Scale, replicate, grow… if only it were that easy. While social change investors constantly strive to scale up models for greater impact, the reality is far more complex given the uniqueness of varying local contexts. Join us for a discussion on how research and data can help inform if, when,
The abilities of people are the greatest strength of your organization. When people experiment, learn, and continuously improve work processes it grows an organization that is more adaptive and effective at meeting the ever-changing dynamics in your community. Explore how nonprofits are harnessing improvement patterns and coaching patterns to strengthen
Megan Murphy, project manager for LearnPhilanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, is attending and blogging about the Council on Foundations Conference. The Council on Foundations 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange kicked off on Sunday, June 8 with three plenary sessions designed to promote thinking about our work in the sector
Dr. Jodi Petersen co-leads a SCRA symposium on facilitating change in complex community systems with CRI colleagues Erica Curry VanEe, Alejandra Garcia, and Tera Qualls. by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D., senior researcher, Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute Communal Thriving: Pursuing Meaning, Justice and Wellbeing was the theme for the
By Dr. Jerry Johnson, associate professor of Social Work at Grand Valley State University and interim research director, Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Questions and answers are the lifeblood of philanthropy, especially for those of us involved in program planning, implementation, and community-based research and evaluation.