A digital series for the social sector
At the Johnson Center, we understand philanthropy as an ecosystem — one filled with co-dependent actors and organizations whose work is fundamentally grounded in a love for humanity. Nonprofits and funders, individual donors and volunteers — we are one sector, with common interests and common challenges.
But it isn’t always easy to find common space to dive into the issues and ideas that affect us all in different ways. Field Focus is our answer to this challenge, to empower our networks by bringing practitioners, thought leaders, and issue experts together around one theme.
For each Field Focus campaign, we devote three months to engaging with particular topics and concepts that are important to philanthropy — all of philanthropy — right now.
Field Focus: Learning for Good
Effective philanthropy is not static.
To address the challenges we face as a society, we have to be willing to experiment, to evolve our strategies and our practice. We have to learn; and we have to be prepared to use what we learn to improve our programs, our giving, and how we measure change.
Philanthropic infrastructure organizations — like the Johnson Center — exist because of our sector’s deep desire to understand and strengthen the work we do so that we can advance our missions. That’s a goal we all share, and there are nonprofits, foundations, and donors everywhere who are committed to using Learning for Good.
For the next three months — April, May, and June — we’ll create and share digital content that considers the value and practice of learning in philanthropy.