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.

First Reflections on Jumo

Amy Sample Ward

We count many of the world’s leading nonprofits as partners, including Amnesty International, Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, and the United Nations Foundation. Tags: community networking jumo nonprofits social media social network As you may have heard , Jumo is now open in beta.

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. One question I asked all of them was about whether they had a process of reflection and evaluation of their work, as it was going on, and when the project was coming to a close.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

So the title of the luncheon “Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership” probably could have been changed to “Lessons in Nonprofit Leadership.”. Nonprofit Management AFP capital campaign leadership nonprofit board of directors

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.

A reflection from two talks

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The first group was a group of 32 professionals who work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations through the Foundation Center located at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The second group was a group of 18 graduate students in a Nonprofit Communications course at Point Park University. Some of the students already work at nonprofits while others hope to when they are done with the program.

Keep Calm and Write It Down: How Reflective Practice Leads To Better Results for Nonprofits

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One of the most valuable is to incorporate a process evaluation, capturing what actually happened as the event or program unfolded. You can always learn from documenting as an event unfolds and having a formal reflection or debrief post program or event.

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

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I’ve just returned from keynoting the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis, sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

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I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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The Leading Change Summit was drastically different from the Nonprofit Technology Conference, NTEN’s flagship event that has over 2,000 attendees, dozens of tracks and hundreds of panels, big parties, a trade show, and all the things you would expect from a traditional conference.

Reflections on Micronesia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I think it's one of the great perks of my job, working in the nonprofit sector. Micronesia left quite an impression on me. It's great to go to completely different places, spending time learning about history, politics, issues and culture from new perspectives.

11NTC reflections

Idealware

An astounding array of people and companies that exist to serve nonprofits. (Picture from [link] ) The hallway conversations, the parties, the amazing array of sessions and vendors. And the inevitable depression that sets in after the return to the office.

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

Social good organizations (nonprofits, foundations, education institutions, etc.) Nonprofits are going to become more reliant on enablers like AI and quantum modeling, which will drive everything from financial models to marketing campaigns to donor engagement. Ericsson is using their technology to sniff out human trafficking—but this required partnerships with experts in the nonprofit and foundation space, to name a few.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

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Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. BuJo for nonprofit professionals.

Reflections of a Nonprofit Heart

ASU Lodestar Center

At that moment, my nonprofit heart was born. Now, as a middle-aged woman working in the nonprofit sector, I clearly see millions of people working peacefully and tirelessly at local, national, and international levels to make the world a better place for everyone. posted by. Laura L.

NTC Reflections: The Networked Nonprofit

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Allison Fine and I did a session called The Networked Nonprofit that we designed. We covered the themes in our soon to be published book, The Networked Nonprofit , and engaged the audience in a conversation about these themes. Tags: 10ntc networked nonprofit

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

International Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

So I have picked these four words as orienting themes as I reflect on life – as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, volunteer, board member, social change advocate and business colleague. Nonprofit News #IWD2016 International Women's DayToday, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

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Rather than start at the beginning, I’m starting at the end by sharing some tips for a formal reflection process that can lead to improving results of a project or event. A structured reflection process generates insights about what worked and what could be improved.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. This can be as simple as a poll or having participants type a reflective question in the chat at the beginning.

Reflections On This Year's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Retreat

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The weekend of September 17 th -18 th , the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA) held its annual retreat at R-C Scout Ranch in in Payson, AZ.

New on SSIR: Reflections on Jumo & Need for Co-Creation

Amy Sample Ward

—– I recently posted about Jumo with reflections, notes from my experience using the new platform, and questions – this post has also generated a great deal of valuable conversation in the comments (over 70 thoughtful comments so far).

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

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I just returned from my 15 consecutive Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN! Standing Desks: As research on sitting becomes more mainstream as well as standing desks, nonprofit staffers are asking their bosses for standing desks. Photo by Jim Nickerson.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

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I had the honored of moderating a free wheeling plenary discussion on Day #3 of NTC on “ Innovation and Nonprofits.” So philanthropists have a huge responsibility to rethink and innovate around their relationship with nonprofits, no matter what their gift-size is.

Reflections from SexTech Conference

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The conference participants are a mix of people from nonprofits, schools, policy centers, researchers, universities, government, and young people. I also had the opportunity to finally meet Andre Blackman who I met online while researching a talk on nonprofits, social media, and health care.

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

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1: Make Time Everyday for Reflection: Keep a Journal. The first step is self-awareness and that happens through tracking and observing yourself in work situations that trigger stress. One way to do this is to build in some reflection time into your day and maintain a journal.

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

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I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.

A Decade of Nonprofit Reflections

ASU Lodestar Center

In April, I left the helm of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, after ten years of building it into a force for strength and progress in serving the state’s nonprofit community. Only the opportunity I am now pursuing at Open Primaries to reform our political system could draw me away, because I know that nonprofits need a stronger partner in government in order to succeed. And there was much talk about nonprofits running themselves more like businesses.

The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

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Yesterday, I honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event. (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!). How do you make time for reflection and being inspired by your work?

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”? Guest Post reflectionFlickr Photo by AnEye4Pictures.

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

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How can nonprofits learn from one another across borders without the barrier of translation, particularly online? SXSW: Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World. Experimentation Free Agent reflection

Not Performing to Your Potential? Maybe It’s Time for Some Self-Reflection

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management fundraising training nonprofit management Training This is a Guest Post by Ann Marie Houlihan, a “self-dubbed helper of others” and Channel Marketing Manager at Blackbaud. Ann Marie is a training champion on a quest to ensure all customers are properly using the software they’ve invested in. . It’s important that we take the time to look ourselves in the mirror and evaluate how we’re performing.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: AMI 2014 Reflections

ASU Lodestar Center

Student seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential from over 40 campuses across the country attend workshops, hear from national leaders and provide the host community with opportunities to learn from student case studies. posted by Lyn McDonough , Program Coordinator Sr.

What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

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In my newest book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , the first half of the book addresses how nonprofit professionals can assess and become more self-aware about the symptoms of burnout and begin to practice self-care to avoid burnout.

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

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In our book, The Networked Nonprofit , we devote an entire chapter to something we called "Learning Loops" which is a combination of tracking and monitoring in real time as a project unfolds, but also incorporates a process of reflection at the end of the project to the next experiment. .

Reflections from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

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Last week I participate on a panel on “ Data Visualization for Nonprofits: A Picture Is Better Than A 1,000 Words ” with Johanna Morariu from Innonet and Brian Kennedy of ChildrenNow. The day of the panel, I published a blog post that shared our slides, wiki, and resources.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

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I feel that my technology training for nonprofits work is more like a calling for me than simply a job or career. This week I lead a full-day workshop for 300 nonprofits and foundations on social media strategy and tactics. Some Reflections. Colorado Project.

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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Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out

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” I was lucky enough to collaborate with Janet McIntyre , a nonprofit leadership coach and Jeffrey Golde , Adjunct Professor of Management: Columbia Business School, along with Abe Flores from AFTA. Reflection questions : “Why did this work?”.

Reflections on Scholar 2.0

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It seems like just yesterday when I started my nine-month journey as Visiting Scholar for Nonprofits and Social Media at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

A Veteran's Day Reflection on Temporal Community

ASU Lodestar Center

Are you a professional who serves on a nonprofit board or works for or with nonprofit organizations? When working with nonprofits, remember that community… however brief and transient… is a powerful force. posted by Lance Decker, President. LL Decker & Associates, Inc.

Reflections from Independent Sector and Blackbaud Conferences

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Last week, I had the pleasure of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit and Social Media workshop at the Independent Sector Annual Conference “ Forging A Stronger Future Together &# in Atlanta. Frank Barry organized a series of Ignite presentations about social media and Nonprofits.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

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Has your nonprofit done an online Twitter chat? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia.