Learning Community

The Learning Community is a community of foundations as well as nonprofit and government leaders who engage in structured learning sessions focused on equitable systems change as an approach to achieve large scale social impact. Racial equity and collaborative networks are essential elements to advance equitable systems change and are a key part of the learning experience.

The curriculum explores what is required to create systems change toward positive, equitable population-level outcomes. Informed by the field of systems dynamics, sessions cover critical topics in systems thinking, such as determining how to intervene in systems to achieve and sustain positive outcomes at scale. Racism is an integral part of all our country’s systems and structures, and racial equity is a core theme underlying the Learning Community curriculum.

Our goal is for participants to build the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to apply the concepts explored in the Learning Community. Over 250 foundations, nonprofit and government leaders have participated in the sessions.

Selected Videos from the Learning Community

Targeted Universalism: Practice and Policy to Advance Equitable Systems Change

Take a look at the presentation from our most recent convening on Targeted Universalism featuring john powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.

Also hear about the application of Targeted Universalism from distinguished panelists in “Implementing Targeted Universalism: Lessons from the Frontlines”.

Panelists include Liz Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, North Sound ACH; Gary Cunningham, President & CEO, Prosperity Now; Monte Roulier, President + Co-Founder, Community Initiatives; Ben Silbermann, Founder, Pinterest; and Zoë Stemm-Calderon, Director, Education, Raikes Foundation.