8 Tips for Facilitating Nonprofit Hybrid Meetings

Beth Kanter

The hybrid workplace will have a huge impact on the way we design and facilitate meetings, the primary method of how many organizations get stuff done. Our new normal will most likely be more complex to design and facilitate. 8: Hybrid Meeting: Specific Facilitation Tips.

CadmiumCD Launches New Matchmaking and Networking Capabilities that Facilitate Personalized Attendee Experiences

Cadmium CD

Networking Preferences ‐ Attendees can also choose if they want to share their profiles and select opportunities they’re seeking to receive matches to peers, colleagues, and other persons of interest.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

How to Facilitate Event Networking While Maintaining Social Distance

AccelEvents

With physical events and social gatherings requiring attendance restrictions and physical distancing, many event organizers and planners are wondering how they can facilitate networking at their event while following the mandates and keeping attendees safe from the coronavirus. .

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

Beth Kanter

It’s time to up your virtual facilitation and convening skills. Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings. Roles may include: Facilitator: Designs and Facilitates Meeting.

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

Bloomerang

Don’t forget to share the information with your team and ensure that have access. She has facilitated numerous workshops with hundreds of nonprofit professionals. The most effective type of donor cultivation is a donor-centered approach.

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. A key to using these successfully is matching the method to your goal for that part of your training – are you looking to get folks to share their knowledge on a topic or brainstorm ideas or come to an agreement? Facilitation Methods Handout – pdf.

How to Facilitate Event Networking While Maintaining Social Distance

AccelEvents

With physical events and social gatherings requiring attendance restrictions and physical distancing, many event organizers and planners are wondering how they can facilitate networking at their event while following the mandates and keeping attendees safe from the coronavirus. .

7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator

Beth Kanter

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. I’m always up for a conversation with other facilitators about shop talk and getting tips for improving my practice. So, I’m thrilled that fellow facilitators Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES and Tracy Wright, MAED from ETR agreed to share some of their secrets in this guest post. Facilitatio

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.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth Kanter

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox? This is the focus of a session called “ The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques, ” that I’m co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. There are two basic ways to facilitate a group brainstorming session.

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.

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.

#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!

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

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. When I facilitate training, I use analog and digital tools and materials. The Post-it Plus app helps you scan the notes, make some sense of them, and share them with your meeting’s participants.

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

Last week, Andrea Kihlstedt and I did a reprise of our Guidestar webinar, “ Healthy and Productive Meetings ” as a learning session for Guidestar staff. Guidestar has multiple office locations, so this session was done as a virtual meeting using a platform and apps that offered features like chat, desktop sharing, polling, white board, sticky notes, and audio and video conferencing. The first was to write down one action step and share it. Facilitation

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Elissa Perry

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: Elissa Perry , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening of ”network practitioners” (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gig Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLoud. The purpose was share insights and learn more about creating, supporting, and managing networks. Then we found a partner and shared our maps.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Peter Campbell

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: Peter Campbell , a Facilitator for the Future of Technology track.

#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.

#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.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tanya Tarr

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

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Lisa Heft

NTEN

All this summer weve been introducing you to the facilitators who will make the three tracks so memorable. Lisa is an internationally renowned facilitator and educator known for her use of Open Space Technology and other participant-driven dialogic and interactive methods for engaging deeper reflection, learning, and interchange. View the lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators and register today!

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. Share your story below.

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. Peer: Shared knowledge and experiential learning that benefits from interaction between participants.

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

3 Ways to Facilitate Reflective Learning with your LMS. Here are 3 ways an LMS for professional learners facilitates reflective learning. The scheduling capabilities of the LMS can help to facilitate this process, by setting submission deadlines, or allowing the instructor to send reminders to the student. The post 3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning appeared first on WBT Systems.

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. Share in the comments.

Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes. It also provides tools that facilitate program management, funding development, and global collaboration. You can upload and share files up to 2 GB in size with the Starter Edition.

Files 75

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

Beth Kanter

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. While I delivered some content sessions on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn strategy, I also facilitated interactive sessions. You have to think of your interpreters as extensions of your facilitation techniques.

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 integrate content sharing and audience interaction in the right balance to unleash pearls of wisdom from both audience and the experts on the stage? How can we use graphic facilitation or graphic note taking in real time to deepen understanding of the topic being discussed?

My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For 2011, my three words are: Seek, Sense, and Share inspired by Harold Jarche’s model for networked learning. How these words will guide me in 2011: Seek: Seeking is the process of keeping up to date in your field. A lot the products of my sense-making are shared through this blog, flickr, YouTube, and Slideshare – as well as offline through presentations, book and article writing, and facilitating workshops. reflection seek sense share three words

Share 82

Strengthen Your Community with a Knowledge Sharing Network

NTEN

Consider how you can support more robust knowledge sharing. By providing your stakeholders with a dedicated place to share knowledge with one another, community building happens naturally. What is a knowledge sharing network? A robust knowledge sharing network might involve people sharing resources, best practices, worst practices, just-in-time information, quick tips, and deep thinking, all focused on a specific topic. Community knowledge sharing Program

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

Facilitating Creative Learning (for Professionals): More Notes on MuseumCamp

Museum 2.0

This week, I want to share a bit about the behind-the-scenes of MuseumCamp. It is my suspicion that a one-day workshop spread over two days will always be more effective than putting it all on the same day, even with the same number of hours of content sharing. I first learned about this technique from Sam Kaner''s excellent book, Facilitator''s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making. Tag Team the Facilitation.

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. Facilitation Happy Healthy Nonprofit Online Meetings Organizational Culture Remote Work Walking

Reflections on MuseumNext and Facilitating Brainstorming

Museum 2.0

Facilitator bits. We also had quite an extensive reporting-out session at the end with the Wild Idea session leaders sharing what they had learned and where they would go next. 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.

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. That’s why I’ve added a new workshop on running and facilitating effective virtual meetings.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi. Like many nonprofits, the rapidly evolving environment around and within us was littered by a practice of ad hoc documentation and person to person knowledge sharing. This elicits feelings of transparency and honesty that allows a wide range of information sharing, which often leads to new awareness. How does your organization learn and share knowledge?

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.

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. Have people share why they chose or rejected certain items. Facilitation Training Design