Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

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It addresses the need to drive change in an effort to shift employee behavior, communicate effectively across job functions and geographies and remove organizational silos. Otherwise, change will not occur. Michael Brito is currently a Vice President at Edelman Digital.

3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

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Your nonprofit’s mission is likely the same as it was when your organization began; to make an impact and to effect change, whether locally, nationally or globally. The challenge then is to stay true to your mission while taking the steps needed to keep pace in a changing industry.

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Have You Ever Tried Changing the Tires While Driving the Car?

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How to navigate change management when your nonprofit doesn't have the luxury of putting your mission work on pause. Today we are all navigating our way through massive change. Change Management change management psychology Leadership Lisa Colton.

Disruption: The New Normal

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Business Development Manager. It's true that the only true constant is change, but then how can nonprofits plan? change management Change Management Leadership Josh Schukman. VolunteerMark.

When Millennials Take Over: How to Prepare Your Nonprofit For the Future of Business

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Millenials will be taking over: is your nonprofit ready for the cultural sea change? Change Management cultural change Leadership millenials nonprofit technology culture Organizational Culture Maddie Grant, CAE. Principal. Culture That Works.

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Will Your Nonprofit be Ready for the Future of Payments?

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bitcoin Change Management mobile fundraising online payments Fundraising Stacy Dyer. Owner. TG Consulting. Bitcoin and other new payment systems: what they are, what they aren't, and why you should care. The timing is perfect for you to learn from trail-blazing organizations already breaking ground in new frontiers, while still being early enough to claim advantages for your own cause.

This Just In: Computers Are Dead. It's a Mobile World (How Does Your Nonprofit React?)

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Please stay tuned for the June issue of NTEN:Change for a recap of this event and your reactions and responses.]. Change Management community Infrastructure mobile Mobile nptech nten:change Organizational Culture Social Media strategy Strategy Web Sites Communications IT Staff Program

Is Your Organization Ready for Open Source Software?

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You know your organization needs to make a core technology change. The list is long— you can’t get the donor information you need, your program team can’t effectively manage volunteers, and your operations staff are spending way too much time entering and moving data instead of engaging key constituents. Change Management Leadership Open Source Open Source tech leadership Paul Keogan. Founder and Principal. BackOffice Thinking.

Going First: The first step to transformational leadership starts with taking it

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Change Management jeff shuck Leadership leadership skills Plenty Consulting tech leadership Jeff Shuck. Plenty Consulting. Want to see leadership in action? Look no farther than the local pre-school, where line leaders show their peers the way forward. If we think about the idea of leadership as being at the front of the line, we find both opportunity and obligation.

What Does Organizational Behavior Have to Do with Nonprofit Technology? Everything!

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Change Management Leadership Organizational Culture Kelly Trusty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. Western Michigan University School of Public Affairs and Administration. What's your organization's tech strategy type, and what does that mean for your organization? Defender! Analyzer! Prospector! Reactor! Could this be a new set of superheroes? Well, sort of.

Applications for the Nonprofit Tech Academy are due April 8

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change management Change Management Digital Strategy intensive it Leadership Leadership nonprofit tech academy NTA social media Staffing Strategy IT Staff We still have a few slots available in our Nonprofit Tech Academy for spring 2014, but the application deadline is fast approaching. Does the following sound good to you?

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption

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So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management. Change Management Leadership measuring impact technology adoption Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk.

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Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT

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Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in accounting or evaluation matters, for example, with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology. Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in these areas with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology.

The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

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The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership. We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment?

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New Research: 10 Case Studies on Nonprofit Transition to the Cloud

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Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS

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This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit. Today we’re excited to share that Deena Pierott , founder of the White House honored youth program called iUrban Teen Tech , will offer a keynote called Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Changing landscapes of nonprofit technology. Change Management Deena Pierott iUrban Teen lcs Leadership leading change summit

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

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Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals. Project management seemed easy and straightforward.

Getting Beyond the Slacktivism Debate

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[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Managers need to make sure the right questions are being asked. But if you ask for a campaign that achieves goals based on a sound theory of change, then you can get that too.

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Confessions of a Former Nonprofit IT Director: Dos and Don'ts

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[Editor's note: The following is from the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. That new CRM, website, or donor management system is going to magically fix your organization’s inefficient processes, fidgety funders, and demotivated staff!

Modernizing Nonprofits with Cloud Technology for Good

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The pursuit of social change globally requires visionary thinking regarding a nonprofit's IT strategy. Change Management cloud technology Leadership Karen Appleton. Founder. Box.org. Now is the time to think about why and how. Nonprofits and charitable organizations are solving some of the world’s most complex problems, including extreme poverty, humanitarian crises and environmental degradation.

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition, Part Two

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My last post covered a few common denominators I see in successful IT projects at nonprofit organizations: executive vision and involvement, defining requirements, and proactive risk identification and management, all of which provide a solid foundation for executing a project.

Nonprofit Innovation and the Cloud

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Change Management Cloud Infrastructure Leadership nonprofit cloud nonprofit innovation nptech Organizational Culture Staffing Strategy IT Staff Karen Graham. Director, Technology & Innovation. MAP for Nonprofits. There’s no doubt that many organizations are using cloud technologies in innovative ways. But, more specifically, what links might we find between the unique aspects of cloud technology, and the conditions and success factors for innovation?

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The 11th Issue of NTEN: Change is out: Managing Through the Noise

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In this issue of NTEN: Change, we take a holistic approach to looking at some of these internal processes, including trust building to demonstrate impact, making decisions with data, and prioritizing activities through evaluation. Have you looked outside your organization lately?

You're invited to NTEN's inaugural Leading Change Summit in San Francisco

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After over a decade of convening our signature annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, we are excited to unveil and invite you to our inaugural Leading Change Summit in San Francisco on September 3-6. For attendees, the Leading Change Summit experience begins when you register.

The Change Journal's 10th Issue is Out: It's a Mobile World

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This issue of NTEN:Change provides statistics you should probably know about your supporters and constituents, strategies that might need to incorporate mobile technology considerations, tips, stories, and insights from nonprofit professionals and technology experts.

6 Key Steps to Post-Implementation Tech Project Success

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Change Management implementation success Leadership Missy Longshore nptech nten Organizational Culture IT Staff Missy Longshore. Post-Implementation Salesforce Success Consultant. Longshore Consulting.

Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT

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Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in accounting or evaluation matters, for example, with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology. Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in these areas with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology.

Boosting Board Collaboration: Getting Board Buy-In for Collaboration Tools

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Chris Bernard, Senior Editor, Idealware (Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the feature article "Boosting Board Collaboration " , which appeared in the first issue of NTEN's new publication: NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders. board collaboration Change Management change management Collaboration collaboration tools idealware Leadership NPTech NTEN technology adoption technology buy-in

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Follow Your Donors to Leading Technology

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Change Management Fundraising Management mobile fundraising online fundraising Fundraising Elissa Everett. Director of Marketing. oneID. More and more, your donors are online, mobile, and tech-curious.

A Brief History of Nonprofit Technology Leadership, And a Call to Action for New Circuit Riders

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Change Management Community future of CIO Leadership nonprofit technology nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture Policy Staffing Strategy IT Staff Peter Campbell. Chief Information Officer. Legal Services Organization. When someone asked me, "What is the role of circuit riders today?" " I didn't have an immediate answer. But the question stuck with me, and I have an idea that I want to share, appropriately, with the NTEN community.

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The End of IT? With Freedom Comes Responsibilities

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Change Management Cloud Infrastructure Leadership Michael Enos nptech nten Richard Cooper IT Staff Richard Cooper. Director of Programmes. The role of IT has historically been, “Here is your computer, and your database, and your file system, and this is how you enter information and save files.” However, it is rapidly becoming, “Here are all the ways you can work with information, now go to town and see how you can use this stuff to get our goals met!”.

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What Are We Accomplishing and How Do We Know?

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Change Management Data Leadership nptech nten Organizational CultureAmy Luckey. Independent Consultant. What can the nonprofit community learn from NTEN's own journey toward demonstrating its impact with data? What does your organization do?". That is a question most nonprofit folks can answer pretty easily. We have our elevator pitches ready to go. What is your organization accomplishing ?". Now that's a different question, one that's not as simple to answer for most of us.

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

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Mina Chang. Advocacy Change Management disaster response tech management unmanned aerial vehicles Program Linking the World. Innovation and adoption of new technologies is not without controversy. For example: How does your nonprofit leadership feel about unmanned aerial vehicles? Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people.

How To Help Your Employees Embrace Change

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Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change. It's often the stress that people resist, not the change itself. Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights ( Pauline R.

Nonprofit Innovation and the Cloud

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Change Management Cloud Infrastructure Leadership nonprofit cloud nonprofit innovation nptech Organizational Culture Staffing Strategy IT Staff Karen Graham. Director, Technology & Innovation. MAP for Nonprofits. There’s no doubt that many organizations are using cloud technologies in innovative ways. But, more specifically, what links might we find between the unique aspects of cloud technology, and the conditions and success factors for innovation?

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Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

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As a way to better understand program performance and become more responsive to changes, organizations are increasingly turning to dashboards—custom utilities that gather, organize and present information in an accessible way—that let them more effectively measure, monitor and manage the way they meet their missions. bi Budget Business Intelligence Change Management Data Leadership nptech ntenPatrick Yurgosky. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration.

Leading Through Failure

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Senior Online Communications Manager. Change Management Community Leadership learning from failure nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture Strategy technology failure stories Shari Ilsen. VolunteerMatch. NTC session panelists share lessons learned during our session, which was supposed to focus on our organizations’ and others’ nonprofit technology failures.

Storm the Castle! Staging an IT Coup in 5 Steps

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Change Management Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture IT StaffJeremiah Dunham. President. Design-PT, Inc. We want the IT Department to have a seat at the leadership table. You want the IT Department to have a seat at the leadership table. What about your leadership? Here’s the situation: You are the IT person in your organization, but you don't have a seat at the decision-making table or you don’t feel that IT gets the respect it deserves.

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Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More

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I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! Has it been a year already since we launched NTEN's quarterly digital journal for nonprofit leaders? Indeed it has, and the latest issue could be our best ever.

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building

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Jamie Millard , client relationship manager for Fast Horse , an innovative, integrated agency offering traditional and non-traditional marketing services, specializes in understanding audiences and digital media strategies. By Jamie Millard and Lori L.