Powerful statement on my work…my field…that is Capacity Building. I truly like the idea of “study circles” with your peers. This piece of the article spoke volumes to me:
“We hope that consultants will consider developing local study circles: that is, groups of colleagues who can review and discuss new ideas and research as well as their own practice. In some cases, management support organizations can convene these peer-review groups, but the purpose should be to challenge current practices and dissect—as we have asked some nonprofits to do—some rigid approaches in capacity building and ways forward.
Funders can support these consultant groupings, as well as gathering spaces for nonprofit leaders. By many accounts, such groups help executives immensely, reducing isolation and adding unexplored perspectives to leadership thinking. They also build relationships between leaders so that organizational relationships are ultimately easier to forge.”