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

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

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Seven million people are enrolled in online classes, and one of every three college students take them. And of course, VR is quickly becoming a go-to method of engaging students in compelling ways thanks to such online platforms as Google Expeditions.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks? Associate Professor, ASU School of Community Resources & Development This post is about a bad dog and the role that a class of ASU students is playing in its quest for redemption. Over the course of this past semester, teams of students have been working through the rating process for a pool of organizations. Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

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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.

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.

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."

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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.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

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.

An Eco-Themed Video Game To Teach Young People about Global Warming

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Developed to teach Australian and U.K. students about environmental issues, Adventure Ecology is one example of a growing field of ???serious??? s tough to teach interdependencies using linear media like books,??? Here's a description of the game play: Students ages nine and up embark on virtual missions instead of listening to rote lesson plans. via Ben Stokes from Games For Change comes a pointer to an article from Plenty Magazine called "Just Push Play."

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User Experience: What Can Frank Lloyd Wright Teach Us?


One of my favorite creative examples Wright's solution to accommodate a large, round vase he had received from some of his students that wouldn't fit on a narrow window ledge. I recently attended an inspiring, energetic event called UXCamp DC 2010 (#uxcampdc) with Jared Spool and a number of others who are completely passionate about the topic.

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ARHP Releases Two New Educational Tools for Reproductive Health Students & Professionals


I've just been introduced to what look like useful new online tools for reproductive health students, faculty, and professionals, produced by The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). " Any healthcare student interested in broadening their reproductive health training may search the GO Tool for clinical and non-clinical opportunities using an interactive flash map. Organizations can recruit students by listing program information online.

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

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we will have witnesses and student-lawyers speak in text under disciplines of civility and rules of evidence, subject to objection by opponents and ruling by the judge, who will be me. m looking forward to teaching students who are able to gather and practice in a virtual environment which immerses them in the reality of the questions of liberty, identity and governance presented by our investment of energy and assets in a virtual world owned by a for-profit corporation.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

Master Class on Creating Startup Tech Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I''m looking forward to teaching a Master Class at San Francisco''s Presidio Graduate School on September 18th. Current Presidio MBA student and Benetech team member Julie Noblitt wrote a generous blog post about the master class last week. Should be exciting to interact with more Presidio students! Julie is not our only connection to Presidio: alum Kristina Pappas runs International Bookshare for Benetech.

Ever have to help people post pics on their web sites? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

07.18.06 | 68 2 Comments [link] Ever+have+to+help+people+post+pics+on+their+web+sites%3F 2006-07-18+15%3A23%3A35 Allan+Benamer And you ended up having to teach them about resizing photos as well as the concept of screen vs. print resolution AND proportional sizing? It’s a web-based photo editor that’s simple enough that you can use it to teach people how to properly edit their photos in a non-destructive manner.

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.

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Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future

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Imagine this scenario: instead of staring at a wall map of foreign lands, students can don some hi-tech headgear and be transported to those places in a 360-degree virtual world of images. With the surging popularity of every manner of tech device—on our wrists, strapped to our heads etc.—it

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.

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.

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.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: "If you have to leave, why did you.

ASU Lodestar Center

ASB is a great opportunity for college students who choose to spend their spring breaks volunteering in communities across the country. Since 2006, nearly 2,000 students have participated in ASB, volunteering over 64,000 hours of service. Every year, as ASB comes to a close, students tell us about how much theyve learned, how they loved helping people, and how theyve made great new friends. Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

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.

:: Welcome To The Jewish Ledger ::

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The aim: Over the course of an academic year, teach high-school students how to be involved, committed citizens of a Jewish community :: Welcome To The Jewish Ledger :: : "Five years ago, Cyral Sheldon helped found the Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Institute, then a program of Yachad, the Greater Hartford Jewish Community High School.

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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.

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The Hour Of Code


because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs. Only 10% of students (starting in elementary school) learn the basics of code. By removing the misconceptions surrounding coding and computer science, students can learn to create and innovate with technology at a young age.

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.

Innovator Spotlight: The American Heart Association

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These campaigns are aimed at elementary and middle school students respectively; over 40,000 schools participate each year, teaching kids about the importance of exercise, heart health, and helping others. Author: Noel Beebe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

World’s Best Intern: Advice from Nonprofits to Interns

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I’ve just finished teaching a class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. Students Discussing Their Assessments of Host Organizations.

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

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

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I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up. Brain-Based Learning: The New Science of Teaching and Training. Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

Train 140 Creates an Interactive SMS Game to Challenge Bullying

Mobile Commons has created a text message game to teach students about the consequences of bullying. The Bully Text” is an interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style SMS game meant to replicate a student’s first day at an average school.

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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