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How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook

Note from Beth: This resource has lots of useful framework and design tips for designing and implementing convenings which can also be applied to designing workshops, meetings, and other gatherings.

 

How to make convenings count: a new hands-on guidebook
By Noah Rimland Flower

The Networked Nonprofit wasn’t only about making smart use of social media and metrics.… Read More

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Note From Beth: A few weeks ago,  I was lucky enough to participate in a meeting with other capacity builders who work with networks.    I wrote a quick reflection on some of the techniques used to facilitate the meeting.   This convening of ”network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) took place at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    

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7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Images, visuals, videos, and infographics are being staples of nonprofit’s content strategy, especially for social channels.   While Facebook recently launched a huge free stock photo archive for use in Facebook ads,  finding compelling, high quality images that are low cost or free for image overlays, blog post and other channels can be difficult.    … Read More

Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

Note from Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.  

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

 

Note from Beth: Mitch Arnowitz and I recently participated in an online discussion atVenture Philanthropy Partners/Leap of Reason about creating a community of practice for continuous improvement and high performance in the nonprofit sector.  We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources.  

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