LearnPhilanthropy is bringing together the wealth of research, resources and ideas on good practice from sources across the sector: Imagine a farmer's market providing fresh products from a variety of producers, all in one place, as well as a gathering place where practitioners of all kinds can come together to exchange "recipes" and learning perspectives.
A general purpose taxonomy is needed to help make these resources more widely accessible. Yet we've found that a general-purpose taxonomy on grantmaker learning just plain doesn't exist. Our research to date -- conducted in partnership with our Planning Committee, Content Partners, workgroup members and others in the field -- has turned up taxonomies mostly for specific audiences or grantmaker types.
For this reason, LearnPhilanthropy developed a general-purpose taxonomy, with an iterative and highly collaborative approach -- more user-generated folksonomy than the traditionally hierarchical taxonomy -- and broad review at each iteration stage. We see this Real Simple Taxonomy as a living document, and encourage ongoing co-creation and co-ownership within the LearnPhilanthropy community.