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Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Note from Beth:  Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice.  I have also learned a lot from other nonprofit colleagues who have use these techniques, including Brian Reich (see this blog post about his design thinking work to solve the refugee crisis) who has just published a book on innovation called “The Imagination Gap” and my colleagues, Ted Frickes and Micheal Silberman at the Mobilization Lab.    

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How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities.   People are so busy doing the work that they don’t have time to go off-site to take a class or sign up for an online course.  … Read More

Pokemon Go and Nonprofits


Pokemon Go, the latest installment in the best-selling Pokémon video game series, launched as a smartphone app using augmented reality. It became an overnight viral sensation and cultural phenomena.  Perhaps its appeal is an escape from all the bad things that are happening the world right now.… Read More

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Last year, I read Marie Kondo’s “The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organization” and just read her book, Spark Joy, both of which, of course,  share techniques and the psychology of de-cluttering your closet and home, but the principles work for your professional life – clearing your calendar, to do list, and especially your online social network connections.    … Read More

How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST!

Posted by Catie Clune on Thursday, September 24, 2015

This weekend, I got to spend some time at a beautiful conference center on Falling Leaf Lake with grassroots environmental organizations at the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference.  … Read More