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The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Last week, Andrea Kihlstedt and I did a reprise of our Guidestar webinar, “Healthy and Productive Meetings” as a learning session for Guidestar staff.     Guidestar has multiple office locations, so this session was done as a virtual meeting using a platform and apps that offered features like chat, desktop sharing, polling, white board, sticky notes, and audio and video conferencing.  … Read More

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

What’s in your facilitation toolkit?   Mine includes markers, sticky notes, index cards, and flip chart paper.   But wait, paper???   Yes.  And, I’m not alone.  Take for example my colleague Eugene Eric Kim who shares his facilitation toolkit which includes links to his favorite Post It notes and markers.… Read More

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

As a trainer and now adjunct professor,  I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation.    There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas.       And that’s why I love teaching and training because it is all about the learning for both you and the participants.  … Read More

GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference: Reflections from the Innovation Lab

In May, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with community foundations at the annual GuideStar DonorEdge Learning Conference.  I gave a keynote about the Human Side of Data for Good and facilitated a mini-innovation lab to brainstorm creative ideas around the challenge of communicating about the value of shared data and becoming the community knowledge center for shared data for donors, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.… Read More

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with methods for facilitating innovation for nonprofits.    It isn’t a matter of facilitation techniques, but process design.     The field of innovation practitioners, whether in corporate labs or working in social good sector, comes with lots of tool kits that offer different ways to help groups think of new ideas and prioritize them.      … Read More