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Lisa Brooks

Lisa joined the Foundation Center as the Director of Knowledge Management Systems in 2012. Starting with founding her own new media design and development firm in 1999, Lisa’s professional experience has focused on helping the nonprofit sector make good use of information technologies. Lisa’s commitment to the Internet as a vehicle for social change persisted as co-founder and co-director of IssueLab where she oversaw platform development, managed custom data service operations, and explored opportunities to apply new technologies to the mission of preserving and sharing the knowledge generated by the nonprofit sector. She now brings that same commitment to her role at the Foundation Center. Lisa is currently pursuing an M.S. in library and information sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her B.A. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. Lisa is a 2011-12 “Extending Data Curation to the Humanities” scholarship recipient.

Posts by Lisa Brooks

Social Sector Knowledge Sharing: A Manifesto for 2015 and Beyond

  Within the last six months, three of the world’s largest foundations—the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Ford Foundation—have all announced that they will require open licensing of all grant-funded products and content. In doing so they build on the leadership of early adopters, such as Wellcome Trust, […]

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