At nonprofit organizations, employees and leaders learn largely by doing. See how nonprofits, foundations, and workers are devising new approaches to acquiring skills they need to help their organizations meet growing needs.
Fundraisers, alumni-affairs officials, and others involved in attracting support for the University of Virginia created their own network to share good ideas and learn new skills.
Charity workers are finding formal and informal ways to improve their prose as they face increased pressure to communicate on blogs and social networks as well as produce annual reports and fundraising appeals.
Foundations pooled their money to provide yearlong jobs to people who want careers in philanthropy.
The New School is helping leaders deal with the business and emotional issues that arise as they leave organizations they started.
Golden Gate University's offer to provide instruction gets a warm reception, but employees were so overburdened with their day jobs many couldn't complete a continuing-education program.