About Us

Our Mission

Possip helps people influence the complex places that shape their lives by giving leaders quick, actionable insights from their large and diverse communities.

We do this by deploying routine, multi-lingual SMS Pulse Check® surveys  – designed with nothing for participants to download, no logins to remember, and the ability to give open-ended responses.  We take all of this data and build quick, and actionable, reports for leaders to gain a perspective from their frontlines.

Our roots started with schools and families – and today we are proud to serve people-focused organizations with leaders committed to hearing from their employees, program participants, community stakeholders and more.

That’s Possip — Ask. Listen. Act.

Founding Story

It all started at the dinner table...

Shani Dowell, Possip’s Founder and CEO, has worked and led people-focused organizations across business, education, and nonprofit sectors.

As a teacher and organizational leader, she had seen the need to hear from students, families and staff.  She also saw the many barriers to students, staff members, and families sharing.

Logistical barriers like a system or platform to do so, time, language, and knowing who to contact.

Cultural and organizational barriers like trust, fear, and power dynamics.

One night, her husband (a school leader) was working to navigate a challenge between a parent and teacher.  What had started as a small issue that the parent had never brought up, had grown larger. The stress from this small issue had now expanded into stress for the parent, teacher, and other team members.  The stress was now at Shani’s dinner table in the way of a conversation to figure out some solutions.  Shani thought – there has to be a better way.  The problem reminded her of a concept she had learned of “the pinch”.  How do you get people to share an issue or need when it is a minor pinch – before it gets too big.

What if we make it easy for people to share their needs, ideas, and feedback before they get too big.

And what if we make it digestible for decision makers and leaders to hear from the diverse and dispersed people in their community!

This led to Possip.

Shani borrowed from a teaching concept: the exit ticket – where you give students a super quick way, each day, to show what they have learned from the lesson.

The idea for Possip was what if you give community members a quick and easy way to reflect on the success of the week – what has gone well, what needs or feedback do you have?

For community members – like parents, students, and staff – create a systematic, routine, and easy way for them to share.  Make it easy, simple, and less than 1 minute.

For leaders and decision-makers – create a super digestible and actionable report that not only gives them data and numbers, but also gives them the rich commentary behind the numbers.

Possip was founded in 2017 and today serve more than 1,300 organizations prompting responses from more than a million voices. We are committed to supporting leadership teams committed to building listening-enabled organizations.

We are here to help you authentically engage with your stakeholders.

Ask. Listen. Act.

We’re on a mission to help people influence the complex places that shape their lives by giving leaders quick, actionable insights from their large and diverse communities.
Are you a leader ready to ask, listen, and act?