Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience. My style of teaching is participatory; I don’t lecture with PPT endlessly and involve the audience. In my workshop in Detroit, I had several people with physical disabilities.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

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. 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. This exercise was teaching us to be open to change.

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Teaching Tagging: Steve Song's Social Tagging Workshop - Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been enjoying email threads with Steve Song about teaching tagging. He pinged me today to point me to his reflection on a recent tagging workshop. Photo from Steve Song's Flickr Stream. His blog looks like a valuable resource and I just subscribed. If you're interested in collaboration and facilitation from an nonprofit perspective, you should subscribe too

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Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

Beth Kanter

Akilah workshop. After the ACE leadership training, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Kigali. I volunteered to do a Social Media and Professional Networking workshop for second year students at the Akilah Institute for Women. I got an opportunity to do a workshop with second year students during their IT class. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I lead a full-day workshop for 300 nonprofits and foundations on social media strategy and tactics. The workshop was presented by the Colorado Association of Funders and the Colorado Nonprofit Association and sponsored by Gill Foundation , Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado , The Colorado Health Foundation , and The Colorado Trust. From Conversational Keynote To Conversational Workshop. One-day or half-workshops are only one touch point. Colorado Project.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

The second day was a networked leadership workshop that focused on how participants could use their personal brands on social in service of the organization’s mission and practical leadership skills training. The workshop was a tango dance between English and Spanish — and it worked! I like to teach a combination of online technical skills and leadership professional development which worked really well with this group.

Reflections: Center for Health Leadership Social Media Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to be included as one of the instructors for the Center for Health Leadership (CHL) at UC Berkeley 21st Century New Media Training Series, designed for health professionals to learn how to strategically use new media for public health practice and health care. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to facilitate workshops in the context of a leadership program. The Networked Health Organization. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Workshop Ngo Feb 13 View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Finally, I taught two social media strategy workshops for NGO and CSR practitioners before having two days to get a taste of India and then a 24 hour journey home. . You can find my materials and slides on the workshop wiki - CSR and NGO workshops, but always like to do a reflective wrap up post. Teaching in an international context. This workshop was for the NGO audience.

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5 Blogging Workshops for Writers, Nonprofits, Entrepreneurs and Artists

Have Fun - Do Good

This month's issue of the Juicy Blogging eNews features an article about taking a blogging break, and announces five blogging workshops I'll be teaching this spring.

How a Fan of Nonprofits Teaches Tech and Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared is TechSoup's volunteer-driven, global network of nonprofit technology workshops and networking events. From time to time, we like to shine the spotlight on nonprofit techies who go above and beyond to help out other organizations with their technology conundrums. In this case, that'd be Margaux Pagan doing great things in Orlando, Florida. She's our volunteer Netsquared organizer there.

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Jay Dedman Will Teach A Video Blogging Workshop in New Orleans and My Old Video Camera Will Find A New Home!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jay Dedman is going to lead a video blogging workshop in New Orleans as part of the line up for the NTEN's NTC Day of Service 2008. At the end of the day, noted Video blogger and author Jay Dedman will host a Hands-On Videoblogging Workshop for nonprofit organizations at NonProfit Central, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd in New Orleans at 2PM on March 19. (It " Workshop attendees should RSVP by email to office@ccstb.org on or before Monday, March 17.

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

Beth Kanter

This is a very important concept for instructional design -the way the room is set up effects how people learn. I strongly believe that a workshop, panel, master class, or even a keynote that is interactive is more engaging, people pay attention, they make connections to what they already know and are far more likely to apply it. Certain room set ups encourage interaction between the participants and the workshop leader, others do not.

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Basic Blogging for Women Workshop

Have Fun - Do Good

In early July, I posted about a Basic Blogging for Women Workshop I'd be teaching this fall, but after talking to some prospective students, I decided that it was important to find a space where everyone could be on a computer, so I changed the date and the venue so that we can be in a computer lab. Basic Blogging for Women Workshop Taught by Britt Bravo Sunday, October 22, 2006 1-4 PM Center for Digital Storytelling 1803 MLK Jr.

WeAreMedia Live: Intensive Face-to-Face Workshop Feb 12-13

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This workshop is designed for small planning teams from nonprofit organizations ready to roll up their sleeves for two days and dive deeply into understanding how to craft a social media strategy and to experiment with tactical approaches. . Throughout the workshop, we'll walk through important topics like: Social media readiness. I'll be co-teaching with some awesome colleagues who have an amazing array of expertise in social media strategy and tactical implementation.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

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. This is a great opportunity to teach your board about fundraising and workshop their skills. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging.

Teaching Nonprofits How To Bring Relevant Information To Their Desktop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I participated in Nancy White's online facilitation workshop last fall where one of the participants was the thoughtful Nick Noakes who is the Associate Director for the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching at a university in Hong Kong. In reading Marshall's excellent reflection about teaching RSS techniques , I came across a comment from Nick pointing to some curriculum he is developing and teaching to faculty on using RSS for their research work.

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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." " Over the years, I taught many workshops for arts educators on how to integrate the web into the curriculum, although not as much recently since I have two small children. " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites. However, I would not want to create an educational website unless I knew it would be helpful.

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Twitter on Paper Ice Breaker for Face-to-Face Workshop in Oz

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm prepping for my " Take Me to the Social Web " workshop that I'll be teaching in Australia. To show Twitter in action as an easy way to share information/listen throughout workshop. Explain exercise goals and that we'll be posting some of our burning questions throughout the day to Twitter and checking in for answers as the workshop unfolds. Tell them to share with their partner that they hope to learn from this workshop and why.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

Black Teach Project is the definition of “small but mighty.” The Southern Poverty Law center also has an intelligence project working to track and expose hate groups across the country and a Teaching Tolerance Program that produces and distributes (entirely for free) anti-bias documentary films, books, and lesson plans! A recent study they released found that schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery.

Quick Hit: Upcoming Experiments and Workshops

Museum 2.0

Virtual-to-real design workshop at Museums and the Web—Friday, April 17 in Indianapolis. Free workshop on topic of your choosing—Friday, April 24 in Seattle. I’m teaching a course on social technology at the University of Washington Museology program this spring, and we’ve decided to open up a FREE workshop on participatory design for museum practitioners and other students on the afternoon of the 24th (thank you, UW). He doesn't do workshops.

Quick Hits: Projects, Workshops, Tools, and a Job

Museum 2.0

Machine Project is a gallery/educational program space with a focus on blending art and technology in craft workshops. Workshops and Conferences (coming in February) The WeAreMedia team, led by Beth Kanter , is finally taking their knowledge on the road. 12-13 they are offering a Social Media and Non-profit Two Day Intensive Workshop in San Francisco, and I'll be helping teach. There's a lot of great stuff flooding my inbox these days.

Your AMS technology partner’s approach to training matters

Nimble AMS

Training workshops position your staff for success at go-live and after the implementation. These workshops are tailored to your specific instance of Nimble AMS. The workshops are also helpful for onboarding new employees and providing staff members a refresher when they need it.

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration

EveryAction

They host workshops on mural painting, a hip hop academy, and an ambassador program where they send artists aboard to facilitate cultural exchange. They aim to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders on the potential of current AI developments. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction!

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

ACCP: The Conference features General Sessions, Learning Labs, Workshops, and The Masters’ Series. The Nonprofit Learning Lab presents Institutes nationwide that showcase interactive workshops focusing on fundraising, donor relations, board and volunteer management, marketing, event planning, communications, social media, and more! It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

Back Away From That Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn’t a Donor Database

Robert Weiner

Idealware published a new article of mine today, on a subject that comes up whenever I teach workshops for small nonprofits: "Why not use Excel as my donor database?" " The article is at [link].

The 10 Biggest In-Person Ask Blunders

Bloomerang

The training has taken several forms including writing a book and over 50 guest columns, publishing a monthly newsletter, and leading more than 100 workshops, webinars, or board training sessions. My focus has been on teaching principles, strategies, and best practices on what to do.

Candid and COVID-19: All virtual, all the time

Candid

We were able to design virtual workshops in a matter of weeks, whereas under normal circumstances, it may have taken us months. In March 2020, Candid canceled all in-person events until a time to be named later.

[ASK AN EXPERT] Motivating Donors to Make a Will to Leave a Bequest

Bloomerang

Run a workshop led by attorneys or estate planners who are not paid by you to create wills on your organization’s behalf. Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity.

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New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits To Improve Resilience in 2021

Beth Kanter

Update & Review My Personal Resilience Plan: In my workshops , I help nonprofits improve their personal resilience through life-work balance. Year in Review During the first two months of 2020, I taught workshops and facilitated digital transformation innovation labs in London and Warsaw.

Back Away from that Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn’t a Donor Database

Robert Weiner

Idealware just published a new article of mine, on a subject that comes up whenever I teach workshops for small nonprofits: "Why not use Excel as my donor database?". The article, Back Away from that Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database is available now, and offers some good reasons to move your donor data to a more robust system and out of those old spreadsheets.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth Kanter

3) Update & Review My Personal Resilience Plan: In my workshops on resilience, I help nonprofits improve their personal resilience through life-work balance and self-care. All in all, I presented or facilitated over 50 keynotes, workshops, and webinars on the topic.

Non-Profit Planning Series – Shaving the Yak and Other Useless Endeavors

The Storytelling Non-profit

Setting a Chief Initiative Choosing Priority Projects If you've found this post helpful, you may enjoy this webinar recording that is a 90-minute guided workshop on planning. Yes, it talks about planning for 2019 but everything I teach in it is applicable to planning anytime! If you hired me as a consultant, chances are we would have a conversation at some point where I would say to you, "Stop! You're shaving the yak!" You would likely say, "What?! There's no yak in my office!

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week. This past week they opened up the campus to nonprofits and I was lucky enough to be part of the faculty to teach a workshop. They also teach yoga and meditation classes in this room. I taught a workshop for nonprofit professionals on self-care practices as well as how to bring a culture of well being into their nonprofit workplaces.

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How-to: Engage Your Board Members as Fundraisers

The Modern Nonprofit

As you build a board culture that emphasizes 100% engagement, you’ll also need to teach your board members how to fundraise ! If you have the resources, you might also consider bringing in a consultant to run a fundraising workshop with your board.

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What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Beth Kanter

I really enjoy teaching in different cultural contexts and observing different learning styles and approaches to working for a nonprofit. Take for example, Fulbright Finland where I did a workshop with their staff about personal branding and professional networking. Before I left for Finland, I read Timothy Walker’s Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms.

Digital Literacy SKills Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I used to teach " Digital Literacy Workshops " in 1997 to introduce Web 1.0 What might be differnt if you were teaching this class today 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.

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

Beth Kanter

International and Domestic Training and Speaking: I presented over 50 keynotes, panel sessions, webinars, guest lectures, informal talks, and workshops for nonprofits, community foundations, and foundations in the area of networked leadership, leveraging professional networks in service of mission, digital strategy, leadership development based on the emerging leaders playbook, self-care and creating a culture of well being, training trainers and facilitators, and other topics.

BYOD: Building Branching Scenarios

Web Courseworks

I was excited to present my FocusOn Learning 2017 talk as a webinar this past year on game-based learning in instructional design, but this year I’m even more excited to host a workshop, “ BYOD: Building Branching Scenarios “ This workshop will explain how to make branching scenarios from the very beginning planning stages all the way to the publishing and export process.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter

I’ve continued to do conference keynotes, workshops and facilitate staff retreats about activating a culture of wellbeing. All in all, I presented or facilitated over 50 keynotes, workshops, and webinars on the topic. I also did a far amount of virtual training, including developing a workshop on virtual facilitation and I also continued to create and share micro-learning courses with Nonprofit Ready on personal productivity and organizational culture topics.

Back Away from that Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database

Tech Soup Blog

Idealware just published a new article of mine, on a subject that comes up whenever I teach workshops for small nonprofits: "Why not use Excel as my donor database?". The article, Back Away from that Spreadsheet: Why Excel Isn't a Donor Database is available now, and offers some good reasons to move your donor data to a more robust system and out of those old spreadsheets.

Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

Beth Kanter

As a trainer, one of the most exciting parts of working on a book is developing instructional materials based on the content and leading workshops to help put the ideas into practice. Over the past six months, I have been developing and piloting workshops on self-care and we-care as part of the leadership development training I do. Their program includes about teaching artists.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth Kanter

Before I get to the topic of using posters to make your workshops or meeting more interactive (and fun), I want to wish you a Happy International Women’s Day! The photo above is from a mini-workshop I did as part of Wake International’s “ Tech2EmpowerUSA.” The workshop was part of the three-day program where participants were learning both strategy and how to use tools from women who work in the tech industry here in San Francisco.

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

Beth Kanter

I also taught networked leadership workshops as part of a larger team working with different social change networks. 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. 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 !

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