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Using Social Media Effectively and Powerful Tactics Workshop

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Social Media Master Class. The workshop was hosted by Compasspoint and its partner Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County and with the support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. I always come to workshops with some books to give away.

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

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In a Community Science Workshop. A couple months ago, I visited a Community Science Workshop for the first time in Watsonville, CA. A small room, packed with gadgets, packed with fossils, packed with tools, packed with PEOPLE everywhere making and exploring and building and learning.


Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

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This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream.

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Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also taught networked leadership workshops as part of a larger team working with different social change networks. In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in Iowa, San Antonio, Iowa, Tahoe, Palm Beach, Miami, and San Francisco on networked leadership skills.

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Basic Blogging for Women Workshop

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In early July, I posted about a Basic Blogging for Women Workshop I'd be teaching this fall, but after talking to some prospective students, I decided that it was important to find a space where everyone could be on a computer, so I changed the date and the venue so that we can be in a computer lab.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” I started with a full-day workshop outside of Auckland called “The Networked NGO in New Zealand,” this workshop was for activist organizations and focused on strategy, measurement, and best practices for managing and implementing social media as a network.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

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The practices are intended to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it. Certain room set ups encourage interaction between the participants and the workshop leader, others do not.

What Nonprofit CEOs and Trustees Do the Best Job Leading on Social Media Channels?

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For the past few years, I’ve been teaching a workshop called “ Leading on Social Channels ” for nonprofits that want to leverage the personal brands of their leaders.

The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop launches today!

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The Tech Virtual is a project that allows people to conceptualize and prototype exhibits online. We know there are lots of people out there who have been "peeking in" on Second Life for awhile now, reading the articles, seeing the videos, maybe even creating an avatar.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

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and featured a series of plenary sessions, workshops, master classes, and networking opportunities. I then participated in an interesting master class entitled, “Mon coeur est français, ma collecte… internationale!” (“My heart is French, my fundraising… international!”) The final workshop I attended was led by Pauline Rouer of the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, and Thibault de Saint Simon of insurance company Aviva France and focused on building partnerships with businesses.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. This month I’ve been teaching graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

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25 SMART Social Media Objectives

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Capacity: People, content, work flow, learning. Increase enrollment in classes and workshops by 50% by June 30, 2012. Conduct surveys at the end of every class and workshop to gather important audience social media usage data and experience with program by June 2012.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you need to understand how people learn. This mirrors what you might do in a face-to-face workshop. For this exercise, it would have been helpful to have people in each group with some prior real life experience designing an ROI study.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Its 45 workshops, seminars and lectures explore internal and external strategies, systems, methods, best practices and successful examples. Learn how to make your campaigns – and your career – more successful than ever and do it in a world-class venue.

Resources to Sharpen Your Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Many of them offer some form of technology training: TechChange (the nice people who run TechSoup's learning management system) also offers technology courses specifically designed for nonprofits. Replicate the Denver Public Library's excellent technology classes at your own library!

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

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There are some people who have been involved for many years and they are not treated as “the old guard” or behave in that way. Prepping for our Big Room Session at IFC.

Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

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It happens when people feel like they are contributing in meaningful way.”. Even though the process might seem intense, Gerken said it’s proven to be effective as the volunteer is engaged in their activity, whether it is teaching woodworking classes or helping with administrative work.

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Brahm Ahmadi, People's Grocery, Podcast Transcript

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Today I am posting the transcript from my interview with Brahm Ahmadi, the Executive Director of People's Grocery. If you are inspired by the interview and live in the Bay Area, People's Grocery is launching its 2-acre farm in Sunol this weekend and they are looking for volunteers.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

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I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up. It can help people learn faster and in a more fun and natural way. Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

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Juicy Blogging E-Course (online) + Blogging for Writers (SF)

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I have two blogging workshops coming up, one online and one in San Francisco, that I thought might interest you. The workshop has given me motivation to continue writing. It was also fun to see what other people were writing about and the variety of topics and interests others have.

Evolution of Today’s Nonprofit Professional

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If studies are correct and people fear snakes, public speaking and asking for money more than anything else, this campaign has all but the snakes! I love to learn about other peoples'' passions and how I can come alongside them in their good work.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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It shows that attention is the sharpest during the first 10 minutes of the lectures, then plummets, and then gradually goes back up but not to the same level. That means talking non-stop for more than 10 minutes, people start to tune out.

Friday Fun Links: Social Good, Vegan Pie, Thimble List and Creative Entrepreneurs

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A list of some of the people, things, and events that inspired me, or added fun to my week. Happy to do shout outs for two creative wonder women's creative classes: Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan e-Course is coming up June 13-August 5.

Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

Combat information overload — and accomplish more in less time and with less effort and stress — with this donated three-part webinar series from People-OnTheGo. Host training sessions, teach online classes, and give presentations with GoToTraining.

How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

Tech Soup Blog

It's not enough to just share stories about your impact — how do you mobilize and engage people who are passionate about issues you're working on? Put People at the Forefront of Your Stories. Interview people who are your influencers and champions, and find out why.

Women Who Tech Around the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Next we had a brief overview from Mary Patton Davis who works on communications for the Akilah Institute and who I had the pleasure of meeting when I was in Rwanda. Mary shared an overview of their program and their first class will graduate this June with 100% job placement.

Public Allies Arizona: Getting Things Done for America

ASU Lodestar Center

The oath reads: I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. This event also provided a workshop for parents about Be a Leader’s resources to help their children go on to college. We’re Public Allies Arizona Class of 2014 and we all are going to keep getting things done for America. posted by Annie Bello Graduate Public Allies Arizona I quickly realized that Public Allies was no cop out when we were sworn in as AmeriCorps members.

Upcoming Webinars from ReadyTalk and the My PC Series

Tech Soup Blog

Approximately 75 percent of nonprofits* have no formal budget for recruitment – that’s where the power of social recruiting can help you gain an edge on finding the best people for the job. Learn about the My PC Series; a Windows 7 based, completely free, hands-on, and jargon-free curriculum of computer classes developed by Microsoft that aims to make the challenge of providing basic computer training for adults a bit easier.


ASU Lodestar Center

We’ve all heard the term, had workshops and classes on it, gone to seminars, digested it— but why? These are the people who cannot only help you find jobs or partnerships, but can potentially recommend you to employers and connect you with donors.

Never Stop Learning

ASU Lodestar Center

Though traditionally not a professional position, there are a number of individuals who enter the field wanting to make this their life-long career — I was one of those people. I'm done with classes." posted by. Sarah Hipolito , Program Coordinator, Senior. ASU Lodestar Center.

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

I've spent much of the past three years on the road giving workshops and talks about audience participation in museums. Why should institutions engage with people in this way? A lot of these projects are about getting people to be more social and active in museums.

Khan Academy and the Revolution in Online Free Choice Learning

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She's brilliant and funny and pushes people to get excited about higher math and the big ideas behind it. Salman Khan's videos give people access to good instructional content on standard (and often confusing or poorly taught) educational topics.

Warning: Museum Graduate Programs Spawn Legions of Zombies!

Museum 2.0

Okay, they don't eat people's brains. Heck, many of them are intelligent, sincere, interesting people. Following a standardized curriculum to prepare for work in the museum field homogenizes the perspectives and skills people bring to museum jobs.

How Quickbooks Helps a Nonprofit Recharge Teenagers

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We set up a new spreadsheet for each class. Like so many people working in charities, Sarah brings more to iBme than her accounting skills. " Having a solid financial infrastructure enables IBme to bring this much-needed mental-health innovation to troubled young people.

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

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Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists, and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.

ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Students Took AMI By Storm

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Our students engaged in three days of workshops and brainstorming sessions across a wide variety of topics, including: leveraging social entrepreneurship, organizing grassroots social movements, and building strategic partnerships.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

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It was a natural choice for me, as an artist, to begin holding workshops for women and girls using creativity as a way for my own self expression and dreams to emerge. In Uganda, a group of young people made incredible, heartfelt postcards filled with glitter and cut up magazine pictures to send to women in the Congo. During these workshops I felt a peace that seemed to resonate around the room. Traveling Postcards workshops are easy and fun for everyone.

Friendship, 5-Minutes, Appreciation, Action, Integration, Things: More Reverb 10

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Before the appointment, I decided to go to my favorite belly dance fitness class, ShimmyPop! I wanted to go to one last dance class before the doctor told me I couldn't anymore; a last meal sort of thing. I asked Heather for the class playlist, so I could share it with you.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

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Let''s say you work at an organization that mostly caters to a middle and upper-class, white audience. There are expectations around what people wear, what they can and can''t do, and how they relate to each other that may be comfortable for whites while feeling alien for people who don''t grow up in a white culture. People who feel pressured to sit quietly through a film when they''ve grown up in theaters that encourage vocal participation with the show.

Tea, Cupcakes and Creative Bloggers in Your Town

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A couple weekends ago I facilitated a 3-hour Tea, Cupcakes and Creative Bloggers workshop at Teahouse Studio. If you know of a place that might like to host a TCCB gathering/workshop in the Bay Area and beyond, let me know in the comments, or email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com. Britt was an amazing teacher, and one of the greatest things about the class was all the incredible women that were there!" "The The class was great! Thanks again for the class yesterday.