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.

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. Reflective Practice. Networked Facilitation.

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.

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? The most critical thing that distinguishes brainstorming from other types of facilitated group activity is the absence negative feedback.

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

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Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit. A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.

7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator

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Note from Beth: As a trainer and someone who teachers other trainers, I’ve been obsessed with improving my facilitation skills and written a lot about it on this blog. 7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator. Build your facilitator’s toolkit. 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: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

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It was expertly facilitated by Allison Lin and Odin Zackman. This is a great way to keep everyone in a smallish gather engaged while going deeper into a conversation. This techniques lends itself to reflective conversations versus didactic content.

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. Experimentation Free Agent reflection

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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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. As the facilitator, you have give clear instructions to people and keep time.

Reflections on MuseumNext and Facilitating Brainstorming

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Facilitator bits. While Jim and I explained clearly to Wild Idea proposers what they needed to do to submit their project for consideration before MuseumNext, we didn't give them enough support in actually facilitating their group brainstorming at the event.

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.

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.

#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.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

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I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake , an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey.

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.

Keep Calm and Write It Down: How Reflective Practice Leads To Better Results for Nonprofits

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I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook. Ask team members to reflect on their lessons learned.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Elissa Perry

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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: Elissa Perry , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track. And check out the full lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators

#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 Peter Campbell

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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: Peter Campbell , a 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.

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.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tanya Tarr

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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: Tanya Tarr , a Lead Facilitator for The Future of Technology track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Lisa Heft

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All this summer weve been introducing you to the facilitators who will make the three tracks so memorable. Her experience is across cultures and industries for diverse meeting objectives, knowledge-sharing conferences, dialogue-based task work, planning, and reflection.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

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” That got me thinking about my prep process. I spent ten years as a focus group moderator so I think that experience was invaluable to learning how to facilitate wide ranging discussions, learning to listen intensely, and bringing out different points of view.

Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule

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This year I designed and facilitated a highly interactive session called “ Walking is Work: Don’t Call It A Break ” with Ritu Sharma. I also lead a conference networking walk following the session. This post summarizes some thoughts and reflections.

#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.

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.

PopTech Fellows Program: Reflections

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This includes leadership, social innovation, communications, branding, graphic facilitation, financial and funding models. Graphic Facilitation Rocks. PopTech Slides View more presentations from kanter.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

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It was also an opportunity for me to co-facilitate with in-country team, meet the NGOs and hear their stories first-hand, and learn a lot about modeling and adapting interactive training techniques for different cultures. 1. Facilitating Tri-Lingual Events: Not Lost in Translation.

Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out

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Earlier this month I was in Boston for the annual convention for Americans for the Arts where I facilitated a leadership development pre-conference workshop, “Impact without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leaders from the Inside/Out.” Reflection questions : “Why did this work?”.

Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

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At the Digital Engagement Event , back on 6th October, David Wilcox and I helped the Community Voices team facilitate two sessions that focused on the three things more important to digital engagement than the technology. You can check out the Community Voices group on the Social by Social community for videos, notes and other reflections from the event. Were you there, and have ideas to add to this reflection?

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Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

At the Digital Engagement Event , back on 6th October, David Wilcox and I helped the Community Voices team facilitate two sessions that focused on the three things more important to digital engagement than the technology. You can check out the Community Voices group on the Social by Social community for videos, notes and other reflections from the event. Were you there, and have ideas to add to this reflection?

Voice 101

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." So, armed with an improvised mobile wireless mic, I used an Oprah style facilitation. Crowdsourcing View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections from Monterey Community Foundation Workshop

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The first session, facilitated by colleague Daniel Cohen, focused on creating a communications strategy.

Reflections from Independent Sector and Blackbaud Conferences

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Last week, I had the pleasure of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit and Social Media workshop at the Independent Sector Annual Conference “ Forging A Stronger Future Together &# in Atlanta.

Quick Reflections from Social Innovation Summit 2011

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I’ve been heads down working on my next book about measurement and networked nonprofit s with KD Paine and our editor, Bill Paarlberg , sprinting towards our deadline. Writing a book is always a learning experience and I can’t express my gratitude for having such a wonderful co-author and fantastic editor. The combination of learning so much about topic, plus the writing process has been incredible.

Reflections on the Social Media Lab Workshop

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Here's some reflections: Thoughtful, Intentional Experiments Thoughtful experimentation is setting up a low-risk experiment with metrics to figure out what is and isn't working is a social media best practice. Packard socialmedia-lab-day 1-module 1.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: AMI 2014 Reflections

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Lyn spent 10 years as Director of Project LEARN for Valley of the Sun United Way and Communities in Schools facilitating relationships with schools, business, government and nonprofits to better serve students living in poverty. posted by Lyn McDonough , Program Coordinator Sr.

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

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Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City , I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy. Reflection.

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

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As one of my great teachers said, ”You are not good at what you do unless you are always learning and reflecting on your practice.”

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Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

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I’ve been working program and instructional design, facilitation of peer calls and workshops – in collaboration with the fantastic team at Spitfire. This week was the third face-to-face meeting I’ve helped design and facilitate. Source: Spitfire Twitter Feed.