The Keys to Successful Nonprofit Digital Teams

Connection Cafe

Earlier this year I released the 2018 Nonprofit Digital Teams Report in partnership with Jason Mogus, principal consultant at NetChange Consulting. The Importance of Digital Leadership. No high performing teams are merely “informed” of new ideas. The Team Restructure Trap.

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The Art Of Change Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the book, Cheryl Cran.

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Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Be An Effective Team Member.

The Art Of Change Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the new book, Cheryl Cran.

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How To Explain Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Answer questions from your team.

How To Help Your Employees Embrace Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

How To Explain Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Answer questions from your team.

How To Learn The Art Of Change Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the book, Cheryl Cran.

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Build A Strong Team. Be An Effective Team Member.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Monday, May 17, 2010 Build A Strong Team.

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The Three Ways To Discuss Change With Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Answer questions from your team.

Dr. Roger Dean Duncan On Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

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

How To Help Your Employees Embrace Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?

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Project Manager, Technology. Effective leadership can come from anywhere in an organization. An important thing to remember is that leadership, especially when it comes to digital technologies, can come from anywhere in an organization. Change Management digital team strategies Leadership nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture organizational structure Staffing Strategy Communications

How To Lead Breakthrough Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

Change Is Inevitable. Change Is Good. Embrace Change.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

Who Sits at Your Leadership Table? A Case for Senior Technologists

NTEN

The same holds true for lawyers, investment bankers, firemen, and doctors; their skills are not needed in day-to-day operations at the management level of a nonprofit. They demand an in-house tech team. A technology officer should be brought in at the senior leadership level. 5 Reasons to have a technology officer at the management table : Priority Management. Management meetings provide insight into organizational long- and short-term priorities.

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Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Rebooting Your Digital Community Building

NTEN

Instead what would it look like if everyone on staff, especially leadership, actively participated in furthering the organization’s mission online? By Jamie Millard and Lori L.

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How To Be A Change Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the book, Cheryl Cran.

Three Quick Tips For How Best To Explain Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and the rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Answer questions from your team.

Nine Steps To Lead Breakthrough Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck ''s book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

When and How to Communicate a Technology Rollout Plan

NTEN

But are all members of your team ready to roll out with you? Change Management Leadership nonprofit technology planning tech management Adam Roth. StreamLink Software. You're about to roll out your technology plan. New technology often brings with it a sense of optimism. Perhaps information will be centralized, communication easier, time and money saved, or mundane tasks automated.

Embrace Change To Grow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

How To Embrace Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

Nine Steps To Drive Breakthrough Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

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

NTEN

[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. Also, using a team approach, we all learn and grow together, increasing our organizational capacity to use social media. Some of the team is dispursed, working virtually.

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Embrace Change To Grow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

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.

How To Lead Breakthrough Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

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.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet John Kenyon

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If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks— Digital Strategy , The Future of Technology , or Impact Leadership —and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit.

Build These Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Make conversation with your team.

Is Your Organization Ready for Open Source Software?

NTEN

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.

Embrace Change To Grow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

How Do You Answer These Leadership Questions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Do I actively manage how I am authentic?

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.

Elephants, Triggers, and Actions: Applying Behavior Theories to Our Nonprofits and Our Work

NTEN

For those of you who have read Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard , by Chip and Dan Heath – or if you were at the 2011 NTC and saw Dan's Plenary – you've probably already started thinking about the Direct-Motivate-Shape the Path triumverate for helping people change their behavior.

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Leadership Tips From Good Boss, Bad Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Make conversation with your team.

Leading Through Failure

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Senior Online Communications Manager. In the end, however, we all found that the failures were not of technology, but of leadership – and so were the lessons. Of course, “Leading Through Failure” actually has multiple meanings: How leaders of organizations can successfully guide their teams through times of failure; and how sometimes failing yourself is a great way to be a leader. Shari Ilsen. VolunteerMatch.

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

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.

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. FTE tech staff for your team is keeping up.

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Rapid Realignment Teaches Leaders How To Adapt And Stay Focused

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Spend some quality time with the new book, Rapid Realignment , and you'll learn how to ensure that your strategy, customers, processes and people work seamlessly together in the service of customers and that those four elements continually realign in the face of constant change.

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Infographic: It's About Smarter Investment

NTEN

With the help of the design team at Lemon.ly , we created another infographic to tell the story of smarter nonprofit technology investments. The infographic below (you'll want to view the whole thing) connects the dots between some specific actions – like having a technology plan, evaluating the ROI of technology projects, and investing in training for staff – and overall organizational effectiveness when it come to managing technology for your mission.