Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute. I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training. … Read More
I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?
But before jumping into the daily grind, during the first week of January I use the quiet time to engage in several New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for the year ahead and identify professional growth areas. … Read More
Happy New Year! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection. How about you?
Last year, I decided that I didn’t need to wait until New Year’s to establish happy, healthy habits in my life. … Read More
Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab
What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy? What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working? … Read More