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.” But we need different ways to learn at different points in our professional careers.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This beautiful retreat center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers professional development on a wide range of leadership, wellness, and other topics. This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It covered how leaders can use their social channels as their authentic selves to engage with their communities and in leadership conversations with peers, social learning, and intentionally building and developing professional networks online. … Read More Professional Networking

A Reality Check for Nonprofit Professionals: Are You Taking the High Ground?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management nonprofit careers nonprofit leadership Outcomes professional developmentMerriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines “ high ground ” as “a position of advantage or superiority; especially, an ethically superior position.” Given that this is an election season in the U.S. ,

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

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Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

We know that nonprofit professionals are the hardest working folks out there and we want to help you succeed. Here are 10 of the most helpful reports and resources for philanthropy professionals: Giving in an Election Year. April Fools.

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between. Then ask yourself: Is your professional learning network diverse enough?

15 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Working at a nonprofit often pays less than the for-profit sector, but the perks of extended vacation time, flex time, and the personal satisfaction of having a meaningful professional life can outweigh the financial downside of building a nonprofit career.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networking Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An easier place to start to “Kondo” your professional life is your online professional network. I’m an advocate of “ Smarter Professional Online Networking ” which includes building a strong core for your professional network.

15 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Working at a nonprofit often pays less than the for-profit sector, but the perks of extended vacation time, flex time, and the personal satisfaction of having a meaningful professional life can outweigh the financial downside of building a nonprofit career.

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

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For example, this might be a good opportunity to read that great article about a professional topic that you bookmarked but never have time to read. Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals

SocialFish

Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker.

Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Connection Cafe

With that said, I decided I should write a series of blog posts titled “What I Wish I Knew Then” with the hope that the lessons I have learned will make you a better fundraising professional, too. What I Wish I Knew Then.

Crossing the Professional-Amateur Line

Museum 2.0

As our culture explodes in embracing creativity across the professional/amateur spectrum, museums have two choices: we can sharpen the line. Think back to the last time you crossed a line. Did you feel brave? Deviant? Proud? Ashamed?

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

All this makes their contribution invaluable, but just like with employees, they need to be managed professionally. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota. When exploring your own professional development, I encourage you to think outside the box when it comes to identifying opportunities as well as ways to fund your experience.

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

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Effective delivery for professional development needs to be integrated into the actual work day and that with limited professional development budgets and fast paced workloads, micro-content and micro-exercises as well as mini-sessions are most useful. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. Use a Professional Photo for Your Profile Photo.

11 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These basic LinkedIn Profile tips for nonprofit professionals serve as a foundation for when and if your nonprofit is ready to utilize LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages. Use a Professional Photo for Your Profile Photo.

24 Must-Watch Webinars for Nonprofit Professionals

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a handy list of the top free nonprofit webinars sorted into categories like marketing, finance, and fundraising

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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In early January, I read through the year’s journal and think about accomplishments:What gave me a sense of purpose and feeling of professional fulfillment? 3) Start A New Journal: As I mentioned above, I keep an annual professional journal, part planner and part reflection tool.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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” I don’t like the term, but it describes when you create a network map of your professional network. You do this to consider who to connect and engage in your professional network for learning or help your organization address social change goals.

16 Professionals Share Nonprofit Technology Advice via Instagram Video

Nonprofit Tech for Good

15-second video interviews are the new elevator pitch. In a world where attention spans are waning, the ability to communicate a message succinctly and on camera is a very valuable skill. While a few individuals succeeded in just one take, most needed two or three takes.

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

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Both articles suggest strongly that you practice self-care and here’s Kate’s tips: 5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis by Kate Alexandra. Flickr Photo by Evil Erin.

How can Nonprofit Professionals Create Space for Life and Work? Use the SpaceDeck

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The card deck was co-created at MuseumCamp 2015 in one weekend by 100 creative professionals from around the world who gathered at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to focus on space making.

Who Engages in Professional Associations?

ASU Lodestar Center

Hager Associate Professor ASU School of Community Resources and Development If you are a working professional, there’s a good chance that you are (or could be) a member of an association of people in your field. These are often called professional associations , and examples are the American Society of Civil Engineers , the American College of Healthcare Executives , and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). How can professional associations pursue these high goals?

Four Recommendations for Personal and Professional Branding

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, Farra Trompeter of Big Duck and Danielle Bridgida of National Wildlife Federation presented at the Bridge Conference last week about personal and professional branding. Are you mixing your personal and professional self online?

Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Non-Profit/Professional Partnerships

Byte Technology

And that niche is professionals, across all industries and sectors, who choose to support non-profits by giving of their time and talent. Other “pairing” websites, those matching professionals with non-profits in need, are out there.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

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In my work with women in Middle East, the issue of privacy, safety, and security often a hot topic, yet using online social networks for professional networking requires us to be open. We talked about the importance of having a profile that projects professionalism and competence.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Professional Development Projecting Professionalism

11 Nonprofit Professionals Share Social Media and Technology Advice for Nonprofits via Instagram Video

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to a partnership with the Public Interest Registry , Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good was able to report live from the Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #14NTC ) last week in Washington, DC.

The Self-Taught Analytics Professional

Connection Cafe

There are some great professional development resources, information, and training available to you and your organization you may wish to check out. Stanford University, Stanford Center for Professional Development – Data Mining Certificates Online.

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a small group of people, blogs, or sources who provide me the best, most valuable professional information.

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Evolution of Today’s Nonprofit Professional

ASU Lodestar Center

Whether you were born into it, fell into it or discovered it along your life’s journey, today’s nonprofit professionals follow an evolutionary path much like that of our species. In addition, I am eager to network with nonprofit professionals throughout the country and especially the Midwest.

30 Tools Social Media Professionals Can’t Live Without

SocialFish

Watson + Nowlin interviewed several social media professionals for their insights into which management tools, software and extensions they used in their daily routines that they simply could not live without. Managing multiple social media accounts can be a daunting task.

45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot Blog

There are hundreds of nonprofit groups on LinkedIn. Here I’ve segmented the top ones into the categories and written a few lines about each to help you decide which ones to join. networking LinkedIn-Groups LinkedIn

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This made think about my whole system captured in the MindMap below: I thought a lot about my “system&# for professional learning that incorporate social media. What is your system for professional learning? Black-Crowned Night Heron.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism