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
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 [...]
There are plenty of good ways to learn from your colleagues,ranging from the informal (a shout or IM over the wall) to the extremely structured. In this week’s Learning about Learning post,we introduce a technique called “Peer Assist,” which provides a structured (and socially acceptable) way to steal the brains tap the insights [...]
Do you remember the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life,the Universe,and Everything?
If you were a nerdy pre-teenager in the late 70s and early 80s,you know that the answer is “42”.
Now what’s the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life,the Universe,and Philanthropy?
Aside from the [...]
LearnPhilanthropy is re-publishing learning posts from the blog team covering the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Philadelphia. We covered the Career Pathways program in an earlier LearnPhilanthropy post. Here’s another take on the progress of its participants. This is a guest post by Vincent Robinson,Managing Partner of The 360 Group.
We recently asked Sharna Goldseker to share with LearnPhilanthropy what she is learning about how generations learn in philanthropy. Sharna is currently Vice President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies where she directs 21/64,a non-profit consulting division specializing in next generation and multi-generational strategic philanthropy. In that capacity,Sharna facilitates Grand Street,a [...]
The folks at the Southeastern Council of Foundations recently published 12 Resolutions for Savvy Foundations in their December 2010/January 2011 Newsletter. At LearnPhilanthropy,we’re excited to see people talking about learning in the field and appreciate SECF allowing us to republish their article here for others to read. If you have seen an article that [...]
LearnPhilanthropy is interested in sharing the learning and development ideas and opinions of the field. Recently we invited Miles Wilson the Director of The Grantmaking School at The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to share his thoughts and he graciously agreed. Miles issues a challenge to the field and to each of us as [...]
Help us to create the first-ever directory of learning providers in philanthropy – we need your input to make it comprehensive! Check out our current List of Learning Providers
LearnPhilanthropy is an open,collaborative network where anyone in philanthropy can pool their learning to increase their impact –whether you’re a learner or learning provider,[...]
At LearnPhilanthropy,we’re interested in hearing from the community about learning and development projects taking place in our field. In the post below,Elizabeth Myrick shares insights about the Council on Foundations Career Pathways Leadership Program. If your organization is engaged in a learning activity that you would like to share via this blog,we’d [...]