Nancy Latham - June 7, 2019
If you run an advocacy campaign, you definitely have ideas about the ways it’s making progress. You can see the stumbling blocks, and you may be able to point to dramatic and obvious success. If you are documenting and reflecting on all this, you are also engaging in evaluation and learning – even if you don’t call it that! But along the way, chances are you have bumped up against questions. Explore this blog to find out more.
Rachel Lipton - May 14, 2019
Individual and organizational learning is crucial to the sustainability and effectiveness of the social sector (and in life!). This post explores how coaching can be a powerful tool for learning by supporting individual and organizational growth.
Katie McGeehan - April 25, 2019
LFA is pleased to share the Leadership Development Guide – a resource on developing, implementing, assessing, and enhancing leadership development programs produced by two of our clients, The Schusterman Family Foundation and Rockwood Leadership Institute. The guide is informed by insights developed from program evaluations conducted through each organization’s strategic learning partnership with LFA, and provides practical advice for organizations interested in strengthening their leadership development programs.
Rachel Hall - April 9, 2019
LFA shares an effective and replicable approach to building capacity among school districts to provide high quality comprehensive sex education, developed by Cardea in California as part of the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) Initiative. The Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) Network model highlights how counties can provide support to their school districts to ensure that young people receive essential information and skill-building opportunities.
Elba Garcia - March 18, 2019
Building data use capacity was a big theme at this year’s Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)’s Data on Purpose conference. Presenters – including data scientists, nonprofit and foundation leaders, and policymakers – spoke about what is needed for organizations to make data an integral part of an organization’s operations. In this post, I highlight three of my favorite presentations and share resources that I highly recommend to support your data use journey, including: a data maturity framework, data culture building activities, and a guide to help demystify data-driven technologies.
Alex Hildebrand - January 28, 2019
Social sector organizations can most effectively deliver on mission when they operate as learning organizations. We share the foundational concepts behind a new framework LFA is releasing in 2019, designed to guide organizations through a process of determining the what and how of learning.
The Learning Curve blog provides practical insights, resources, and tools from LFA's team and client partnerships. Our goals are to:
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