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 Meetings with Sticky Notes

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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. 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. Then we found a partner and shared our maps.

Visual Meeting Facilitation Workshop with David Sibbet

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’ The book was an inspiration and encouragement for those us whose inner critics have been keeping us away from using the technique in front of other people. The book offers a wonderful road map for a learning journey to internalize these techniques and I’ve practicing a lot.

How To: DIY Community & Content Mapping

Amy Sample Ward

Over the last few of years I’ve had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders. Community Map. Why : Why map your community? Content Map.

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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.

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.

Mapping Web2.0 Censorship: Access Denied Map

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The Map does not aim to index all kinds of web filtering, but rather to provide an overview of online censorship efforts related to the social web and major web 2.0 The Access Denied Map will try to contextualize and situate that battle by focusing on two areas: 1.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Customer Journey Mapping

See What's Out There

Historically, customer journeys have mapped someone’s purchase behavior for a product in the marketplace. By asking some basic questions about how your audience is interacting with your organization, you can begin to build a map of contact points. Map-Making 101.

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Mapping for Impact: This Week's Free TechSoup Webinar

Tech Soup Blog

This blog post was authored by Dawn Krause, who will be facilitating this week's webinar. Perhaps some organizations make it look simple, but behind the scenes there may be some sophisticated Esri tools that map disease outbreaks and aid distribution. Take a look at one of their interactive aid distribution maps to find out what they do with this kind of web mapping technology. mapping nonprofits TechSoup Event Webinar online training Esri GIS product donation

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

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People and Connections Map : Helps you map your network. Tell stories and make maps.

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A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

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If your organization has not spent the time to map out work flow norms related to the tools, it can result in a lot of stress, misunderstanding, and a big loss of productivity. Facilitation Meetings

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

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The above map that Chad explains gets at it. How do you facilitate the hive? If your organization has discovered many Facebook pages/groups set up by activists or fans outside of your organization, what are your best practices for supporting and facilitating this activism?

How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping

NTEN

Over the last few of years I've had a the opportunity to work with a team of intelligent and thoughtful colleagues, speak at conferences, and collaborate with other facilitators and community builders. Community Map. Why : Why map your community? Content Map.

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Nonprofit Social Media Strategy Map Workshop In Silicon Valley

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My biggest problem as a facilitator was transitioning from the share pair back to full group. Compasspoint View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

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Bridge Conference: Social Media ROI: Mapping Metrics to Strategy

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This makes me think about the creative opportunities for learning and facilitating learning at conference with people in the room and remotely. Bridge Conference Slides View more presentations from kanter.

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Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

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Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization.

Mapping Social Media Strategy to Metrics: Listen, Learn, Adapt #09NTC

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Mapping Metrics to Strategy View more presentations from kanter. Yesterday, I facilitated a session called Mapping Social Media to Strategy. Here's the description: The session will share an overview of why the sequence listen, learn, and adapt is critical to implementing a successful social media strategy.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? There are two different lens to think about network mapping. Network Map Networks Training Design

Great reads from around the web on August 11th

Amy Sample Ward

– "The goal of the Global Digital Activism Data Set (GDADS) project is to turn qualitative case studies of digital activism around the world into a non-proprietary quantitative machine-readable data set in spreadsheet form that will facilitate the work of scholars in this new field." The 2010 Social Networking Map / Flowtown (@flowtown) – I love maps and I work in social media; so I always love the maps of social media!

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Reflections from Network Effectiveness and Social Media Strategy Map Interactive Working Sessions for Packard Foundation Grantees

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The workshop, facilitated by the Monitor Institute, was focused on Network Effectiveness. Facilitating peer-learning and exchange. I learned a lot about the network approaches and was particularly interested learning a bit more about social network analysis and mapping processes. The small groups should a mix of people and include someone with experience actually using the tools and one person who is a good facilitator.

GIft Economies at MPS09

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there a high degree of facilitation that’s involved; there’s a natural fear from the service side of fear from the outside, so there has to be real facilitation to get sustainable change and not just reaction. Tags: case studies maps free gift economy health mps09 patientopinion I’m capturing notes at the MyPublicServices event from PatientOpinion. This session is lead by Paul Hodgkin from PatientOpinion.

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(More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Tons of groups and individuals have come up with some really interesting map tools that display everything from American Idol contestants&# hometowns to localized crime data. the Seven Wonders of the World map falls a little flat). Get it on the map.&#

NetCentric Advocacy: Noonhat: Self-Organizing at the edge.

Network-Centric Advocacy

highlight a part of DC (you have to drag the map across the country.) I could see campaigns, churches, support groups and issue advocacy groups really making use of these in branded version on websites to also facilitate lunch with organizers, staff, preachers, experts, key supporters, etc. All it contains is a map, a little circle, and a box where you can enter your email , and a calendar. highlight a part of DC (you have to drag the map across the country.)

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2006 07:06 Written by Steve Sunday, 17 September 2006 08:36 I’m co-facilitating a session on software integration at the Web of Change conference this week with Michael Silberman of Echo Ditto. Notice how any place you find a listing of street addresses you now find an embedded google map. Google maps is the best of breed UI widget for displaying geographic data in your app.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. Here’s what I learned: Facilitation Teams. Often, facilitation teams are brought together by an event host.

About that Google Phone

Idealware

The iPhone, of course, is thinner, but that design choice was facilitated by the lack of a hardware keyboard. Maps and Apps Another compelling thing Maps and GPS functionality. While it doesn't do voice directions, the mapping features are powerful and extensible. Street View features a compass, so you can see where you are going as you walk, and there are already a number of apps doing great integration with maps and multimedia, as you'd expect from a Google phone.

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Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

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Last week I was lucky enough to facilitate a mini-innovation lab for 60 community foundation program officers at the first meeting of ProNet during the Council on Foundations conference in Cleveland, Ohio that celebrated 100 years of community philanthropy.

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Great reads from around the web on October 9th

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" Giving Anonymously - A non-profit organization facilitating generosity between people - "Giving Anonymously is a non-profit organization facilitating generosity between people. Giving to others in need can be full of mixed motivations and our hope is to facilitate Pure giving." " Third sector infrastructure organisations Social Media Map - RSS Feed - TALK Project - TALK - This is SO cool! I love maps, and I love RSS - and here's a combination!

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Twestival is Back and Local

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Vote for your local organization: Some cities have already chosen the organization and others need local people to vote, so use the map on the Twestival site to find your city’s Twestival page to learn more!

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

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In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “ How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.” Co-Designing and Working with Other Facilitators and Trainers. Creating a Network Map.

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I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

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On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell. How to identify your allies, build relationships, and map your network.

How Networked Nonprofits Visualize Their Networks

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Photo Tweeted by @starfocus during a network mapping session at NWF. Daniel facilitated a network mapping activity with NNF’s 10 education advocacy staff from regional offices and headquarters. Staff members were at the core of the map. Share your map online.

Advancing Social Media Measurement for Philanthropic Outcomes #sm_re

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Understanding and mapping your network is one of the indicators in my “Crawl Walk Run Fly” maturity of practice model and looks something like this: Click to see larger image. The map above depicts everyone who was tweeting during the Tweet Chat.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

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I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.

Your 4-Step Recipe for Donor Prospecting Success

Connection Cafe

When they know which relationships could be useful, gift officers can facilitate an introduction. Map out their growing wealth more thoroughly and consider producing an estimate on their capacity to give. Prospect researchers are up to their ears in data—and usually with requests.

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When Your Powers Combine: Why Nonprofit Mergers Should Not Be Feared

NonProfit Hub

The San Francisco Foundation and MAP Minnesota each published great, in-depth and comprehensive guides to facilitating a merger. A neutral third-party facilitator is essential to the process. In the early ‘90s, a new superhero burst onto the scene.

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

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Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a brainstorming meeting at a foundation that was developing a strategy for its digital platforms (web, social, mobile, etc). The process was facilitated byPeter Maher, founder and CEO, of Luma Institute. Technique 2: Affinity Mapping.

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

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They have to do a network map and analysis as well as strategy for a development organization in their area of student. More importantly, after every class I facilitate, I do a debrief with students as part of evaluating the training.

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

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Note From Beth: A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to participate in a meeting with other capacity builders who work with networks. I wrote a quick reflection on some of the techniques used to facilitate the meeting. just strategy, or just process facilitation, or just fundraising).

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Vote for the sessions you want at 11NTC

Amy Sample Ward

Join us to examine where your community resides online using a mapping exercise, think about cross-channel best practices, and talk about examples of successful cross-platform community building. We’ll invite three participants to serve as case studies, break up into small groups and collectively map out an online strategy. Each group will present its campaign strategy and tactics to the entire workshop, and facilitators will offer feedback and additional ideas.

#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

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This session teaches you some techniques including the use of visualization, graphic facilitation, mind-mapping, attention training, and technology tips and tools that you can immediately put into practice to help you and your staff work more efficiently and effectively, enabling you to achieve more in less time and ultimately increase the return of your efforts.

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Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

We’ll work with the team/group in a series of facilitated meetings to define and resolve the conflict once and for all, which includes developing action plans to ensure the team does not slip back into the conflict unintentionally. Social business demands culture change. .