Unwrapping TPF’s Cookie-Sharing CulturePosted on November 08, 2023 by Kellie Alexander, experiential learning with The Patterson Foundation
Editor's Note: To strengthen this communication, TPFers can view the recipe for success anytime to inform ordering and messaging by visiting thepattersonfoundation.org, scrolling to the bottom of the homepage, and clicking Cookie-Sharing Guide under FOR TPFers.
The Patterson Foundation (TPF) has many TPF-isms, unique sayings, or metaphors that exemplify messaging. “Sharing cookies” and “Taking the lid off your cookie jar” are examples of this practice. Throughout the past several months, TPF has aimed to share this messaging far and wide through several initiative-specific events, Aspirations to Actions and Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading being recent examples.
With efforts to strengthen this messaging, TPF’s president and CEO Debra Jacobs shared perspective through a 1-minute video.
While we do love cookies because they are sweet, they also serve another purpose here. Cookies are knowledge. When we share our cookies (knowledge, perspectives, experiences, etc.), there is so much more that can happen! Sharing cookies leads to building trust, growing relationships, and propelling possibilities. However, the exact opposite happens when we leave the lid on the cookie jar. Instead, they become stale.
TPF’s approaches of CLSES, The Five Cs, LWRCC, and Opportunities for Impact each begin with a partner or stakeholder taking the lid off their cookie jar and sharing – which encourages others to share theirs.
TPF hopes that as you head into each day, you may look for opportunities to share your cookies and hope you show gratitude when others share cookies with you.
Want to read more about how sharing cookies catalyzes learning and contributing? Click the link to each blog:
- Communication platforms as cookies
- Experiences as cookies shared during a Knowledge Sharing Session
- Building a network at a Thrive and Dine
- Sharing knowledge at the first Digital Access for All Thrive and Dine