I just returned from my 15 consecutive Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN! This year I designed and facilitated a highly interactive session called "Walking is Work: Don't Call It A Break" with Ritu Sharma. I also lead a conference networking walk following the session. This post summarizes some thoughts and reflections. The slides and resources from the session can be found here. This highly interactive session covered the research on why sitting is bad and why … [Read more...] about Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule
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On February 12th, I'll be presenting on a FREE Guidestar Webinar on healthy and productive meetings and talking about walking meetings (register here). There is much research out there about why sitting at work is downright dangerous for your health. There is also research about how walking or even standing up at work can increase you and your team's creativity. Yet, many nonprofits are losing productivity and less creative because they are trapped in a culture of sitting. It's time to … [Read more...] about Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It
I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, "The Machine is US/ing Us." I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing. When I first got started with social media training (2004-2007), I often rain into a lot of raised … [Read more...] about Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?
Note from Beth: I'm just finishing up an intensive training here in Rwanda. I was out in a rural area where Internet connectivity was a huge challenge, so was not able to blog, But now that I'm back in Kigali with a good Internet connection, expect to hear more about my experience teaching social media and the Networked NGO. Right before I left for this trip, Geri Stengel, shared a guest post about nonprofits and use of LinkedIn that was of interest to many folks. So, when Geri … [Read more...] about Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them
Guest Post by Tom Kelly Lists. I am a list maker. To do. To followup. To call. And at a conference like Growing Social Impact in a Networked World (http://www.geofunders.org/networksconference.aspx), I made several lists--in my notebook, on my iPad, emails to myself, and on those very cool hexagonal Post-its. I will work through all of them over the next week or so but the list that will keep growing is the one of insights and new ideas I gained from hearing fellow participants share their … [Read more...] about Evaluating Networks and their Effectiveness