How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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 questions are not yet answered?

First Reflections on Jumo

Amy Sample Ward

Jumo vs Change.org – is that the question? As you may have heard , Jumo is now open in beta. What is Jumo?

Self-Reflection: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself Each Day

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Akradi tackles self-reflection in this month''s issue. What better way to do that than to ask yourself each day these four questions , says Akradi: Where did I do some good or make some progress today? I''m a big fan of the magazine, Experience Life.

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.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s hard if deadlines are looming, but essential to have a session to explore questions such as: What is your facilitation style and philosophy? We organized people into small groups based on clustering of the burning questions into themes on the sticky wall.

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. reflectionBlack-Crowned Night Heron.

Four Daily Questions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Akradi tackled self-reflection awhile back. What better way to do that than to ask yourself each day these four questions , says Akradi: Where did I do some good or make some progress today? Bahram Akradi Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Self-Reflection

Four Daily Questions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Akradi tackled self-reflection awhile back. What better way to do that than to ask yourself each day these four questions , says Akradi: Where did I do some good or make some progress today? I'm a big fan of the magazine, Experience Life.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. Expert: This is content and information that is delivered by listening and questioning a subject matter expert.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you doing a plenary discussion panel at a conference, it is a good question to ask the host. One of the first questions I asked Holly, “Why do you want a panel on this topic?” Scaffolding Questions and Diverse Views in the Answers. Knowledge Capture and Reflection.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting a New Workspace

NonProfit Hub

If you’re considering a new or inaugural workspace, consider these questions before making any decisions. The post 6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting a New Workspace appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article is sponsored by MINDSPACE.

Four Daily Questions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Akradi tackled self-reflection awhile back. What better way to do that than to ask yourself each day these four questions , says Akradi: Where did I do some good or make some progress today? I'm a big fan of the magazine, Experience Life.

4 Questions to Ask Before Going Mobile

Connection Cafe

But before you do, it’s important to do some self reflection to determine if mobile is right for your organization. Here are four groups of strategic questions to help guide your thinking: Who are your constituents and what are they like? Author: Guest Blogger.

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture

SocialFish

And trying to figure out whether something is a sweater or a blouse is a huge waste of time, because it’s avoiding the underlying question: what purpose does your dress code serve? Did you miss these?

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

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Once we had this common understanding, we iterated on the initial brainstorming question. 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 Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

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I always like to start with an icebreaker that allows participants to reflect and identify burning questions.

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. Experimentation Free Agent reflection

Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

Museum 2.0

Attendees brought up questions about how they can get more involved with financial discussions in their institutions, how we can change the ways we approach fundraising, how we can think about earned income differently.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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”? No question about it, it also adds complexity and cost – in dollars and time.

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

Connection Cafe

See 5 key questions you should be considering as you do here.). We’ve been asking some big questions lately about what it would look like to come together across sectors to build a stronger social economy so that everyone working for good can achieve more. Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ).

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).

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can't answer this question "What's the Value?" It is really hard to carve out time to take a step back and reflect on what has gone well, what hasn’t, and what to do next. Articulate learning questions on the front end, identify metrics/data to collect to answer questions.

ASTC Recap: Questions, Colors, and Reflective Research

Museum 2.0

Designing Questions Kathy Gustafon-Hilton coordinated a massive Pecha Kucha session, featuring 19 design professionals sharing 20 slides, 20 seconds apiece. I spoke about the importance of designing intentional frameworks for asking visitors questions, based on this blog post. Exhibit labels in science centers ask more questions than any other kinds of museums, and yet the questions are often awful--teacherly, overly rhetorical, and totally meaningless.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As host for #sm73 , I selected three questions on social media and non profits: Q1: How can social media work for non profits? I was watching for answers to the questions. Is there a more specific follow up question based on these responses?

Reflections on Scholar 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But it's even better for learning to have someone asked you some questions. 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.

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

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Participants reflected on their style strength and how it has helped them be successful in different situations. Analytical Style people control their emotions but tend to ask questions rather than give orders. Reflection questions : “Why did this work?”.

5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Jay Frost. On one hand, they reflect the state of the economy. On the other, they are merely a reflection of what fundraising activity has been undertaken. 5 QuestionsJay Frost is a 25 year veteran of the fundraising field.

A Few Reflections from SXSW Crowdsourcing Panel

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The second topic started percolating at last year's SXSW Social Media for Social Good BBQ and a question - so where are the good examples and techniques? I created a script of conversation starters/questions about crowd sourcing and using social media for program delivery.

Social Media and Governance: Reflections from BoardSource

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What surprised me though, was the share pair report out exercise, “What are the conversation starters about concerns that your organization needs to have to build a social media policy?&# I was surprised that most of the topics were tactical and how to questions. Board source.

Church and Religious Organization Frequently Asked Questions

Tech Soup Blog

Here are four frequently asked questions and answers to speed up your TechSoup registration, so you can get charitable product donations more quickly. Product donations to churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious organizations have opened up considerably recently.

WeAreMedia Live Workshop: Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo: Illustration of Participant's Learning Questions Earlier this month, we piloted the first two-day workshop on social media strategy and tools for NTEN 's WeAreMedia project. This was useful for the introduction and pre-workshop activity, homework, and reflections.

E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

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This blog post is a summary of reflections about the instructional design and how NGOs in these countries are becoming Networked NGOs. The peer assist session was designed based on the sticky notes of questions that participants wanted to address. Quiet Reflection: Socoot.

9 Have Fun Do Good Reflection Questions for Your New Year

Have Fun - Do Good

One of my favorite things about this time of year is reflecting and planning. Below are 9 Have Fun Do Good New Year Reflection Questions that I hope you'll find helpful as you think about your New Year's resolutions, goals, intentions, wishes and dreams.

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Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013. But if you only have time for the hard questions, start at 6:30.

Reflections from Independent Sector and Blackbaud Conferences

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As an early adopter, I remember switching, despite how strange it felt. Yet, at the time, people were questioning “How could serious work ever be done using a pull down menus?&#.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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 This Year's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Retreat

ASU Lodestar Center

Stacia Stone, a second year Urban Studies student and first year NLASA member, wrote this reflection on the retreat: There is a passion within students working to enter the nonprofit sector that is unlike any other.

Reflections on the Social Media Lab Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's some reflections: Thoughtful, Intentional Experiments Thoughtful experimentation is setting up a low-risk experiment with metrics to figure out what is and isn't working is a social media best practice. Packard socialmedia-lab-day 1-module 1.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We know you've got questions. A note on prices: we want anyone to be able to use this resource, so the registration prices listed reflect the full conference rates for non-members at the time of posting. It's finally here!

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

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As one of my great teachers said, ”You are not good at what you do unless you are always learning and reflecting on your practice.” There were some excellent “burning questions” that folks shared about nonprofit training.

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