How to successfully recruit and retain staff with innovative technology

Nimble AMS

You can always invest in your staff with training, but some tech may be out of reach based on all that’s needed for implementation. Offer technology training for all employees. To attract new employees and retain current staff at your association, it’s wise to invest in data training.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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She went from being somebody's servant to somebody who when she walks down the street of her community, people stop her and shake her hand and thank her for the stories that she is telling, or ask, 'When are you going to interview me? Last month I interviewed Cristi Hegranes, its Founder and President. You can listen to the interview on the Big Vision Podcast , or read an edited transcript below. Our age ranges in all of our global training sites range from 19 to 56.

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Abby Rosenheck, Urban Sprouts, Interview Transcript

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I splurged and got the interviews I've been doing for my podcast transcribed by CastingWords, so I'll be posting an interview each day this week. Yesterday I posted the transcript from my interview with Ilyse Hogue of the Rainforest Action Network. Now, here's my interview with Abby Rosenheck, founder and Executive Director of Urban Sprouts.

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Government, Community, and Corporate Partnerships to Expand Broadband Access

Tech Soup Blog

With shrinking budgets, providing increased access to the Internet and training for computer literacy can be particularly challenging for libraries and public computing centers. Acquiring Technology Community Tech Centers Community Tech Centers Digital Divide E-Learning Grants for Technology Grants for Technology Services Staff Tech Planning Training Training Using the Web and Internet

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Technology currently serves privileged groups through tools that provide access to education, literacy, health, and justice. Highlights of this Update: Human Rights Global Literacy Benetech Labs and Board of Directors Human Rights In the age of hyper-surveillance, it is clear that at-risk human rights defenders are no longer the only ones who need the know-how to protect sensitive information. 10X: ten times the impact. That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

5 Tips to Plan Engaging Virtual Volunteer Opportunities


Offer a valuable training process. A virtual advice line for community members — Train volunteers to answer questions and offer guidance on topics relevant to your nonprofit’s mission. Offer a valuable training process. Remember to monitor the training process.


Using a Matrix Map to View Impact and Profitability

NonProfit Hub

Denise McMahan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and is the founder and publisher of where nonprofit leaders devour Page to Practice™ book summaries, author interviews and sticky applications from the must-read books they recommend. _. An example of this comes from a 100-year-old social service agency that had offered mental health counseling for their constituents among several other programs including financial literacy, job training and a daycare program.

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Microsoft's YouthSpark Initiative Seeks to Close the Opportunity Divide

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Through the program, the native San Franciscan learned valuable business skills, received tech training, and made job connections. TechSoup for Libraries surveyed and interviewed organizations that received Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funding. Gadget instruction is an incredibly important component of digital literacy as more people are accessing the Internet from their mobile devices.

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Beth Kanter

The book covers five digital literacies – each starting with an illustration by Anthony Weeks that graphically communicates the key points. Social media attention training requires understanding your goals and priorities and involves asking yourself at regular intervals whether your current activity at any moment moves you closer to your goal or serves your higher priority. Don’t make attention training so rigid that it destroys flow.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Here is another list of books how to information about skills that one needs to be successful in a connected world, like transdisciplinarity – that is literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines. (So that’s why I do a lot of reading outside of my main discipline and think about how the concepts might apply to being an effective networked nonprofit.). Photo By h.koppdelaney.

Technology in the Arts Conference:Funding Technology Projects

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I interviewed Christopher J. Technology literacy is important and in order gain literacy you need get people to put fingers to keyboard. The costs of training, replacement, keeping, staffing, etc. The session was called "Funding Technology Projects" and was moderated by Jeff Forster. It includes two funders, Doreen E. Boyce from the Buhl Foundation and Christopher J. Mackie from The Andrew Mellon Foundation. Mackie following the session.

[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact


So, if I provide 10 English as a second language or 10 computer literacy programs a year for 10 people, let’s just say that’s 100 pieces of content, that’s service.

The Bold, Focused Ideas of Breakthrough Nonprofit Brands: Book Giveaway Winners Announced

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Next year, we hope to develop Entoure’s presence online to provide a truly virtual counterpart to their cycle and fitness events so that our online supporters and friends of the cyclists can experience all the effort in preparing for the ride and they 400km/3 day challenge itself – with blogs, videos, images, live commentary, audio interview. in 2011 to be involved in disaster training programs leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, called the “March to 1 Million” program.

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

First I had to “ Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet ” and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets. Tweet questions to me at @annkemery , comment on Excel for Evaluation to request tutorials, or email me to request in-person training. Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent.

Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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They talked about the economic value of housework, and the importance of education and literacy in gaining economic independence." In the Voices of Genocide Prevention interview , Christine Karumba said that Honorata now works for Women for Women International training other women to, " understand their role in participating in rebuilding of their community. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity.

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Solutionary Women: Mei-ying Ho

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Last week I sat down with a former co-worker, Mei-ying Ho, who is now the Co-Director of SOUL , for an interview for my Big Vision podcast. SOUL is a training center based here in Oakland. We place ourselves in the social justice work here in the Bay Area as a training center. We focus on political education and organizer skills trainings, and we definitely think it is critical to see the fusion of those two things.

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Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange Talks about the Global Citizen Center

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Below is a transcript of my interview with him for the Big Vision Podcast. We have reality tours where we take people out to other parts of the world, kind of reverse Club Med, "get your butt off the beach and meet real people," see the development projects, the literacy campaigns, the women's groups, the political opposition parties, the trade unions, but focused on positive, build the next system kind of things.

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