Have you ever been the one tasked with making the plans for a vacation with a large group of people? If so, you know what it is like to juggle many different schedules, preferences and opinions. However, when everyone puts the time and work in and shares the responsibility, it can be a wonderful experience. Coming together to accomplish something results in greater payoff than going at it solo.
For the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the process of intentionally fostering learning with other organizations is paramount in its grantmaking for just this reason. When the Hilton Foundation decided to expand the focus of its grantmaking, it realized that it needed to similarly expand its understanding of learning to also include other organizations. So as it undertook these new areas of work, the Hilton Foundation took concrete steps to learn in real time with partners by bringing many voices and perspectives together.