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Volunteerism Keeps Proving Its Value (Especially When Skills Are Given)

Connection Cafe

What’s even cooler is how the value jumps higher when volunteers give their professional skills in law, finance, marketing, operations, you name it.

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Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The specific practice skills include these three: Ask empowering questions. Use reflective listening skills and clear communication to adjust.

Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

YES YES YES YES YES @davegray “People don’t learn from spreadsheets, predictions, and plans, they learn from making things” #NeXConf.

10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s very difficult to find a new media manager that encapsulates all the skills listed below. Good Writing Skills. Creative Thinking.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs Skills-Based Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

Get the Skinny on the Skills-Based Sector. Enter: Skills-based volunteering. Let’s take a closer look— who are skills-based volunteers?

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Adding Learning to Work. This is the type of “learning at work” or professional development that is common in the nonprofit sector.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The questions: What do you hope to learn today? What’s the biggest challenge related to networks and leadership? That is not design thinking.

Improve Your IT Skills with Online Learning from Skillsoft

Tech Soup Blog

Skillsoft is offering 10 online learning products across a variety of IT topics. How Can My Organization Benefit? Get Skillsoft training now.

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How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

Connection Cafe

This helps you exude positive energy and confidence. by Rachel Muir. Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat? 

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. [link]. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean?

Engaging and Retaining Skilled (and Key) Volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

However, I've learned from both serving on boards and being a volunteer myself, that volunteers can easily become invaluable assets to an organization. Key volunteers are the most dedicated and skilled of your organization’s volunteers who can essentially take on the duties of staff when resources are limited. Like this article?

Take the Plunge into New Nonprofit Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

As employees in the nonprofit sector, we often rely on the transferrable skills we've gained over time to accomplish our jobs. Images: NTEN.

3 Things I learned about Storytelling While Writing The Storytelling Non-Profit

Connection Cafe

If you’ve ever wanted to get better at or learn more about something – try writing a book about! didn’t feel like I was making progress.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This book will help. What are some of your favorite books this year for learning how to survive and thrive in a complicated world? Book

Seven Key Skills of High Impact Nonprofit Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

believe these attributes may be learned and practiced to produce a great leader — you don't have to be born with them to demonstrate great leadership!

It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That thinking of e-learning only through the lens of education misses the point. Peer learning is an important concept. Learning

Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

Connection Cafe

So, I thought it would be fun to share 3 strategies and tactics you can learn from Disney and apply at your organization. 1.

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10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask

BoardAssist

10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask. This helps you exude positive energy and confidence. Asking is part art and part science. curious.

Three Tips for Managing Your Interns & Skilled Volunteers

Idealware

Skilled volunteers let your organization get high-level work such as social media and web design done, which would otherwise cost you lots of time and money. Here are a few tips based on what I''ve learned as a skilled volunteer working for the Communications team at VolunteerMatch: 1. Make Them a Part of the Team.

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit marketers are doing more with content marketing – and feeling more confident about their effectiveness. What is Content Marketing?

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

Connection Cafe

Social Good corporate social responsibility employee engagement skills-based volunteerism volunteer volunteeringYou need more than perks.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Or learn how to use Excel better? Need help finding the right WordPress plugin for your website? Don't be shy — come join us!

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You should also think about how you can partner with other like-minded organizations and companies––big or small––that can help you reach more people.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Learning from Adjacent Practices. Have you visualized your professional network to help see connections and inform your own learning?

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy – Guest Post by Melinda T. What have you learned?

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Help!  My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd! Look Within Your Walls: The first place to look is down the hall or ask at your next board meeting.

#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Second Time Around:   What did you learn from trying to replicate it? . Both campaigns had hyper-connected individuals who helped ignite it.

Self-Care for Social Changemakers: What I learned from Aisha Moore

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After a battery of medical tests,  she learned from her doctor that her symptoms were due to chronic stress. Kismet! Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content Delivery Is Not Learning. Participants will retain what they learned, it sticks. Techniques. Begin Connections. Great Endings.

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?  Flickr Photo by Minarae. What you think? Guest post by Paul Connolly. But is it? 

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Encourage Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The best thing you can do as a leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. Mistakes happen.

Cozy Up to New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

This free webinar will teach you basic SEO tips to help your organization's site and content rank higher in online searches. spanhidden

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children.

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? That’s why we developed a unique education program for and by nonprofit professionals.

You can learn something from everything

ASU Lodestar Center

In order for me to feel like I am Jewish and embrace Judaism I have to be helping other people and be making the world a better place.”.

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

Tech Soup Blog

"It was so easy to understand and helps us tremendously," Veronika explains. " From Peer Mentor to Program Manager. spanhidden.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction?    Are there tips not on the mind map? Mindmap by Jane Genovese.

Why should I learn about nonprofit accounting?

ASU Lodestar Center

Some of the objections to learning about accounting sound very reasonable at first, especially when there's no one around to express a contrary view.

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey

SocialFish

Check out their resources for help with issues like online hostility, cyberstalking, and online conflict. Help CiviliNation out.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

When done properly, volunteer engagement can help your nonprofit operate more effectively and make your mission work more rewarding for everyone.

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