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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

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

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai

Note from Beth: Many nonprofits do not have dedicated teams for social media and social media strategy and implementation is typically only a part of a someone’s job.  With limited time, how should that resource be invested to for best results?    

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Nonprofits Need to Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Inspired by Charles Jennings 70:20:10

The Chronicle recently published an article with expert advice on what nonprofits should start doing in 2014.    If you look down the list of tactical advice and tips, there is a bigger pattern that emerges.    … Read More

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year.  These include a review of the year’s accomplishments and two techniques that help you focus on your goals:   Peter Bregman’s  theme for the year, and Chris Brogan’s “My Three Words .”   I also throughout the month of January review my work routines and systems and redesign or tweak to improve productivity.… Read More