3 Steps for a Successful Day of Skilled Volunteer Service

Connection Cafe

While most days of service engage volunteers in projects like building a home, cleaning a local park or packing groceries at a food bank, a skills-based volunteer day of service can help address a different type of nonprofit need: capacity support.

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Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

Skills-based volunteerism can also help develop back-up experts for an organization that may not have the budget or need to support full-time staff in a particular function. We look forward to hearing your stories of skill sharing in action in the comments section.

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Digital Media Skills

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Digital Media Skills : "Here's a list of digital media skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. " 'via Blog this

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6 Tips to Know Your Nonprofit Is Ready for Skilled Volunteers

Connection Cafe

Engaging skilled volunteers (also known as pro bono service) can be way to solve the capacity challenge. But volunteers aren’t “free” and in order for skilled volunteerism to be effective, your organization must be ready to make the most of this valuable contribution of time and talent.

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Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach

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Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach. In a skill-centric program, Organizations can identify traits and aspects of successful members of their current competencies and roles, and address the precise capabilities that need to be established to excel within those positions.

What is Skills Management?

Gyrus

In several recent postings I’ve blogged (a lot) about skills and skill management. So what IS skills management? It being 2015 the first place I looked is Wikipedia (of course) and found this: Skills Management. Terrific, a Wiki about skills management!

Skills Gap - Gyrus

Gyrus

Skills Gap conference or mandatory training, get great ideas for improving skills and therefore productivity and value to the company

Learning skills management - Gyrus

Gyrus

Successful implementation of a skills management within your Learning Management System (LMS) helps organizations

Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™: Utilizing Employees’ Skills to Inspire Youth

Connection Cafe

The company is committed to motivating young girls to build STEM skills that will help them become leaders of tomorrow. Girls Just Want to Have… STEM!

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How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

A few weeks ago, we aligned with the YW for a skills-based volunteering project with one of their partners, Independence High School in Manhattan. Was it a meaningful and worthwhile skills-based volunteering activity for our office?

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The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

CSR trends point to the rise of skills-based volunteerism. The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals.

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Why is Skills Management Important?

Gyrus

Last week I defined skills management by referencing and summarizing an existing Wikipedia article. ” Perhaps last week I put the cart before the horse though because I didn’t define “skill.” ” Again going to Wikipedia, here’s how it defines skill.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs Skills-Based Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

Kimberly Dulin is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Partnership Manager for Catchafire , a for-purpose social mission business that makes skills-based connections between volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Get the Skinny on the Skills-Based Sector.

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Volunteerism Keeps Proving Its Value (Especially When Skills Are Given)

Connection Cafe

What’s even cooler is how the value jumps higher when volunteers give their professional skills in law, finance, marketing, operations, you name it. In my experience, volunteers offering their professional skills can make an impact almost immediately, an impact that lasts.

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How techies can volunteer their skills to help nonprofits - TechRepublic

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How techies can volunteer their skills to help nonprofits - TechRepublic : 'via Blog this

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Skills-Third Sector launches first skills website for charities | Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

Skills-Third Sector launches first skills website for charities | Charity Digital News : kills-Third Sector, with co-investment from UKCES Growth and Innovation Fund, is due to launch an interactive online skills platform to help charities find training to develop their workforce. It will be the first comparison site for the sector, giving charities the chance to source skills, compare offers and find training.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

In the eLearning industry we call this the skills-gap crisis, and it affects both college graduates and skilled trade workers alike. employers were having a difficult time filling jobs, and the survey ranked “Skilled Trade worker” as the toughest job to fill.

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Social Skills: How Associations Use Social Media: Associations Now

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Social Skills: How Associations Use Social Media: Associations Now : "We already know that associations are becoming more confident and strategic in how they use social media. But two new studies offer a by-the-numbers look at what they’ve done in the social space in the last year." 'via via Blog this

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The Truth Behind Skills Gap

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The post The Truth Behind Skills Gap appeared first on Gyrus. Business Manufacturing Training Workplace development eLL

Calling all techies: Donate your skills

AFP Blog

Calling all techies: Donate your skills : But this year, Technically Philly co-founder Brian James Kirk is focusing on something beyond his usual promotion of entrepreneurship and networking. The idea: push the technologically skilled to donate help to nonprofits that desperately need it At 8 a.m. Thursday at Temple University''s 1810 Conference Suite, his website-and-event company will unveil its new initiative, the "Commit Pledge of Service."

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The Importance Of Your Soft Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Soft skills, all too often deemed the less important skills for a leader, are needed now more than ever. Each of the book's nine chapters, listed below, provide dialogue, questions, tips and recommended activities: What Are Soft Skills?

Volunteer Retention: Skills Matching

Tech Soup Blog

Volunteers with valuable and specialized skills are often dispatched. core skill set, they often don’t get much out of the experience. Despite the fact that a volunteer may have a certain skill-set, it. may not be the skill they want to provide in a volunteer capacity.

How To Master The Most Important Skill For Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

That most important skill is the skill of asking for help , according to new research that author Dr. Wayne Baker highlights in his book, All You Have To Do Is Ask.

Skill Centric Learning Management System - Gyrus

Gyrus

In a Skill centric learning management system(LMS), skills are embedded in many entities. They are associated with learning objects jobs, assessments, organizations, certifications, business objectives, and training costs

10 Non-Social Media Skills of Great Online Community Managers

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10 Non-Social Media Skills of Great Online Community Managers : Do You Have the Non-Social Media Skills to Manage an Online Community

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Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

While we use our technology skills for good, we don’t stop there. In the last year, 85% of my colleagues volunteered, 63% participated in skills-based volunteerism ; and 86% say that Blackbaud’s work powering the world of philanthropy was important in their decision to join the company.

How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

Connection Cafe

Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat? Take heart fellow fundraiser, practice makes perfect. Or, to put it another way, confidence breeds competence. Asking is part art and part science. Solid Face-to-face fundraising requires: A true understanding of your donor.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

In the eLearning industry we call this the skills-gap crisis, and it affects both college graduates and skilled trade workers alike. employers were having a difficult time filling jobs, and the survey ranked “Skilled Trade worker” as the toughest job to fill.

Skills management and development services for employees needs

Gyrus

Skills Management is a practice of defining employee skills and jobs and capturing skilled assessments for analysis used to develop and deploy people development

10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Connection Culture Connection Skills Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture.

Benefits of skills gap analysis tools for employees needs

Gyrus

Skills gap analysis tools can be a benefit for both managers and employees. This tool improves employee competency and provides essential data for decision making

Benefits of a Skill-Centric Learning Management System (LMS)

Gyrus

In the 10/23/15 blog I mentioned, “Skills allow people to succeed at their job, not training.” As an example, a wannabe rocket scientist could take many rocket science classes, however until they build a rocket and put it into orbit, they don’t have rocket science skills.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders.

How To Improve Your Decision Making Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Be sure to check out the book, The Decision Makeoever , by Mike Whitaker. It's a fascinating look at decision making and the importance of decision size and timing.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Luckily, fundraising is a learnable skill. During your one-on-ones, boost their confidence by connecting their previous experiences to fundraising skills. Get them excited about growing their skills and taking on more responsibility during their tenure on the board.

Skillful Communication

Eric Jacobson

Today's tips for how to communicate more effectively come from Matt Tenney and Tim Gard , authors of the new book, The Mindfulness Edge. To achieve s killful communication , they recommend you: Prioritize listening over talking. Speak in ways that are helpful.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 82: Skills, Brand & Space: The Future of Work

Connection Cafe

Workers have different motivations and skills, and organizations are changing their look in order to be more diverse and inclusive. In today’s episode, you’ll hear a session from the 2018 Social Innovation Summit facilitated by Rachel Hutchisson on the topic of “Skills, Brand, and Space: The Future of Work.” Skills people need to be successful today and in the future. Work doesn’t mean the same thing now that it once meant.

Individual development plans for employees to improve skills

Gyrus

Establishing individual development plans for the employee in an organization to improve their skills, gain new experience and to learn about advanced technologies

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

They empower immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

Is Your Organization Moving Towards a Skills Gap Crisis?

Gyrus

Skills gap can be defined as the difference between an organization’s current competency and skills and the required skills it needs to achieve a goal. With rapid changes in technology, consumer market, business process, it is very important for organizations to have the right skills set among their workforce. Retiring employees, lack of right training programs are two major contributing factors behind the growing skills gap in nuclear industry.

How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

Connection Cafe

by Rachel Muir. Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat? Take heart fellow fundraiser, practice makes perfect. Or, to put it another way, confidence breeds competence. Asking is part art and part science.

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10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask

BoardAssist

10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask. The post 10 Soft Skills to Nail the Ask appeared first on BoardAssist. “Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat?” ” Guest blogger and fundraising consultant Rachel Muir can relate.

10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For very small nonprofits, this may not be true, but for medium and large nonprofits—or small nonprofits with a desire to grow their brand recognition and donors base—it’s becoming widely understood that new media managers have a unique and valuable skill set. Good Writing Skills.