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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones. Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually.… 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

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit.  A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.

Reflection requires hitting the pause button and asking and answering questions.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question:  How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach? I answered yes to all, but more importantly I think these two methods helped me the most:

  1. Carve out time for reflection after each training and do an after-action review with yourself.
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4 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.  I learned so much about the taxonomy of innovation and really practical techniques, that I took the facilitation training.    … Read More