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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been involved with teaching and learning technology for nonprofits since 1993 when I worked for the New York Foundation for the Arts' online network for artists, Arts Wire. I was immediately thrown into a situation of dynamic teaching and learning. And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Here's the description: Join Beth Kanter who has been teaching nonprofit technology workshops for over 15 years, both offline and online.

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That training was either expensive or a hodge podge of low cost webinars and free video tutorials available on the web. They are also working on software that uses this approach in the classroom and takes the passivity and lectures out of classroom instruction. In the 60 minutes piece, it is referred to the flipped classroom or peer instruction a mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning.


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The Top Data Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

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Check out tutorials and FAQs for your database to work out better and the faster ways to be getting your work done. With good instructions, it will be easy to teach those that follow in your data footsteps. Data is essential for every single organization out there. Fortunately, in today’s vast world of technology, data has become easier than ever to access. It provides a helpful way for organizations to track numbers, insights and trends.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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? What: The art of social instructional design. Then, I encourage beginners to ask their questions and acknowledge that the content may feel fast-paced - and that's why I've included tutorials on the wiki.

Intro to Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 1

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The goal of this series is to teach you just the basic concepts that you can use to create something like this poster. This series includes screenshots and instructions for Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2, If you want to compare your poster to the final product, or just want to skip the tutorial and replace everything with your own stuff, here's the PSD file.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm not weird, I noticed it yesterday when I was teaching some of the lab volunteers at a ctc to use delicious. And, of course, if we are training less technically saavy users (like me) to use some tools that are not very intuitive, we need good how-to instructions. The post is a great tutorial on Bloglines. The tutorial shows you how to sign up and subscribe to blogs with Bloglines but doesn't stop there.

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How a Few Tiny Horses Bucked the Facebook Algorithm

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Whether you're teaching children skills, building new homes for families in need, or growing urban gardens, you can find a way to capture and share your work visually. Gentle Carousel's clear instructions obviously worked with all of the comments and shares the organization garnered. You can personalize your own images with timely messages like this one with a little Adobe Photoshop assistance (check out our tutorial series here !).

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Whether you're educating yourself or your staff, or teaching others technical skills, we can help you stay up-to-date on the latest technology, fundraising tools, or development strategies. Access donated live instructional QuickBooks seminars with QuickBooks Made Easy, now available in TechSoup Limited. This motivational program lets you, your students, staff, or volunteers learn typing from a range of tutorials using voice response, 3D animation, video, and virtual reality.

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Seriously, all you need to do is follow the instructions Google already gave you. You create great content, preferably, evergreen content (infographics, case studies, tutorials) so people can see your expertise and trust you. (We’ll Teach your inbox software to filter terms that you want to participate in to save you time and be sure to answer quickly. This post originally appeared on and was written by Dennis Seymour. It is reprinted here by permission.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I saw a black board in the corner of the room, wheeled it over and wrote the key words of the presentation and shared my favorite advice about issues of incorporating technology into your instructional practice: "It isn't a matter of if technical glitches will happen, it's what are you going to do when they happen. I could have done some things better with Webinar instructional practice. But, you can't teach the way you feel comfortable teaching all the time. ?