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Usability Testing Techniques: What works? What doesn’t?

Allegiance Group

There are a growing number of tools and techniques that we at Beaconfire have used, including: web-based card sorting to learn how your audience groups and labels content. If you’ve found yourself asking these questions and would like to hear opinions from a range of experts, check out the panel I’m proposing for SXSW 2012: UX Smackdown! User testing techniques in the ring.

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How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

Beth Kanter

I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice. I recently submitted a proposal for NTEN’s 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference with colleagues Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon and Jeanne Allen called “ Supercharge Your Technology Training ,” so please take a minute to vote for it. . If you been to a training where the trainer incorporated movement, what techniques did they use?

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#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

Beth Kanter

Here’s some things she mentioned that I thought were useful: The new digital literacy is not finding the information, but being able to make choices when you had enough information flood your brain and take the time to synthesize. The same can be said for working on different nonprofit projects – write one grant proposal at a time. When you switch like that, you use brain cells and that is why we find our selves mentally exhausted before the end of the day.

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Content Curation for Nonprofits – Notes from #13ntccur8

Beth Kanter

I’ve been a content curator for many years , using the techniques to help me develop curriculum materials for workshops and blog posts – as a form of professional development. Will Coley , comes to the topic understanding how activists and activist organizations are using the techniques as part of their content and engagement strategies. Content curation takes focus and discipline — being “brains on.”

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[VIDEO] Creative Ways People Contribute to Community

Bloomerang

So she’s talking about what does it look like to bring folks together about STEM education and how do we talk to donors and our volunteers and our, you know, supporters of any kind about the work that we’re doing using different techniques that ground us.

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Exhausted and Exhilarated: #16NTC Session Round-Up

Connection Cafe

As a conference both for and by the nonprofit technology community, community members submit session proposals and then vote on them to help shape the agenda. Reading through 400+ session proposals made my brain hurt, but at the same time pumped me up. Attend this session and walk away with success stories and hands-on techniques that will change how you think about the creative process.

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

Connection Cafe

Learn more about donor stewardship in the article: 3 Stewardship Techniques to Scale Your Fundraising Efforts. That connection can in turn transform from a series of responsive transactions based immediate needs to more strategic planning, with the provider playing the role of trusted advisor/innovator/peripheral brain for the client. I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship.

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