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The Right Facilitation Skills Make Meetings Meaningful

.orgSource

A skilled facilitator can […]. The post The Right Facilitation Skills Make Meetings Meaningful appeared first on.orgSource. When you want volunteers to serve on a committee or support an initiative, it’s critical to give them a rewarding return on the investment.

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8 Tips for Facilitating Nonprofit Hybrid Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The hybrid workplace will have a huge impact on the way we design and facilitate meetings, the primary method of how many organizations get stuff done. Our new normal will most likely be more complex to design and facilitate. Here are some considerations for designing and facilitating pandemic-era hybrid meetings.

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Introducing our Book Group Facilitation Guide!

VQ Strategies

In response to many requests, we have developed a facilitation guide for formal and informal book groups. The post Introducing our Book Group Facilitation Guide! So what better way to read it than to do so as part of conversations? That’s where book groups come in. Download your copy today! first appeared on VQ Strategies.

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How can you facilitate inclusive conversations?

Big Duck

The post How can you facilitate inclusive conversations? appeared first on Big Duck.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process. You’ll see case studies of other nonprofits who have taken similar steps.

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Finding The Best Board Retreat Facilitator – 9 Things To Look For

Kindful

Have you ever sat through a board retreat and spent more time watching the clock, daydreaming, and checking texts than listening to the facilitator? Did your last facilitator stand behind a lectern and drone on like a record playing in slow motion? Facilitate and engage with confidence. Were they unengaging? Credibility.

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Sparking Creative Approaches: How To Facilitate Ideation

Forum One

The first step is to facilitate ideation. Yet facilitating workshops, ideation sessions, or other conversations with the goal to encourage creativity and discourse can be challenging. Yet facilitating workshops, ideation sessions, or other conversations with the goal to encourage creativity and discourse can be challenging.

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Resource guide to facilitating a great meeting

Big Duck

The post Resource guide to facilitating a great meeting appeared first on Big Duck.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Basic Approaches. Before the Session.

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8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Here’s my curated list.

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Become the Association Your Members Want

The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. When we seek input on critical issues, members of.orgCommunity, our networking and education organization, are an invaluable resource. We organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership.

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7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. I’m always up for a conversation with other facilitators about shop talk and getting tips for improving my practice.

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Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the last 25 years I’ve been doing training, I’ve learned different and applied different methods from either being a “student” in a training facilitated by someone using a method, being trained in the method, co-designing with others, and designing and facilitating my own sessions. Networked Facilitation.

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New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But this is more than a simple report on a highly successful leadership program that takes a systems approach to serving an underserved community, it is the authors playbook of how to design and implement a program, including facilitation recipes for designing meetings. The facilitation methods are participatory.

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How to Facilitate the Discovery Step of the Donor-Centered Approach

Bloomerang

She has facilitated numerous workshops with hundreds of nonprofit professionals. Facebook | LinkedIn | The post How to Facilitate the Discovery Step of the Donor-Centered Approach appeared first on Bloomerang. One of Sabrina’s greatest successes is that she increased operation revenue from $750,000 to 2.5

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The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? Take for example my colleague Eugene Eric Kim who shares his facilitation toolkit which includes links to his favorite Post It notes and markers. When I facilitate training, I use analog and digital tools and materials.

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Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month I had the pleasure of taking the Luma Institute Train the Trainers workshop where I got a chance to immerse in practicing facilitation techniques based on human centered design principles. The workshop instructor Peter Maher is founder and CEO, of Luma Institute , and a Jedi Master. Facilitation'

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Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was expertly facilitated by Allison Lin and Odin Zackman. When I get to participate in sessions that are focused on content that I’m intensely interested in AND are well designed and facilitated, it creates the perfect storm for learning in my field and the trade craft of facilitation.

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The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Next, as a group we do a theme analysis.

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How to Facilitate Event Networking While Maintaining Social Distance

AccelEvents

With physical events and social gatherings requiring attendance restrictions and physical distancing, many event organizers and planners are wondering how they can facilitate networking at their event while following the mandates and keeping attendees safe from the coronavirus. . Choose the Right Venue.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Conferences are a great opportunity to take workshops and observe the facilitator’s techniques. Spectragram.

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Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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CadmiumCD Launches New Matchmaking and Networking Capabilities that Facilitate Personalized Attendee Experiences

Cadmium CD

eventScribe Live Improves Conference Education, Networking, and Exhibitor ROI Through an Algorithm-Driven Matching System Based on Attendee Preferences. FOREST HILL, MD — Event software company, CadmiumCD, today announced expanded matchmaking and networking capabilities on the eventScribe Live platform for hybrid and virtual events.

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Design for active learning: Tips for nonprofit facilitators

Charity Village

In active learning environments we aim to bring everyone’s experience and knowledge into the room, not just the facilitator’s. The post Design for active learning: Tips for nonprofit facilitators appeared first on CharityVillage. Even […].

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. You have to think of your interpreters as extensions of your facilitation techniques.

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Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Yesterday, I facilitated the first webinar in a series hosted by the Knight Foundation on taking the practice of Giving Days to the next level.

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Get Them to Build Castles—Strategies for Successful Cross-Functional Teams

.orgSource

The left brain uses emotional intelligence, empathy, creativity, and artful facilitation to keep all the players working productively together. Great leaders rely on both sides of the brain. The right brain meticulously lays out the goals and follows the tasks, timeline, and budget.

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Facilitation Methods for Training

John Kenyon

I created this handout on Facilitation Methods to highlight some of the most popular techniques, along with a brief explanation of each method. Facilitation Methods Handout – pdf. The post Facilitation Methods for Training first appeared on John Kenyon - Nonprofit Technology Educator & Strategist.

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Free Webinar: Designing Inclusive Decisions

NonProfit PRO

Led by inclusive decision-making facilitator, Mer Joyce, this FREE, 60-minute webinar offers a supportive place for organizations to learn how to co-design inclusive decisions and navigate their challenges. Save Your Free Spot!

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy” hosted by the Packard Foundation – not only was the content compelling (stay tuned for a post on that), but it was also a fantastic opportunity to observe one of the best facilitators I know, Allen Gunn from Aspiration.

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DipJar Announces DipJar Online, Extending DipJar’s Leadership in Fundraising to Online

NonProfit PRO

DipJar, a giving technology platform, announced the Early Access release of DipJar Online, which will enable nonprofit organizations to create goal-driven, campaign-based fundraising initiatives that facilitate multi-channel donor engagement.

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The Giving Block Announces Treasury Support Services, Enables Nonprofits to Invest in Cryptocurrency

NonProfit PRO

The service will be facilitated through Gemini, a security-first platform that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn on cryptocurrencies. The Giving Block announced Treasury Support Services for nonprofits looking to custody or invest in cryptocurrency.

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Finding Stability in the ContinuousNext

.orgSource

Once every three years, you gathered the board and staff in a conference room with baked goods, a lot of caffeine, and a facilitator. Remember the good old days? They produced what was euphemistically called a strategic plan. Often this document had more in common with a laundry list than strategy. I hope that total […].

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Visual Meeting Facilitation Workshop with David Sibbet

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. The afternoon was focused on the skill building – drawing – images and letters.

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How to Facilitate Event Networking While Maintaining Social Distance

AccelEvents

With physical events and social gatherings requiring attendance restrictions and physical distancing, many event organizers and planners are wondering how they can facilitate networking at their event while following the mandates and keeping attendees safe from the coronavirus. . Choose the Right Venue.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Beth Kanter

NTEN

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.

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Chicago-based Nonprofit Helps Donors Give Away $1 Billion Dollars

NonProfit PRO

Lever for Change has just hit a major milestone, reaching its goal of facilitating $1 billion in philanthropic grants by 2023, ahead of schedule.

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The Fundraising Authority - Untitled Article

The Fundraising Authority

NXUnite brings nonprofit leaders together in an unstoppable community that facilitates valuable connections. Gain insight, share knowledge, and connect with the people you need to accomplish your mission.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Elissa Perry

NTEN

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.

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Chicago-based Nonprofit Helps Donors Give Away $1B

NonProfit PRO

Lever for Change has just hit a major milestone, reaching its goal of facilitating $1 billion in philanthropic grants by 2023, ahead of schedule.

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