In the aftermath of the reports that Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used private data on 50 million Facebook users has erupted into a strong backlash against Facebook. The hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating on the Internet. I have seen many posts of outrage from friends and colleagues, all angry at Facebook and threatening to delete their accounts. There was radio silence from Facebook until 24 hours ago when Mark Zuckerberg released an … [Read more...] about Are you going to #deletefacebook?
Archives for March 2018
Allison Fine and I have been collaborating on research and writing about the next wave of disruptive technologies (AI, Bots, and Robots) and what it means for the nonprofit sector. We have a couple of opportunities coming up for you to join the discussion. On March 29th, we'll be doing a FREE webinar hosted by Cloud4Good called "The 4th Industrial Revolution: Artificial Intelligence, Bots, and Your Nonprofit." If you are attending NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans, we'll … [Read more...] about Will Robots (and bots) Replace Nonprofit Staff and Interns in the Workplace?
Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator's toolbox? This is the focus of a session called "The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques," that I'm co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen. I'll be sharing tips and techniques on how to generate ideas or "brainstorming" techniques. What is Brainstorming? Brainstorming can be done as a … [Read more...] about Trainer's Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work
Last month I was lucky enough to run into Maia Duerr who participated in Wake's Tech2EmpowerUSA at a workshop I was facilitating on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Maia Duerr recently published a book called "Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention." Given our mutual interests, we had a lot to share about mindfulness and well being. A writer, consultant, and coach, Maia Duerr draws on her decades of Zen practice and training in anthropology to create powerful … [Read more...] about Book Review: Work That Matters
As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news. The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent. The changes have also prompted nonprofits to reevaluate their digital strategies and make changes in strategies and tactics. But one thing I've been noticing about my friends on Facebook, … [Read more...] about Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit's Digital Strategy?