Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. The formula is Knowledge+Skills+Behavior, and it’s already working with two million teachers who leverage the program today.

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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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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.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills. He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more.

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.

Paul Smith Teaches You How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Storytelling is a skill. A skill like any other skills needed for successful selling. Paul's new book includes : Model stories Skill-building exercises Enlightening examples from Microsoft, Costco, Xerox, Abercombie & Fitch, Hewlett Packard, and other top companies.

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It also will change the types of skill sets that nonprofits will need now and into the future, for example “Data Analysts.”

What I've been learning, cooking, reading, teaching and making

Have Fun - Do Good

Teaching On Friday, I taught a fun Social Media for Coaches unit as part of a "Building a Successful Coaching Practice: Nuts, Bolts and Social Media" course in San Francisco State''s College of Extended Learning''s Core Strengths Coaching Skills Program. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders!

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And while video games like Zoo Tycoon or online games can teach them all sorts of skills that will need to be successful adults (and this has been validated recently by a MacArthur Foundation funded study ,) I was excited to discover this wonderful list of games for change.

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

Connection Cafe

Deloitte’s 2016 Impact Survey found that skills-based volunteering presents an opportunity for employees to develop their professional and leadership skills, and often results in increased productivity, and ultimately increased employee retention.

Be A Leader Who Teaches

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Busia, Kenya: Teaching Mobile Apps Development to High School Students. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good.

Cozy Up to New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

This free webinar will teach you basic SEO tips to help your organization's site and content rank higher in online searches. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a warm drink, and get cozy with TechSoup's free nonprofit and library tech webinars. SEO for Beginners.

What Southwest Airlines Teaches Leaders About Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Team Building Management Leadership Corporate Culture Motivating Employees General Management Skills Business Principals Leadership SkillsIf you've flown Southwest Airlines you know they're tops in airline customer service, driven by a leadership style that creates a company-wide culture where all employees own that culture.

The Five Lessons Into The Storm Teaches Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Management Leadership Books Leadership Into The Storm Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills

The Maker Party is on! Join the global campaign to teach the web.

NTEN

Through thousands of community-run events around the world, the Maker Party unites educators, organizations, and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. Technology shapes how we learn, how we connect, and how we communicate, but not everyone has the basic skills and information they need to harness the power of the web. That’s why we’re supporting this global effort to teach web literacy through hands-on learning and making with the Maker Party.

Former Verizon Wireless CEO Teaches Leadership Lessons In New Book

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership Corporate Culture General Management Skills Accountability Communications Skills Building TrustFormer Verizon Wireless CEO Denny F.

25 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Management Leadership Books Leadership Listening Skills Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Employee Engagement General Management Skills Communications Skills

Garfinkle's Getting Ahead Teaches How To Take Your Career To The Next Level

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

Time and space are no longer limitations, [students can] gain world experience without the heavy cost [and] it teaches independence and responsibility.”. There was a time in the very recent past that having a room of electric typewriters, a handful of televisions or even (gasp!)

9 Marketing Conferences Nonprofit Pros Won't Want to Miss in 2015

EveryAction

If the huge success of #GivingTuesday teaches us anything, it''s that good marketing is a nonprofit''s best friend. Are you looking to brush up on your skills or just curious about what your colleagues around the country are up to?

Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

Digital Literacy SKills Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Seth Godin has a post called " The Growing Productivity Divide " where he lists some basic digital literacy skills that incorporate social media tools. Digital or Internet literacy skills are nothing new - my first introduction was over ten years when Doug Johnson developed the Mankato Scale. I used to teach " Digital Literacy Workshops " in 1997 to introduce Web 1.0 skills to artists and educators.

7 Ways To Be A Collaborative Workplace Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Coaching Employees Communications Skills Leadership Skills

Teach Something New To An Employee Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most of my work is as a trainer where I’m teaching workshops on leadership skills for emerging leaders, self-care, social media strategy, train the trainers, and networks/data.

70 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, if you've been a leader for a long time, how about taking a few minutes to run through the list and scoring yourself on how well you carry out each leadership skill? Teach something new to your team 24. Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Skills

MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Successful technology training has less to do with technical knowledge than with other abilities such as communication skills, patience, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and empathy towards learners struggling with new technologies. Key Skills and Attributes.

How Storytelling Captivates, Convinces And Inspires Employees And Customers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Then, he closes by explaining to me that he believes I have the core skills to do a good job and to deliver on the things he needs me to achieve. Several companies, such as Kimberly-Clark , actively teach storytelling skills to their leaders.

Build These Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Monday, April 12, 2010 Build These Leadership Skills I had the pleasure of interviewing Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham recently. Posted by Eric Jacobson at 8:01 PM Labels: Leadership Books , Leadership Skills , Management , Motivating Employees 1 comments: davidburkus said.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the US, I gave workshops at nonprofit conferences in Iowa, San Antonio, Iowa, Tahoe, Palm Beach, Miami, and San Francisco on networked leadership skills. Networked Leadership Skills: Okay, that isn’t one word, but I couldn’t capture this idea in one word.

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Book Review: Les McKeown's The Synergist

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, he teaches that skill set in his new book, The Synergist -- How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success. Why do so many teams and groups fail to perform --achieving compromise at best and gridlock at worst?

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a parent of wired kids, I think teaching digital literacy is very important for parents to do. It’s all about teaching digital literacy and citizenship: the knowledge and skills necessary to think critically, behave safely, and interact responsibly in a digital world.

Encourage Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If not, teach him what he needs to do differently to avoid the mistake from reoccurring. Management Leadership Learning From Mistakes Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Coaching General Management Skills Coaching EmployeesMistakes happen.

Rapid Realignment Teaches Leaders How To Adapt And Stay Focused

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Books For Managers Management Corporate Culture Change Management Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Realignment Effective Leadership General Management Skills

Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills Todays high school and college team sport athletes are learning leadership skills that will serve them well when they enter the workforce. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I really enjoy teaching in different cultural contexts and observing different learning styles and approaches to working for a nonprofit. Before I left for Finland, I read Timothy Walker’s Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms.