Posted By WINGS,
Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Reposted from June 2012
The Foundation Center’s Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives, Gabriela Fitz, gives philanthropy professionals a simple and effective way to extend the reach of their publications.
WINGS: What is the WINGS Knowledge Center?
Fitz: The WINGS Knowledge Center is a joint project of WINGS and The Foundation Center. It is an easily searchable collection of almost 300 resources on grantmaking and philanthropy, including white papers, case studies, evaluations, best practices, and toolkits. This diverse collection comes from organizations located everywhere from Islamabad Pakistan to Grand Rapids, Michigan. This special collection, curated by WINGS staff offers a valuable perspective on not just the big trends in grantmaking practices but also the kinds of hands-on knowledge that practitioners need to do their jobs.
WINGS: How do I search through the system?
Fitz: You can search the collection by the name of the organization who published the resource, by geographic focus area, by publication date, or simply by keyword. The system will return a list of resources that match those criteria that you can then browse, read online and/or download to read later. The search bar is located on the WINGS home page at www.wingsweb.org.
WINGS: How do I share my research and publications?
Fitz: The WINGS knowledge center allows you to do more than just find research and resources, it’s also a simple way for you to share your organization’s knowledge with a broader audience. Simply log into your IssueLab account, with the same login and password you use for the WINGS website, and you can add or edit listings that will get included in the WINGS knowledge center. But it doesn’t stop there. When you add a resource to the knowledge center it automatically becomes available to an even larger audience of nonprofit practitioners and grantmakers through the IssueLab website as well as IssueLab’s data partners and social media channels. It’s a simple and effective way to extend the reach of your publications well beyond your own immediate network and website audience.