What? How? Why it matters.

I recently joined a webinar on an important topic and found myself talking out loud to the very able presenter, who couldn’t hear a word I was saying because ofContinue reading “What? How? Why it matters.”

3 Tips to Produce Memorable Nonprofit Learning

On Wednesday, we launched a new “Disaster Planning for Nonprofits” curriculum. An emergency planner in attendance ended our session with an unsolicited endorsement: “That was a really good class. YouContinue reading “3 Tips to Produce Memorable Nonprofit Learning”

The shape of a glass can influence how much we drink

It may be too late into this pandemic to share this research. It turns out that the shape of a glass can influence how much we drink. Sloped glasses canContinue reading “The shape of a glass can influence how much we drink”

I see you: Creating online social connection

We can create social connection in our online learning and leading if we are intentional in how we do it. Here are 3 ideas for helping people feel seen and connected.

A story makes meaning.

If I had a dime for every time I saw “storytelling” mentioned in a nonprofit context, I would be staycationing this summer with a white wine lawn fountain and drone-deliveredContinue reading “A story makes meaning.”

The Producer Role: Ensuring Online Success

Imagine an in-person workshop. The speaker is setting up materials in the front of the room, organizing her props, and making sure she has her crisp opening ready to drawContinue reading “The Producer Role: Ensuring Online Success”

What is instructional design?

Margaret Schulte and I explain instructional design in our new e-book “How to Design for Action.” We define the term in the introduction, which I share here. Since publishing theContinue reading “What is instructional design?”

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