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Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

Today marks 2017’s Digital Learning Day, a day where we celebrate technology’s role in how we learn. We Give Back. Camp Blackbaud.

How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

A few weeks ago, we aligned with the YW for a skills-based volunteering project with one of their partners, Independence High School in Manhattan.

Volunteerism Keeps Proving Its Value (Especially When Skills Are Given)

Connection Cafe

What’s even cooler is how the value jumps higher when volunteers give their professional skills in law, finance, marketing, operations, you name it.

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Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past few months, I’ve been facilitating a Nonprofit Emerging Leaders online peer learning project with Third Plateau Impact Strategies.

Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

YES YES YES YES YES @davegray “People don’t learn from spreadsheets, predictions, and plans, they learn from making things” #NeXConf.

How Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Can Build Emotional Intelligence Skills: There’s An App for That!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The peer learning curriculum emphasizes practical emotional intelligence 2.0 skills. Self-Management Skills. Inside Out.

Resources to Sharpen Your Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Thankfully, there are many free or inexpensive training programs that can help you polish your technology skills. spanhidden.

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Adding Learning to Work. He points out that approach has value but, by adding activities is only assisting in the learning process.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

Learning from mistakes. I hope you find them helpful on your journey. Like the speed of change technology has brought. (My

How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

Connection Cafe

Strong and effective body language can help establish an immediate rapport with your audience and signal confidence in your message. Good luck!

Improve Your IT Skills with Online Learning from Skillsoft

Tech Soup Blog

Skillsoft is offering 10 online learning products across a variety of IT topics. How Can My Organization Benefit? Get Skillsoft training now.

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Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. What have you learned from analyzing your social media data?

Start 2017 by Building Your Tech Skills and Community

Tech Soup Blog

To learn how I can apply technology to my cause or organization. To learn about specific topics of interest. We also learned that.

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Engaging and Retaining Skilled (and Key) Volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

However, I've learned from both serving on boards and being a volunteer myself, that volunteers can easily become invaluable assets to an organization. Key volunteers are the most dedicated and skilled of your organization’s volunteers who can essentially take on the duties of staff when resources are limited. Like this article?

Take the Plunge into New Nonprofit Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

As employees in the nonprofit sector, we often rely on the transferrable skills we've gained over time to accomplish our jobs. Images: NTEN.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This book will help. The model balances content, learning design, and participants. Photo By h.koppdelaney. Schoemaker. Books

3 Things I learned about Storytelling While Writing The Storytelling Non-Profit

Connection Cafe

If you’ve ever wanted to get better at or learn more about something – try writing a book about! 1 Consistency Is How You Crush It.

Seven Key Skills of High Impact Nonprofit Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

Dedicating yourself to continuous learning is at the core of investing in yourself and others. Karen Ramsey can help! posted by.

10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask

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10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask. This helps you exude positive energy and confidence. We’re grateful Rachel! 3.Stand or sit tall.

It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector.

Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

Connection Cafe

So, I thought it would be fun to share 3 strategies and tactics you can learn from Disney and apply at your organization.

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Three Tips for Managing Your Interns & Skilled Volunteers

Idealware

Skilled volunteers let your organization get high-level work such as social media and web design done, which would otherwise cost you lots of time and money. Here are a few tips based on what I''ve learned as a skilled volunteer working for the Communications team at VolunteerMatch: 1. Make Them a Part of the Team.

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit marketers are doing more with content marketing – and feeling more confident about their effectiveness. What is Content Marketing?

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Or learn how to use Excel better? Need help finding the right WordPress plugin for your website? Don't be shy — come join us!

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You should also think about how you can partner with other like-minded organizations and companies––big or small––that can help you reach more people.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was a great learning experience from both a process and content perspective. Learning from Adjacent Practices.

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

Connection Cafe

Social Good corporate social responsibility employee engagement skills-based volunteerism volunteer volunteeringYou need more than perks.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Help! The hot button issue was capacity, skills, and lack of resources. The people with skills are out there.

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But for now, Listening and feedback loops are important skills for nonprofit leaders and for organizations to get better results.

Learn Design Basics and Build Brand Guidelines for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Learn design basics. Do the words "design" and "brand guidelines" make your toes curl and teeth grind? spanhidden.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few days ago I opened the door on a new learning journey. Content Delivery Is Not Learning. Illustration by Beth Kanter. Techniques.

#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The ALS IceBucket Challenge in 2014 that raised over $115 million is well known to all, but this FAQ can help refresh your memory.

Self-Care for Social Changemakers: What I learned from Aisha Moore

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One the one hand, it helps them to keep going in face of difficult challenges. How has it helped you be more effective? Kismet!

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? Flickr Photo by Minarae. What you think? Guest post by Paul Connolly. But is it? Paul Connolly.

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Encourage Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The best thing you can do as a leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. Mistakes happen.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children.

You can learn something from everything

ASU Lodestar Center

In order for me to feel like I am Jewish and embrace Judaism I have to be helping other people and be making the world a better place.”.

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? That’s why we developed a unique education program for and by nonprofit professionals.

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

Tech Soup Blog

"It was so easy to understand and helps us tremendously," Veronika explains. " From Peer Mentor to Program Manager. spanhidden.