3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

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The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute. I even facilitated design labs to help with the research for my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. I also get asked about where to get facilitation training for design thinking methods.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

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Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox? The most critical thing that distinguishes brainstorming from other types of facilitated group activity is the absence negative feedback.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

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Whether our meeting is useless or valuable depends on how we design, facilitate, and follow up. If you are facilitating the meeting you need figure out logistics like scheduling, materials, and effective use of technology for virtual meetings. The facilitation methods are participatory.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

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There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people. Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries. Networked Facilitation. Facilitated Listening Skills.

7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator

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Note from Beth: As a trainer and someone who teachers other trainers, I’ve been obsessed with improving my facilitation skills and written a lot about it on this blog. 7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator. Build your facilitator’s toolkit. Facilitation

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

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The co-facilitator was Amy Hedrick who works in Product and Design Innovation at Intuit. Here’s a some of what I learned about facilitating innovation and train the trainers design. How does your nonprofit facilitate innovating thinking and doing? Facilitation

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

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I also wanted to experiment with translating some facilitation techniques I use for face-to-face meetings (like sticky note facilitation ) to virtual meetings. Depending on the number of people in your group, there are different ways to facilitate the report out. Facilitation

Facilitating with Sticky Notes

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I enjoy meetings when there has been a lot given to the design and you have expert facilitators in the room because I not only learn about the content, but also learn some new facilitation techniques.

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

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It was expertly facilitated by Allison Lin and Odin Zackman. Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.”

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question: How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Evaluate your content, facilitation, and logistical skills against participant evaluations. As the facilitator, you have give clear instructions to people and keep time.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013. This can be a mix of presentations by peers, with lots of facilitated discussion and interaction.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

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Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Roles may include: Facilitator: Designs and Facilitates Meeting.

Visual Meeting Facilitation Workshop with David Sibbet

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We used sticky notes and the mandala template. David modeled a full group discussion to gather up all the ideas – using a template that used the basic flows of facilitation – attention, energy, information, and operations.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

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I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake , an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey.

Asynchronicity and facilitation

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How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

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Gain tips on how to facilitate sessions that will strengthen professional development across your teams and organization. Register now! One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Beth Kanter

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them, recognizing that she needs no introduction to many of you: Beth Kanter , a Lead Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

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Gunner also facilitated a brainstorming and affinity mapping exercise to unpack all the possible topics for deep dives in small groups in the afternoon. These techniques are based on human-centered design principles.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Elissa Perry

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Elissa Perry , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track. And check out the full lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet John Kenyon

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: John Kenyon , a Lead Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Bridget Marie Todd

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Bridget Marie Todd , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tracy Kronzak

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Tracy Kronzak , a Lead Facilitator for The Future of Technology track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Peter Campbell

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Peter Campbell , a Facilitator for the Future of Technology track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Londell Jackson

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Londell Jackson , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tanya Tarr

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Tanya Tarr , a Lead Facilitator for The Future of Technology track.

Facilitating Creative Learning (for Professionals): More Notes on MuseumCamp

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I first learned about this technique from Sam Kaner''s excellent book, Facilitator''s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. Tag Team the Facilitation. And if you want a more efficient approach to multi-vocal facilitation, try an unconference.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Lisa Heft

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All this summer weve been introducing you to the facilitators who will make the three tracks so memorable. View the lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators and register today!

SXSW Reflection: Using Social Media to Facilitate A Global Back Channel at a Panel Session

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Over the past month, I have been thinking about a couple of different ideas and how to incorporate them into training design to facilitate learning. My questions are: 1. Graphic Facilitation by Jonny Goldstein - click to see larger image.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

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I co-lead a workshop on digital transformation, co-facilitated a master class on digital fundraising campaigns, co-hosted a learning breakfast for scholarship participants, co-designed a Big Room session on Technology for Good, and in between attended some amazing sessions.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Deepa Kunapuli , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

Library clips :: Online communities - technical facilitators are not enough :: October :: 2009

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Library clips :: Online communities - technical facilitators are not enough :: October :: 2009: "I’m finding that some Communities of Practice (CoPs) at work are lacking leadership even though they have a community leader.This is a broad statement, and there can be many reasons for this, but in this post I want to focus on one particular reason

Reflections on MuseumNext and Facilitating Brainstorming

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Facilitator bits. While Jim and I explained clearly to Wild Idea proposers what they needed to do to submit their project for consideration before MuseumNext, we didn't give them enough support in actually facilitating their group brainstorming at the event.

Image Resources for Visual Facilitators

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This image (and many more) came via Nancy White from Michael Erikson. All I can say is wow

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

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It creates a safe space to share learning in a way that isn’t about pointing fingers or blaming (if facilitated in the right way). Capacity Facilitation Leadership Learning Meetings Reflection

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

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The process is simple – any nonprofit team, staff, or even board could facilitate this process in less than hour in three steps. Facilitation Meetings

Postcard from the #14LCS "Future of Tech" Facilitators

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Take a sneak peek behind the curtain of the Future of Technology track planning for 14LCS. Our track on the Future of Technology is coming together in a great way. We will be exploring the elements that help our organizations manage change as our technology, our staffing, and our constituencies evolve and change. 14lcs Community future of technology Leadership leading change summit peter campbell tanya tarr Tracy Kronzak IT Staff

5 Key Relationships for Your Nonprofit: And the Tools and Tactics to Facilitate Them

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Will Colely. Producer/Founder. Aquifer Media. Instead of siloing social media into “that stuff that so-and-so does,” what would a more integrated approach look like? Has this happened to your nonprofit?

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

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TechSoup holds regular meetings for nonprofits in Second Life and I have been attending regularly and sometimes facilitate like this I did this past week. I learned one from Nancy White when I took her online facilitation workshop. It kinds of gets in the way of effective facilitation.

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

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Facilitation Leadership Organizational CultureThat is a slogan on a t-shirt, and while meant as a joke, it is all too familiar for many nonprofits. Meetings that waste your time!

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

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I was thrilled to work with the Brainerd Foundation staff to help design and facilitate a design lab using techniques based on Luma Institute methods earlier this month. Here’s what I learned about the facilitating design thinking processes: What Is A Design Lab?