Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

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All three need to work independent of each other, yet need to be integrated into the DNA of organizational culture. 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. These change management initiatives have to be driven by organizational leadership and practiced at every level in the organization. Otherwise, change will not occur.

Noodling Around Change Management and Social Media Adoption

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I asked for some recommendations on Twitter for the best practical sources for change management. Joitske recommend Learning To Change. She also pointed me to an older post on her blog about one of theories of change in the book based on thinking styles. From the English book review : " In the third chapter, "Thinking about change in five different colors", Caluwé and Vermaak introduce their color model. People change if they learn.

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Can You Change an Existing Culture? Find Out on #CultureChat

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This Thursday we’ll be hosting another #CultureChat on twitter, and our topic will focus in on the what, when, and how of changing an existing culture. I find that a lot of the organizations with really amazing cultures grew up like that. Their founders created that cool culture. So does that leave any hope for the rest of us who maybe inherited an okay-but-not-so-great culture? Is it even possible to change an existing culture into an awesome one?

Case Study of AJWS: Organizational Culture in the Cloud

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Change Management Cloud cloud technology Leadership nonprofit technology nptech organizational culture Organizational Culture Strategy IT Staff Chris Bernard. Editorial and Communications Director. Idealware. Case Study: An international human rights organization finds that the benefits of the Cloud don’t replace the need for due diligence.

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

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Culture That Works. 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. The Revolutionary War. The Civil War. The Great Depression and World War II. And now the Millenials. Every four generations brings a significant generational transition. Is your nonprofit ready?

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New Study and Case Studies: Nonprofit Organizational Culture in the Cloud

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Flickr: marcp_dmoz Technology aside, it’s clear that the advent of Cloud-based solutions has had an impact on the culture of our work as nonprofits. It’s changed the jobs we do, both within the IT department and in more mission-related positions, and how we’re able to do them. From collaboration to telecommuting and distributed workforces to sharing back office services, it’s changed the way we think about mobility and how we define “the office.”

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.

Case Study: Transforming A National Network Culture Through Technology

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All Parent Centers have the same mission: to help families of children with disabilities succeed in life, find tools and resources, and develop advocacy strategies despite the many barriers including segregated classrooms, inaccessible communities, and old cultural belief systems about disability. We are committed to changing beliefs like, "You are broken and need to be fixed," to "All people have the right to live in a community free of culturally constructed barriers."

Tech Across Your Org: Social Media Collaboration Across the NYC Elder Abuse Center

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[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. The Center staff includes just five staff members (four full-time) plus one very part-time social media manager at five hours a week. The social media team includes the Deputy Director, the Special Projects Director, the Social Media Manager, the social media consultant, summer interns, and an outside content development consultant.

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The 13th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits"

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The articles in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal capture stories of nonprofits in transition; they’re transforming from one stage to another, using technology to fuel their campaigns, initiatives, and to optimize their day-to-day work. >>Read The NTEN: Change publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and ready to download!

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.

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.

Becoming A Social Media Savvy Nonprofit, Nurturing A Social Culture Through Personal Use

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It’s easier to understand the culture behind tools like Facebook and Twitter when you spend some time posting your own pictures and experiences. Using social media listening is somewhat more difficult to imagine, perhaps, if you're managing programs or at the policy/funding level. Before this can happen, there are a couple of culture shifts: Professional learning is and should be a part of your job and honored by the culture.

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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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.

DIY Nonprofit Technology: 5 Steps to Prepare Staff for Merging Technology

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[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Beyond financial and equipment matters, one of the most important concerns that can dictate the technological success or failure of a merger is change management. Address change and set expectations. Discuss the pros and cons of change, in general, without going into the specifics. Listen to feedback on how they perceive change.

Introducing a New NTEN Workbook: Getting Started With Data-Driven Decision Making

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It’s important that your entire team buys-in to the strategy—data collection, analysis, and reiteration is a cultural shift for many of us, and it’s something that can’t be done once or intermittently or inconsistently across your organization if we’re going to be more effective. Change Management data Data data-driven Leadership nonprofit data nptech Organizational Culture strategy Strategy workbook IT Staff

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Moving to the Cloud: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Change Management Cloud Infrastructure Leadership nonprofit technology nptech organizational culture Organizational Culture Staffing transitioning to the cloud IT Staff Cynthia M. Adams. GrantStation. Making the decision to move our organization 100% to the cloud was fairly easy, and the reasons straight-forward, but implementing it proved to be a combination of amazingly simple to disturbingly complex.

The Future Role of the CIO in the NonProfit

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Change Management changing role of CIO Leadership nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture organizational structure Staffing Strategy IT Staff Michael Enos. Chief Technology Officer. Second Harvest Food Bank. Everything we thought that technology would do to democratize information is happening, and it’s happening in ways that we didn’t dream of. So do we still need an IT department, or a CIO?

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The New Normal: Shifting Organizational Resources to Thrive and Survive in a Rapidly Changing World.

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As technology and human communication become more and more intertwined, relevance in this rapidly changing world requires organizations to become adept at adapting. This is the "New Normal" - constantly adapting to an incessant stream of change - environmental, political, social, economic, and technological. Change Management Leadership Organizational Culture Ian Rhett. Civic Actions.

13NTC Sketchnotes: Placing Small Bets (Friday Plenary)

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13ntcbets Change Management fail Leadership npfail Organizational Culture Strategy Sketchnotes: Placing Small Bets Here are my notes (1.6 MB) from this morning''s terrific panel about failing informatively. Small, productive failures FTW!

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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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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.

Tips for Content Curators from Beth Kanter: How To Avoid Getting "Content Fried"

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[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a feature article in the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. As you encourage content curation activities for your staff, you may also want to remind them of techniques for being efficient and staying focused: Manage Your Attention, Not Just Your Time: Don't just create a to-do list, lay it out on daily and weekly schedules, breaking down key tasks of the project into chunks.

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.

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 ?".

What Does Mobile Mean for Your Organization?

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Change Management integrated digital strategy Leadership Mobile nonprofit mobile strategy nonprofit online communications nptech Organizational Culture Social Media Strategy Web Sites Communications Lori Halley. Engaging Apricot. Wild Apricot. Mobile engagement is here to stay -- and it's more than just about updating your website. Are all of the posts and articles about “going mobile” and having a mobile strategy making you manic?

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.

Learn From Each Other, Not Just the Data

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Change Management Data kd Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture Strategy CommunicationsKatie Delahaye Paine. KD Paine & Partners. Using data to help your organization succeed in its mission involves achieving consensus on what success looks like, getting good data that helps drive decisions making, and performing good analysis so you understand what is and is not working.

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.

13NTC Sketchnotes: Uncharitable

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13ntc Change Management Community illustrated notes nptech Organizational Culture Policy Staffing Strategy Sketchnotes: Uncharitable. Been missing that #13ntc vibe? Here''s one last set of sketchnotes, recovered/recreated after an unfortunate SketchBook Pro glitch. Dan Pallotta''s keynote certainly had folks talking – and for a sketchnoter, inspired plenty of visual imagery. Click the image or Check out the full version to expand the notes (PNG, 242.7

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 We interrupt this blogcast to bring you an important alert.

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. Leadership Cheat Sheet: 10 Steps for Planning Your Nonprofit App, from Allyson Kapin, Co-Author of Social Change Anytime, Everywhere. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s a Mobile World.

Moving to the Cloud: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Change Management Cloud Infrastructure Leadership nonprofit technology nptech organizational culture Organizational Culture Staffing transitioning to the cloud IT Staff Cynthia M. Adams. GrantStation. Making the decision to move our organization 100% to the cloud was fairly easy, and the reasons straight-forward, but implementing it proved to be a combination of amazingly simple to disturbingly complex.

Measurement Takes Center Stage in Bill Gates' 2013 Letter

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An important component listed above is the feedback loop in any measurement process -- we need to create a culture that is open to failure for the sake of identifying where we can do better. accountability bill gates Change Management Community Data data-driven Leadership measurement nonprofit technology nptech Organizational Culture Policy Strategy workbook IT Staff

How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?

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Project Manager, Technology. Change Management digital team strategies Leadership nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture organizational structure Staffing Strategy Communications Norman Reiss. Center for Court Innovation. For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations.

To BYOD or Not to BYOD: One IT Director's Take

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BYOD Change Management Infrastructure Leadership leadership buy-in Mobile nonprofit technology policies nptech Organizational Culture Policy staff buy-in technology policies IT Staff Darren Schoen. Director of Technology Infrastructure. Broward Center for the Performing Arts. You need to be prepared for the BYOD conversation. Here are a few tales from the trenches on how to handle it, and how I have come to love, and loathe, BYOD.

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. Technology projects succeed or fail at our organizations when staff members choose to use and leverage the system, software, or tool we have so carefully selected, purchased, customized, and implemented.

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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13NTC Sketchnotes: Mindful or Mind-full

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13ntc Change Management Community nptech Organizational Culture session notes Strategy Sketchnotes: Mindful or mind-full Since a big part of this session was on visual note-taking as a way of focusing attention, here are my notes (1.5 MB) – minus content from yours truly (since I was up delivering it at the time, and "Wait a sec while I sketch what I just said" can get awfully tedious for people).

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New Research: The State of Nonprofit Data

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Change Management data Data data management data-driven Leadership nonprofit data nonprofit practices nonprofit technology nptech Organizational Culture research Staffing IT StaffIn April 2012 NTEN worked with Idealware to conduct a survey of nonprofits about their relationships with data, and what we found was a large dichotomy—either they were doing a lot with their metrics or not much at all.

Case Study: Artist Trust Applies Lessons from the Nonprofit Technology Leadership Academy

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Change Management Community Leadership nonprofit leadership academy nonprofit technology planning nptech Organizational Culture Strategy Communications Kimberlee Roth. Owner. Out-Word, LLC. An arts organization develops a technology plan to help meet diverse constituent needs. Based in Seattle, Artist Trust supports and encourages artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout the state of Washington.

7th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report: A Closer Look (Staffing Levels)

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Because we know that the term "IT Staff" means something very specific to people, and the concept of who is "IT Staff" has not changed as rapidly over the last few years as the role of technology in an organization has. Well, it''s hard to tell to what extent our question format impacted results, compared to variances in our survey audience from year to year, or compared to changes in organizational practices over the years.

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