I was at a great meeting yesterday about rethinking journalism and how to include the wisdom of the community when covering stories. The organization that I was meeting with said that they had been able to predict interesting trends and get more creative solutions to problems by asking lots of people to share their expertise about a topic. The interesting piece was that they asked people to share their expertise, not their opinions. As new foundation staff we often forget that we have areas of expertise that could be useful to others inside and outside the field. I am going start asking a series of questions about next generation philanthropy issues. I want to see if we can identify trends and new solutions to strengthen the sector.