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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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Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

In a digital age where there is so much online available online and attention is your supporter’s most precious resource, are you saving or seizing it?  … Read More

Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

What is Collaborative Overload?

The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “Collaborative Overload”  Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Collaborative overload is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done.Read More

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Last week I was honored to be a counselor at Museum Camp, an annual professional development event hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Each year they bring together diverse, passionate people for a sleep-away camp for adults where they  learn together through active, creative workshops and activities.  … Read More

Is Your Nonprofit Too Old To Barf Rainbows on Snapchat?

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SnapChat has been around for a few years, but I have not focused on it because as a babyboomer I’m not the target demographic.   Snapchat is a mobile app that lets users exchange text messages, photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours.  … Read More