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

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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.

A reflection from two talks

NCE Social Media

In the past week I’ve given two talks to two different groups on the same subject – social media and fundraising. 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.

New Blog: Observations and Reflections

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But I felt like I wanted a place to write a bit more deeply, to delve into the issues of the day in a balanced, reflective, and sometimes spiritual way. I've been a blogger consistently almost 10 years now. That's a long time - longer than most bloggers have been around. I have had a lot of different blogs, too. In 2005, I actually had 3 blogs going: a regular blog, a technology blog, and a ministry blog.

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.

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.

New Blog: Observations and Reflections

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But I felt like I wanted a place to write a bit more deeply, to delve into the issues of the day in a balanced, reflective, and sometimes spiritual way. I''ve been a blogger consistently almost 10 years now. That''s a long time - longer than most bloggers have been around. I have had a lot of different blogs, too. In 2005, I actually had 3 blogs going: a regular blog, a technology blog, and a ministry blog.

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.

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 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.

11NTC reflections

Idealware

(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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Reflections on Jumo | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org

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First Reflections on Jumo | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org

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.

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture

SocialFish

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.

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

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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.

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.

Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The causes we care about transcend borders and email lists often reflect this — yet, with great power comes great responsibility.

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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 from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

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This post summarizes how you can use session documentation and reflective practice to improve the content and delivery of your session. Click Thru to See Larger Image.

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.

NTC Reflections: The Networked Nonprofit

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Photo by Geoff Livingston. My goal for conference presenting moving forward is to be on panels that I have designed or co-designed and that design involves the audience beyond a 5 minute q/a at the end.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Customize the Donation Page to Reflect the Story— Want to improve your donation page conversion rates? As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia.

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.

Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013

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Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This blog post is a summary of reflections about the instructional design and how NGOs in these countries are becoming Networked NGOs. Quiet Reflection: Socoot. Group Photo with Certificates.