Accelerating Learning and Results in Complex Work

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Social change is complex! Foundations know that learning and adaptation are critical elements to achieving lasting change. In this webinar, we will explore four common mistakes foundations make in their quest to become more adaptive and offer practical Emergent Learning approaches and tools to accelerate both learning and results.

*Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details


Marilyn Darling, partner, Fourth Quadrant Partners, LLC
Marilyn is a partner of Fourth Quadrant Partners and a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning. She pioneered the field of Emergent Learning and has worked over 20 years to develop tools and principles that link strategy, learning and evaluation around complex work. She studied the learning practices of grantmakers, as reported in A Compass in the Woods: Learning through Grantmaking to Improve Impact. Marilyn’s recent clients include Annie E. Casey Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Ford Foundation, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Living Cities and The World Bank.

Jillaine Smith, partner, Fourth Quadrant Partners, LLC
Jillaine has 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategy development, capacity building, organizational development, and leadership coaching. Clients have included Living Cities, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Missouri Foundation for Health. Prior to co-creating Fourth Quadrant Partners, LLC, Jillaine was manager of programs at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Jillaine has written and spoken extensively about trends in nonprofit communications, management and capacity building as well as grantmaking practices that support nonprofit effectiveness. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including International Education & Resource Network (iEARN-USA) and Green Media Toolshed (now Netcentric Campaigns).


CMF Members: $35.00
Nonmembers: $70.00

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