Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers, you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings, or embark on your own self-directed learning path. Internal: These theories take into account our minds and bodies. How people think and process information are one set of theories that include multiple intelligences , learning styles , and constructivism.

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

ECB involves a series of steps taken by an evaluator (internal or external) to build evaluative knowledge and skills, create a culture of continuous learning and accountability, and make resources readily available. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth Kanter

I’m co-facilitating a session on Nonprofit Training Design and Delivery with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Berry, and Cindy Leonard at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference on Friday March 14th at 10:30 am! Use Learning Theory. I have written a lot about how it is important to understand how the brain works, how people learn by using learning theories to guide the design of your workshops. Learning.

The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory and other instructional approaches. What can we learn from nonprofits who have been early adopters reaching out to and engaging Gen Z donors? They are also working with High School Clubs where they are learning that they need to adapt their programs and not insisting that these young philanthropists to fit their mode.

How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky to co-design and facilitate a session on technology training with colleagues John Kenyon, Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. Cindy and Jeanne wrote this great reflection of what we learned and how we facilitated this very interactive session. The 2016 session took all of the trainers’ lessons learned from the previous session and improved upon the presentation and exercises.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Here are six fantastic books that I read this year that help you gain 21st century skills like learning from failure, reflection, visualization, and more. Based on solid research and insights from more than 100 organizations, he provides a roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself. This book is a great read. The model balances content, learning design, and participants. Photo By h.koppdelaney.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

Designing and delivering a training to a nonprofit audience is not about extreme content delivery or putting together a PowerPoint and answering questions. If you want to get results, you need to think about instructional design and learning theory. And, there is no shortage of learning theories and research. You also need to consider the learning environment, any constraints, the delivery options, and the timeline for the project.

AAM 2010 Recap: Slides, Surprises, and a Banjo

Museum 2.0

A few things I learned from the presentations and discussion: Dan shared a useful 4-step mental model for the progression of how institutions move towards participatory engagement. Finally, museums as "facilitators" of visitors' own experiences and interests. One of the resources she shared is a book called Brain Rules , which presents studies about the power of "cognitive force environment"--the idea that we need to be able to actually change an environment to learn from it.