3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute. I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training. I started incorporating facilitating design labs as well as the techniques into my training practice ever since. I even facilitated design labs to help with the research for my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Have you been trained to facilitate these methods?

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

Bloomerang

In this donor-centered approach, nonprofits seek to discover as much as they can about the potential donor. There are certain things that must take place: Donors talk more than the nonprofit leader. Nonprofit leaders ask more than tell.

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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.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and now adjunct professor, I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation. There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas. And that’s why I love teaching and training because it is all about the learning for both you and the participants. Networked Facilitation. Open Space and Unconference Facilitation.

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

Beth Kanter

In light of the Coronavirus, many nonprofits are engaging in scenario planning. It’s time to up your virtual facilitation and convening skills. As nonprofits are impacted by the CoronaVirus and need more virtual meeting skills, I’d like to share what I have learned.

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.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

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. You also need to establish meeting norms or rules of engagement and then design and facilitate the process to get results. That’s why I’ve keep a good list of meeting facilitation playbooks handy for inspiration.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

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. 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.

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. Also included below is the slide deck from the Nonprofit Technology Conference session Supercharge Your Technology Training, where the handout was used. Facilitation Methods Handout – pdf. The post Facilitation Methods for Training first appeared on John Kenyon - Nonprofit Technology Educator & Strategist

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

Beth Kanter

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. When I design and facilitate meeting for clients, board meetings, or as part of a workshop, webinar or other training, I’m always looking for new ideas for facilitation and interactive processes.

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

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. I facilitated a verbal report out, while I had someone act as “scribe” and type in the responses on different sticky notes. Facilitation

#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. View the growing lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators and register today!

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet John Kenyon

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. 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

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. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Bridget Marie Todd , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

Visual Meeting Facilitation Workshop with David Sibbet

Beth Kanter

I haven’t made it to the top of the ladder where I can ”draw on the wall” while facilitating a group, and I have not been able to become fluent in using visual note taking in digital ways – like on a iPad. That’s why I was probably the first person to register last January for the Visual Meetings Workshop with David Sibbet and Rachel Smith from Grove Consultants that took place this week in San Francisco.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tracy Kronzak

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. 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 Londell Jackson

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. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Londell Jackson , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

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. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Deepa Kunapuli , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Has your nonprofit done an online Twitter chat? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia. It’s been a one-hour weekly chat on Twitter for the past 10 months organized and hosted by Marc Meyer and Jason Breed. The way it works is they invite a “host&# to ask 3 compelling questions, 20 minutes each, that revolve around a topical subject within the business of social media, but that play to their strengths or backgrounds.

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

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. Many of us do this and take content notes, but it is also great to take notes about instructional design and facilitation techniques.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

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. This can be a mix of presentations by peers, with lots of facilitated discussion and interaction.

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

Beth Kanter

The pandemic has inspire a new breed of online collaboration apps that facilitate drop in video chatting for serendipitous conversations that your team might want to test. These are few tips to help your nonprofit team be more energetic, but also productive.

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

NTEN

Has this happened to your nonprofit? 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? One staff person or select members of the communications team are assigned to manage all of your organization’s social media. While this might make sense, it can be a lonely and complicated job speaking for an entire organization to the outside world.

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

Beth Kanter

One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities. And, when nonprofits budgets are tight, professional development often gets slashed. Gain tips on how to facilitate sessions that will strengthen professional development across your teams and organization. Register now!

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. As the End-of-Year fundraising season approaches and strategic planning for 2019 looms, technological advances, donor demographic shifts and nonprofit workloads all pose challenges for nonprofit fundraising professionals. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. How can we use graphic facilitation or graphic note taking in real time to deepen understanding of the topic being discussed? How can nonprofits learn from one another across borders without the barrier of translation, particularly online? SXSW: Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World.

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

Beth Kanter

In many of the workshops I’ve been facilitating based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , many nonprofits are recognizing that offering some workplace flexibility to employees is not only an attractive benefit, but also can increases productivity and help with burnout prevention.Many nonprofits allow staff to work remotely one day a week. Roles may include: Facilitator: Designs and Facilitates Meeting.

What Can Salesforce Do For Nonprofits?

Cloud 4 Good

In this blog, I’m going back to the basics to illustrate what exactly Salesforce’s many clouds can do for customers in the nonprofit space. To understand the depth and breadth of Salesforce’s offerings for nonprofits, we must first understand the Salesforce Customer 360 approach.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Beth Kanter

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. Does your nonprofit use a formal debrief process after programs, events, or activities? Facilitator Guide: [link]. … Read More Conferences Facilitation Innovation Reflection Training Design

Tips To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting

Beth Kanter

Recently I facilitated an online session about how to get better at online meetings for Lightful in the UK where I am a Senior Advisor at Lightful, among other activities, facilitate online master classes for their BRIDGE programme. Facilitation

Recapping the First Salesforce Nonprofit Summit Sessions

Cloud 4 Good

On April 21, 2021, Salesforce.org brought together an international Nonprofit Community for the very first Nonprofit Summit. Prior to Salesforce, the CDC Foundation utilized Raiser’s Edge to facilitate their mission.

Who’s Responsible for A Nonprofit’s Culture of Philanthropy?

Bloomerang

If you’re a fundraiser bemoaning the lack of your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy , you don’t get off that easily. . You are the philanthropy facilitator. . A Nonprofit’s Culture of Philanthropy: Who’s Job is it? . Nonprofit Culture Philanthropy

In search of my next vocation!

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

In my next job, I’d like to focus on some or all of the following: Weaving networks among nonprofit organizations in order to build collaboration, peer learning, and communities of practice. Aiding philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in seamlessly matching resources with needs.

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Beth Kanter

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit. But how to create a routine around reflection for yourself and at your nonprofit? 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). How does your nonprofit routinize reflection at staff meetings, after major projects, or in other ways?

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

Beth Kanter

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods. Facilitation Training Design

How Donorbox powers these nonprofits’ fundraising

Socialbrite

From nonprofits to churches, organizations have launched onlilne campaigns on behalf of a variety of causes using the company’s donation platform. 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bangalore, India. To be effective, a nonprofit needs to optimize its fundraising.

How to Become a Nonprofit Leader

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes How to Become a Nonprofit Leader. Whether you aspire to be an executive leader, hold a director’s position, or even launch your own nonprofit, there are rarely clear paths to career development within the nonprofit sector.

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. So, I've been reflecting about effective facilitation of virtual meetings in Second Life Right now the primary method of group interaction is via unmoderated chat interface. I learned one from Nancy White when I took her online facilitation workshop. It kinds of gets in the way of effective facilitation.

How to Navigate the Post-COVID Novel Nonprofit Economy

Bloomerang

We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of donors and nonprofit employees. This is a question I broached in “ What Will a Post-COVID Nonprofit Economy Reveal ? ” We’re living in a transformational – new and unprecedented – novel nonprofit economy.

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Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy

Bloomerang

You may be wondering where to focus your fundraising as we emerge from the fog of 2020 and into, perhaps, a less cloudy future when it comes to nonprofit giving trends. Charitable giving was up in 2020 , and projections for nonprofit giving trends in 2021 and 2022 are even rosier.

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A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, as more and more nonprofits offer workplace flexibility and remote working opportunities for staff, they are relying more on online collaboration platforms to get work done – including tools like Zoom, Slack, Box, Google Drive, and others. Facilitation Meetings

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2018. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Kansan City, KA/ $625. Nonprofit Management / #AMI2018 / @NPL_Alliance. Nonprofit Management.

What Are Your Best Tips for Organizing or Facilitating a Charity 2.0 Event?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Take a look at the web site of any well-established nonprofit organization , and you'll probably see past invitations to these types of events or one for an upcoming event We're seeing the rise of social media to promote, organize, and in some cases hold the actual charity event itself. Even just a decade ago, a typical nonprofit charity black tie event would have a committee of dedicated volunteers who would plan and promote the event.