Emotions in Learning: Ok, but how do I do that?

A few months ago, I presented to nonprofit colleagues about learning and the power of emotions. One said, “Okay, I get it. Emotions are important in learning. But how doContinue reading “Emotions in Learning: Ok, but how do I do that?”

How to move people to action

A well designed conference is awesome, in the original sense of the word. It inspires an overwhelming feeling of reverence. I spent last Tuesday at the Closing the Hunger Gap conference inContinue reading “How to move people to action”

Strategic Learning: Don’t leave action to chance

We offer learning events to provide opportunities for people to get what they need to be more effective. Sometimes this goal is achieved, but often the transfer of learning into action isContinue reading “Strategic Learning: Don’t leave action to chance”

3 Ways to Break the Nonprofit Scarcity Trap (Part 2)

It is not hard to slip into a scarcity mindset this time of year. The world can seem flat when we get tired. (Luckily Memorial Day Weekend is right aroundContinue reading “3 Ways to Break the Nonprofit Scarcity Trap (Part 2)”

“For Small Nonprofits” Podcast

In October 2016, I had the tremendous privilege to be interviewed by one of my favorite podcast producers: Erik Hanberg of the “For Small Nonprofits” podcast.  Take a listen ifContinue reading ““For Small Nonprofits” Podcast”

3 Thoughts on Human-Centered Design

Human-centered design has taken center stage. It is the theme for this year’s Washington State Nonprofit Conference. It comes up regularly now in conversation about human service program design andContinue reading “3 Thoughts on Human-Centered Design”

The start of something new

We often don’t think about why we do what we do until well after we have done it. Such was the case with Chunk, Flip, Guide, Laugh, an educational approach thatContinue reading “The start of something new”

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