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

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

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I always learn something from his participatory style, humor, and techniques. Here’s a few things I learned. My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies Gunner’s techniques in his own technology/activist trainings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Bridge Conference: Social Media ROI: Mapping Metrics to Strategy

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Over the past three years, I've been presenting on this topic , the thinking and practice has evolved from 'we can't measure social media or it doesn't yet provide a tangible return," to being able to have guidelines, metrics, and techniques for demonstrating the ROI.

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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

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

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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.&#

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. Group Polling Techniques and Tools.

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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.

#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. He will teach us some drawing techniques for those of us who are not Picassos. Visualization Techniques.

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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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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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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.

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

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Going beyond content delivery, I also use a lot of participatory and hands-on learning techniques to help students gain a deeper understanding. They have to do a network map and analysis as well as strategy for a development organization in their area of student.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

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Participants from a nonprofit work on their network map during the workshop. And, as the facilitator, you have to be good at improvising and skilled at coaching some participants to adapt exercise so it meets their need.

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Integrating A Network Mindset Into Your Daily Work

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Identify Specific Network Weaving Techniques To Integrate. June Holley, an expert in networks and facilitating a community of practice of network weavers , defines some of these techniques below. An important technique is to visualize your network.

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. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

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So, it is important for us to incorporate techniques in daily work life that reduce the chances of this happening. I liked this map so much that I printed it out and keep at my desk. What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction? Are there tips not on the mind map?

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

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Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice.

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

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My role was to deliver components of the Networked NGO curriculum – sessions on network mapping, challenges assumptions about networked ways of working, as well as training on how to use the online collaboration platform for their together moving forward.

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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On New Year’s Day, I heard a story on NPR about some research on instructional techniques used by many college professors – the lecture and how it is less effective in an age information abundance. Luckily, there is no shortage of techniques and resources and books.

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

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Here are two stories about two very different nonprofits and how they approached designing their dashboards with human-centered design techniques. Staff were asked to use a technique called “ Rose, Bud, Thorn ” to identify strengths, challenges, and opportunities for change.

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Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

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The workshop includes a facilitated process based on the “ World Cafe ” method where participants work in small groups to discuss the challenges in the workplace and how to address them. One technique is to weave self-care into your workday . Flickr Photo by Gavin St.

How To Get Insight From Data Visualization: SHUT UP and SLOW DOWN!

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Map the data. What is your techniques or process visualizing data? From SXSW Session: Shut Up and Draw.

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What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

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I also facilitated several workshops for London-based nonprofit CEOs and communications directors on developing a strategy for their leadership profiles on social and internal champions (board, staff, and volunteers). Photo by Social Misfits.

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

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I’ve been curating resources on training techniques and capacity building over at scoop.it I love David Sibbet, Rachel Smith, and everything Grove Consulting does. I had the pleasure of taking the visual facilitation workshop last fall (my write up is here ).

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Tips for Content Curators from Beth Kanter: How To Avoid Getting "Content Fried"

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In addition to the technical skills and tools described [ in the extended version of this article ], it is also important for staff to incorporate techniques into their daily work life that reduce distraction and stress. Have any techniques to add to this list?

Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

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One technique I use is the “Burning Question” board. I’ve used the burning question technique in many different ways over the years, this is an example of one way to do it. Sunrise on Sacred Maori Land outside of Auckland, NZ.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

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It maps out stages of change, but also recognizes that organizations may be in different stages at the same time: Dormant: At this stage, the organization does not know where to start.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

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The best of these techniques tap into a member’s intrinsic motivation to trigger participation, the worst rely on psychological tricks and negative emotional responses. ————. Purpose. people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.”

Playing the Social Media Game with 100 Bay Area Nonprofits

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Last week, I had the opportunity facilitate a " Social Media Strategy Map " workshop for over 100 Bay Area nonprofits. I don't get an opportunity to do this workshop with a large group, so this was fabulous learning experience to work out some techniques to make it scale.

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Adventures in Participatory Audience Engagement at the Henry Art Gallery

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Stringing Connections , in which visitors could describe relationships between works in the exhibition and make them visible by tying pieces of yarn between them on a large map of the gallery. When activities were not facilitated, people were often too timid to interact.

Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

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The convening used participatory methods to identify topics for small group conversations related to the theme and was expertly facilitated by Allen Gunn from Aspiration. ( I wrote a reflection last week about the facilitation techniques here ).

Frapper Groups

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My colleague Michelle Murrain discovered Frappr which allows anyone to put themselves on a map using Google APIs. One immediate use that came to mind is that if you had a distributed work group (based in US) that was working together, you could have people add photos and brief intro to the map. It makes me think of the clock technique that Nancy White taught me during the recent online facilitator's workshop.

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The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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It marked the start of a six month peer learning exchange where I, along with colleague Stephanie Rudat will work remotely with grantees as they implement an action learning project to put techniques into practice and facilitate organizational change from the inside out.

Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

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” That is you step aside from the content delivery and shine a light into the process, including what the trainer is thinking as they are facilitating. Ecosystem map of capacity builders space at #penguinday pic.twitter.com/1fGVlLkH3K — Beth Kanter (@kanter) March 12, 2014.

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A Few Reflections from SXSW Crowdsourcing Panel

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I was honored to design and facilitate a panel at SXSW on Sunday called " Crowd Sourcing Innovative Social Change." The second topic started percolating at last year's SXSW Social Media for Social Good BBQ and a question - so where are the good examples and techniques?

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

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The best of these techniques tap into a member’s intrinsic motivation to trigger participation, the worst rely on psychological tricks and negative emotional responses.

14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!

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Redefining Philanthropy - Dwayne Rice Build a Salesforce application to facilitate a culture of philanthropy around education reform by providing a platform to track constituent engagement to lead people up the engagement ladder.

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