Open Government IdeaScale Sites Solicit Valuable Feedback but May Unintentionally Compromise Citizen Privacy

Forum One

The 24 agencies required to comply with the Open Government Directive have begun soliciting citizen feedback on how to improve transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation in government. While IdeaScale does offer log-in alternatives such as using AOL, Google, WordPress, or Yahoo, this usability issue will affect many citizens electing to post ideas to multiple agencies. Tags: Influence Government

The Factors Changing Regulatory Change Management in 2021

360 Factors

This gives the current government enough leeway to more easily pass changes to the regulatory framework. The recent executive order by the White House lays out some of the changes that are planned by the current government.


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Ten Takeaways From 2018 ATD Conference


” GyrusAim offers an alternative to all of the ten pain points listed and more! Government Healthcare LMS Manufacturing eLLLast week we attended the 75th ATD 2018 conference. What an eye-opening experience to meet so many people from around the world with the same passion for learning and development.

Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

In Iran we’ve seen it used to get out information and resist censorship but have also seen it used by the government to alter a mobile phone system and monitoring calls. Panelists include: Susan Pointer, Google’s Director of Public Policy & Government Relations. When it comes to the internet, you can of course find lots of examples where twitter or facebook or email have been used by governments or corporations or regimes.

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Managing Your Not-for-Profit’s Endowment – How to Ensure Present and Future Success


In the US, investment of endowment funds is generally governed by the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (UMIFA), so it is important to have someone, on the investment committee or an outside advisor who is knowledgeable about it. 5) Does the nonprofit’s governance requirements place any special limitations on the investment portfolio, such as by donors or particular constituencies? financial management governance

How Regtech is Helping the Mortgage Industry Grow

360 Factors

The mortgage industry expects to confront a series of major regudlatory changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s complexities, the recent avalanche of loans in this refinance market, and new government leadership.

Forum One Staff Share OpenGov Ideas

Forum One

On January 21, 2009, the White House issued the Transparency and Open Government Memorandum. The memorandum instructed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide guidance to executive departments and agencies on implementing open government. The memorandum outlined the three pillars of open government thereby narrowing the discussion to transparency, participation, and collaboration. On a regular basis, the government should produce a report on submitted cases.

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Why web accessibility is important and how you can accomplish it with Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

WCAG provides a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 percent of the global population lives with some form of disability.

5 Creative Angles to Consider for Your Next Fundraising Campaign


Whether it’s a radio show host, TV personality, athlete, or government official, this public figure can spread awareness of your mission to their network and help organically grow your donor base. . When it comes to fundraising for your nonprofit, creativity is key.

Challenges of Establishing an Employee Relief Fund (ERF) and Recommended Solutions


But there are many things that companies need to be aware of in setting these up, most importantly, the IRS regulations governing their operation, but also considerations such as staff, budget, operations, and much more.

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A standard by any other name | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Sixteen years later, the President signed Executive Order 12770 , directing the federal government to make primary use of the metric system. It’s a function of the market determining the standard, despite the best intentions of governing bodies to make use of a more efficient standard. A third option would be to create alternate versions of each site for each browser, then redirect appropriately.

8 Benefits Of Crowdfunding

AFP Blog

8 Benefits Of Crowdfunding : Crowdfunding is becoming one of the great alternatives to a traditional bank loan or government grant. When you’re trying to raise awareness or start an advocacy campaign, gathering donations from a number of interested people is far preferable to borrowing money from an impersonal organization that you’ll probably have to pay back with interest

3 Common Nonprofit Board Myths

NonProfit Hub

While understanding your governance structure and bylaws is crucial to even investigating how to remove or discipline board members, it is not an impossibility. Consider asking an attorney or non-governing sub-committee to oversee the board member’s work and contract.

How Audience Research Is Keeping Up with a Changing World

Forum One

For nonprofits and government agencies, gathering insights and feedback from audiences is critical to effectively carry out their mission and achieve lasting impact. Additionally, expanding ways for audiences to participate in research, such as providing audio-only alternatives to participants who may feel uncomfortable or unable to share their video, also improves access and reach.

Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

Decision 1: Must we have data governance policies before we migrate? Data governance represents ‘rules of the road’ for your donor database. Good data governance addresses data quality issues ranging from how you control your data input processes to questions such as ‘How long will you store old records?’ The less work that you can complete through the import tool, the more work you will have to address alternatively.

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Tech Policies for Virtual Teams: A Leader’s Responsibility

Non Profit Quarterly

The problem they had was they didn’t really have policies to really govern and guide their staff towards effectively transitioning. This webinar was recorded on September 24, 2020. Jeanne Bell: All right. Good afternoon, everybody.

Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

The root cause of bad data management for any organization – for-profit, nonprofit or government – can usually be found in the data management paradigm itself. An alternative pattern to any technology network is “hub and spoke”, where all computers, devices and peripherals are connected to a central computer or hub.

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Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A significant factor in this gap has traditionally been a lack of complete and timely access to educational materials in alternate formats (like Braille, audio or magnified text) that suit readers with disabilities who cannot use standard print – such as those who are blind, cannot physically turn the pages of a book, or have learning disabilities like dyslexia.

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How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

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It is hugely important that we get governments and multi-nationals to change the way they treat the planet, but that doesn’t mean we cannot do anything to show we care. Even reusable products like washing up cloths should be swapped for biodegradable, non-plastic alternatives.

[Part 2] How To Make A Case For Your Nonprofit CRM


Provide alternatives. IF there is an alternative for this project, you should list it. Project governance. In part one of this two part series, we discussed the misconceptions and stigmas that might exist within the walls of your nonprofit regarding CRMs, and strategies for better informing those around you who may hold them.

Humans@Work: How to Successfully Tackle HR Challenges

Top Nonprofits

Thompson discusses the 3 Paradigms for Identifying the Future Leaders of Your organization , presenting eight strategic alternatives to identifying a leader for your organization.

The impact of COVID-19 on civil society, part two


And Forefront found that nonprofits would like to see continued work with the government to advocate for the sector’s needs as well as more communication from funders about opportunities.

Making the Book Truly Accessible for All Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Having learning disabilities or various learning differences, they need alternative reading environments that rely on their strengths rather than on their weaknesses. Schools are back in session, and with them millions of American children who struggle daily to learn using traditional printed books.

Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer and Shifted Employee Expectations

Connection Cafe

With media and governments trust reaching an all-time low, businesses have become the most trusted institutions in the world. Additionally, 74% believe CEOs should take the lead on change rather than wait for government to impose changes.

Great reads from around the web on August 10th

Amy Sample Ward

" FutureGov Network - Carrie Bishop's at the Google Local Government event in London today and tweeting and blogging from inside. Here's a post with Google's top tips for making a good website - originally intended for audiences like but you can do some minor word replacement or other alternations to make the nonprofit or government perspective more clear. These are some links I wanted to share from August 10th. Find me on Delicious for more!

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10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness


They could be an individual, a family, corporation, organization, foundation, or government. But it still important to know which donors prefer giving through the traditional post, or like to give via alternative payment methods like paypal vs your websites online portal. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help. According to a 2013 study conducted by Blackbaud , overall donations to nonprofits increased in 2013 by 4.9%, and digital donations increased 6.4%.

Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This was first introduced (to my knowledge) in the Stakeholder's Platform discussions, which were the quickly ginned-up alternative option created in response to the original introduction at WIPO of the Treaty for the Visually Impaired ("TVI") by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay (and now co-sponsored by Mexico). I'm solely focused on the requirements of a nonprofit organization/government agency needs to meet to be eligible to use the exception/norms.

Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Adding an alternative registration option to your current event registration can help your event remain inclusive of those people who prefer to avoid large public gatherings. Looking for an alternative to a cycling event?

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact


It is hugely important that we get governments and multi-nationals to change the way they treat the planet, but that doesn’t mean we cannot do anything to show we care. Even reusable products like washing up cloths should be swapped for biodegradable, non-plastic alternatives.

Majora Carter’s Eco-Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Of course, we talked about data entry and QA testing, but also less obvious and exciting alternatives that have great potential both to revitalize the South Bronx and address the problem of the loss of American manufacturing jobs. She calls it the “ triple bottom line ” of sustainable development, meaning that sustainable development has the potential to create positive returns for all concerned: companies, government and communities.

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Financial Systems Integrations:  It’s less scary than it sounds

NonProfit Hub

Many find they are the best alternative for effectively running and growing their organizations, especially when decked out with all of the best apps for additional functionality. Imagine you’re a large, professional organization.

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Great reads from around the web on September 13th

Amy Sample Ward

" When Communities Identify Their Own Poor, Aid Has The Most Effect | Fast Company – "When governments and NGOs plan on giving assistance to the most needy, how do they know who needs the most assistance? MIT researchers in a recent study (PDF) looked at two alternative methods for establishing who needs assistance." It can also help repressive governments watch and censor their citizens.

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Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

government also has its own problems with networked activists. However, these two alternative structures of human organization can interact in a variety of ways, both mutually beneficial and destructive. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of December 15th).

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Executive management in hard times - Retrenchment, reflection, transition, recovery

ASU Lodestar Center

Yes, a unique and seismic convergence of economic (the Great Recession and its aftermath), political (Congressional stalemate on the national budget and sequestration), social (demographic shifts and changes in attitudes and values regarding social responsibility), and technological (the democratization of social media and alternative forms of charitable expression) have taken a financial and programmatic toll on nonprofits. posted by Herb Paine , President. Paine Consulting Services.

Research Friday: Social Impact Bonds: A New Tool for Scaling Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Social service and nonprofit programs have traditionally been supported through philanthropy and government contracts. The last five years has seen shrinking funds from both the government and philanthropic sectors due to a recession economy. Needs continue to grow beyond what philanthropy or government can provide. Philanthropy and government are both fiscally limited, in terms of funding growth, to scale social programs that meet the rising demands creating a growth gap.

[VIDEO] How to Tap Into Gen Y & Z Donors


Like that seems like the ideal alternative. Dominique Calixte will equip you with the knowledge and resources to include Millennials and Gen Z in your fundraising strategy successfully. Full Transcript: Steven: Okay, Dom. I got 3:00 Eastern.

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Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In addition, I’ve learned alternate approaches to resolving the technical challenges that abound in statistical coding from the talented team of HRDAG statisticians I worked alongside. Seeing justice brought forth, even several decades too late, could help soothe scars acquired during the war and bolster trust in the government and police for Guatemalans like him.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They note that whenever industry wants intellectual property action globally, they only want a treaty: why should people with disabilities settle for a softer alternative? Government support this effort? There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities.

[VIDEO] Power Of Community In Strategic Planning


We had surveyed an alternative high school and half the kids had said, “There’s no adult that I can talk to but I need to talk to somebody.” Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal.

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Tips for Writing Your First Social Media Policy


Social Media Governance Policy Database. Check out our whitepaper, Social Media, Risk, and Policies for Associations for an annotated social media policy, complete with alternate language for important policy points. Maddie Grant & Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC and Leslie T. White, Croydon Consulting LLC. Ready to adopt a social media policy for your organization staff? Awesome.

Is Your NY Nonprofit Ready for the Nonprofit Revitalization Act?


Requires that the audit committee consider alternative transactions and determine that the transaction is fair, reasonable, and in the best interest of the nonprofit as a prerequisite for approval. . Paul Konigstein is a Senior Consultant at Accounting Management Solutions , helping nonprofits improve their finance, accounting, and governance. Is your New York nonprofit ready for the new Nonprofit Revitalization Act? Are you familiar with the requirements of the new Act?

100+ Fundraising Event Ideas to Try in 2021 and Beyond


While virtual fundraising events were simply a quick alternative, they actually proved to be a convenient and effective way to engage with donors. Board fundraisers – Your nonprofit board of directors is the governing body of your organization.

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10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup

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Think: alternatives for single use products, products with reduced impact and emissions, or products free from plastic and excess packaging. 10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup. by Zoe Allen.

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