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Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

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Today marks 2017’s Digital Learning Day, a day where we celebrate technology’s role in how we learn. We Give Back. Camp Blackbaud.

Learning is the Work

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YES YES YES YES YES @davegray “People don’t learn from spreadsheets, predictions, and plans, they learn from making things” #NeXConf.

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning


I was recently invited to chat with Celisa Steele over at the Leading Learning Podcast. Potluck Social Learningphoto credit ).

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

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Because of their scope and scale, US presidential campaigns are unique entities. But their efforts can leave a lasting mark.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning


What is competency-based learning and how would it work? Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

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In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations. Lesson #2: Consolidate Your Data.

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Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)

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Learning is the ultimate result of being “ data informed ” that is using feedback data to improve results. Sounds obvious, right?

Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

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How do you learn? The brain science literature suggests that learners understand and remember more when they talk about what they are learning.

Learning from Millennials (Yes, Really)


We forgot about the part where we learn from them. Contact me for details! You can actually trace these kinds of reactions back for centuries.

Data Dictionary: Variables and Analytical Learning

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Data Mining & Modeling analytical learning term definitions variablesAnalytics can be overwhelming or confusing without the proper context.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

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Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

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The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


LinkedIn, the first social network to be publicly traded on the Stock market, acquires Lynda, a leading online learning platform for $1.5

What I Learned About Fundraising from My Career in Recruiting

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I started my career in recruiting. In order to attract talent and support, a story that engages and inspires is required. Just ask!

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


I asked Jeff Cobb to share a summary of his great new report on social learning, a topic which you know is dear to our hearts. Download!


3 Donor Acquisition Tips Everyone Learns on Their First Date

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Think back to one of your first dates. Do you remember it? What was it like? Was there nervous anticipation? Some butterflies? Awkward silence even?

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5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign

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The 2014 online giving campaign just wrapped up and there are plenty of lessons that other nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia.

6 Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from the Private Sector


The way we do things in the nonprofit world often differs from the way the private sector operates.

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]


Face-to-face events remain the preferred method of learning for many. Case Study Social LearningThis post is by Marci D. Keep it real.

3 Things I learned about Storytelling While Writing The Storytelling Non-Profit

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If you’ve ever wanted to get better at or learn more about something – try writing a book about! 1 Consistency Is How You Crush It.

The Best Adult Learning is Social Learning


Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences. Social learning also helps learning spread through the whole system.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. Featured From the Trenches Social LearningShocker.

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Learning is Everything!


In my conversations with nonprofits over the past ten years, the single most important need isn’t simply more money or more staff (although those are always helpful)…it’s continued learning. Education is absolutely essential to the millions of nonprofit organizations doing good work in the United States and abroad

It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn

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About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector.

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

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But the real words to describe how the organization thinks about data, “It made us better at learning and growing.”. was all about data.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

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If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you need to understand how people learn. It was delivered in two sessions. A bonus delivery tip.

Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

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GiveMN learned the importance of having a crisis plan during a catastrophic technical glitch in 2013. “We Click to Download Report. ET Sept.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

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What struck me was his authentic co-learning process with his students. This should be a fascinating learning journey. It resonated.

Lessons Learned From Our Website Content Migration


At the end of that grueling day I asked the team what lessons they learned from our experience. To get through it, we goofed around some.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

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That said, donating online to 32 nonprofits is tedious! Not at all. . UNICEF. One of the 32 nonprofits (3%) accepted Bitcoin. CARE. Sierra Club.

Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

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So, I thought it would be fun to share 3 strategies and tactics you can learn from Disney and apply at your organization.

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January 2014Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Measurement and Learning

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It’s also having a clean, complete, and accurate data and the discipline to make sense of the data and use what you learn to improve results.

5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games

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Fans’ obsession with the Hunger Games saga isn’t by chance. It’s by design. Hunger Games Lesson 1: Storytelling is Vital for Survival. For cure. Cinna.

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Conference Season: Learning for More than Members


Bounce around, learn a bit about the topics, and check out the various topics covered by the content. Watch (people) and learn.

Potato Salad and Ice Water: What Nonprofits Can Learn from the New Crowdfunders

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Lessons Learned. There have certainly been some creative projects out in the Crowdfunding ecosystem recently. Let’s start with a definition.

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Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

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Joanna Wiebe’s Copy Hacker e-book series is great for learning how to write web copy. Learn more here. Image from Flickr by Xurble.

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

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Nonprofit marketers are doing more with content marketing – and feeling more confident about their effectiveness. What is Content Marketing?

‘Humans of New York’ Just Won Fundraising | Here’s What We Can Learn from Its Success

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Maybe you’ve glimpsed the #1 New York Times best-selling book in a store window somewhere. Much bigger. Lopez, and Mott Hall Bridges academy.

11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

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Hopefully, your nonprofit has a new website on your To Do List for 2014-15 and you can study and learn from the websites listed below.

Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

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How people think and process information are one set of theories that include multiple intelligences , learning styles , and constructivism.

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Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

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Having a large enough space so people can move around and self-organize into small groups also promotes learning. What to do? Training Design

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