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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Nathan Magnuson's New Book Teaches, Inspires And Builds Your Confidence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Or, already a leader, but looking to hone your skills? With 10 leadership topics and easy to read within two hours, this book will both teach you and inspire you. New to your leader role?

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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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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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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Set up a Spend, Give, and Save Allowance Policy: For younger kids, here’s a nifty piggy bank , with separate slots for investing, saving, spending, and donating is a great way to teach kids about devoting a portion of their income to charity.

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.

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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How do we teach leaders to know when emergence is working? Essentially, design thinking process teaches how to be iterative. Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

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How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? When thinking about fundraising, many nonprofits and funders believe in the old adage, “Give a person a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a person to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Flickr Photo by Minarae.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. Once the new staffer understands the cycle of giving, you can start teaching them to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.

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

AFP Blog

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.

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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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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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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

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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.”

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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!

How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Saturday, September 18, 2010 How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills Here is this weeks book recommendation. How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place?

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.

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.

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

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Books For Managers Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Communications Skills Leadership Skills

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Social Media Basic Literacy Skills In the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Work Literacy is a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work.

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.

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Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching." Starting way back in 1995-96 when the web was just starting to explode with content, I focused a lot on searching skills, information literacy skills, how to organize and retrieve your finds, etc. " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites.

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42 Ways To Get Better At Getting Better

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Remember that a simple and small change, implemented the right away, can be more effective than a complex rewiring of a skill. Coaching during a game/exercise can be helpful, but teaching during a game/exercise is distracting and counterproductive.

Information Coping Skills - How Information Overloaded Are You? Take This Quiz

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Now that blogging and social media and networking have taken over, Beth has evolved to cover how to develop both your online "listening" skills and your discovery skills. I'm speaking at BlogHer Boston on Saturday.

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.

Information Coping Skills: Turn Off the Damn Email Software and Get Some Work Done (Or go for a walk)!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

are banding together to fight information email overload - by doing research on information coping skills - one of my favorite topics for the past ten years. The Times article also points out the problem is not just individual skills or technological - but also cultural.

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?

Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

5 Innovative Ways to Teach Your Skills Online. tags: teaching tools toblog. Welcome – Synergy. tags: toblog kvm software opensource. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

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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