I was very excited to read about GMN’s plans to expand its learning program in the recently published “Blueprint for the Future.” The learning program will help me stay relevant in this constantly changing environment and keep on top of the knowledge I need to support my organization.
I want to be able to manage my learning in an organized way, but I don’t have time to sift through all the information coming at me, and it’s difficult to know where to find high quality content related to issues I’m dealing with right now. With GMN curating content to meet my needs, I’ll be able to get to the most important and up-to-date information quickly. Being able to learn on my schedule will let me meet my organization’s needs as they arise. And, having a place to track my progress will keep me focused and help me determine where any gaps exist.
I work for a small family foundation and, while there’s no higher-level grants management position for me to work toward, I can broaden my current position by learning new skills and knowledge that will help my organization improve its grantmaking (and keep my job interesting and fulfilling!). As GMN supports us to take charge of our learning, we’ll continue to raise the profile of the profession and the level of grantmaking across the field. It’s all about each of us maximizing our impact and the impact of our organizations.