February, 2014 | Beth's Blog

Archive for February, 2014

It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Learn

About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector.  E-learning is using internet technology and your networks to learn in real-time – either as an individual, within your organization, or a network and learning is applied to get results.    … Read More

My TedXBerkeley Talk on Individual Social Responsibility

Earlier this month, I crossed an item off my bucket list when I gave a talk at TedXBerkeley.     I spoke on the topic of  “ISR” or what I call “Individual Social Responsibility. ”  The idea is that when you give in small amounts – anything – your time, money, or skills and encourage your network online to amplify it, you can have a great impact as an individual.    … Read More

5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “The Field Guide to Procrastination” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “putting off tasks for a later date.”     We all do it.  … Read More

Report: Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency is a new  GrantCraft guide released  in collaboration with Glasspockets from the Foundation Center.  The report explores how transparency can strengthen credibility, improve grantee relationships, facilitate greater collaboration, increase public trust, reduce duplication of effort, and build communities of shared learning.    … Read More

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

I’m co-facilitating a session on Nonprofit Training Design and Delivery with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Berry, and Cindy Leonard at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference on Friday March 14th at 10:30 am!  Join Us!

Our session will share lots of great advice about what to do before, during, and after leading an effective technology training.    … Read More