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2016 Speaking Engagements

Keynote, Conference Sessions, Master Classes, Workshops, and Webinars

Here is a sampling of speaking and workshop engagements that I did in 2016.  If you are interested in having me speak or lead a workshop, please contact me and we can set up a call.… Read More

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Earlier this month, I was honored to receive an invitation from the US Embassy in Finland and State Department to teach workshops in Finland for NGOs, Fulbright Finland, Womens Groups, Multi-Cultural Nonprofits, Youth Groups, and a network of Finnish-American Societies as shown in the photo above.    … 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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What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Last month, I was honored to co-teach a master class and workshops on digital strategy and crowdfunding with Cambodia colleague, Tharum Bun, at the first IFCAsia in Bangkok.    I learned so much about the digital challenges facing Asian NGOs, how these are similar or different from NGOs in other regions, met and connect with amazing people, and was inspired by the speakers I heard and the workshops I took for my own learning.… Read More

Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?

What is the “autonomous world?”  As Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies, describes it as drones, robots, chat bots, and AI.    He should know, having tracked and observed the disruption caused by online technology over the past decade.

We are in the middle of global disruption due to widespread mobile Internet and cloud technology, Big Data, the rise of the collaborative economy and crowdsourcing/funding.  … Read More