Learning is the Work

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If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them. Jane Hart: Jane has been blogging for many years and writes about informal and workplace learning.

The Best Adult Learning is Social Learning

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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. Social Learning

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Yet, we know that learning continuously in a complex world is critical because otherwise our skills are quickly outdated.

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? Social Learning

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Social Leading, Social Learning

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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.

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning

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

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.

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

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Adding Learning to Work. He points out that approach has value but, by adding activities is only assisting in the learning process. He suggests that design principle is that learning is something separate from work or ‘first we learn and then we work’.

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. ” Is anyone thinking about learning analytics related to your educational programming?

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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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.

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Social Learning Resources

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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).

Got E-learning?

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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? Mark Your Calendars Social LearningNeed your feedback please!

Association Learning + Technology

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How are associations using learning technologies? The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey. Every year or two the folks at Tagoras ask that question, and it’s that time again.

Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

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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.

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Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

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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. Defining and Designing Social Learning. Social Media is Not Social Learning.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

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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

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

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Face-to-face events remain the preferred method of learning for many. In 2008, APIC embarked on a journey as the “Pied Piper” of learning and discovered enormous opportunities as well as plenty of unexpected challenges. Case Study Social Learning

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

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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. How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning? Featured Industry Insider Social Learning Useful Data

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

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Note from Beth: At the end of the day, organizations that are committed to learning will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve. Learning is the ultimate result of being “ data informed ” that is using feedback data to improve results.

4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017

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We read through it for you and are bringing you what we think are the four most valuable things we can learn from 2017’s #GivingTuesday. The post 4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017 appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

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How do you learn? When you want to acquire a new skill or apply some new knowledge, do you learn by passively sitting and listening to an expert lecture for 90 minutes without a break and 150 PPT slides? The best one, “Stop Talking: The longer you talk, the less they learn.”

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

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Here’s a curated transcript of Tweets from her talk, including the one above that she wanted everyone in the audience to tweet. Here’s what I learned from Nancy’s inspiring talk about data for good: How It Got Started. Kids learned about homelessness.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector. It can be summed in a tagline: ”It’s not what you know, but how you learn.” Peer learning is an important concept.

Learning in the Digital Age [DATA]

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Some of you have libraries; most of you have online learning programs. Learning in the digital age. Social Learning Useful DataHere’s a fascinating slide deck from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Conference Season: Learning for More than Members

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Bounce around, learn a bit about the topics, and check out the various topics covered by the content. Watch (people) and learn. Take every opportunity to learn about the people attending the conference, what they do in their daily lives and how they interact with the association.

Learn To Take Risks

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Inspirational leadership wisdom came awhile back from Bahram Akradi, the CEO of Life Time Fitness. From that health club's monthly fitness magazine, Experience Life , Akradi says: Once we get comfortable in our habitual patterns, we may fail to notice when they have outworn their useful purpose, or when new alternatives might serve us better. Once you've encountered a second way of seeing things, you're more likely to entertain the possibility of a third and fourth way, too.

Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning

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Featured Social LearningHere are the slides from a webinar we did recently for CommPartners’ Wit and Wisdom series. This was a particularly fun one, with a GREAT, active chat. Get the free recording and archive here. You’ve heard that more engaged members lead to better retention.

Evaluation and being a learning organization

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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.

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. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

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Lessons Learned from the HealthCare.gov Rollout

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So, in the spirit of learning from the past, and fully aware that is this Monday-morning quarterbacking, here are a few politically neutral “lessons learned” from the launch that will hopefully help with your next nonprofit technology project.

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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.

Five things we learned about crowdfunding - Civil Society - Fundraising - Blogs

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Five things we learned about crowdfunding - Civil Society - Fundraising - Blogs

Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

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The report also suggests that a more sophisticated way to offer philanthropy advice would be to use machine learning with social and environmental needs and data on the social impact of CSOs and interventions. Can Machine Learning Predict Social Impact?

How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

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Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector. While they confess that they still don’t know the ultimate answer to that question, they have learned a thing or two in their continued pursuit of that goal.

3 Volunteer Engagement Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

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So often, we focus on what nonprofits can learn from corporations, whether it’s borrowing marketing best practices, taking an ROI-focused approach to measurement , or segmenting audiences with technology to fuel maximum engagement.

3 Employee Giving Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

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In my last post , we explored ways that corporations can learn from nonprofits around employee volunteering. Here are three lessons corporations can learn – or reinforce – from nonprofits: .

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Today's Leadership Thought: Celebrate Learning

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Learn from them instead of hiding them. ". Admitting Mistakes Common Mistakes Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Learning From Mistakes Making Mistakes Trap TalesToday's leadership thought comes from the new book, Trap Tales , by David M. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

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Start out by enlisting your tool’s social listening capabilities to determine where Nellie and Malik go to learn and talk about your issue.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

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For more insights on where to learn from the campaign world and how to implement these changes, download our free ebook! As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

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Learning from Millennials (Yes, Really)

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We forgot about the part where we learn from them. Once you start learning more about the Millennials in your environment, then you’ll be able to do a much better job of both bringing them in AND retaining them in an ongoing way.