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

As you may have heard , Jumo is now open in beta. What is Jumo?

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.

Reflections on Movember

Steve Bridger

I reflected on all this while out walking in the Somerset countryside with my family on Sunday. I wanted to let everyone know that I’m doing my bit this year to raise awareness (and hopefully some money) for men’s health – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

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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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Overnight Reflection. What I think is the magic is the use of “overnight reflection.” So, being able to “sleep on an idea” and share a reflection is great. Photo by Trav Williams.

Reflections on Micronesia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. I think it's one of the great perks of my job, working in the nonprofit sector.

Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

Connection Cafe

There are several other metrics you can look at, but these are just some that might be helpful for your organization to reflect upon this season.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter’s continuing education luncheons.

11NTC reflections


(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. Oh NTC, how do I love thee, let me count the ways! Best attendees EVAR! The hallway conversations are always terrific.

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.

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture


Did you miss these? Jamie’s Association Success posts in December focused on the visible parts of culture… The Link Between Office Design and Culture. Several years ago I saw a presentation from an association CEO who had recently redesigned their office space.

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

Connection Cafe

Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ). As a leader at a company that sits at the intersection of tech and social good, I came away from this year’s World Economic Forum inspired on both fronts. The emerging technology driving the 4th industrial revolution has incredible potential to change the way we work, live, connect and more.

Blog Redesign: Recap and Reflections

Amy Sample Ward

As I recently announced , I’m collaborating with Matt Chevy on a redesign of this website to freshen up the design, make presentations, resources and case studies all easier to find, and surface the rich conversations taking place in the comments. Last week was focused on feedback from readers and wow: I got a lot of really thoughtful, valuable comments! Thanks to everyone who shared opinions and those who I know will continue to weigh in.

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.

First Reflections on Jumo | NetSquared, an initiative of

AFP Blog

First Reflections on Jumo | NetSquared, an initiative of

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. This can be as simple as a poll or having participants type a reflective question in the chat at the beginning.

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.

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. Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful.

Idealware: Reflections on Idealware’s Facebook Launch

AFP Blog

Idealware: Reflections on Idealware’s Facebook Launch: "Reflections on Idealware’s Facebook Launchby Kaitlin LaCasseAs you may know, we at Idealware launched our Facebook fan page on Wednesday, September 16. Now that we have been trying to nurture the page for over a week, I thought you might be interested in what we’ve seen (so far). A disclaimer before you continue: we are tracking results, but. NPFacebook NPWeb2.0

Self-Reflection: 4 Questions To Ask Yourself Each Day

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Akradi tackles self-reflection in this month''s issue. Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Self-Reflection Life Time Fitness I''m a big fan of the magazine, Experience Life.

Reflections from SexTech Conference

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A couple of reflections. On Saturday, I was delighted to have an opportunity to attend and speak at the SexTech 2010 Conference.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

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Typically, I like to incorporate some “share pairs” some reflective questions that people in the audience can share with each other. Knowledge Capture and Reflection. With every presentation, panel, or workshop, I do knowledge capture and reflection.

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).

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

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

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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 on Scholar 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. 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.

PopTech Fellows Program: Reflections

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PopTech Slides View more presentations from kanter. I have been near Camden, Maine for the past few days at the PopTech 2009 Fellows Program as part of the PopTech 2009 conference ( streaming live ), which starts on Wednesday. PopTech is an amazing blend of people, ideas, and projects.

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. We had some fun doing role plays with a partner to figure out their style and some reflection on how we needed to adapt. Reflection questions : “Why did this 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.

Dangerous/Ridiculous: Reflections on AAM

Museum 2.0

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. It's one of the rare settings in which you can see glimpses of the past and the future all under one roof.

WeAreMedia Live Workshop: Reflections

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This was useful for the introduction and pre-workshop activity, homework, and reflections. Thinking through a strategy requires more reflection and discussion within the organization and some level of experience with the tools.

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 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.

Veterans Day Reflections

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Reflections of a Nonprofit Heart

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Laura L. Bush, Ph.D. Manager of Curriculum. Design & Innovation, ASU Lodestar Center. In junior high, I once jumped off a table Wonder Woman-style (but without bullet-proof bracelets) to defend another child from being teased.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Experimentation Free Agent reflectionOver 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 Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.