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How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

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Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector.  IssueLab has been working for ten years to apply the age-old knowledge management question, “what if I knew what others know?” to the hard-earned lessons of nonprofits and foundations.  

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Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013.  Yesterday,  I facilitated the first webinar in a series hosted by the Knight Foundation on taking the practice of Giving Days to the next level.… Read More

Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)

Note from Beth: At the end of the day, organizations that are committed to learning will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve.  Learning is the ultimate result of being “data informed” that is using feedback data to improve results.  

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How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners?

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I read this wonderful article “Agility Is Today’s Most Critical Leadership Competency” by Julie Winkle Giuliani, author of “Watch Them Grow or Watch Them Go.”   Agility is defined in the dictionary as light and graceful or as a project management approach, but she defines agility as the ability for continuous learning and as a leadership competency in today’s complicated world.… Read More

Learning is the Work

Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in National eXtension Conference which was amazing for many reasons.    I first did several professional sessions with this network back in 2007 and an online class on knowledge sharing and online collaboration – so it was great to long-time colleagues.    … Read More