Earlier this fall, LearnPhilanthropy (LP) conducted 22 hands-on user tests of the LearnPhilanthropy prototype with staff, donors, and trustees from a variety of different types of grantmaking and philanthropy support organizations. These tests have helped LearnPhilanthropy to identify eight priorities for site improvement:
- Redesign the front page so that it’s inviting, active, compelling, and clear.
- Further develop LP’s search function – make it easier to find and more highly functional
- Improve initial search screen
- Populate and format the resource landing pages
- Improve the log-in/register page
- Build out the individual profile functionality
- Add and build more interactive elements
- Test initial value-added content, like collections of resources, Q&A, etc.
They are currently preparing the site for another round of user testing. Click here to sign up to be a user tester and/or to review more of LearnPhilanthropy’s page designs. Please also share this opportunity with grantmakers in your region.
Other recent blog posts on LP.net
- Perspectives on Grantmaker Learning – And How LearnPhilanthropy is Learning From Them!– highlights 3 learning frameworks by the Forum, GrantCraft, and The Bridgespan Group
- Fun & Learning– Jessica Bearman’s thoughts on “What makes learning fun and how can fun make learning better?”
- Can’t Get No Satisfaction?– an overview of three perspectives on job satisfaction
LearnPhilanthropy is a network of people from all parts of philanthropy who are working together to create a stronger, more rational, and less fragmented system for grantmaker learning than we have today.