Falling into Philanthropy, Wandering into Learning

It’s well established that there’s no established pathway into grantmaking, in the way that doctors have medical school or teachers a credentialing system. And once you get into a grantmaking job, while your own employer may have

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This brief, from Jessica Bearman of Bearman Consulting, explores the informal learning paths grantmakers take in the field and five ways leaders of foundations can provide an orientation to the field in place of an established pathway.