This is from a blog post by Luis Chabolla at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. I had the change to work with his organizations and many other Packard grantees during my four years as Visiting Scholar.
I was only supposed to be there for nine months, but the interest from grantees and other capacity builders was strong. During my four years as Visiting Scholar with the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness program I ended up writing two books with fabulous co-authors, Alison Fine and Katie Paine, designing and delivering numerous capacity building projects with grantees to hone their skills in social media and using networks while I honed my skills designing, delivering, evaluating, and coaching, wrote hundreds of blog posts to share the lesson further, and delivered countless keynotes and panel presentations about the work.
The Packard Foundation is hosting a Google Hangout and will be live from our headquarters. During the hangout, fellow NP tech guru, John Kenyon, will interview me and we’ll have a few grantees as guests including Luis Chabolla, Rachel Weidinger, and more. We’ll take a look back at successes, failures, and ah-ha moments of the past four years and look forward to the next.
Google Hangout, 10/29 @3pm PST
Sign up: bit.ly/18CDKRR
You can also tweet questions, comments, and good wishes to @DLPFexplore, using #theBetheffect – before, during, or after the Hangout.