What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1. Online revenue growth has plateaued.

LMS and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)

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Especially in the current times of COVID-19 pandemic, companies are looking at the use of Learning Management Systems to aid their Training and Development (T&D) activities Technology has changed the mode of delivery of education or skill training drastically.

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Social Learning - How Social is Your LMS

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Social learning is the perfect solution for having to train remotely located employees. This is because the ‘learner’ does not just passively receive instruction, but actively learns through experience.

Incorporate These Three Learning Styles When Teaching Employees Something New

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have different learning styles – typically falling within these three categories: Visual Learners Auditory Learners Tactile Learners Therefore, it’s best to incorporate all three styles when teaching something new, according to the book, Customer Service Management Training 101.

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Everything about a Learning Management System

Gyrus

A Learning Management system is no more a luxury but a necessity for a successful organization. With an increasing need to train and develop employees, organizations are continuously looking for ways to deliver training efficiently. With an LMS, effective training is now possible

The Best Adult Learning is Social Learning

SocialFish

Aaron Wolowiec (who’s recently launched EventGarde LLC , a brand new consulting firm for meetings and educational strategy) has a MUST READ post on adult learning principles and andragogy (which “places value on the process of learning. It uses approaches to learning that are problem-based and collaborative rather than didactic or rooted in lecture, and also emphasizes more equality between the instructor and the learner.”). Social Learning

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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The purpose of the conference is to expose future social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking and awareness of the full scope of the sector. Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. ACCP: The Conference features General Sessions, Learning Labs, Workshops, and The Masters’ Series.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

They have helped organizations like Common Cause, Plan International USA, and The Children’s Defense Fund raise more money with greater efficiency, including through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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Social Leading, Social Learning

SocialFish

Just a super quick post to let you know that I had a great conversation with Jeff Cobb, author of Leading the Learning Revolution , where we discussed social learning, Humanize and experimentation and learning as a leadership skill, our Private Community Management Certificate Program , and lots more, including a little peek into the history of SocialFish. Social Learning SocialFish News

The Best Adult Learning is Social Learning

SocialFish

Aaron Wolowiec (who’s recently launched EventGarde LLC , a brand new consulting firm for meetings and educational strategy) has a MUST READ post on adult learning principles and andragogy (which “places value on the process of learning. It uses approaches to learning that are problem-based and collaborative rather than didactic or rooted in lecture, and also emphasizes more equality between the instructor and the learner.”).

Strategies for Powering Learning Through CRM Go-Live and Beyond

Connection Cafe

And, because everyone loves change and learning new technology, you aren’t anticipating any challenges when communicating this decision or providing training to impacted teams across campus. The Four Stages of Learning . Learn and understand the different work that people do. You know you’re going to be live on the new system soon, so this time is the stage to p roactively learn what users will need. This format will lead to better learning for attendees. .

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning

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I was recently invited to chat with Celisa Steele over at the Leading Learning Podcast. We talked about “the implications of social media on associations, how it has led to organizations becoming more human-centric (including the impact millennials are having on this), and the important role of learning in organizational culture.” Potluck Social Learning

Social Learning ROI

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Sandy Carter from IBM shares some thoughts about social learning – which permeates all aspects of collaboration, data sharing, and knowledge management. How are you using social learning and social knowledge

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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These are short, in-person meetings where you learn about their values. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

Learning To Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Inspiring, humbling, motivating and instructional is how I describe the leadership book by Ron Williams , called, Learning To Lead: The Journey To Leading Yourself, Leading Others, And, Leading An Organization. For example, when you get asked to do something you don’t want to do in a job, think about what you can learn from it that someone else will pay you more for in the future. I wanted a front row seat to observe and learn whatever I could.

The Power of E-learning

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E-Learning has seen an accelerated growth in the last decade, and the growth will continue to take place for the foreseeable future. An increasing number of individuals, corporations, and educational institutions are turning to e-Learning as they recognize its effectiveness and convenience. The post The Power of E-learning appeared first on Gyrus. E-learning elearning eLL

Learning skills management - Gyrus

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Successful implementation of a skills management within your Learning Management System (LMS) helps organizations

Activate Formal Learning – Gyrus

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Boost up the job skills with activating formal learning solutions. GyrusAim Skill Centric LMS and Vado’s courses as every Vado course contains step by step instruction on how to apply on the job

All About Learning Analytics

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But learning analytics combines this sort of data analysis with student interaction in online education tools, aiming to create a more integrated and customized learning experience. It uses intelligent data, student performance and analysis models to find out how students learn and improve on their experience. ” Is anyone thinking about learning analytics related to your educational programming? Content Strategy Social Learning

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. So let's build our understanding of various types of analytics you might use in your fundraising.

Social Learning Resources

SocialFish

Lo and behold, this one was on my favorite topic (apart from Humanizing), social learning. So I wanted to quickly list just a few of the resources that were mentioned: 10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning). Social Learning & The LMS – Are You In or Out? Social Learning Handbook. Featured Social Learning SocialFish News

Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

Connection Cafe

How Citizen-Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017: Learn about the shift to cause-minded individuals driving change and how their efforts are making a difference. In the waning weeks of December, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, wondering where all the time went and what goals to set for next year. 2017 is no different.

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Got E-learning?

SocialFish

Does your organization rely on e-learning to drive revenue or member retention? Are you managing multiple e-learning platforms and software to deliver webinars, hybrid events, virtual conferences and more? Association Forum wants to give you access to the professional development you need to maximize the impact of e-learning. Your feedback will allow us to design e-learning-focused professional development offerings tailored to meet your needs.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

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What is competency-based learning and how would it work? A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. Next, the association takes each competency and creates specific learning activities that teach that competency. Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine. As learners complete the activities, they reassess to determine the learning gains. Industry Insider Social Learning

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3 Lessons Arts & Cultural Organizations Can Learn from Retail

Connection Cafe

What’s surprised me are the parallels I see with other industries – namely retail where I was most recently focused – and it got me thinking: what can arts & cultural organizations learn from the retail industry? While we’re not in this dire situation in the arts & cultural industry, I think there are things we can learn from the retailers who are thriving. Takeaway: Arts and cultural organizations can learn from retailers on customer experience.

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Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

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Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap. When evaluating the effectiveness of eLearnings it is vital that we keep in mind exactly what we are trying to accomplish; then craft exceedingly mindful learning experiences to ensure the highest possible return on our investment. Understanding the foundation of what makes the instructional design so effective, can go a long way in transitioning some of your organizational learnings over to a digital medium. Learning Styles.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!

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The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process.

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. It is this intersection of volunteer service, especially skills-based service, and the desire to give back that inspired me to write this blog on Digital Learning Day. Social Good Camp Blackbaud Digital Learning Day STEM

Association Learning + Technology

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How are associations using learning technologies? The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey. Your participation is very important–even if you do not currently use or plan to use technology to deliver or enhance your learning products and regardless of the size or budget of your association. Every year or two the folks at Tagoras ask that question, and it’s that time again.

Debunking Misconceptions about Video Learning

Gyrus

This is why organizations are trying to integrate video learning in to their training and development practices. Video provides a unique and exciting medium to reach and engage with learning audiences that no other medium can provide. However, organizations often struggle to evaluate this new medium properly and a lot of them have refrained themselves from using video learning because of the misconceptions around it. Business E-learning elearning eLL

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

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Learning how to collect data, organize it in a useful fashion, and then act upon it takes practice. Prior to working at Blackbaud, I spent 10 years working in annual giving. I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t occurred to me in those years that all my work in annual giving was really direct marketing. It’s all about crafting a compelling message to convince an audience that you possess something they value.

4 Marketing Lessons Your Nonprofit Can Learn From Tinder

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What does Tinder have to do with your nonprofit marketing strategy? Probably a lot more than you realize. Think about it: what is Tinder if not a massive, multi-million-user experiment in online marketing

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Learning To Lead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Inspiring, humbling, motivating and instructional is how I describe the new leadership book by Ron Williams , called, Learning To Lead: The Journey To Leading Yourself, Leading Others, And, Leading An Organization. For example, when you get asked to do something you don’t want to do in a job, think about what you can learn from it that someone else will pay you more for in the future. I wanted a front row seat to observe and learn whatever I could.

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems

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The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. LMS are not only for E-learning activities! When establishing an appropriate blended learning strategy and increasing departmental efficiency, the LMS should be the first place you look. Who needs additional learning? LMS eLL learning management system

Learning management customer support - Gyrus

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Learning management excellent customer support and have designed a support system that delivers it

How COVID has changed learning in the workplace

Gyrus

COVID has changed how learning is conducted in workplaces. LMS products can help respond to the current situation and transform how training is conducted

Why we need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

Why We Need Learning Management Systems. Have you found yourself fighting your way through the learning and development market without a guide? As to not shroud this document with bias, I have taken the liberty of pulling the dictionary.com definition of a Learning Management System, which appears below: noun. Be that as it may, nothing can compare to a well-established LMS in regards to the immediate impact of organizing learnings within your environment.

What are the best strategies to create high learning impact modules

Gyrus

Carefully planned training programs are a must if organizations want to maximize their returns on learning technology. Here are ways to create effective strategies for high learning impact modules

Debunking Misconceptions about Mobile Learning

Gyrus

Mobile training not only offers learning on-the-go, but also allows learners to gain an instant access to information whenever and wherever they need it. However, there is often a misunderstanding on mobile learning capabilities and its usage for corporate learning and training. Let us look at some of the common misconceptions about mobile learning or m-learning through this blog: Mobile Learning Means Learning via Mobile Phones.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). LinkedIn, the first social network to be publicly traded on the Stock market, acquires Lynda, a leading online learning platform for $1.5 Social learning is a growing trend. In the 2014 Association Learning + Technology Report by Tagoras , which surveyed 200 organizations: 88.7

Evaluation and being a learning organization

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

to evaluation for program improvement (“What did we learn that can help us make the program better?”).&#. And there has been an overall movement in the sector in the direction of increased evaluation and learning. As our sector as a whole moves further and further along the path of a commitment to evaluation and learning, I think it behooves us to follow. Write a report at the end of each project with lessons learned.

Evaluation and being a learning organization

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

to evaluation for program improvement (“What did we learn that can help us make the program better?”).&#. As our sector as a whole moves further and further along the path of a commitment to evaluation and learning, I think it behooves us to follow. Evaluation is a learning process, like anything else, and the most important thing is an intention and commitment to being a learning organization. Write a report at the end of each project with lessons learned.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning. This was the session description: While social learning and social media are different things, the two go hand in hand. Articles about social learning and the difference between social media and social learning. Defining and Designing Social Learning.