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New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “Leading Systems Change.” The book describes a  new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley, that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region.… Read More

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

I’m just back from spending a week in Bangkok, Thailand at the IFC-ASIA: Ecosystems for Good. I co-lead a workshop on digital transformation, co-facilitated a master class on digital fundraising campaigns, co-hosted a learning breakfast for scholarship participants, co-designed a Big Room session on Technology for Good, and in between attended some amazing sessions. … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new  techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?  This is the focus of a session called “The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques,” that I’m co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen.… Read More

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, that’s a good thing. But it can lead to being overwhelmed or what has been dubbed “Collaborative Overload” or “Collaboration Tech Tool Overload.Read More

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings. Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time.  … Read More