Data Visualization Techniques for Those Who Can’t Draw

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In my reflection post about the panel, I was musing about one of the points raised: ”How Can We Visualize Data If We Can’t Draw?” ” This is a common theme for those interested in incorporating visualization techniques.

NTEN #ONTC: Slides, Resources, and Reflections from ROI Session

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ONTC Slides View more presentations from kanter. Paul has to use ROI techniques to help the organization make the best decision. ONTC Slides View more presentations from kanter. I just finished my session on ROI as part of the Online Nonprofit Technology Conference - a two-day virtual conference. I presented on ROI and Nonprofit Technology. My presentation is based on Chapter 3 of NTEN's book.

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Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

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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.

Kentucky Nonprofit Workshop on Web 2.0: Slides, Reflections, and Notes

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That's a video blog post I did to demonstrate how a simple technique for creating effective videos using your cell phone or digital camera and placing it one the web, in this example, on YouTube. Many folks at the workshop wanted access to copies of the slides.

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

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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. I've been trying to internalize some of the tips and techniques that I have been learning from reading Cliff Atkinson's book on the back channel and teaching trainers. One technique is to plan what you're going to say as a series of Tweets.

Reflections from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

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Last week I participate on a panel on “ Data Visualization for Nonprofits: A Picture Is Better Than A 1,000 Words ” with Johanna Morariu from Innonet and Brian Kennedy of ChildrenNow. The day of the panel, I published a blog post that shared our slides, wiki, and resources.

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? And, of course, crowd sourcing is a technique being used across the social sector for different goals.

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

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I’ve collected the resources, notes, slides, and tweets from the session in this post. Does #14ntc give an award for best slides? I am particularly grateful to Cindy Leonard who compiled and consolidated our slides based on the design.

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

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This takes a bit more effort than putting together a slide deck. For example, I incorporate tactical and visual techniques for participants to use to do the exercises. Reflection. Participants from a nonprofit work on their network map during the workshop.

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Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

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You can find my materials and slides on the workshop wiki - CSR and NGO workshops, but always like to do a reflective wrap up post. Here are three techniques I use: Connect with and research audience via social media.

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Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

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” This post shares my notes from that session along with a reflection about my session and some resources. They shared a slide (see above) about new models we’ll see that combine both – especially the “not invented yet.”

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ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

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Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1. I have been using human spectra gram , a technique I learned from colleague Allen Gunn from Aspiration. ArtsLab SF View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

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Someone on the call had moderator access and was able to flip the slides (I had them memorized) and they also read any of the questions in the chat line to me. Someone said, "Extension work is research based, how do you incorporate this technique?"

Reflections from Mashable Summer of Social Good Conference

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My take is that just because we have the tools, a youthful enthusiasm for generosity, and the desire to do something, there is a need for sharing of best practices and techniques.

Reflections on Social Media EPIP Workshop

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EPIP Slides View more presentations from kanter. I had a chance to listen in on other trainings, which included some techniques for creating a recruitment culture - where chapters can reach out to new members and draw them in - face-to-face networking. The techniques of face-to-face networking strategies are very much transferable to online tools. I used the wiki a flip chart - so the leave behind is the slide deck, notes, and a few resources.

NTC Reflection: How To Make Your Conference Panel A Magical Learning Experience

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Would participants learn more and have greater impact if panel designers incorporated different techniques such as visual learning and if they designed for more audience engagement? As many trainers and teachers already know, people have different learning styles.

Reflections on the Meyer Memorial Trust Workshop

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I'm happy that my new laptop has an extended battery life so I am writing some reflections on the plane en route to Boston. What I most enjoy about doing face-to-face training workshops is the right after reflection questions: How could this learning experience been improved?

RIP Google Reader: Don’t Scream Who Moved My Cheese, Pivot Your Reading

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Geoff Livingston had a great suggestion of using the Google Reader closing for a moment of self-reflection and to pivot and purge what you’re reading. Visualization techniques – from note-taking to creative idea generation. Google reflection

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ASTC Recap: Questions, Colors, and Reflective Research

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This post recaps these sessions, provides my slides, and shares what I learned at the conference. Designing Questions Kathy Gustafon-Hilton coordinated a massive Pecha Kucha session, featuring 19 design professionals sharing 20 slides, 20 seconds apiece. Download my slides here. Exhibits), Rob Semper (Exploratorium) and I hosted a wide-ranging discussion session on design techniques for developing projects that involve both online and onsite elements.

NTEN and TechSoup Webinar: Share Your Story - ROI and Social Media - Slides and Notes

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David Armano's " The Collective Focus Group:Listen, Learn, and Adapt " was written for the business audience in mind, but the concept and techniques can be used by nonprofits and more importantly lead to success. Pause for reflection time before next reiteration: How to improve results? There are a couple of bonus slides in the deck about how to use metrics for podcasts and video. Corey Pudhorodsky of the 501-Casts was kind of enough to create some slides for me.

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Notes, Reflections, and People I Met at Podcamp Boston

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Chris Brogan and David Eckoff gave a killer session about setting priorities and time management techniques. I got some good feedback and will post some reflections in a bit. I bumped into Millie Garfield who shared some reflections about her "virtual" blogging friends.

Reflections on Mixed Reality Events in Second Life

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Pathfinder gave a presentation to a small group in Cambridge , while his audio (some of the time) was streamed into Second Life along with his Powerpoint Slides. Here's a few reflections from people in the room. The photo above was taken at last night's TechSoup Mixed Reality Event.

Penguin Day Reflections: OS as FairTrade, OS Feminism, and OS - the Next Generation

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The video incorporates some slides from Angela Byron's excellent presentation, " Women in Floss " which also speaks to the dark side of gender issues in FOSS communities. What are the techniques for conversational weaving? Open Source Feminism - Click to Play.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

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Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox? I’ll be sharing tips and techniques on how to generate ideas or “brainstorming” techniques. When To Use Brainstorming or Idea Generation Techniques in Training.

6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC

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Check out the slides here. Check out the slides. Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation by Beth Kanter. It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA.

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

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” As you can tell from the slide, we have a Harry Potter theme for the session. This is a session where you’ll be an active participant in your learning and will leave ready to apply lots of practical tips and techniques that will give your trainings more impact.

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My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

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Kathy Brennan, Research and Evaluation Advisor, AARP gave primer about developmental evaluation – what it is, how it is applied, how it different from other methods, and why it is useful in evaluating complex systems projects. You can l isten to the video or view her slides here.

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors

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What I have always appreciated about GivingTuesday since the beginning is how they innovate and anticipate new trends in giving and incorporate into the campaign – either as toolkits or techniques for nonprofits to test and adopt.

Nonprofit Marketing Plan Must-Haves: Integration and Automation

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And make sure you include a donation landing page that reflects the same theme and reinforces the basic message. For 5 years the Blackbaud Institute has brought together experts in the nonprofit sector to speak on a wide variety of topics.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2c: Card Sorts

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Keep in mind that your card labels don’t necessarily need to reflect your website’s navigation labels. An initial deliverable for a Card Sort test would be a series of slides that summarize the findings; however, analyzing the results of a card sort can get a bit complicated.

How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

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I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice. Here are some techniques you can incorporate into your training and staff meetings that will help with learning and retention.

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Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

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Here are some techniques you can incorporate into your training and staff meetings that will help with learning and retention. They help “air out the brain” and can help a tired group regain focus. I incorporate energizers into webinars (see slide 22) and virtual meetings.

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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On New Year’s Day, I heard a story on NPR about some research on instructional techniques used by many college professors – the lecture and how it is less effective in an age information abundance. Luckily, there is no shortage of techniques and resources and books.

What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

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This post is a roundup of what I learned from the speakers at the conference and some reflections on the workshops. My blog post with slides and links. Workshop/Training Reflections. Photo by Social Misfits.

WeAreMedia: Listening for Nonprofits in a Connected World

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For the past five years, I’ve been teaching social media workshops for nonprofits and lately doing deeper dives on the techniques of listening both for nonprofits and in my role as Visiting Scholar in Residence at the Packard Foundation. A Living Case Study of Red Cross Listening Techniques.

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Giving Good Poke: Using Social Apps and Social Media for Social Causes at GSP next week!

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and use the same slides?" " If you look at my slideshare collection, I have like 50 different slide shows. The real reason is that I keep implementing new campaigns, trying new techniques and tools, and new projects.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

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It marked the start of a six month peer learning exchange where I, along with colleague Stephanie Rudat will work remotely with grantees as they implement an action learning project to put techniques into practice and facilitate organizational change from the inside out.

Playing the Social Media Game with 100 Bay Area Nonprofits

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Compasspoint Workshop Slides - Beta. I don't get an opportunity to do this workshop with a large group, so this was fabulous learning experience to work out some techniques to make it scale. I've used a couple of techniques to accomplish this and they worked.

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9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

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This post summarizes the content I shared in my presentation and offers some reflection on the conversational keynote. So making the audience part of the slide deck and inviting commentary surfaces the wisdom and knowledge in the room. These ideas are illustrated in the slides below.

Teaching Nonprofits How To Bring Relevant Information To Their Desktop

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In reading Marshall's excellent reflection about teaching RSS techniques , I came across a comment from Nick pointing to some curriculum he is developing and teaching to faculty on using RSS for their research work. " Here's the PDF of the slides.

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The Social Life of Visual Data

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Source: Social Visualization, Lecture Slides, Martin Wattenberg, IBM I've been reflecting on the Nancy White's SpiderGram activity that helps you visualize the orientation of your community as a prelude to selecting the right online collaboration tool.

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How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

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I’ve been reflecting on why some nonprofits do a better job of measurement and learning, while others do not. There not is a reflection process for analyzing success or failure to take into next use or campaign. Example of A/B Testing Results.