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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. If you design and deliver training for professional development, what technologies are impacting your practice?

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Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond. Leadership Networked Nonprofit Networks Organizational Culture Training DesignNote from Beth: Last month, I facilitated a workshop for the Knight Digital Media Learning Seminar in Miami on “Leading on Social Media.”

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Trending Sources

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.” Training Design

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens – I got to teach but more importantly got to learn from amazing people.

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” When I’m training other trainers, I often get asked “What books should I read?”

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Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

A question was posted to a listserve for nonprofit techies looking for tips on training staff on a new database. I discussed training at a high level on page 13 of this chapter from CASE's Handbook of Institutional Advancement. Here are some more detailed rules of thumb: 90% of training is forgotten within the first 2 weeks if it's not put to immediate use. Not everyone can train. Train the system administrator thoroughly at the start of the implementation project.

Paul Smith Teaches You How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What took longer was actually convincing myself that writing a book teaching salespeople how to be better storytellers would make the world a better place. This is a great week.

QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup donor partner QuickBooks Made Easy is taking its popular QuickBooks trainings on the road, and offering a special discount to TechSoup members! Grab the discount code below to get $20 off the cost of training (a 13 percent discount!).

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement. I’m also doing a lot of training of other trainers. Training Design

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.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

Learning After working as a communications consultant since May for Rockwood Leadership Institute , I finally had the opportunity to participate in their signature personal leadership development training, The Art of Leadership. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you.

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Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. The Feng Shui of Good Teaching.

Speaking and Training Advice from Over 2000 Years Ago

Connection Cafe

One of my favorite assignments, though, is what we call “Train the Trainer” (T3), where I will work with a group of folks who will later put on a different hat and train their colleagues on new software. Not just for training.

Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. Staff members from theatre and arts service organizations met in San Francisco offices to undergo instructor-level training in strategy and tactical digital and social media.

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? Where do donors get trained to think that investment in administration and fundraising is bad? The training of donors to rely on financial ratios picked up steam when seed capital, the easy availability of IRS Form 990, the power of the internet, and enough-knowledge-to-be-dangerous coalesced to form Charity Navigator in 2001. Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As Josh Bersin points out in this article on “ The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned ,” traditional coaching, training, and culture of learning is also still needed. Self-Directed Learning Training Design

Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, TechSoup for Libraries held a webinar called Public Tech Instruction: Teaching the Public on Internet Safety. The presenters, Austin Stroud of the Monroe County Public Library and Crystal Schimpf of TechSoup for Libraries, shared resources for teaching online safety and security.

Training Your Staff: Online Alternatives

Tech Soup Blog

Idealware , a partner of TechSoup's recently posted an article addressing how to train staff in simpler, more cost-effective ways. All of the methods listed use the web or some form of computer technology in order to avoid the hassle of going to off-site training seminars or conferences. Many of these solutions can be integrated into your employee training through product donations offered by TechSoup. Tools for Training Staff Online.

Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workplaces: How To Kick the Sit Out It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was invited to teach an interactive workshop based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit on how to link self-care with well being in the workplace. Have you been to a training workshop recently? Happy Healthy Nonprofit Training Design Walking

Tips for Keeping Your Fundraising Events Unique and Memorable

Connection Cafe

Is your mission teaching and equipping? Nonprofit Fundraising events fundraising events TrainingWhen you think back on the major adventures or experiences you’ve had in your life, rarely are your memories average. Each flashback is unique in the way it makes you feel, good or bad.

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Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is esse ntial to keep knowledge and skills up to date. Whether your organization is training its own staff in nonprofit management, or teaching others technical skills, TechSoup can help you get started.

E-Readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips Webinar

Tech Soup Blog

She has worked in training and education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, the Northeast Kansas Library System, and more. Learn more about e-reader teaching tips during TechSoup's free 30-minute webinar. Digital Divide eLearning Event Online Seminar Training library libraries nonprofits webinars nonprofit education online training e-book tablet literacy e-reader

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces. I involved in what I call “room hacking,” (when you have to rearrange furniture in a training room to accommodate a more interactive style of delivery). I also had them move them chairs back at the end.

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Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” 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.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recent research and teaching practice shows that the lecture is a less effective teaching tool. Learning Training Design

Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are a trainer, you are working with the human brain every day and you need to know as much as possible about how humans learn and how to teach a topic well. The book goes into depth about each of these principles and how to incorporate into a training session. Training Design

What Southwest Airlines Teaches Leaders About Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Explain your company's culture on the first day of each new hire's orientation and training. If 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 Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” It might suggest the need for professional development in teaching skills of up managing or being more assertive. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Tips Training Design

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The idea was that if they knew each other’s knowledge and skill related to the project, it can help everyone can be more effective in delivering the social media training because one person or team doesn’t need to know everything. Network Map Networks Training Design

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When thinking about adding mobile/online polling to a training, you have to think like an instructional designer for it be effective. This summer I was lucky enough to do a network training with June Holley.

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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.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s more fun to teach this way and more fun to learn this. We don’t have a lot of time and it will come after a long day, so have been thinking of ways to do a train the trainers in an efficient way. Training Design

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. There is no better way to improve your own teaching than being a student! Training Design Giving 2.0:

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. Empowerment – as you help them with a problem, teach them about the problem, and ways to troubleshoot (or possibly solve) the problem themselves in the future.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A follow up question revealed that a big challenge is making goals measurable. This gives me some more insight about how to make teaching this concept more accessible. Training DesignI Love Social Media Measurement. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean. We had a lot of content and process to go through during the two-day training.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US. I’ve just returned from leading a training for Population and Reproductive Health grantees from India. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Design

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Training Human Rights Defenders in the DRC

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

at Benetech.org In my job as outreach coordinator for Martus , Benetech’s free and open source information management technology, I teach human rights workers in many countries how to secure their data. A Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi, Vijaya.T

Human Rights Trainings in Nigeria

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We told the NHRC staff and the MacArthur Foundation, a long-time supporter of the Benetech Human Rights Program, that we would be happy to return for more training when the NHRC was ready. Three years after our initial visit to the NHRC, the MacArthur Foundation asked us to conduct another Martus training and work with NHRC staff to integrate the Martus software into the Commission’s complaint management system.

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.