Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Framework for Producing Transformative Change Two key concepts from the book really stuck with me. The first is their core concept of equilibrium change. The primary goal in the Valley is massive change, because when you’re a for-profit that magnitude usually yields massive profits.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

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However, with the growing democratization of social change, the digital tactics we’ve come to know and rely on may not continue to gain the same traction. Cause minded individuals are now taking the initiative to create their own change and rally support…and their efforts are working.

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How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

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The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person. Building a Stronger Social Economy Through Individual Change Agents. Your organization is often just one channel through which they seek to drive change.

Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

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It has impacted the way we interact and understand one another, and has changed the way some Americans think about what we value most. Changes are happening…we need to be aware. Who is giving, and how is giving behavior changing? These are unprecedented times.

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#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

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Key Themes on Change and Transformation: Connecting Innovation to the Private Sector. Bradley Heslop, Founder of Wessex Social Ventures, indicates that millennials are looking to businesses to become leaders of change.

How the Grinch Inspires Change for Leaders of Volunteers


Change may be in the works. The holiday season is a perfect time to solidify strategic plans for 2015. the future of your organization may have opportunities to grow, develop, extend its reach.

Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

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Changing the world, regardless of the cause, community or organization we identify with, requires a vision that drives us to actually make that change – work with others, don’t recreate the wheel, create opportunities for engagement that are larger than our organization.

Powering Momentous Change Through the Blackbaud Institute

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Last week at bbcon in National Harbor, Mike Gianoni told the audience of 2,500 change-makers, “You’re here because you know the power of a moment…because we know that a moment can change everything.”

Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

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The debate surrounding nonprofit feasibility studies can sometimes pose interesting questions: Do nonprofits need to conduct them to host successful capital campaigns? Are they worth the cost?

3 Key Changes in Single Audit for Grant Managers

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Below are three key changes in regards to Single Audit for grant managers and other grant professionals. Change #1: Risk Assessments Increasingly Rely on Audit Results. Change #2: Cooperative Audit Resolution is the Calm before the Storm.

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What The Cloud Changes About Nonprofit Tech


you need to add new users, or change the functionality / permissions of a particular sect of users. What the cloud does is change your IT costs from a capital expense to an operation expense.

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How We Can Inspire Remarkable Change for Good

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In October, Blackbaud and MCON came together to host a dinner for more than 80 individuals to answer the following questions, what do we think needs to happen to get others to stand up for social issues and what is standing in our way from making remarkable change happen?

New CEOs and Culture Change


New CEOs have a golden opportunity to embark on the difficult work of changing organizational culture. Change is not easy, and culture change has its own specific challenges, so you don’t want to end up biting off more than you can chew.

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.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better


On a large scale social media sites have made the world better bringing positive change to many areas of our life. There are lots of things social media has changed for us, there’s no doubt about that. Social media is profoundly changing culture.

When ‘Doing Good’ is the Focus: Enabling Donors to Create Positive Change

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We often hear about the doing good movement in the context of millennials , and oftentimes Gen Z’ers, two generations that have demonstrated substantial shifts in attitude surrounding the belief in their own power to create positive change in the world. But what we’ve also seen are upticks in advocacy behavior, strength in the power of social influencers , and real belief in the capacity for nonprofits to cultivate change , in a world filled with so much uncertainty.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16


Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Social business demands culture change


Social business demands culture change. . Most organizations today are simply not compatible with the way a social business really works – but culture change takes time. However, we believe that you can change your culture one process at a time. Change Portfolio.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

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In advance of next week’s “ National Walking Day ,” I did an interview with Gina about how her organization’s culture is changing one sneaker at a time.

There is no change without conversation


“If we are to manifest change, we must improve the quality of our conversations.” The post There is no change without conversation appeared first on SocialFish - Social Media for Associations and Nonprofits.

Ask These Questions Before Changing Your P2P Program in 2016

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One emphasized changing everything. “If I see this all the time with P2P, trying to change too much at one time that our events and even our staff become a ‘jack of all trades, master of none.’”. Ok, I’ll just say it: I’m a nerd. Or maybe I’m a geek.

Your Change Will Vary


I pointed out in November that one of the ultimate points in Humanize is that our organizations need to change. Use the book to change your workplace for the better. Make a change. Change is personal. Make some change. __.

Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work


There’s no denying the fact that technology has changed the way Americans work. The post Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Americans used to dread the sound of the the a rattling filing cabinet.

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The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

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The emergence of cloud technology has changed the way people around the world work, communicate, share information, and support causes. The Changing Landscape of Technology. And changes do not need to be applied to everyone’s individual computer.

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Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

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The subject matter, of course, the effective use of digital and networks that is holistic and that incorporates on culture change, innovation, and collaboration skills.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

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Social good organizations will also be needed to apply pressure on institutions to prioritize diplomacy, human rights, to act on climate change, and to protect the world’s remaining biodiversity.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

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Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.”

The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation

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The common question I’ve heard over the years is this: “How do I get donors to realize the importance of paying for what are considered overhead costs?”

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


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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What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes


For those of us in the association and nonprofit sectors, Facebook just got a lot harder to use effectively with the announcement that they’ve changed their API and eliminated the ability to modify link previews when posting links from a page. Changes to Facebook Metadata Customization.

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Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

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Transmedia – Making Change Across Mediums by Danny Alpert, Executive Director, Kindling Group and Executive Producer, See3 Communications. I became a documentary filmmaker to tell meaningful stories that explore social issues and inspire change.

One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2014

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But we can and SHOULD change this! Mark Rovner , founder and CEO of Sea Change Strategies. Take a look at what charity:water did with their YouTube videos, or Epic Change with their thank you cards.

[IMPORTANT] Big changes at SocialFish


Deep breath. We have very exciting news to share – and no, it’s not baby news yet. (We’re We’re on full on baby watch – Lindy’s baby boy is due to arrive literally any minute, and yes, she’s getting VERY cranky about the wait now.).

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change

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I’ve been following the Games for Change Festival since 2005 and now that more nonprofits are incorporating gaming strategies in their marketing approaches, this article share some valuable insights. 4 Lessons on Building Games for Change – Guest Post by Josh Spiro.

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Let the Countdown to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit Begin

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And that’s exactly why I’m thrilled to be attending the Nonprofit Technology Network’s upcoming Leading Change Summit in a few weeks (September 3-6 in San Francisco). The agenda of the Leading Change Summit is different than anything I’ve seen in the nonprofit space, an interesting reboot and remix of the traditional conference. I love the collaborative, high-octane brainstorming you can only find at a conference.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

“Nothing endures but change&# – Heraclitus. Sometimes, change happens when we’re not looking for it, or we don’t really want it. Sometimes changes that we don’t want lead us to places that make more sense for us. They have led me to make a significant change in my work life. This is one of those times. I’ve been struggling with health issues (life-altering, but not life-threatening, thankfully) for almost 6 months.

Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online

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Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online Guest Post by Cheryl Contee. Everyday people are the most powerful agents of change. The culture of the web has changed. Photo by CogdogBlog.

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

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The retreat curriculum is built around the ALF’s “I-WE-IT” - skills that today’s social change leaders need as we move towards more collective approaches. What ”systems-change” is, and how to scale social impact.

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?


——— Today’s “new normal” involves continuous change, which is something the Millennial generation has simply come to expect. We need our online communities to morph and shift with the changing landscape. The Changing Face of Leadership.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

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The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. Her points about leadership and change.

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