Learning Lab Module 3:
Understand the System

This is part 3 of a 3-part Learning Lab.

Investing time to learn about the ecosystem of your issue or community empowers you to identify gaps and leverage points for change. Hear how funders with few or no staff can begin scanning effectively, synthesize and reflect upon their learning, focus on actionable knowledge, and discern opportunities for outsized impact. Keeping your ear to the ground also empowers you to be responsive to people best positioned to have breakthrough ideas and solutions, and advance equity goals.

Learning Objectives 

  • Catalogue 8 ways to learn about your funding areas—virtually and in person.
  • Name 12 categories of “non-traditional informants” funders often overlook when they scan.
  • Learn 3 ways to visualize funding gaps and priority needs in your community.
  • Hear from funders who have been inspired by experts in their fields.

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Peer Coaching Circle (Optional)
After the three modules are completed, you will have the option to be matched with two other participants for 6 weeks of virtual peer coaching. This element of the Learning Lab is designed to help you implement and integrate catalytic practices into your philanthropy. Exponent Philanthropy will provide you with a simple, structured process for the peer coaching circles.

Registration and Other Policies

Prior to the program, you will receive your unique webinar access information. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions.