February, 2011 | Beth's Blog - Part 4

Archive for February, 2011

The Knowledge is in the Room: How To Let It Out

Last week, I facilitated an interactive keynote in Seattle at 2011 Tech for Good Leadership Summit sponsored by Microsoft Community Affairs, in partnership with NPower Seattle.    By all accounts, the event held the space for peer learning.

It was great to see long-time colleague from NPower Seattle Peg Giffels who I met ten years ago when she first joined the staff.  … Read More

Happy Birthday Holly Ross at NTEN!

Holly Ross is the dynamic leader of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), the membership organization that supports nonprofit technology professionals.   Holly has not only been the visionary leader of NTEN for years, but she has been in the center of efforts to professionalize and support “Nptechies.”      It has been through Holly’s extraordinary creativity and energy that NTEN’s signature event, The Nonprofit Technology Conference, has become one of the nonprofit industry’s must attend event. … Read More

Guided Visualizations at a Social Media Strategy Workshop

Note from Beth: As a trainer,  I’m constantly on the prowl for new ideas for activities and exercises that get beyond death by PowerPoint.    After spending a lot of time developing trainer of trainers curriculum, it is also fun to incorporate new ideas.     

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Practical and Tactical Social Media for Nonprofits

If you are wondering about the chart, it came a cool free tool called “Export.ly”  It will analyze your Twitter audience, Facebook  page, and even your email box by grabbing the data and dumping it into a spreadsheet.  You pay per export and right now you can pay with a Tweet.… Read More

Pause: The Discipline of Noticing

Last month,  I had the opportunity to participate in a “Share Your Practice” with colleagues at CPSquared (a community of practice of people who are interested in communities of practice).    These sessions are a social reflection process – you intentionally reflect together with professional colleagues on the trade craft of your work.… Read More