters of public policy pertaining to infrastructure and innovation. Research is geared toward identifying challenges, proposing solutions, providing education, and promoting best practices. The nonpartisan nature of PIFS work helps form coalitions around proven, data-driven innovation to achieve safer infrastructure nationwide. The research content is the used to generate educational material to inform the public, public officials, media, academia, and anyone interested in infrastructure solutions.

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    As an educational nonprofit, PIFS serves a broad audience by bringing high quality educational material to students, parents, teachers, professionals, public officials, elected and appointed representatives, and the general interested public. We reach them through articles and written work on our own website and in newspapers and media outlets, through social media activity and public platforms, through events and meetings, and through direct communication like newsletters, contact forms, and polls.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, social media, polls, email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In response to particular feedback that our educational material was not easy to find on our website, we revised our publication strategy to ensure that the same content could be found in multiple places. This person was thinking differently about the topic than we had, so the feedback allowed us to recalibrate and understand more about how our audience may think. In another instance, feedback that some people lacked resources for understanding a range of subjects led us to create an entirely new portfolio of resources. The individual asked for simple background on a range of complicated issues that would be accessible to all different audiences. In response, we created a new site page for One-Pagers that help educate people quickly on a wide range of complex issues.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback has always strengthened our relationships and often improved our ability to carry out our educational mission by informing of us a blind spot or helping us bolster an aspect of our programming that another's perspective can add to.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

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Public Institute for Facility Safety

Board of directors
as of 1/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Kilgore