How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

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Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit. A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved. What did we learn?

Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

You can read the summary of how the free agent community came together to self-organize and create a public action as well as a full report of the lessons learned and reflections on the #TakeBackThePink campaign in this public google doc. Observations & Reflections.

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Reflection and Evaluation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Reflection and Evaluation March 10, 2008 Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. In fact, it’s amazing how much we can learn from projects that might be considered failures by technological criteria.

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

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It gave me some reflection time away from the daily fast-paced, always moving forward world of social media. It gave me space to give social media use some mindful attention. The product-driven learning is mindful, mostly linear, and focused. reflection

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.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013. Peer: Shared knowledge and experiential learning that benefits from interaction between participants.

Bridge Building or Trust Busting: A Warts-and-All Reflection on “Learning in Public”?

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This is a terrific write up of the session I presented on “ Learning in Public “ Bridge Building or Trust Busting – a Warts-and-All Reflection on “Learning in Public”? Some of the findings about Learning in Public? Guest Post reflection

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

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These philanthroteens lead workshops on advocacy, communications and learned about their peers in developing countries. Conferences Movement Building Networks reflection brasil

From Risk-taker to Spacemaker: Reflections on Leading Change

Museum 2.0

I learned this terminology later, from Beck Tench , who studies, mentors, and leads institutional change in public space. Fifteen years ago, my boss kicked me under the table. I was a small fry at a big museum, volunteering for a project I had no business taking on.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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Our track was one of three tracks for participants to dive deep into a topic and learn from peers through dialogue. Here’s what I learned: Facilitation Teams. What do you want to learn from working together? Learning Begins with Igniting Curiosity.

Reflections on Micronesia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It's great to go to completely different places, spending time learning about history, politics, issues and culture from new perspectives. I also learned about traditional drugs that have important cultural overtones. Micronesia left quite an impression on me.

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap


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.

Ocean Conservancy: The Art of Social Media Experimentation, Learning, and Reflection

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Vikki Spruill, Ocean Conservancy 's President and CEO and members of her communications team, Laura Burton Capps, and Dove Coggeshall about their recent experiments and learning on Facebook. unless you experiment and learn.

11NTC reflections


I've learned my lesson and always try to eat offsite for breakfast for sure, and lunch if I can get away (not always possible). (Picture from [link] ) The hallway conversations, the parties, the amazing array of sessions and vendors.

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.

Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

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Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN.

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How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing


How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing. This post is written based on my personal understanding and could reflect deficiencies experienced in my own personal learning process. To begin we should evaluate what a younger version of myself experienced in the learning process.

ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

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The inspiration was part The Lab Theater a place where you try out contemporary or experimental works before you bring them to the main stage and part peer learning program. The configuration of the physical space definitely enhances learning. Social Learning: Face-to-Face.

Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

Connection Cafe

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.

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Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

Museum 2.0

Here are our slides and Ellen's handouts if you want to learn more. Last week, I was in Minneapolis for the American Association of Museums annual meeting. As always, the conference was a party mix of inspiring and dull, familiar and new.

A Methodology for Learning from Social Media Pilots: Reflection

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The intention was not to shame or punish the child for "mistakes" in behavior, but provide an opportunity for reflection and learning. Here is a quick brainstorm of questions we could ask that might help networks reflect more effectively. What can we learn from this?

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

So what else did we learn? This is a story of a blog. It’s a story I really ought to have shared long before now, and I am truly thankful to my good friend Ron Mader for (politely) badgering me to tell it.

4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017

NonProfit Hub

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.

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

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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.

Reflections from SexTech Conference

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A couple of reflections. I've been trying to internalize some of the tips and techniques that I have been learning from reading Cliff Atkinson's book on the back channel and teaching trainers.

Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule

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This year I designed and facilitated a highly interactive session called “ Walking is Work: Don’t Call It A Break ” with Ritu Sharma. I also lead a conference networking walk following the session. This post summarizes some thoughts and reflections.

Rowboats and Magic Feathers: Reflections on 13 Years of Museum 2.0

Museum 2.0

A way for me to learn out loud. My only commitment was to myself and my own learning. I felt like I'd rowed into a friendly harbor of creative, nerdy museum misfits who were eager to share and learn together. I’d love to keep talking and learning from you.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program


Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed?

Reflections of a Nonprofit Heart

ASU Lodestar Center

It just took me awhile to actually learn that lesson. posted by. Laura L. Bush, Ph.D. Manager of Curriculum. Design & Innovation, ASU Lodestar Center.

SXSW Reflection: Using Social Media to Facilitate A Global Back Channel at a Panel Session

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Over the past month, I have been thinking about a couple of different ideas and how to incorporate them into training design to facilitate learning. My questions are: 1. How can nonprofits learn from one another across borders without the barrier of translation, particularly online?

Tips For Leaders When Listening, Learning And Persuading

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When Learning As A Leader : Reflect on what people have told you. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Learning Listening Persuading

NTC Reflection: How To Make Your Conference Panel A Magical Learning Experience

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As many trainers and teachers already know, people have different learning styles. Would participants learn more and have greater impact if panel designers incorporated different techniques such as visual learning and if they designed for more audience engagement?

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore


Rapid advances in technology and modern workforce needs are transforming the way, workforce learning & training is delivered and training courses are created. Mobile learning. It is also estimated that the mobile learning industry alone will grow to over $37 billion by 2020.

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

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In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference. The “5 in 10” tag line reflected how donors could learn through videos and stories about 5 nonprofit issue areas in 10 minutes.

Reflections from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

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This post summarizes how you can use session documentation and reflective practice to improve the content and delivery of your session. Here’s what I learned: The online experience was good, but could use a little polish. Click Thru to See Larger Image.

Reflections on Scholar 2.0

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And it's good to have a journal recording what I've learned. But it's even better for learning to have someone asked you some questions.

Six Things I learned From Our Visitors Part II


Six Things I Learned From Our Visitors Part II. In my previous post “ Six Things I Learned From Our Visitors ” I delved shortly into the gloomy cloud of sadness that engulfs the perception of the entire LMS industry.

NTC Reflections: The Networked Nonprofit

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I really think that it is much more effective for learning than talking heads or expert brain dump. Photo by Geoff Livingston.

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

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The TCC Group is facilitating a “learn in public&# process by sharing early research findings related to 1300 capacity building grants. There has been an interesting discussion on the wiki and blogs about strategy for public learning. Networks Transparency reflection

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PopTech Fellows Program: Reflections

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Even more inspiring was to learn more about the work that PopTech Fellows are doing to change the world. I learned a lot about how to begin to adapt the game process for people with a program orientation. PopTech Slides View more presentations from kanter.

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program


The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program. As Learning and Development professionals it is time to ask ourselves… What does this mean to our industry? Your great learning program could be even greater with just a little coaching.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

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Yesterday, I participated on a session called “ Learning in Public ” with Kathy Reich, Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, TCC Group. What have you learned, Dorothy? She had to learn it for herself.” ” Tin Man: ”What have you learned, Dorothy?”

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

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What I enjoyed about this Twitter chat was the opportunity to ask pointed follow up questions and to draw out specific people. I always learn a lot when I’m get a chance to ask other people questions and this experience did not fail in delivering that.