Henry Ford once observed, “Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” This is as true for organizations as it is for people. Since we began researching and writing about the challenges nonprofits face to make the most of organizational learning, we have heard from hundreds of social sector leaders on why and how they are circulating knowledge to rejuvenate their organizations and their fields.
In a series of focus groups with nonprofit practitioners1 and foundations, we found that participants were zeroing in on two questions:
- What knowledge is useful to capture?
- With whom will we share what we learn? "