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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 highlights learning and development in philanthropy that you think should be shared with the LearnPhilanthropy community, please let us know in the comments section below. Careers, learning, lessons, they're all mentioned in the resolutions we've reprinted below. Please share your reactions and ideas.
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 professionals and continuous learners. What is your response to the challenge? Please share your comments -- Editor
by Miles Wilson, Director, The Grantmaking School, The Dorothy A.
Author and University of Michigan business school professor, Lynn Wooten, works with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in addition to her other consulting and teaching roles. In this post, Lynn describes the challenges of learning and leading under pressure. She and Dr. Erika Hayes James are authors of the book, Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis.
For the last decade my co-author, Erika James, and I have researched how organizations lead under pressure and especially in crisis situations (James & Wooten, 201).
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 love to highlight it. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work on it together to spread the news. There is some great information in this post.
In a recent conversation with Joyce White, Executive Director of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, we were discussing her experience with new members of her regional association. When she said that she always has a few things to share with newer grantmakers, we asked her to share her top ten list with LearnPhilanthropy. We invite you to share your ideas and comments. -- Editor
We invite you to share your learning goals for 2011! The desire to look back and review and look forward and set goals was set in January to honor the two-faced roman god Janus. At LearnPhilanthropy, we thought it might be fun to participate in the practice of making resolutions by sharing our learning goals for 2011.
Over the last several months, a core group of consultants and volunteers from the world of Philanthropy have been exploring ideas about a field-wide system for learning and development. As with many explorations, we thought having some maps might be helpful guides. One map that seemed crucial was to understand what the people who might use the system would need for the initiative to be successful. Though by no means exhaustive, the Learn Philanthropy Initiative core team engaged in several surveys to create the user needs map. We reached out to members of the evolving LearnPhilanthropy.net community and received nearly 300 responses from the user survey that is still posted there gathering additional data. We also used an independent polling organization called Hart Research in Washington, D.C.