An Offline Social Media Exercise That Improves Online Content

Tech Soup Blog

For the Professional Social Media class I teach at Sonoma State University , I created an exercise designed to help folks practice both content creation and looking at metrics. This exercise helps people to see in real time how much engagement their example post gets.

[Appeal Letter Preflight Checklist] Pre-Writing Exercise to Increase Responses from Your Next Appeal

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The post [Appeal Letter Preflight Checklist] Pre-Writing Exercise to Increase Responses from Your Next Appeal appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Joseph Cole is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and a writer for those who do good.

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3 Exercises to Help Bring Confidence to Your Work

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The post 3 Exercises to Help Bring Confidence to Your Work appeared first on The See3 Blog. Storytelling, setting limitations and "killing your babies" can help make great video, and give you a confidence boost in the office. strategy Video web confidence eli talks ted talks video production

Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The request led her to crowdsourcing apps at national conferences. Pilcher presented roundtable BYOA sessions at the Transformative Learning Conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., this past March and then again at the Association of Nurses in Professional Development’s (ANPD) Aspire to Excel conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.

Making Exercise Equipment Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Rich Thesing, a long-time disability activist and fellow Fellow of the American Leadership Forum in Silicon Valley, has been thinking hard on how to make exercise equipment accessible. There are lots of exercycles that are in health clubs and exercise rooms around the world, but they lack minor accessibility features to make them usable. But, standard exercise equipment won't stop there.

A Starting Exercise for Designing Online/Onsite Engagement

Museum 2.0

I want to share with you an exercise I've been using to tease out the role of the online and onsite components of a blended museum experience. If you use this exercise more than once, some of the same phrases and words will come up again and again.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

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He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. David’s improv exercises were designed to help us stretch this muscle and apply to our social change work.

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Experiential Leadership Development

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While the trip was a rich and deep experience, I using this post to reflect on the instructional design of the exercises and small group facilitation techniques. The design included the following structure to allow for full group and small group dialogue, interaction, and exercises.

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

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In Hartford, I had challenge of a large number of participants, a “master class” type set up, and but a room and time constraints that limited the amount of full group interactive exercises. I experimented with using the polls as part of the opening exercise in the workshop.

Tagging for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Webinar and Action Learning Exercise I'm

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Next week I'm teaching a two-part online workshop that includes a Webinar, Action Learning Exercise, and A Reflection Discussiona for Extension professionals and how they can begin to use tagging for collaboration and knowledge shraing. The reflection exercise can be found here

Ten Ways To Be A Healthy Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you're like many leaders, you're "too busy" to exercise on a regular basis. Truth is, there are ways to fit exercise and healthful habits into your busy day that will pay off in dividends. Include exercise times, even if they are just in 10-minute increments, on your calendar.

Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

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Some experts warn that too much standing can also create health problems. And, if you think you can avoid the health dangers of sitting for prolonged periods because you exercise at the gym every morning, think again. Chris Messina hacked a piano for a standing desk.

How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

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Incorporating movement isn’t just about stretch breaks, think about ways that participants can do discussions and small group exercises while moving or walking around. I’ve also done this during a session as part of a small group exercise. Photo: Americans for the Arts.

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Exercise Your Awesome at the NTC Member Lounge

Tech Soup Blog

On Friday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) will have the opportunity to participate in the member lounge hosted by TechSoup Global by either unwinding with snacks and WiFi, or by getting wound-up with exciting activities designed to inspire and connect. Four activities will be presented over both days, and each activity will be facilitated by winners of the TechSoup Global NTC Networking Challenge.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

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I had designed the leadership workshop on resilience to include a lot of solo and peer reflection time and small group work and some small amounts of presentation and context to do the exercises.

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The Millennial Running Study: Turning Their Miles Logged into Your Mission Spread

Connection Cafe

Not only do you reap the physical benefits of exercise —increased endorphins and reduced levels of stress hormones, but you get the bonus of the feel good powers of philanthropy. Last month, a fascinating study was released called the Millennial Running Study.

How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

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It has been a pleasure to co-design this session with knowledgeable and smart colleagues who are as obsessed with instructional design and interactive exercises as I am. Incorporating Movement Into Exercises. Interactive Exercises. Full Group Interactive Exercises.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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The first step in the exercise was to ask participants to write down three things about themselves that are important for others to know for this project, including skills, knowledge, interests, or learning goal.

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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If time is available, also do a plus/delta exercise with participants as a close out to the session. Measure, evaluate, reflect, and improve. We did a classic brainstorming/SWOT analysis exercise related to our topics.

Why Leadership is the Real Elicitor of Major Gifts

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Try This Exercise. Williams suggested a simple yet incredibly telling exercise. People give to people. It’s not such a bold, innovating statement—but it’s one we often forget. As fundraisers, it’s a statement that should be engrained in our heads.

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The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I read about an exercise that you can do to intentionally improve the experience for all. The exercise teaches empathy. The idea of this exercise is to foster empathy for remote participants who can’t see everything that going on or everyone’s faces.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Present a concept for 15 minutes, break people into small groups with a particular exercise to apply the material, and then come back as a full group for a report out. If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you need to understand how people learn.

Introducing Abbott Square Part 6: Two Prioritization Techniques We Used to Negotiate a Great Lease

Museum 2.0

So we did two exercises—with board and staff, separately—to develop our priorities. I suspect these exercises might be useful in any complicated project. But they were not the ones people talked about the most in the months leading up to this exercise.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

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That group used our gap analysis exercise to find an opportunity to give refugees on the move a chance to add value to local communities while maintaining the dignity of earning an income and doing the work they engaged in at home.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

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The workshop had 16 participants, mostly people who run innovation and research labs from corporations. Since we were spending two days together, working on collaborative exercises, a good opening where we could introduce ourselves and make connections was important.

Walking As Work: Why Movement Is the Killer App

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My doctor''s advice was to start eating a heart-healthy diet and get more exercise. Beth Kanter. Master Trainer, Author, and Blogger. Get your feet moving and your creative juices flowing by swapping sitting for walking meetings.

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

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Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique). Incorporating Movement Into Icebreakers and Small Group Exercises.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Messaging on Social

SocialFish

Here’s an exercise for you – think about your private online community. Check this one out, courtesy Otherwise. How would you describe it if it was part of this list? What differentiates it from your other digital properties? What does it *truly* say about your organization?

Social Media Content for Nonprofits: Video!

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Click here to watch introduction and for writing exercise #1. Writing Exercise #2: Make a Mind Map of words that describes your brand. Click here for The Real Thing writing exercise to walk you through it. Writing Exercise #3: Write from the heart. Using compete sentences, take two minutes and answer this question with full sentences: The Real Thing about my organization’s social media personality is : Click here for this writing exercise.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Instructional design is knowing how to organize your content and shape exercises based on brain and learning research. The idea is micro-content and micro-exercises or mini-sessions. I make time for a morning walk, journal, drawing, or mindfulness breathing exercises on an app.

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

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Through conversations amongst themselves and with their tech providers, the foundations have developed some new practices for future giving days: Conduct “Table Top” crisis planning exercises and develop a plan. Click to Download Report.

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

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I don’t always have a lot of participants who are eager to do exercises digitally, but when I do I can work with them to adapt the exercise. There are apps that allow participants to use “ virtual sticky notes ” to do an exercise but these are not well designed for group collaboration.

Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

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This exercise allows participants to share their experience and views on the issues, but once the map was created it gives everyone a landscape view of the issues and challenges. From the facilitator’s point of view, there are a couple of ways to facilitate this exercise.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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Who is the lead singer, guitarist, bass, and drums. Here’s how that translates to team facilitation: Facilitator Lead: The person who is facilitating the discussion or exercise. Peer Self-Assessment and Peer Coaching Exercises. Closing Exercise.

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are many creative ways to engage participants at a training - both face-to-face and online. One technique is to incorporate movement – from mini-stretch breaks, to self-assessment exercises to switches in the delivery model.

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The Importance Of Employee Wellness Programs

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Exercise Fitness Heidi Smith Leadership Workplace Workplace WellnessToday, I welcome Heidi Smith with her guest post on Employee Wellness.

Book Review: The Imagination Gap

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The big idea in the book is that imagination is the greatest natural resource available to humans and organizations and it is a muscle that we are not exercising regularly. My colleague Brian Reich has just published a new book, The Imagination Gap.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. I was able to rearrange an area for viewing presentations slides and have enough space for participants to move around for full group exercises.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a trainer and subject matter expert, I fight a big battle when designing a workshop. Balancing the amount of content delivery with exercises and right sizing given the available time for the workshop. I got some fantastic ideas for modifying the content and exercises and timings.

5 Healthcare Philanthropy Tips for CEOs

Connection Cafe

Your fundraisers are uniquely suited to exercise emotional intelligence and key you in on physicians’ and board members’ reactions to the projects at hand.