Thanks to Career Strategist and Master Certified Coach Michele Woodward who kindly allowed us to re-publish her recent blog post.
On Being Kind
Meaning and purpose.
The power of choice.
How to listen.
These are all topics you and I have [...]
The Council on Foundations has set an early application deadline of February 20,2012 for its Career Pathways leadership program. Career Pathways is a twelve-month experience that seeks to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the philanthropic leadership pipeline.
The program is conducted annually for approximately a dozen mid-career professionals who have [...]
Thanks to the folks at Training who have given us permission to reprint this article,“How Attitudes Toward Change Affect Decision-Making”by Tracy C.F. Brown which specifically highlights making better philanthropy decisions.
The Change Style Indicator can identify factors that can impact a group or organization’s readiness to deal with and sustain [...]
This article is reprinted from the LeadersMatter e-newsletter of The Bridgespan Group,one of LearnPhilanthropy’s content partners. Visit Bridgespan’s Bridgestar initiative to find the original article.
By Kirk Kramer and Julia Tao,The Bridgespan Group
“Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other.”
-President John F. Kennedy
A strong nonprofit sector requires strong [...]
By Dara Major
The specific learning needs of grantmakers can vary quite a bit,depending on mission,goals,structure and context and,ultimately,individual roles and competencies.
We’ve scanned the sector for existing,high-quality frameworks that illustrate a range of perspectives on roles and competencies in a variety of operating contexts,with the understanding that [...]
by Barbara Demarest
Mercer,who conducts the What’s Working(TM) survey,has asserted that “half of all US employees are really not happy.”When the economy is down,people understandably stay with jobs they don’t find satisfying. There is no support for transitioning to a different,more satisfying job. The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent article:[...]
by Barbara Demarest
With the economy causing everyone to tighten their belts a bit,many of us are finding we have to “do-it-yourself” in some areas where we might once have had professional help. Specifically,we have to actively manage our own careers including keeping an eye on our own training and development. These [...]
Recently there has been some discussion in the world of philanthropy about failure. We thought we would gather a few different viewpoints on failure and learning from both the field of philanthropy and from other sectors. Here is a collection of ideas about failure –whether you learn more from it than success,how you [...]
LearnPhilanthropy has been reaching out to the field and asking for “how to…”learning paths from practitioners. ”How tos”include things such as how to develop a skill,prepare for a new role,be more effective in a current role or learn something important to one’s career.
This post is from Karen McNeil-Miller who is [...]
Thanks again to Bridgespan for permission to republish one of their posts from their Bridgestar initiative –great stuff on learning! Please make your comments here or over at the Bridgestar site. 52 Free Development Opportunities for Nonprofit Staff Kirk Kramer,partner at The Bridgespan Group,led a session on organizational effectiveness at Bank of [...]