New CEOs and Culture Change

SocialFish

Have you read our article in Associations Now about new CEOs dealing with organizational culture yet? New CEOs have a golden opportunity to embark on the difficult work of changing organizational culture. Culture That Works Featured

A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

Connection Cafe

This year’s edition of Blackbaud Institute’s npEXPERTS series covered Building a Culture of Innovation. At bbcon this year, the Institute continued the conversation in our featured panel, A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation.

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

SocialFish

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.

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

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.

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

Alan’s background as both a technology consultant and a CIO in museums and other cultural institutions meant he brought a unique perspective to a hot topic: technology implementations. Culture is often overlooked, but it is so critical to the success of teams.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

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Culture That Works Featured From the TrenchesReady to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 https://t.co/PCHAHbHpxG PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

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Authenticity is rooted in alignment between your internal culture and your external communications. That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! You’ll work with us to: Know your culture.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She shared some great tips about how to get your nonprofit to shift from a sitting culture to one which includes walking meetings and standing desks. But, Hazon had more of a sitting culture. How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time?

What’s the ROI of your culture?

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They were from different industries and came in different shapes and sizes, but they had one thing in common: ridiculously strong cultures. Notice we didn’t say cool cultures or happy cultures. They are the base of a strong culture. All strong cultures are unique.

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Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

Connection Cafe

If arts and cultural nonprofits fail to cultivate more diverse audiences, they risk decreased attendance and bankruptcy. Become more involved in civic and cultural issues. Arts and cultural nonprofits must work to eliminate barriers to participation in their communities.

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Five Lies You Tell Yourself About Nonprofit Culture

NonProfit Hub

At the core of all that change, though, an organization needs something to keep it grounded: a solid culture. Some people assume that they have a strong grip on what culture is, but some of those assumptions are wrong. You can build vibrant nonprofit culture later.

Does your culture allow for change?

SocialFish

How serious are you or your organization about changing your course, and how high are your odds at succeeding? I have pondered this question for many years of research and client work with changing organizations.

Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

Museum 2.0

Each of these women push the boundaries of cultural institutions in different ways, with digital and physical manifestations. She writes about race, history, parks, culture, and politics. Our cultural universe is full of stars.

Build a Culture of Association Success

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Just a little reminder that Jamie and I have been busy bees writing a whole yearly series on culture for AssociationSuccess.org ! Here’s a quick sampler from the last few months: February – Why Culture Matters. The Link Between Culture and Talent.

Corporate Culture And Changing Behavior

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To change the way people do things, first you must convince them of the value of change. However, since the rewards are often in the future while the pain of change is immediate, the rewards have to be clearly articulated to serve as motivation.

The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture

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Here’s the description: At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule. Aligning fundraising efforts with cultural priorities is no different, but often overlooked.

Corporate Culture And Changing Behavior

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To change the way people do things, first you must convince them of the value of change. However, since the rewards are often in the future while the pain of change is immediate, the rewards have to be clearly articulated to serve as motivation.

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

When the federal government changed the rules for grant management at the end of 2013, there was a little noticed change that occurred. Big change for internal controls! You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – -Mahatma Gandhi.

Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?

SocialFish

We tell them when to show up, what to wear, and (if we’re smart), we explain very clearly what kind of culture we have in this organization, and if they are not willing to behave in ways that are consistent with that culture, then we will ask them to go work somewhere else.

5 Nonprofit Trends at Arts and Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

As always, I read this article through the lens of our arts and cultural customers. As a result, I put together my perspective on this game changing technology for arts and cultural organizations. What other trends are you seeing in arts and cultural technology for 2014?

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Introducing an Awesome New Podcast About Workplace Culture

SocialFish

So perhaps I am biased, as the Culture Chat podcast is my podcast I have started producing over at WorkXO, but it really is awesome and I want to share it with you. Building a Culture of Accountability. How Employee Benefits Can Impact Culture. Culture Change and the New CEO.

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yet, many nonprofits are loosing productivity and less creative because they are trapped in a culture of sitting. It’s time to change that up – here’s why and some tips for making that shift in your nonprofit. A Walking Culture at Work.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. It speaks to establishing culture norms among staff of curiosity, reflection, and trust. The term means learning culture. Cultural Indicators.

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

NonProfit Hub

Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. Underdeveloped defines a culture of philanthropy as a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization. 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Philanthropy, as told by npEXPERTS: 1.

Next #culturechat 4/30 – Hiring for Culture Fit

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This month we’re talking about hiring for culture fit. Some of the questions we’ll address are: What does “culture fit” mean at your organization? What is the balance between cultural fit and skills/competency in your hiring process, and why?

Strategy Meets Culture on This Month’s #CultureChat

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We’ve all heard the mantra, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” but is it true? What exactly is the relationship between culture and strategy? This is what we’ll explore in this month’s twitter chat on culture, #CultureChat.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

Connection Cafe

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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Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I was honored to do several workshops hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. Crisis As Workplace Culture.

How To Create A People-first Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. And, what exactly is heart culture ? Looking inward before taking those crucial first steps toward change.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it? Because your culture could chew up this cool tech initiative and spit it out. Well it wouldn’t be as tricky if you actually understood your culture to begin with.

Learning Cultural Competency through Social Media

Museum 2.0

Earlier this spring, I decided to go on a mission to use social media to increase my cultural competency around Latino experiences, issues, and interests. In three months of doing this passively, I''ve already noticed some specific changes to my work practice.

Culture is the Word of the Year

SocialFish

In 2014, the people at Miriam-Webster dictionary declared the word of the year to be “culture.” ” Not only does their choice of word interest me (my new company with Maddie is called Culture That Works , after all), I was also interested in their process.

Building a Culture of Healthcare Philanthropy with Patients at the Center

Connection Cafe

In order to maximize charitable giving from patients, it is crucial that all individuals know and value a culture of philanthropy. It is not an easy process to change culture, but it must happen for healthcare philanthropy to succeed.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. The business management guru Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It is also clear that culture eats Big Data for lunch.

This Week’s #CultureChat: Culture and Success Drivers

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Culture Chat is back! This Thursday, February 23rd, we’re doing a Twitter chat around culture at 1pm ET. What does it look like when a culture is aligned with success drivers? Does your culture need to change with your strategy? Culture That Works

How To Create A Heart, People-First Culture At Your Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. And, what exactly is heart culture ? Looking inward before taking those crucial first steps toward change.

Key Culture Tip: Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

NonProfit Hub

She then inquired about how we maintain such a strong cultural identity with such different, frequently changing staff members. The answer, to me at least, is simple: a strong organizational culture should bring people together—regardless of background or experience. This may sound silly or obvious, but all too often strong company culture is used interchangeably with homogeneity. You don’t need to be homogeneous to have strong culture—in fact, the inverse may be true.

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Building a Culture of Experimentation

Museum 2.0

I’m starting to really appreciate the difference between being an individual agent and creating a culture of agency. And increasingly, what I’m trying to enable is a culture of experimentation. We often talk about “change” or “innovation” as the goal for our institutions, but I’d argue that building a culture of experimentation is more important than building a culture of change. Innovators and change-makers may not be.

Social Media and Inclusive Cultures

SocialFish

Generative organizations have cultures that truly value inclusion. When everybody thinks exactly the same way, things rarely change. Creating an inclusive culture, of course, is easier said than done.

Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

It has impacted the way we interact and understand one another, and has changed the way some Americans think about what we value most. The inauguration of Donald Trump, in particular, reinforced how rapidly charitable interests shift based on political and cultural climate.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating Change Conference. Creating Change Conference. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. The Value Proposition - Purposeful Action in a Changing World. Agents of Change Summit.