3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

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The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute. I even facilitated design labs to help with the research for my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. I also get asked about where to get facilitation training for design thinking methods.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

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There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people. Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries. Networked Facilitation. Facilitated Listening Skills.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

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Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox? Used as a facilitation technique in training can also help people generate ideas on how to apply the skills or concepts being taught.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

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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.

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

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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.

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. These are methods for developing solutions (any type) in service of people. By applying this approach to program development or strategy, your nonprofit can get more impactful results.

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

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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. Facilitation

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

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Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings and hybrid meetings where some participants are in the room and others participate are using audio-only or video conferencing platform. Roles may include: Facilitator: Designs and Facilitates Meeting.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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

Visual Meeting Facilitation Workshop with David Sibbet

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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.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Beth Kanter

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them, recognizing that she needs no introduction to many of you: Beth Kanter , a Lead Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

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

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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. Register now!

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

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Has your nonprofit done an online Twitter chat? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet John Kenyon

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. 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

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Bridget Marie Todd , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tracy Kronzak

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. 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

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That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Londell Jackson , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

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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.

Understanding the Reasons for Nonprofit Donor Churn

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When nonprofits want to pinpoint where their donors are leaving, they often look at the last thing that happened to their donor as the tipping point that got them to stop donating. To understand why donors stop giving to a nonprofit, we need to understand why they gave in the first place.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

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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.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

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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? How does your nonprofit routinize reflection at staff meetings, after major projects, or in other ways?

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. How can nonprofits learn from one another across borders without the barrier of translation, particularly online?

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

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

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

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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?

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

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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. But how exactly do you do this with your nonprofit staff? Facilitation Meetings

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

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Has your nonprofit used design thinking for strategy, problem solving, or new idea generation?

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Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

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That is a slogan on a t-shirt, and while meant as a joke, it is all too familiar for many nonprofits. Listen to this Nonprofit Radio show on walking meetings. Facilitation Leadership Organizational Culture

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

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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. I learned one from Nancy White when I took her online facilitation workshop.

Tips & Tools To Appreciate Your Nonprofit Staff and Build A Culture of Resilience

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As part of my work with nonprofit organizations to help them build a culture of resilience that I wrote about in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , I have facilitated retreats where staff brainstorm ideas and identify simple ways that they can make working at their organization more enjoyable.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

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I was thrilled to work with the Brainerd Foundation staff to help design and facilitate a design lab using techniques based on Luma Institute methods earlier this month. Here’s what I learned about the facilitating design thinking processes: What Is A Design Lab?

A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

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They discuss how important people are to every cause, and how technology can and is helping manage and facilitate this precious resource, and enabling and encouraging people to engage civically and do more good. Natalye: First of all, we’re really focused on better leveraging the power of people – being a network of networks where we work with corporations, individuals and nonprofits. Companies Nonprofit Social Good csr nonprofit volunteers volunteerism

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

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I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.

Great reads from around the web on May 3rd

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HOW TO: Create Custom iFrame Tabs on Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page – "In March 2011 Facebook disabled the popular Static FMBL App that many nonprofits had used to create custom tabs on their Facebook Pages. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 3rd).

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

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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.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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!

Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

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We are working on a book together called The Happy,Healthy Nonprofit : Strategies for Impact without Burnout. How is your nonprofit using innovation or creativity techniques to generate ideas for your organization’s programs?

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4a: Sitemaps

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Note: This is the eighth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication design discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience user research web design website

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

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Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy.

How Your Attitude Shapes Your Nonprofit

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I bring that same mindfulness to my client engagements, because I know that my nonprofit clients are usually under a ton of stress. Nonprofits are established to create support for people, for social causes, for a particular belief or view.

Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

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I’ve done this exercise hundreds of time and the results across nonprofits are similar. ” Deadlines are a fact of nonprofit work life. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Leadership

5 Ways Technology Will Shape the Nonprofit Sector in 2014

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It’s no different for nonprofits. Nonprofit Technology is causing an ongoing transformation in the nonprofit sector from the way supporters engage with their favorite nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise , market and manage information.