The Forum and its regional association partners developed a Web-based Knowledge Management (KM) system that consists of a robust Content Management System (CMS), a centralized Knowledgebase, and an integrated Association Management System (AMS).
The KM system moves beyond the development of an easily searchable Web site to the creation of a dynamic resource that:
- builds an interactive learning community
- fosters knowledge exchange between “established” and “new” philanthropy
- boosts organizational capacity of system partners
- mobilizes philanthropic knowledge across the country
Our purpose is to share underused resources developed from on-the-ground practitioners, multiply the number of tools at their disposal, and magnify impact in their regions and local communities.
In This Area
- KM & Philanthropy
What is knowledge management? Find out the basics about KM and how it relates to philanthropy.
- Knowledge Management Initiative Overview
What is the Forum's Knowledge Management Initiative? Find out how the Forum encourages the generation, collection, and sharing of philanthropic knowledge through a Web-based Knowledge Management (KM) system.
- Lyris Manual (PDF, 7 MB)
Lyris ListManager is an Internet application designed to deliver email quickly and efficiently to large numbers of recipients. This manual provides list administrators with detailed instructions on set up and troubleshooting.
- 2010-2011 Technology Assessment Survey Key Findings Report (DOC)
The findings from the Forum network's 2010-2011 Technology Assessment Survey including data on RA CMS and AMS choices and technology budgets.
- Webinar Recording: Tour the New Givingforum.org (April 21, 2011)
The Forum has redesigned our website with improved information architecture to restructure our content, increase the visibility of our most frequently accessed materials, and make the site itself more aesthetically pleasing. This webinar shows how to navigate the Forum’s new site and find key information for regional associations.
- Spending Smarter: Knowledge as a Philanthropic Resource (PDF)
When foundations recognize the value of their knowledge assets, they can unleash more of their potential as agents of social change. Learn more about knowledge foundations and how philanthropy can benefit from KM.