How to Engage and Mobilize Groups: 4 Proven Facilitation Techniques

Wed, Oct 05, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

When you’re tasked to lead groups, build consensus, and deliver solutions to clients or community stakeholders, the quality of every single interaction matters. Getting your board meetings, community meetings, and internal meetings RIGHT and planning them thoughtfully is a no-brainer, yet so many... (continued)

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The Nonprofit as Jazz Club: A Discussion Starter

In these one-page Jazzthink Thought Provokers for Nonprofits, Dr. Brian Fraser draws on the workings and wisdom of jazz to spark conversations among nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers about ways to improve their contributions to the effectiveness of their organizations.

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Govern Like a Jazz Group

This Jazzthink Reprint is from Charity Channel and explores the conections between the wisdom of jazz pianist Monty Alexander on what makes for great jazz and what creates great governance. It could form the basis of an engaging conversation at your next board meeting.

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SMARTer Teamwork: Provoking Productive Teamwork One Conversation After Another

Brian Fraser is a coach, speaker, and facilitator who uses the workings and wisdom of jazz to help people imagine and generate more productive teamwork within their organizations. He has been leading, studying, and teaching nonprofit organizations to be more faithful, effective, and wise... (continued)

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Lessons for Nonprofits from the Annual University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt

Small enterprises that use large organizations as business models may think that they are using organizational best practices.  However, in examining best practices for organizational impact it may actually be more beneficial to consider another organization that may be different in... [(continued)](/katharine-bierce/lessons-for-nonprofits-from-the-annual-university-of-chicago-scavenger-hunt)

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Sole Proprietor Nonprofit Management & Technical Assistance

Bobbi Bilnoski, Principal of Concinnity Network, has a passion for helping non-profit organizations achieve extraordinary results. An expert in the process of collaboration and consensus building, she specializes in working with high stakes, complex, multi-organizational groups to help them develop strategic plans to... (continued)

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When Workloads Are Seriously Imbalanced - Interventions That Work

Say you're the leader of a team of hard-working professionals who work in different locations. It's crunch time, and pretty much everyone realizes they need to put aside their personal lives for the next few days (or maybe a tad longer) to meet a critical deadline. Trouble is, you discover that... (continued)

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Qualities of a Robust Nonprofit: A Discussion Starter

In these one-page Jazzthink Though Provokers, Dr. Brian Fraser draws on the workings and wisdom of jazz to spark conversations among nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers about ways to improve their contributions to the effectiveness of their organizations.

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A Common Lexicon for Decision-Making:

This exercise is not just semantics.
You are constructing a glossary
for action. The leadership purpose is
to make clear decisions on a lexicon
that all will sign up for using. These
agreed words then become common
ground rules for communications,
responsibility and... (continued)

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8 (Practically Free) Gifts Your Team Will Love - Year-Round

Great gifts that every team leader can give year-round, and all practically free. Especially helpful for people who work from afar.

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Tapping the Quiet Power of Introverts in a Virtual World

Think about it: There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. And yet, according to Susan Cain, author of the groundbreaking book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, our society is overwhelmingly biased toward extroverts.

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Get REAL about Making a Positive Impact: A Discussion Starter

This one-page thought provoker is designed to stimulate conversations about the qualities of great teamwork that go into performances the have a positive impact. Drawing on wisdom generated from asking people what qualities of great teamwork they see in a jazz performance, Dr. Fraser has developed an... (continued)

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The Naked Nonprofit

The Naked Nonprofit is a website and a philosophy of nonprofit leadership. Our mission is to make resources available that will help you become the nonprofit leader you were meant to be. Come visit our website to see how we can help you.

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