The pros and cons of workshop platforms

Association Success

As the most affordable option on our list, Virtual Summits Software offers all the basics for broadcasting your own workshop or conference. As the platform that we use for our virtual workshops, we have extensive experience using BigMarker.

Live Workshop: Increase Members with Facebook Ads

Wild Apricot

In our Live Workshop, Shiv Narayanan, Head of Marketing and Sales will explain the importance of using Facebook Ads to grow your organization and take you step-by-step through the process of creating your own


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Social Media for Non-Profits - Workshop slides

Wild Apricot

Here are the slides from my Mesh workshop - Social Media for Non-profits. Social Media for Non-Profits Workshop View more presentations from Wild Apricot. Great opportunity? Colossal waste of time? The answer is YES. social media training Social networking

Want to build a Facebook group? Take our workshop!

Association Success

Whether you’re looking for the best practices for engagement, how to determine the best solutions for your group, or you want to see specific examples of successful Facebook communities that you can model your own after, our workshop “ Can Facebook replace face-to-face? Take our workshop!

Want to look better on Zoom? Take our workshop!

Association Success

During our upcoming workshop “ How to project leadership and get results on video conferences ,” leadership communication and influence expert Dr. Laura Sicola shares essential strategies for projecting confidence and authority when running a virtual event. Take our workshop!

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Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials

Associations Now

It now works with them in post-training workshops to ensure they know how to put the tools they learned to use. Now, we’re using workshops to make sure our members not only have all the tools they need, but that they know how to use them,” she says. Workshops help to reinforce what members were taught in class and are personalized to each individual’s work. The post Membership Hack: Workshop Essentials appeared first on Associations Now

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Better Decision Making with Volunteer Leaders Collaborative Workshop – Starts FEB 2!


then this workshop is for you. A link to register for the experience is provided below: Virtual Workshop for Association Professionals. 10 Interactive Workshop (90 min.) 10 Interactive Workshop (90 min.)

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience. Before the workshop begins, I will greet wheel chair users or participants who have mobility challenges and explain that there will be some moving around and find out what they are comfortable doing.

ASAE12 Making Innovation Happen workshop agenda released

Principled Innovation

The agenda for Jeff De Cagna’s upcoming Making Innovation Happen workshop, to be presented during ASAE’s 2012 Annual Meeting (ASAE12) in Dallas, is now available for download [PDF]. Association CEOs and C-Suite executives attending ASAE12 are invited to participate in the workshop, which will take place on Sunday, August 12 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm in Room D161 of the Dallas Convention Center. The survey results helped to shape the workshop’s content.

Social Media for Non-Profits - Workshop slides

Wild Apricot

Here are the slides from my Mesh workshop - Social Media for Non-profits. Social Media for Non-Profits Workshop View more presentations from Wild Apricot.( Great opportunity? Colossal waste of time? The answer is YES. read more ).

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Beth Kanter

Last week at the IFC-Asia , I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “ The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.” There are different ways to design a participatory workshop. We designed a highly interactive workshop based on Jo Wolfe’s “ NGO Digital Maturity Matrix ,” an assessment tool that enables nonprofits to codify mindsets and skill sets required for moving along the path of digital transformation.

Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

Beth Kanter

Akilah workshop. After the ACE leadership training, I had the opportunity to spend a day in Kigali. I volunteered to do a Social Media and Professional Networking workshop for second year students at the Akilah Institute for Women. I got an opportunity to do a workshop with second year students during their IT class. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Join Jeff for Better Boards Workshop on March 8 in Denver

Principled Innovation

Join Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Denver for a full-day workshop on Building Better Boards , presented by the Colorado Society of Association Executives. Registration for the workshop is now open. Following this workshop, participants will be able to: Implement a high impact process for selecting capable board members.

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Moving from Ideas to Action: Nine Simple Ways for Workshops

Idea Architects

The Idea : using an Ideas+Action summary to increase the value of a learning experience and to facilitate insight sharing among workshop participants. Create a workshop handout with multiple Idea+Action spaces. In the workshop outline/schedule shared with participants list the core idea for each content segment and provide a blank action space for participants to complete as the session progresses.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

The second day was a networked leadership workshop that focused on how participants could use their personal brands on social in service of the organization’s mission and practical leadership skills training. The workshop was a tango dance between English and Spanish — and it worked! Like I found in London when I taught a similar workshop , the concept of personal brand was not immediately culturally comfortable.

Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

Beth Kanter

This year SXSW is offering something new: workshops on a wide range of topics from some of the top people in their industry. I’m honored to be involved with the instructional design and delivery of two workshops specifically for nonprofits. The workshops are included in the price of an Interactive, Gold, or Platinum Badge. These workshops will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in state-of-the-art classrooms.

Online – Book Workshop Future of God Deepak Chopra

Holly Duckworth

So, yes I will offer a book workshop on The Future of God. I look forward to exploring The Future of God with Seekers around the world via this powerful workshop Holly Duckworth, spirit strategist with Deepak Chopra’s new book. The Future of God. By Deepak Chopra. My post on seeing Deepak Chopra gained the most “likes” and comments of any post all year. Many people asked me off line if I would offer a book club on the book.

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Half Day Workshop – Rethinking Membership as a Global Engagement Strategy – May 8th Chicago


This half-day workshop is part of the Association Forum of Chicagoland education portfolio for 2014, and it is presented in association with Emirates Airlines and the Dubai Convention Bureau. After attending this session, you’ll be able to: Customize the workshop to your needs by completing a pre-workshop survey.

Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was in Boston for the annual convention for Americans for the Arts where I facilitated a leadership development pre-conference workshop, “Impact without Burnout: Resilient Arts Leaders from the Inside/Out.” This workshop was based on the ideas in my forthcoming book, “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout ” co-authored with Aliza Sherman.

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Last week I was in Chicago to facilitate a session as part of Knight Digital Media Center’s Digital Strategy for Community Foundations and Nonprofits workshop. The workshop topics included trends in digital media consumption, social media, engagement on mobile devices and a variety of community foundation projects funded by the Knight Community Information Challenge.

Facilitation Friday #42: A More Powerful Pair Share

Idea Architects

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Digital Strategies for Community Foundations: COF Knight Digital Media Center Workshop Notes

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Council on Foundations conference in New Orleans, I had the honor of doing a mini-workshop for CEOs of Community Foundations as part of a half-day pre-conference session organized by the Knight Digital Media Center called “Digital Strategies for Community Foundations.” I did a mini-workshop on networked leadership and culture change to support these transformations.

Update on mobile website for workshop - BlogClump


Update on mobile website for workshop. Update on mobile website for workshop. skip to main | skip to sidebar. BlogClump - Blogging About Associations From a Gen Xer. A Gen Xer giving his thoughts and opinions on the Association world. Thursday, September 29, 2011. Our mobile site is We had it for our meeting that took place last week. It didnt get much usage, but I attribute that to being new and us not publicizing it enough.

Does Your Team Say Your Mandatory Workshops Are Unbearable?

Velvet Chainsaw

Here are some suggestions on how to make mandatory workshops more bearable. How do you make mandatory workshops more bearable? The post Does Your Team Say Your Mandatory Workshops Are Unbearable? Mandatory training triggers groans in most people. They even trigger groans in the presenters. They are usually long, tedious and unforgivably mind-numbing as well as butt-numbing. Most of us despise them. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics.

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We've Moved!

Portage Group

Series on Member Needs & Satisfaction volunteers What''s New Workshops and Events Thank you for visiting the ARC Blog! The Association Resource Centre is a member company of The Portage Group , a consulting cooperative with a shared passion for helping your organization along the various stages of its journey. Our consulting team offers deep sector expertise across multiple service areas that include: Research , Strategy , Search, Human Resources , and Organizational Performance.

Privilege Active Learning

Idea Architects

Here's a very simple principle anyone who designs and/or facilitates meetings or workshops should commit to memory: for every content segment, a more engaging format likely exists. How should this reality inform our workshop or meeting design? Our design cho ic es must intentionally honor and leverage those differences for a stronger experience for all participants in a workshop , meeting, or conference. conferences facilitation learning workshops

Round Table for Association Execs in Victoria October 4th: Be There or Be Square!

Portage Group

CRA CSAE What's New Workshops and Events association csae-bc excess funds foundations revenue vancouver island victoriaJoin your association management colleagues for an informal CSAE-BC roundtable session on Thursday, October 4th to discuss CRA Legislation. The focus will be on association revenue and the setting up of foundations for excess funds. It is certain that we all have something to share and something to learn. Lunch will be provided.

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Free Highlight Report for Participants: ARC Survey on Membership Models Launches Today!

Portage Group

ARC ASAE Association Resource Centre CSAE Member Needs Other Resources Research US Workshops and Events association canada data membership model research statistics

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Strategic Planning for Associations in 20 Minutes or Less

Portage Group

Workshops and Events YOU.and me! Discuss how you can develop a strategic plan that is effective, easy-to-follow and that gets everyone excited and pulling on the same set of oars to help turn your Association’s strategy into a reality. April 2, 2012. 4:00PM PST. Where? From the comfort of wherever you like via webinar or in-person at SSU''s gorgeous Gastown studio. Because I know you want to develop a plan that works.and that doesn''t make everyone want to press the snooze button!

My Interview with Creative Maya Kalman, CEO of SWANK Productions

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Maya will be mentoring event planners on in the Plan-A-Thon workshop, a part of the Event Leadership Institute Workshop Series, during the IdeaFest N.Y. What do you expect from the workshop’s participants? bizbash IdeaFest Event Leadership Institute Workshop Series #eventprofs Plan-A-Thon Maya Kalman SWANK Productions events BizBash’s IdeaFest has become an annual hotbed of creativity for events professionals and this year is no different.

Free Highlight Report for Participants: ARC Survey on Membership Models Launches Today!

Portage Group

Member Needs Other Resources Research Workshops and Events Many associations today are re-evaluating their traditional membership models in the face of growing challenges like how to meet the increasingly diverse needs of various member groups, and how to attract and retain members during tough economic times, particularly when there are so many associations and other resources out there for them to choose from.

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Facilitation Friday #44: Try Ambassadors Instead of Reporters

Idea Architects

conferences facilitation facilitationfriday group dynamics workshops You divided into small groups and had a great conversation. Energy in the room was high and everyone was engaged. Get ready for all the passion and enthusiasm to get sucked out of the room as the reporting out begins. One by one, report by report, attention and interest will diminish. It doesn''t have to be this way , and it shouldn''t be this way if you simply tweak the traditional small group reporting process.

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Moving Participants from Passive to Active

Idea Architects

Here's a very simple principle anyone who makes presentations or leads workshops should commit to memory: for every segment of content, a more engaging way to present it exists. Here's more about this process in action using a customer service workshop as an example. I'll be leading three-hour hands-on learning labs on Designing Interactive Workshops and you can learn more and register at the links listed below: November 1, 1-4 pm, Washington DC.

Advancing More from Retreating: Eight Tips

Idea Architects

creativity design facilitation leadership strategy workshopsSome rename staff or board retreats as advances , presumably to signal the gathering's intention and desired impact. I'm a firm believer in the power of language, but am a bit skeptical that a new name alone changes outcomes. Better design principles for the actual event do increase the odds of advancing more from any retreating you do.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: A Dozen Favorite Quotes About.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Whether I am leading a retreat, delivering a keynote to a thousand people, or facilitating a workshop at a conference, I design the experience to build community, connections, and shared purpose. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 1, Columbus, OFA & ANLA Staff Workshop.

Long live the lecture.

Idea Architects

And as someone whose workshops tend to be interactive and experiential whenever possible, you might think I'd be among their ranks. workshops presentations facilitation meetings conferencesso long as the lecture is not too long. You don't have to look far to find people pontificating on the evils of the lecture. But you would be wrong. Just as PowerPoint is not inherently evil, neither is the lecture. Nor are interactive formats pure nirvana for every learner all of the time.

Facilitation Friday #16: Over-prepare, Under-present

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. As presenters look to make their workshops more interactive and involve participants in more discussions and activities, they are going to be drawing more on facilitation beliefs, skills, and techniques. For every content segment in a workshop I present, pre-plan multiple formats for how it could be delivered and then select one as your initial choice.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Design Principles for 5-Star Learning

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. When a workshop’s emphasis is on facilitating participant learning instead of delivering the presenter’s information, a very different exchange of value occurs. On August 20, Ill be doing a very hands-on design workshop based on this article in Washington DC. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: When the Professional is Also.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. A couple of weeks ago, my Twitter feed was filled with Tweets from friends and colleagues talking about workshop proposals they had submitted for the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting in Dallas. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public). 23, DC, DelCor Facilitation Workshop. 1, Columbus, OFA & ANLA Staff Workshop.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #21: How to.

Idea Architects

custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community. Few things are more unsatisfying than when a well-facilitated meeting or workshop fizzles at the end in fitful dribs and drabs. What about a one-time workshop, say a 90-minute session at a conference? provide in the one-day and half-day facilitation workshops that groups. 21, DC, ASAE Facilitation Skills Workshop (public).