Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” When I’m training other trainers, I often get asked “What books should I read?”

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[Infographic] Employees that Train Outperform Others by 45%

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Ann Marie is a training champion on a quest to ensure all customers are properly using the software they’ve invested in. . I have two words for you: PROACTIVE TRAINING. We often leave formal training off the list because it’s viewed as expensive.

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8 Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Last January, I put together a train the trainers session for nonprofit trainers. Over on the SalsaLabs blog, they are doing a series on designing nonprofit tech training and I discovered this excellent rewrite of my post. Ask questions. Training Design

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Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond. I asked each of the board members to take a few minutes and share their one burning question that pertains to the Foundation’s marketing and communications with the person sitting next to them.

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How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice. Training Design

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m co-facilitating a session on Nonprofit Training Design and Delivery with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Berry, and Cindy Leonard at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference on Friday March 14th at 10:30 am! There are two different methods to evaluate your training.

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How Do Questions Improve Nonprofit Technology Training?


What are some ways you can use questions to improve your technology trainings? Questions ask your brain to mine your experience and expertise to come up with answers. nptech NTC nten training John Kenyon. Principle. John Kenyon Consulting.

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Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the summer, I’ve been designing workshops based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and Emerging Leaders Playbook. A great training always start with a great opening or icebreaker. Icebreakers are discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax.

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Why Continued Training Is Necessary For CRM Success


This is all well and good, but a CRM doesn’t do your nonprofit very much good if the end-users , or your employees, are not trained appropriately. Here are the 3 biggest reasons training is imperative to the success of your nonprofit’s CRM (and future fundraising) success.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake , an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey. Training Design

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Keeping nonprofit audiences engaged during training can improve your outcomes. Movement can also incorporate what you’re training on. I was in India this past summer to facilitate an intensive four-day training for Packard Foundation grantees working on family-planning issues.

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What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One thing I realized is that training social workers receive as part of their education is also very relevant for change makers inside of nonprofits, consultants, and trainers. Training Design

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. You also want to document your training.

7 Questions To Ask First

Connection Cafe

So leaning on that background, as well as my more recent decade in nonprofit technology, I offer the following interview questions that an interviewee can ask of a hiring organization, to determine whether a given group is where you should place a career bet. The Seven Questions.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Interactive Training Engages.

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Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My role was to deliver components of the Networked NGO curriculum – sessions on network mapping, challenges assumptions about networked ways of working, as well as training on how to use the online collaboration platform for their together moving forward.

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Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project includes face-to-face training , webinar , as well as one-on-one coaching provided by the expert team at SpitFire. ” The exercise used the layer cake metaphor and some planning questions. Training Design

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How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In a couple of weeks, one of the sessions I’m facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose is called “ How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training.” Our session will change the way you design and deliver technology trainings. Feng Shui of Good Training.

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Twitter Chats As Pre-Survey For A Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of my work as Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits, I’ve been working with grantees on a variety of capacity building projects – from coaching to workshops to peer trainings. Great questions that help plan my content for the workshop.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These can help you predict whether participants will act on the training after the workshop: More than one person from an organization should participate so the ideas can be transferred to the whole organization. What inspired you about the way the training was designed?

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Transformative Leadership Training for Social Changemakers

Have Fun - Do Good

Rockwood has a bunch of Art of Leadership trainings coming up for nonprofits and social changemakers that I wanted you to know about, including special trainings for Women in Racial Justice and Human Rights, and for Philanthropic Leaders. Hello Have, Fun Do-Gooders!

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The Dance Floor and The Balcony Social Media Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just finished doing a training for Open Society Institute media and information coordinators on social media with colleague, David Sasaki , from Global Voices. The moderator asks a somewhat controversial question and directs participants to take a stand on the spectrum.

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How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Learning how to train our attention is an essential nonprofit work place skill, especially for emerging leaders! And, self-knowledge is the first step. Attention training is technique from Howard Rheingold, author of NetSmart. Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest.

Tips for Software Trainings


For an quick, inside look at how Idealware manages so many successful on-line trainings, take a look at Andrea Berry’s post, [link]. Here are some thoughts on preparing for trainings that maybe pick up where Andrea left off. They come from recently helping two members of a project team prepare to lead their first software training ever. Even if you haven’t done a lot of training, draw on your own style. It can help to give a long training a pacing and rhythm.

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You CAN Tech Plan! New Online Training Shows You How

Tech Soup Blog

That's why TechSoup has partnered with Idealware to offer a new online training series built just for nonprofits: Tactical Technology Planning. Note: you'll need to create an account on our training platform, even if you're already a TechSoup member.

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Ask Idealware: What is Tactical Technology Training?


Got a question you'd like answered? What is "tactical technology planning," and how can it help your organization? Laura Quinn explains. Drop us an email. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link]. Back Office & Operations How to Choose Software

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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. A well trained and resourced department simply does a better job of it. 5 QuestionsJay Frost is a 25 year veteran of the fundraising field.

Where Do You Learn Best? My Personal Learning Journey from Conferences to Trainings

Museum 2.0

I had good questions to ask them, and they had valuable advice to share. Then about six months ago, I stumbled into a professional training environment. The first training I went to was on Public Narrative, led by master facilitator Sarah El-Raheb. The Museum 2.0

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What are the key questions nonprofits should ask about social media training?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The question is related to social media training: What are the key questions nonprofit organizations should ask to help them determine how to prioritize social media training and experimentation as they do their technology and organization-strengthening planning?

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Can Crowds Be Trained Like Seals?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Rennet Stowe That's the question that Stephen Downes raises after reading " Get Ready To Participate: Crowds and Governance" published on Henry Jenkins blog and written by Daren C. Was that crowd trained, facilitated, or orchestrated?

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We know you've got questions. Attendees can choose from 80+ panels, 40+ training sessions, inspiring keynotes, caucuses, film screenings and lots of networking and social events. It's finally here!

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

These job descriptions will be great tools during recruitment and training, helping your team set clear expectations with volunteers. Make sure they know that they can reach out to one person to ask questions and share success stories with.

Create Dynamic Online Trainings: Webinar Recap

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup hosted a webinar about how to Create Dynamic Online Trainings on July 26. Janet Fouts from Tatu Digital Media and Kyle Andrei from Idealware shared tips on how to prepare, design, and execute online trainings to make them more intriguing and dynamic. The two presenters also answered many questions from the audience during the webinar and in our community forum for the event. and shared tips for planning an online training.

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Next Time, Answer a Different Question

See What's Out There

The trainings we offer. Next time someone asks you what your organization does, answer a different question. Because the answer to that question? The post Next Time, Answer a Different Question appeared first on See3

Persuasion: Preparing Spokespersons to Handle Sensitive Questions

Tech Soup Blog

you saw what can happen when the spokesperson is not properly prepared to handle sensitive questions. Coaching a Client Crisis Response Media Training Message Development Persuasion Question & Answer Techniques Staying in Control media training persuasion Q&A techniques spokesperson training tough questionsIn the previous post, Interview Prep: Was spokesman being honest or just nervous?,

Training Your Staff: Online Alternatives

Tech Soup Blog

Idealware , a partner of TechSoup's recently posted an article addressing how to train staff in simpler, more cost-effective ways. All of the methods listed use the web or some form of computer technology in order to avoid the hassle of going to off-site training seminars or conferences. Many of these solutions can be integrated into your employee training through product donations offered by TechSoup. Tools for Training Staff Online.

Cross-Sector Collaboration: The train to community impact

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So much, in fact, that organizations are boarding the train without a map, a travel bag, and even a destination. Worse yet, they have not considered the repercussions of boarding the collaboration train. This is the “train” on the tracks. Additionally, a neutral facilitator, the sponsor who brings reputation and networks, and the champion who rallies the team, are extremely vital to leading the train toward the destination. This is the fuel for the train.

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Tech Training Tips from the Experts: Free Live Event

Tech Soup Blog

Are you interested in learning how to create and deliver effective tech training? Are you ready to take your staff or volunteer training to the next level? TechSoup will host a live event featuring three training experts on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m.

Webinar and Online Training Tools

Tech Soup Blog

more information on webinar tools, check out the following pages: Training Your Staff: Online Alternatives. Social Video Questions: Answered. Thanks, and happy training! As the webinar program manager for TechSoup, I am often asked to.

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5 Questions for Geoff Livingston

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Geoff Livingston. Geoff Livingston co-founded Zoetica , a social enterprise that provides superior communication consulting, training, and strategy to help mindful organizations affect social change. 5 Questions Big Ideas Social Media

Are you asking the right questions in your peer to peer fundraising survey? #TT

Connection Cafe

Jen initially wrote this post for me to share a highlights from a webinar we hosted: Are you asking the right questions in your post event survey? Best Practice 2: Only ask questions about things you can change. Best Practice 3: Ask questions about things you care about.

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10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? With those questions in mind, Knight commissioned the consulting firm Third Plateau to evaluate the 18 Giving Days the foundation supports. Click to see the full infographic.

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Webinar Recap: Training an Invisible Audience

Tech Soup Blog

If you were one of the many people who attended our webinar Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars , I'd like to thank you for being such an eager and inquisitive audience. When reading questions to the presenter, make sure that you read the first name of the person asking the question. Acknowledging the person asking a question as being more than just another computer can make the audience more eager to ask questions.

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