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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the  GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.   The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

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How After Action Reviews Can Improve Your Social Media Strategy

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The After Action Review is a reflective practice that can be used for anything, but I find it especially valuable for social media pilots and experiments.    The After Action Review (AAR) is a structured way to capture the lessons learned from any project, with the intent of improving future performance.  … Read More

Taking 18 Minutes Day Towards A Year-Long Focus

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Over the holiday break,  I read  18 Minutes:  Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman who blogs at at the HBR.  This book is a gem.  Each chapter starts with a personal story that illustrates a concept related to managing unproductive distractions.  … Read More

A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

Whitney dressed up as an OE grant and Stephanie in her "Catbert" costume

If you do any work in the field organizational effectiveness or nonprofit capacity building, whether you are a consultant or funder for such programs, then you know Stephanie McAuliffe, the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.    … Read More

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

I’ve been writing about wikis (and other social technologies) can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with  “learning in public.”   You can learn in public in different ways – self-directed individual learning, with a peer group or in an organization, or as a network or entire field practice.… Read More