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How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Photo courtesy of SOS Children’s Villages International.

Note From Beth:  I am thrilled to host this guest post from Microsoft Philanthropies General Manager that showcases examples of  digital transformation and fundraising.

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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

Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman, CEO of Philanthropy University, about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building.

One of the things I immediately noticed in the office, is that they displayed their values on the wall (the sign with the different color circles).  … Read More

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Image by Ayyamsyria

One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh, a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones. As Aliza Sherman and I wrote in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit  the apps on our mobile phones can be agents of distraction, but they can also be agents of calm.… 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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