How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

Connection Cafe

Today Jocelyn Wright, Instructional Designer and Jenny Toledo, Instructor at Blackbaud University, join your host Roz Lemieux, Director of Blackbaud Labs, to talk about some of the highlights from the M+R Benchmarks Report and what they mean for your organization.

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

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Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. 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. Design Labs.

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Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning

SocialFish

Maddie Grant, CAE and Lindy Dreyer—the experts behind social media strategy firm SocialFish—will share specific ideas designed to encourage engagement around your online education. Here are the slides from a webinar we did recently for CommPartners’ Wit and Wisdom series.

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

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All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement. I designed and facilitated a peer learning workshop at SXSW last week. Training Design

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related.

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The importance of professional development in the nonprofit sector

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Leslie Beecher , Instructional Designer. Over the past four years, I have worked as an instructional designer in the for-profit education world and am excited to have transitioned into the nonprofit sector. ASU Lodestar Center.

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Connection Cafe

As the calendar ticks down towards the end of the year, the fundraising focus shifts to #GivingTuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a philanthropic response to the commercial shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

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I’m co-facilitating a session on Nonprofit Training Design and Delivery with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Berry, and Cindy Leonard at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference on Friday March 14th at 10:30 am! Training Design

Learning Retention Rates

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Reminds of something I read today about learning design and games. It came from Richard Van Eck's presentation "An Instructional Designer Looks at Digital Game-Based Learning." Learning Retention Rates Originally uploaded by Eric Rice.

How To Apply Social to Education and Learning

SocialFish

Your job will be more rewarding when you transition your learners from passively listening to actively engaging through social channels you intentionally design as part of the learning experience. You have to know how to apply them to instructional design.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

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The program is specially design to leverage the power of technology in supporting women’s rights and social justice leaders and organizations to advance their work and impact. Breaking a large group into small groups for an exercise is also instructional design challenge.

Buying a LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 2)

Gyrus

LCMS- Learning Content Management System: A Software providing multi-user environment where authors, trainers, instructional designers, etc. In our last blog “Buying a LMS?

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Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

Instructional designers have been trying for years to come up with the perfect teachings for organizational entities, with learnings ranging from electronic, social, micro, mobile, instructor-led, and blended. The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program.

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

Gyrus

Understanding the foundation of what makes the instructional design so effective, can go a long way in transitioning some of your organizational learnings over to a digital medium. Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap.

The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

It seems that Training personnel are always focused on new and innovative teachings, and designers are obsessed with developing an open platform that can accommodate all these visionary changes that we as learning professionals would wish to implement.

The Concept of Microlearning

Gyrus

Microlearning is not designed to be the end all be all form of learning that people may wish for it to be. Are you yourself as an instructional designer capable of ripping out the fluff and unnecessary components in order to optimize the microlearning?

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Instead, effective content is and must be designed specifically for use on our handheld devices and tablets. Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now.

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

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Experiential Leadership Development

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More recently, with support from the Packard Foundation, I’ve been working on an Emerging Leadership Development project with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. We co-authored the “ Emerging Leaders Playbook ,” and I designed and facilitated a peer learning project.

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

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As a trainer and subject matter expert, I fight a big battle when designing a workshop. Balancing the amount of content delivery with exercises and right sizing given the available time for the workshop. I thought the most helpful synthesis task would be a “design rationale.”

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Learn about something new every day: Curriki

SocialFish

Curriki, a play on the words 'curriculum' and 'wiki', is a nonprofit organization that is building the first and only Internet site for Open Source Curriculum (OSC), which will provide universal access to free curricula and instructional materials for grades K-12. Just heard about this in my NTEN Office Hours chat today.

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SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

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I was honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits. I enjoyed designing and facilitating this session because I had five awesome presenters who have a depth of knowledge about the topics we discussed.

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

As such, it is safe to say a well-executed mobile learning in augmented reality could captivate learners to levels we have yet to see, and it is up to instructional design developers to get us there. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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Facilitator for Learning Network: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. I’m particularly obsessed with how to design for the modern learning , so stay tuned for more on that.

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

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see above) It is designed to be used in face-to-face workshops and conferences. When thinking about adding mobile/online polling to a training, you have to think like an instructional designer for it be effective.

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

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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. Designing training that is interactive, that goes beyond presenting takes upfront planning. Training Design

Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

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I’m honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits. The annual SXSW Interactive Festival is a geek home coming for those who work on the web, social media, and gaming.

The Future of the LMS

Gyrus

In the Learning and Development world training has migrated from solely instructional and self-taught. The Future of the LMS – Where Are We Going? Throughout the course of history, some very brilliant minds have endeavored the obscure task of forecasting the future of technology.

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

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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.

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

SocialFish

After months of uncertainty, I was laid off from my job as an instructional designer for a global communications company. This is a guest post from Andrew Macarthy , author of 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

SocialFish

How do you apply instructional design principles to a live online learning session?

Webinar: Making the Case: Grant Funding for Online Outreach & Advocacy

Frogloop

Before this, he was an Instructional Designer and Editor at Element K, a provider of learning solutions for businesses and nonprofits. Online advocacy is the cornerstone of online fundraising strategy for many nonprofits. Advocacy helps you recruit new committed supporters and keep your existing supporters engaged. But how do you get started building a program, especially if most of your funding comes from foundation grants?

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8 Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits

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You can find the presentation here and accompanying blog post, How To Think Like A Nonprofit Instructional Designer. Over on the SalsaLabs blog, they are doing a series on designing nonprofit tech training and I discovered this excellent rewrite of my post. Training Design

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

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Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. Instructional Design and Facilitation: I love teaching and exploring different ways help nonprofit professionals learn.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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I also designed and facilitated a six month peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat. Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. Happy New Year !

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My Themes for 2013

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I’m writing this post from Tunisia.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

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Flickr Photo by qwrrty. For the past few months, I’ve been facilitating a Nonprofit Emerging Leaders online peer learning project with Third Plateau Impact Strategies. It’s a pilot supported by the Packard Foundation that tests different approaches to emerging leaders professional development.

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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The content is important, but it is only half of the instructional design task. For this exercise, it would have been helpful to have people in each group with some prior real life experience designing an ROI study. Training Design nten peer exchange webinar

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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The team’s first planning session should be one of learning about each’s other trade craft versus diving into the design of the session. Next, of course, is diving into the design task of identifying goals and framing for the session and specific roles.

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

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Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. Training Design

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Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

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Here’s just a few: Instructional. One thing I have noticed when co-designing workshops or gatherings with other facilitators, is that some facilitators like to specialize and or have a preference for one method or philosophy. Small Group Design.