Learning Communities, also known as communities of practice or learning through collaboration may not be a new concept but they are tried, tested and true. They are formed in response to a common interest or profession and offer a space in which like-minded professionals are able to learn from one another.
Within the non-profit sector, Learning Communities provide an inexpensive way to gain insight and knowledge from peers who have experience in the fields. Networking, collaboration, mentorship and shared experience are just some of the benefits.
Please see below for our current opportunities.
1 of 2) Interested in Taking Part of an Evaluation Community of Practice?
The Evaluations Community of Practice is a group of professionals currently engaged in outcome measurement and evaluation in their non-profit organization. Starting in 2015, the Evaluations Community of Practice will meet quarterly to explore topics of relevance for their roles within organizations. The goal is to learn from each other and deepen evaluation skills. This will be accomplished through events including guest speakers, panel discussions, and peer-led discussions.
If you are currently engaged in outcome measurement and evaluation in your non-profit organization and are interested in joining the Community of Practice, please email Andrea with the following information:
- Are you currently doing outcome measurement and evaluation in your non-profit organization?
- What are you most hoping to gain from this community of practice?
Do you want more information or just want to be kept in the loop? Contact Andrea and she’ll be sure to send you the latest Evaluation Community of Practice news.
2 of 2) The Volunteer Engagement Learning Community wants to hear from you
The Volunteer Engagement Learning Community is made up of Managers of Volunteers as well as individuals who engage with volunteers in some capacity on an ongoing basis. The community is a space for like-minded professionals to share best practice, gain insight within the volunteer sector, seek peer support and network.