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Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Last week, during the Google hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation, someone asked me where I get all my ideas for designing and delivering training.    Part of delivering instruction is being a good facilitation of people’s learning and there is no better way to learn how to improve your own technique than watching world class facilitators in action.  … Read More

Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!

Halloween offers a great hook for your nonprofit’s content strategy, a campaign theme, or special fundraiser.   You can also have some fun with your social media content.    Judging by the data on this Infographic by HalloweenCostumes.com, people  love to participate – from handing out candy, hosting parties, and dressing in costume.      … Read More

Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Note from Beth: Last year at the NTC, I facilitated a plenary session on learning from failure – a topic that I’ve been curating for years and lately, have seen a number of failfests and failcons popping up including these two coming up in November – in NYC and SF.    

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How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Note from Beth: We are seeing more and more nonprofits use LinkedIn for organizational goals – from its powerful board recruitment tool to setting up company pages (see Ten Must Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn).   If your nonprofit decides to set up a presence on LinkedIn,  check out how some of the early adopters are engaging with followers and the content they are sharing to help you get some ideas for you plan.    

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Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Note from Beth: Social networks allow to connect with people from outside of our community and it is easy to have your conversation get lost in translation.  Here’s some good tips when your network is global.

How to Approach Social Media Internationally Guest Post By Christian Arno

Hands up who’s got a Twitter follower from Japan?… Read More