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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

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. I wanted a front row seat to observe and learn whatever I could.

What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

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.

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. Social Learning

Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Social Learning ROI

SocialFish

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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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.”).

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning

SocialFish

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

Social Leading, Social Learning

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Social Learning ROI

SocialFish

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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Data Dictionary: Variables and Analytical Learning

Connection Cafe

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.

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.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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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.

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All About Learning Analytics

SocialFish

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?

Allow Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If he knows that mistakes happen in the course of doing business and that one learns from making mistakes, you will have a more productive employee. Mistakes happen.

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).

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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’.

Association Learning + Technology

SocialFish

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.

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? Mark Your Calendars Social LearningNeed your feedback please!

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

Connection Cafe

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.

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

Let Employees Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If he knows that mistakes happen in the course of doing business and that one learns from making mistakes, you will have a more productive employee. Mistakes happen.

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

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.

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Learn To Take Risks

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Inspirational leadership wisdom came awhile back from Bahram Akradi, the CEO of Life Time Fitness.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop was part of the three-day program where participants were learning both strategy and how to use tools from women who work in the tech industry here in San Francisco. But learning from adjacent practices can also be quite rich. Photo by Equal Rights Advocates.

Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.”

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. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. The Learning Conference 2019.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

What You Can Learn About Online Fundraising from 152 Canadian Charities

Connection Cafe

I did this to learn more about how Canadian charities were doing online fundraising in 2018 by becoming a follower and donor to these organizations and then created a report based on what we found to help marketers and fundraisers in 3 critical areas for online fundraising: Email Signup.

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Conference Season: Learning for More than Members

SocialFish

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.

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

4 Marketing Lessons Your Nonprofit Can Learn From Tinder

EveryAction

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 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.

Learning in the Digital Age [DATA]

SocialFish

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.

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

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.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. Even more intrigued when I clicked through to the other article about DIY learning. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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Lessons Learned from the HealthCare.gov Rollout

Connection Cafe

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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