How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. ” ADDIE is an instructional design method that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

Daily DoGooder: How to Stop Homelessness: An Instructional Video

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Change the world, one video at a time.How to Stop Homelessness: An Instructional Video | 2:46 Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness Some great, quirky choreography drives this video, which gets to the basics of stemming homelessness—providing homes.

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Upcoming Webinar April 30: Public Tech Instruction for Online Job Search Assistance

Tech Soup Blog

Eastern), Public Tech Instruction: Online Job Search Assistance will offer helpful information about providing job seeker assistance using innovative services and tech savvy tools. Do you help job seekers at your library or nonprofit? Supporting job seekers is a critical service provided by public libraries and community based workforce organizations. This free webinar on Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m.

Wikis for Curriculum Development and Instructional Materials

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have a project coming up where I'm thinking through a collaborative design for say - curriculum development, a repository for existing instructional materials,and to leverage knowledge from a group of practitioners online (aka SME) to add to the curriculum/knowledge sharing. I've mostly used wikis as a personal portfolio and have participated in community or collaborative wikis facilitated by others.

Helping Strangers Participate through Instructions: Deconstructing the MP3 Experiment

Museum 2.0

The MP3 experiment is an exercise in following instructions. He explains that you will have to follow his instructions to have “the most pleasant afternoon together.” How can you use specific yet evocative instructions to invite visitors into complicit acts of exploration and art?

When all else fails, read the instructions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her instructions: Each session post you make on your blog should trackback to two posts on the BlogHer site: a/ The post on the Blogher blog describing where to find the live-bloggers : (This is the track back url I will need to cut and paste.). I'm live blogging at blogher and in about an hour and half, I'll be attending a training on how we're supposed to be tagging our posts and some points about writing style, etc.

When all else fails, read the instructions.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a cheap Olympus Recorder (WS-200) after reading Andy Carvin 's and Brian Russell 's posts. I did my first recording with a Thai Dancer who speaks Cambodian, along with my son. It's here: Download firstpodcast.mp3. My big mistake was that I neglected to make sure the recorder was turned off while transferring the files to the computer. The files were corrupted! Lost the fantastic interview! So, I told my tale of woe into the recorder. It records in WMA format (Windows Media Audio).

7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve never met him face-to-face, but I’ve learned some much from reading and using his curated instructional materials. Jeremy Caplan is the Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center Entrepreneurial Journalism and an amazing teacher.

How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Whether you are facilitating a session with your board, staff, or hundreds of folks in a room, you’ll find ways to design instructional content that interests, engages, and inspires action. Instructional Design. How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Training.

Social Media Trainings: How do you use pre-workshop data about your participants effectively to shape effective instruction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have a chance to reflect now on the data I've collected and think about the instructional design. I wondered about a creative way to use already collected burning questions without taking up instructional time to rehash them again through an icebreaker.

Advance Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy to the Next Level

Frogloop

Noting that 62% of survey respondents have no digital strategy or dedicated digital team, this year’s report focuses on step-by-step instructions to help nonprofits level up their digital activities We have some exciting news for you.

Nice Instructional Video on Filtering and Processing a Network of People

Network-Centric Advocacy

I like this overview. We do some of this in Demystifying the Web presentations. . I use different tools (blog,rss,google reader,listsenves) but the logic behind it is good. You let the network filter and clean the web for what is important to you. Small groups filter and discuss. (I I let the indicaiton of discussion tell me something is interesting.) I focus my "filter value" on the networks issues. I also like the technique at the end for Q&A.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Peer Instruction and the flipped classroom is a research-based, interactive teaching method developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University in the 1990s.

How to Add Social Media Links to Your Google Search Profile

John Haydon

Google recently published instructions for adding code to your nonprofit’s website so that your social media profiles will appear […]. When supporters search for your organization on Google, you want them to see the best possible results on page one.

Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Posts Are Likely Not Appearing on News Feeds Anymore

NonProfit Hub

This 2-step instruction is the easy part. A good first step would be a simple post that includes instructions and an image: I would love to hear of other creative ways that nonprofits are dealing with these new algorithms.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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Many of us do this and take content notes, but it is also great to take notes about instructional design and facilitation techniques. As the facilitator, you have give clear instructions to people and keep time.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

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Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes.

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How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t already set it up, go ahead check out this Google Analytics page for instructions. I bet most people you know have made some sort of a New Year’s resolution and are excited about executing it (at least for a while…) I am one of those people.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes.

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

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I love all aspects instructional design and facilitation , but being a good trainer also means being a good content curator and resource librarian. ” So, I like to share a few of my favorites that I have inspired me in my instructional/training practice.

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

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” While a participant survey is an important piece of your evaluation, it is critical to incorporate a holistic reflection of your workshop. This includes documenting your session, reviewing your decks and exercises, analyzing your instructional design, and figuring out how to improve it.

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Content Strategy Lessons from Lego: Everything is Awesome, Especially your Content

SocialFish

And just to make it a bit weirder, he was following the instructions (which a true Master Builder never does). The movie’s authors identified two trends – Master Builders who create amazing structures from scratch and Lego Collectors who build from the instructions and save their creations.

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A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

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Micro-learning online courses consist of a video, an info-graphic or list of tips, and a set of instructional or assessment questions that help us think differently about the topic and find something bite size to apply immediately.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

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The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. Participants would have clickers and would be instructed to click every time they felt some discomfort.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

Step-by-step instructions. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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Boost Your Performance Threshold by Outsourcing

NonProfit Hub

Outsourced work and projects often require very specific instruction. Because these service providers are not directly involved in your organization, they likely won’t be able to capture your brand or voice without a little direction—and the clearer the instructions the better.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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In order to do that, you have to think like an instructional designer ! 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.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

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Each method provides step-by-ste instructions, examples, templates, and additional reading links. Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in.

Create a Welcome Series for New Supporters in 3 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

Give them whitelist instructions for increased deliverability of future emails. What, you don’t have a welcome series ? Don’t panic: it’s easier than you think to create one.

IMPORTANT: what’s in store for associationTECH now Posterous is going to die?

SocialFish

For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks. This post is for all of you who have contributed to or subscribed to the community blog, associationTECH.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. This would require clear instructions on the outcome of the peer coaching and to provide some instructions on the right balance between listening and telling.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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Resilience: This theme is related to all the writing, curriculum development, and instruction that I will do this year based on my work on the Emerging Leaders Playbook and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits

SocialFish

I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. I mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages. Also, I am still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall.

7 Facebook Hacks for Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

To embed Facebook sharing in text and images, follow these instructions: Visit https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=. To embed a Facebook Page update in a webpage or blog post, follow the instructions in this article.

How to Add The Facebook Page Call-To-Action Button to Your Page

John Haydon

It’s simple to set-up (instructions below) and puts a call to action right next to like button on your Facebook page (as shown below). Follow the same instructions on the next screen for Android. Facebook has been rolling out a call-to action-button for Facebook Pages.

How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform

SocialFish

Here are plenty of tools to create a tweetable visual instruction including more options for creating animated GIFs and instructing infographics. Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related. How does the room set up support or fight your instructional design?

Summer School: Test Drive: Using #GivingTuesday to Experiment with New Fundraising Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m participating in the GivingTuesday Summer School where you find an instructional video from me discussing how to use giving days like Giving Tuesday to experiment and improve your online fundraising with social media.

Apricot Chat: Using YouTube For Wild Apricot Support

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Wild Apricot instructional video Videos Membership management YouTube event registration customizationDid you know? Our support team regularly prepares videos to further assist in explaining some of the most common questions asked by Wild Apricot users, which we upload to our YouTube channel! read more ).