Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

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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. Learning to Give is seeking to reach 300,000 students through 10,000 teachers using lesson plans designed just for the day. .

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Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important


It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

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As a practitioner, what interests me most using the data to gain insights about student interaction with material and courseware and tracking results of training. It also has benefits to students themselves who can use the data to customize their participation in the class.

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

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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

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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.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: American Humanics: An Elite Group

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But I think it fits the graduating class of American Humanics (AH) students, all 18 of them. The 18 students being recognized at the annual graduation celebration will have completed all requirements during the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2011. As part of the dinner tradition, AH student leaders, Justin Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of the AH Student Association, and Torrie Yerkovich, Senior Dinner Chair, planned and hosted the event.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

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For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.

Technology Support as Teaching

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 Technology Support as Teaching April 24, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about technology support lately. I realized, in thinking about all of this, that the model of technology support that makes the most sense to me is to think of it similarly as a teacher-student relationship.

Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline

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Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline: "Many of the students in Menck and Ekechai's classes said they weren't on Twitter until they were encouraged by their teachers and guest speakers. one of Menck's classes, students craft a marketing campaign for a nonprofit client.

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

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At that time, Camp Blackbaud was held on a Saturday and we welcomed students from area schools and taught them about Microsoft Office solutions, the “guts” of desktop processors, and other basic technology concepts. Camp Blackbaud shows these students what is possible.

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

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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.

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.

Giving 2.0: The MOOC Launches Today: Sign Up for Free

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The MOOC , is a Stanford University-sponsored FREE online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively. The goal is for students to create an Individual Giving Action Plan to guide their future giving in a meaningful way.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

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” Although “paragogy” is a more rationally derived word that extends “pedagogy” (teaching children) and “androgogy” (teaching adults), I’ve started calling it peeragogy because many people get the point as soon as I use the word.

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

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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.

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

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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.

4 Ways to Gain Followers for Your School on Instagram

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Even though we’ve had an account for over two years, we only became serious with our Instagram strategy last spring and have seen a rapid growth in engagement from students and local brands. Let Students Run Your Instagram Account.

Weblogs for Student Reading/Writing

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This workshop provides creative ways to channel your student's motivation towards active reading and better writing. Open the teaching and learning process publicly to other interested parties. This is a link to Bernie Dodge's workshop called " Weblogs for Writing." " A great primer. Blogs are public journals that are easy to set up and use. They encourage self-expression and reflection and can be integrated into the language arts and social studies curriculum.

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

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They teach how to decide… not what to decide. Through a partnership with Disney and LucasFilm, Code.org built a Star Wars-themed tutorial played by millions of students who learned the basics of coding and made their own games in a single hour.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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This past year took me to London to teach nonprofit leaders at workshops on digital strategy hosted by LinkedIn and Social Misfits, and to Cambodia to teach a series of workshops for Women’s Rights NGOs hosted by Wake International.

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education


Because of recent developments, students who may have otherwise been discouraged from obtaining a higher education now have a world of opportunity at their fingertips. million students took at least one online class during the fall of 2010, which is a 10.1

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

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I love teaching (and learning) and it was a pleasure to work with students, nonprofits, and faculty. The students, who would also be going out on field internships where they would conduct or assist with an evaluation project at a social service nonprofit, asked fantastic questions.

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. This month I’ve been teaching graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

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

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I was honored to lead a featured season at the United Way Leadership Conference on Networked Leadership and teach many workshops networked leadership skills. Happy New Year ! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

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Giving 2.0 ProjectU

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Stanford University lecturer Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen teaches students at Stanford about how to master philanthropy. The author of the book, Giving 2.0 , has just released all her teaching notes and syllabi, along with philanthropy library.

Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

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This two-day camp is focused on teaching disadvantaged kids about careers in technology. In Austin, TX, we partner with Latinitas , helping them to teach young girls to code. It’s Pro Bono Week! What are you doing to celebrate? This is a big week for Blackbaud.

Tips for Keeping Your Fundraising Events Unique and Memorable

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Is your mission teaching and equipping? Go with a school theme and have your students come up with some ideas for the theme or entertainment. When you think back on the major adventures or experiences you’ve had in your life, rarely are your memories average.

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A Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


December 17, 2007 | Meghan Request permission to use your beautiful snowflakes picture in a course Im teaching. I am a consultant and graduate student in complex systems and wanted an illustration of "self organization."

An Interview with Jessica Rauch about The Generation Project: Passionate about Teaching Young People

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Since I was a first year college student at UC Berkeley, I have been working with students and schools in low-income communities and have grown increasingly aware of how educational disparities keep children from reaching their potential. A few days ago, the John D. and Catherine T.

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

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Last week, I was in London teaching social media strategy workshops for London NGOs organized by Social Media Misfits and keynoted Institute of Fundraising’s Future of Fundraising Conference.

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Super Heroes and Major Milestones – Good is Taking Over, One Act of Kindness at a Time

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Education for a Better Tomorrow: We teach school children the importance of conservation in order to create a generation of citizen scientists. – Elizabeth Grover, Development and Member Services Manager, Rhode Island Zoological Society.

QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

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Since 2000, Gregg has been teaching QuickBooks seminars around the country for various groups and is considered to be an expert in the program. Annually, Gregg teaches for Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks, during the QuickBooks Accountant Update Tour given around the country.

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education : However, in the three years I’ve been teaching mobile video in a course titled “Information 3.0,” even those students who initially say they are very familiar with video later admit that they learned a lot from repeated practice and application of video production skills.

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits: Live Seminars Coming to San Francisco, Honolulu, and Las Vegas

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79) will cover advanced material that will teach you how to: Budget and auto-allocate expenses to programs and grants. Since 2000, Gregg has been teaching. Annually, Gregg teaches for. 1500 seminars to more than 35,000 students.

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Mentoring A Priority

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Mentors: Bobby Deleon and Michel Daniel and students from ECHS - Speed Networking. Spence, an 11 th grader at ECHS wrote, “I am one of the Environmental Charter students you presented to on Friday. Since the visit to the school I’ve already had students follow up with me.”.

Ask Britt: Using Twitter to Answer, "What Tools Can I Use to Teach Classes Online?"

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This week 's question comes from a writing teacher, and client, who wants to know: "What Tools Can I Use to Teach Classes Online?" More Twitter suggestions since I published this post @helenrf of Reach Further teaches writing online with Moodle, but also suggests WordPress blogs and forums.

Samaschool Uses Tech to Empower Low-Income People

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In 2014, Samaschool expanded globally to Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2015, it launched an online curriculum that teaches students what it takes to do digital work. Samaschool has ambitious plans to increase its reach from 1,500 students in 2016 to 20,000 in 2018.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

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Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

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Tina Seelig's 9 Ways to Unlock Your Creativity Quotient

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Connect and combine things in unusual ways Example: She gave her students an assignment to combine two household items and create something with a new function. The tighter she made the rules, the more creative the students became, and the more they collaborated with each other.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

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In fact, some participants in the group mentioned using MBA students from local universities to assist with data collection. They provide free web analytics consulting to non-profits and NGOs around the world by matching analytics professionals, students, and charities.