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Designing engaging and effective learning experiences 

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Whether you’re trying to equip your team with the latest fundraising techniques or preparing volunteers to tackle new challenges, the quality of your training materials will impact your organization’s effectiveness. What is Instructional Design? Use digital storytelling techniques.

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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 digital technology and social media related. ” ADDIE is an instructional design method that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Training Design'

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Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people. Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries. Facilitated listening is made up of a number of techniques described in more detail in the book. This includes: 1.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Others have also documented and used the technique or taught others how to do it.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I always learn something from his participatory style, humor, and techniques. Here’s a few things I learned. My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies Gunner’s techniques in his own technology/activist trainings. Others have also documented and used the technique or taught others how to do it.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When thinking about adding mobile/online polling to a training, you have to think like an instructional designer for it be effective. Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique). In other words, to what end?

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session will cover what to do before, during, and after leading an effective technology training and provide lots of practical tips that will help you design fun, interactive, and highly effective technology training workshops. Brilliance by Design: Creating Learning Experiences that Connect, Inspire, and Engage. Training Design'

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