What kind of knowledge sharer are you?A foundation’s tendency to share knowledge is strongly influenced by two factors: its capacity to share knowledge and its culture around knowledge sharing. Capacity refers to the processes, staff, and resources needed for foundations to share their knowledge, while culture refers to internal values, leadership, and overall interest that support sharing. By taking a closer look at key components of capacity and culture, foundations can identify their strengths and challenges with regard to sharing knowledge. In turn, these qualities shed light on opportunities to become a stronger knowledge sharer. To make a quick self-assessment of your foundation, mark each of the following statements that are true for your organization: * Capacity Statements Our foundation has a website that we use to share what we are learning We have an active social media presence We have staff designated to lead communications and learning Staff share knowledge externally in a range of ways Our grantee reports are designed to easily share publicly When preparing resources, our standard process is to consider usefulness and audience needs We convene or participate in conferences that support in-person sharing We routinely share reports on open repositories and other relevant third-party sites We openly license our knowledge products so that others can easily build on our work * Culture Statements Openness and learning are explicit values of our foundation We see engagement with the field as core to our impact We value the knowledge of others and actively seek it out Our leaders model knowledge sharing both externally and internally We designate time for staff to reflect and share knowledge We are not afraid to share what didn't work We are interested in experimentation and taking risks We are interested in building the fields of practice in which we work We believe we have a responsibility to share what we are learning Get my score!