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Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

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As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,  I have the pleasure of working with  networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively over the past five years.    … Read More

Facilitating with Sticky Notes

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a convening of  “network practitioners”  (consultants and others who are working with or networks of people and organizations on social change goals) at the Packard Foundation and designed and facilitated by consultants Gigi Barsoum and Heather Grant-McLeod.    … Read More

How To Get Started Thinking About Online Peer Learning Communities for Nonprofit Professionals

Note from Beth: This one of my favorite photos of a workshop I designed and facilitated at SXSW called “Peer Learning Session for Nonprofit Social Media Managers.”    The idea was to get folks who do social media for nonprofits sharing best practices about social media adoption and culture change by balancing brief content delivery with lots of interaction.  

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Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

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How do you learn?  When you want to acquire a new skill or apply some new knowledge, do you learn by passively sitting and listening to an expert lecture for 90 minutes without a break and 150 PPT slides?  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

Sunrise on Sacred Maori Land outside of Auckland, NZ

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip of facilitating workshops, discussions and master classes as well as a keynoting a conference on “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit”  in Australia and New Zealand.    … Read More