The Collaboration Prize: $250,000 for Nonprofits That Collaborate, Not Compete

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To be eligible to apply, the collaboration must: "Involve two or more nonprofit organizations that each would otherwise provide the same or similar programs or services and compete for clients, financial resources and staff. Why don't more nonprofits collaborate?

Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

Connection Cafe

Over many years, my colleagues and I at The Rensselaerville Institute have learned that proposals based on process, structure, and beliefs are needlessly long. Collaboration is essential. Foundations Big Ideas Collaboration communication nonprofits Outcomes

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Discover how these and other factors are irrevocably changing the ways donors structure their largest gifts of a lifetime. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration.

70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process


The collaborative appeal of social learning offers a new way to improve user intrigue by allowing for the convention of an additional system user, providing both expertise and a unique perspective towards a variety of experiences a user can encounter within a learning program.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

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If we lack the skills to avoid collaborative overload, manage difficult conversations, learn from failure, the resulting physical, emotional, and mental strain gets in the way of a nonprofit organization’s success. Ritual of staff praise at meetings or monthly award, not just a raise.

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry


The real kicker is that based on the awards you structure in the environment there is a very high probability that users will remember a significant portion of their adventure, what the saw, where they were, and how they got there. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

Does Associations’ Governance Lock them into its Own “Culture Of Reverence?”


For example, it continued to earmark something like $100K for “recognition and awards,” and a comparable amount for its three lavish “leadership retreats” per year—all held at distant, exclusive resorts.

Fundraising Metrics: Don’t Just Count the Dollars

ASU Lodestar Center

In addition to these structures, there are also cultural mechanisms one can employ to make the performance evaluation system a success. Vacation days, awards, and lunches are other inexpensive ways to reward performance.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

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Silicon Valley has a sophisticated structure designed to identify and develop young creative people with innovative ideas. In the social sector, this structure is in its infancy.

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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

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The session included an update of Celgene’s work in patient advocacy and an announcement of their Innovation Impact Awards Program , focused on incorporating the patient voice into pharmaceutical and biotech research and development. Click for Twitter Transcript.

What is the Current State of Grantseeking? Education

Tech Soup Blog

So, clearly, education-focused nonprofits are pursuing and being awarded private funding from both foundations and corporate giving programs, and may be starting to secure more private funds then institutions. Unlike most collaborations, collective impact initiatives involve a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants.”

Getting Tactical with the Open Government Directive


Make open government practices part of employees’ incentive plans and reward structures. Administer awards for incorporating open government principles and practices into your organization. Whether through financial rewards or just good ol' fame and glory, awards help change the risk / reward equation and encourage employees to push the envelope and potentially put their career on the fast track.

Crowdsourcing: Measuring the Impact of the Crowd in Funding and Doing

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How to structure crowd sourced philanthropy based on voting or feedback depends on the outcomes of the project, a theory of change. Crowdsourcing 101. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

5 Things Oakland Taught Me about Civic Hacking

Tech Soup Blog

I was lucky enough to attend CityCamp Oakland earlier this month to see this collaboration in action. This inclusive spirit was also reflected in the structure of the event itself.

2012 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways


We wanted to round up all your posts and resources in one place, so you can continue to collaborate and learn from each other. Care2 Impact Prize Awarded to Vinay Bhagat of Convio , Clint O'Brien. Greenpeace Experiments With Technology Team Structure , Derek Lieu. After catching up on our email and our sleep post-2012 NTC, we started reading blog posts from attendees and speakers, and we've been amazed by the insights and ideas you all took away from the conference this year!

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Top 10 SXSW Interactive Panels Your Nonprofit Should Attend - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Everything You Know About Web Design Is Wrong When: Friday, March 13th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Room A Description: Just as early filmmakers struggled to break free from the conventions of live theater, after 10+ years Web designers are still trapped in the structures of the past.

Women's Global Green Action Network: An Interview with Melinda Kramer

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The most important way for people to collaborate is face to face, so we have a number of ways that we convene women who are doing this work on various different levels. Often times its expansive, it is inclusive and its collaborative.

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Open Government: A Recap of TransparencyCamp - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


MixedInk : takes a fresh approach to collaborative writing. DeepDebate : A framework which makes it easier for a very large number of people to create a structured conversation.

Community Exhibit Development: Lessons Learned from The Tech Virtual

Museum 2.0

Our job was to provide a structured environment in which to develop ideas and the expertise to build the best of them. We awarded $5000 to each exhibit design that was translated to real life. However, the contest also prevented us from legitimately fostering collaboration.

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

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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.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collaboration on student projects or other ways. Create collaborative, student-authored resources. In thinking about tagging, flickr, and rss tools, what are some ways that you can collaborate with others to create content or have your students create content? Awards.

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Online Storytelling & Cause Marketing: An Interview with Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios

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They created the award-winning film, The Meatrix , about factory farming, and the hilarious film, Store Wars , about the importance of organic farming. We've been friends since we were seven, so we already had a very long collaborative history.