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.

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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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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Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

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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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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. In order to do that, you have to think like an instructional designer ! As a webinar designer, what tricks and tips have worked for you?

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

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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.

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.

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.

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

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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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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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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My Themes for 2013

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I’m writing this post from Tunisia.

Learn about something new every day: Curriki

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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.

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.

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

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For training where you are focusing on a skill, it allows for folks express their opinions (negative or positive) and not have get in the way of the instructional flow later on. Good participatory design and instructional design for that matter needs a closure exercise.

How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

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Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. The photograph above documents a creative stretch break from a recent Leadership Training I designed and co-facilitated at the Americans for the Arts Conference.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. From a design perspective, one takeaway is to create micro learning opportunities.

DoGoodData Conference: Live Long and Prosper with Data for Good!

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It has been a long time since I’ve attended a conference where great content and instructional design were so well integrated. So, bravo to Andrew Means for designing a great end to the conference that can lead to participants applying what they learned – that’s the true result. Great conference @meansandrew and see at next years #DoGoodData2015 may the force be with us all @kanter pic.twitter.com/7pXQWjyyXH. Alicia Schatteman (@aschatteman) May 1, 2015.

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Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

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The co-facilitator was Amy Hedrick who works in Product and Design Innovation at Intuit. The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.” ” What is Human Centered Design?

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

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Then we had a discussion to pull highlight and discover different practices. I used this exercise right after lunch to avoid the after lunch energy drop and use the time for instruction. Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one.

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

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This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. This week was the third face-to-face meeting I’ve helped design and facilitate. Training Design

500 Social Media Marketing Tips

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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

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

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. … Read More Capacity Tips Tools and Tactics Training Design

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

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And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Later, as I developed workshops and content for strategic technology planning , I became obsessed with learning about technology professional development for nonprofits and designing effective trainings.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

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I've been experimenting with integrating social media into instruction for the past five years, so the webinar was a great opportunity to reflect on practice. I covered these three topics: Why: Social media integrated into instruction - Pass or Fail? I think you can design around it.