There’s so much magic at the intersection of adult learning and nonprofits. We can unlock our teams’ full potential when we look at how to reduce the information dump, tap intoContinue reading “Learning styles are a myth… and why it matters to nonprofits”
Tag Archives: Nonprofits
Boards ready to serve
On any pre-pandemic day, there were board members serving any nonprofit that might benefit from a clearer sense of their role. Two years of Zoom meetings challenged the best runContinue reading “Boards ready to serve”
Working Across Language and Culture
Early in my career, I taught English and social studies to students whose first languages spanned the globe. We understood that people learn best in their first language. Their secondContinue reading “Working Across Language and Culture”
The power of curiosity
Curiosity is a powerful thing. It motivates people to learn. It inspires the hunt for information, leading to better decisions. It’s been shown to improve performance. A curious mind remembersContinue reading “The power of curiosity”
Do The Work
An invitation to join the Fall Learning Series that starts on September 27 Last month I picked up a new book focused on racial equity. Everything about this book spoke toContinue reading “Do The Work”
A frame helps them listen, think, and take action
When we frame information, we put boundaries around a topic and tell people what to focus on. We do the thinking work so they don’t have to.
How do you know you made a difference?
How do we know if we made a difference? How do we do evaluation simply given all of the demands on our time and the fact that too often, evaluation is not funded.
Important research on experts helps us to center the people we are teaching and what they need to know.
I’ve always liked the quote from Dwight Eisenhower, “If you can’t solve a problem, enlarge it.” It invites us to turn technical problems into system change opportunities. So it isContinue reading “Small actions”