Unions and their role in the social sector

Candid

Unions are usually structured around large national/international organizations that contain smaller local organizations (also known as “locals”). Keeping these criticisms in mind, the next blog post will discuss how unions collaborate with other social sector forces.

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My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most of all, I want to master the ability to switch between connectedness and solitude. I will continue to practice and explore different ways to use visuals to aid reflection, including data visualization, visual thinking, structured frameworks, graphic facilitation, and more. For networked learning to be beneficial, it requires an open attitude toward learning and finding new things. My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model.

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Summer Internships at the MAH: Come Do Something Exciting

Museum 2.0

This could be a serious research opportunity for someone interested in impact assessment, community attitudes towards the arts, and the role museums can play in transforming communities. Our internships have generally gotten more structured. At the MAH, interns are most successful when they are highly motivated people who like to work collaboratively and can deal with a little chaos.

CRM is the easy part

Connection Cafe

Or, “management must embrace and imbue a constituent centric attitude throughout the organization.” ” Last time you were at the pharmacy, did you pick up the constituent engagement attitude dispenser in the specialty item aisle? But look at your internal structure and ask yourself: how are my employees incentivized? Does our culture and reward structure support collaborating to engage constituents? Author: Miriam Kagan.

Designing A Space Suit for Mars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The diagnostic tool includes 8 different areas: membership, leadership, governance, purpose, strategy/structure, assessment, communications/technology, and resource management. We also had a wide range of attitudes about the use of social media - from healthy skepticism to excited practioner. As a result, the questions and insights shared were rich and varied. Photo by Thiago. There is a tension with using social media to support your network.

10 Ways to Build a Better Community Brainstorming Meeting

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Bonded groups are useful if you want to understand people's existing attitudes and impressions. Bridged groups are useful if you want people to collaborate on a more inclusive vision of the future. Create a structure that values peoples' participation. You're planning a new exhibition. Considering a new strategic direction. Designing a new program. And you've decided that you want to integrate community feedback into the development process. Awesome. Admirable.

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Frameworks and Lessons from the Public Participation in Science Research Report

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In this report, the authors describe three specific models for public participation: contribution, collaboration, and co-creation. In the collaborative model, visitors are invited to serve as active partners in the creation of an institutional project which is originated and ultimately controlled by the institution. For this reason, some citizen science projects are now moving towards collaborative and co-creative models. What does the word "participatory" mean to you?

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Jon Husband, Guest Post: The New Realities of Engagement – Stories That Drive Action Planning and Implementation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

StoryGarden is a web-based system for gathering and analyzing qualitative information about values and attitudes held by a community of people. Collaboration Among Leading Initiatives . The StoryGarden system stems from a collaboration of designers of software processes and analysts from social development organizations who are interested in community wellness. . . Courtesy of Jon Husband, publisher of Wirearchy.

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

Have you seen attitudes in our field about visitor participation shifting over time? They have a pretty explicit engagement ladder in which someone starts as a visitor, becomes a member, then an "ambassador" who is empowered to put on some programs in collaboration with the institution, and finally a member of the "Leonardo Group" -- an advisory group that meets a few times a year to tackle upcoming creative challenges the organization faces.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Answers to the Ten Questions I Am Most Commonly Asked

Museum 2.0

Have you seen attitudes in our field about visitor participation shifting over time? They have a pretty explicit engagement ladder in which someone starts as a visitor, becomes a member, then an "ambassador" who is empowered to put on some programs in collaboration with the institution, and finally a member of the "Leonardo Group" -- an advisory group that meets a few times a year to tackle upcoming creative challenges the organization faces.

Reflections on the Science Center World Congress

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Casual discussions were steeped in government policies, national literacy rates, and worldwide attitudes towards science. We need to create some collaborative structures (probably on the web) for continued dialogue and mutual support. What is the Science Center World Congress ? It's a question whose answer eluded me from the day I registered eight months ago through the first few days of the conference this week.

Who Created the Exhibitions that Changed Your Life?

Museum 2.0

Yes, an individual can bring clarity of vision to any project that might otherwise be sullied by the ups and downs of collaboration and compromise. One of my favorite things about the Mattress Factory, an installation art museum in Pittsburgh, is the way they give over the whole museum, structural configuration and all, to one artist at a time. Was it a museum professional or an outsider? Was it an individual or a team?

Green Coworking: An Interview with Chris Messina and Ivan Storck of Citizen Space

Have Fun - Do Good

Community and opportunities for collaboration can be lost when it is just you sitting down to work each day. I guess I got involved in coworking originally because I was working out of cafes and wanted a more collaborative, productive environment to go to and work around other people in. So I think the primary focus is to create a very collaborative, creative environment where people can really get stuff done. According to the U.S.

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