Research Friday: Legal Structure Alternatives to Lead Social Change

ASU Lodestar Center

He suggests that all social entrepreneurs should balance the following four factors when deciding on a legal structure for their venture: Motivation: how strong is our motivation for a social mission vs. making a profit? research friday Karina Lungo nonprofit legal structures

How to Create SEO-Friendly URL Structures for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And doing so begins with ensuring that your WordPress site has a “friendly” permalink—also called a URL—structure that the search engines will find easy to categorize and display for those seeking the information, products or services you provide. In the past, however, WordPress sites defaulted to a URL structure that was decidedly unfriendly to search engines. When you’ve chosen or created your URL structure, be sure to save the changes.

How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?

NTEN

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. 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. Norman Reiss. Project Manager, Technology. Center for Court Innovation.

Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? Challenging as it may seem, the payoff that comes from structuring governance according to organizational and lifecycle needs is well worth the time and effort.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Structure Tone and Content for Text Message Intervention Programs

Mobile Commons

Existing program organizers can also use these findings to test the impact of changes in tone and content in their current SMS programs. The post SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Structure Tone and Content for Text Message Intervention Programs appeared first on Mobile Commons

Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

Have Fun - Do Good

is to be like a stream: flow within a structure. money, relationships, time, illness, natural disaster) could change your goals and direction, which is when you'll need to be able to flow around the obstacles, and shift your path.

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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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.

How We Can Inspire Remarkable Change for Good

Connection Cafe

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?

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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. Change Portfolio.

Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

I know that person is out there--that leader who is brilliant on depth and structure, committed to community impact and inclusion. I have some big news to share.

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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.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating.

Prepared for Change

Connection Cafe

However other things are naturally changing and will continue to evolve as we form our new team. How am I prepared for change? Do you have a change management plan? Too often development and marketing professionals are focused on getting the gift, pitching the story, making a call, but we need to step back and assess our readiness for change. Who knows the coding structure in your donor database? What is the communication plan for a major change in leadership?

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Changing Channels: Easier on your TV than in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

With all these avenues opening, navigating the ever-changing landscape of giving can be challenging, and being in the dark can make it almost impossible to get the most out of fundraising efforts.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.”

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Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0 Call this “social change 2.0”. Our goal was to draw on the collective wisdom in the room to discuss emerging solutions and strategies to the shared challenges of this new approach to social change. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Change Happens. Are you ready?

SocialFish

Change Readiness Challenge. So are you ready for change? Change; are you ready? Change is eternal. Dealing with change is like dealing with ice cream. The point is, we know the change is coming and we can prepare. But how should you change?

Your Change Will Vary

SocialFish

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. __.

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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. Change Portfolio.

September #4Change Chat Topic: Change Failure

Amy Sample Ward

My experience since I started working in the social media field is that the failures are where you learn the most as a community manager, a social media manger, a change manger, a professional and as a person. 4 Change September Chat Topic: Change Failure / Change #Fails.

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The Future Role of the CIO in the NonProfit

NTEN

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 Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Structured, but flexible schedule and plan. Click To Get Your Copy Now! Heather Carpenter and Tera Wozniak Qualls, along with Alexis S.

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Award Winning Combinations for Social Change

Frogloop

The prize honors social innovators under age 40 who “show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in advancing positive social change” and awards $100,000 to each prize winner split in half between the winner and the organization they are supporting.

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11NTC: Change One Person

Tech Soup Blog

When nonprofits don't recognize technology as an important component of their work, what hope is there to make substantial change in how organizations use technology?

Explore Impact Leadership at NTEN’s Leading Change Summit: Free Registration Giveaway

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m giving away a free registration to NTEN’s Leading Social Change Summit. NTEN is hosting the “ Leading Change Summit ” in San Francisco from September 3-6th.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers.

How Social and Mobile Media is Changing Nonprofit Print Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Over the last two months I have opened more than 200 pieces of nonprofit print materials and 95% of them are in the same format and structure of those that I was writing and publishing in the late 1990′s.

Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you're not sure how to structure this, try including three supporting points before you make your big ask. Start with a theory of change. Rather than centering your organization or staff in every email, talk about how your supporters are affecting change. If you want to know what the best subject line is, the only thing that should change between Test Email A and Test Email B is the subject line. Crafting smart and effective emails can be challenging.

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A Billion + Change = Shared Value for Corporations and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had the privilege of attending an event for A Billion + Change , a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs. Flickr Photo by kayaker1204.

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Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

The good news is that the myth that you can’t make systemic change quickly is just that, a myth. You are in the business every day of figuring out how to have people engage, have fun, and build skills – change their behaviors through games. That said, there are structures within government that can handle risk. Have you considered using games to change expectations?

Three Business Books that Deliver on Organizational Change and Leadership

Museum 2.0

I found each really helpful in navigating an aspect of organizational change and leadership. For us at the MAH, this book has been helpful as we shift from a startup culture of change and experimentation into a growth culture of strengthening and deepening our work.

Minnesota Open Idea: Crowdsourcing Contest For Social Change Done Right

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It combines expert judging with popular vote, online strategy with good old fashion off line organizing, links objectives to a theory of change, and incorporates a fun and engaging way for people to learn about and take action on a timely community problem.

Next #4Change Twitter Chat: Social Media & the Climate Change Movement

Amy Sample Ward

Every month, a group called #4Change organizes open & lively conversations about how web-connected communities and our use of social media tools are helping to create change in the world. Topic : How does the web & social media change the way we address climate change? Image from Blog Action Day - their topic this year is also climate change!). How does the web change the way we organize for climate action? What are the key ways the game gets changed?

The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Share Economy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a movement driven by social change values — less consumption, less waste, and sustainability. She noted that the challenge will be to create structures that help return wealth to users, such as t-corps or worker cooperatives. “In other words, Task Rabbit is owned by the rabbits.” One of the key priorities of the #sharingeconomy #2014SHARE @peers @SOCAPmarkets pic.twitter.com/yzOYcIclm8. Meal Sharing (@MealSharing) May 13, 2014.

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How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Editorial calendar provides the structure so you don’t have to randomly find content, but keep it flexible so you can post breaking or timely news related to your organization or the issues it tracks which gets more attention and interaction. Measure Networked Nonprofit.

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The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We also embrace a decentralized, networked approach, allowing Greenpeace and its allies and supporters to be nimble, agile and react quickly to a constantly changing landscape. Staffing Support :: advising on staffing structures, integration efforts, and hands-on support with talent recruitment and hiring. Systems Change :: advising global organisation, campaign teams, and NROs on new ways of working.

How Social and Mobile Media is Changing Nonprofit Print Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Over the last two months I have opened more than 200 pieces of nonprofit print materials and 95% of them are in the same format and structure of those that I was writing and publishing in the late 1990′s.

Does your Group have the DNA of a dancer or campaign team? MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Network-Centric Advocacy

This biggest issue I have with the group DNA isea is that groups change constantly (unlike Dna). MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism. And that knowledge, just as with the human genome, might help us gain an ability to manipulate group structures. Individual intelligence is fairly constant, and, in that, almost impossible to change.

Who are We Protecting?

Museum 2.0

Cultural institutions are willing to change to attract new audiences. They need to be engaged in change processes. When the MAH was changing aggressively, we embraced Elaine Heumann Gurian's idea of "the museum of and." institutional change risk social justice

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

NTEN

NTEN's Amy Sample Ward shares from her experiences at the Games for Change Festival. The good news is that the myth that you can't make systemic change quickly is just that, a myth. You are in the business every day of figuring out how to have people engage, have fun, and build skills - change their behaviors through games. That said, there are structures within government that can handle risk. Have you considered using games to change expectations?

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NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should there be a nonprofit and social change category on Digg? That was the conversation in the nonprofit, nonprofit technology, and social change social media space. Should there be a nonprofit and social change category on Digg?

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A simple, but profound, change in how we think about volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

The simple, but profound, key is to change the semantics – to talk in terms of “wanting” and “engaging” volunteers rather than “needing” and “using” them. They strive to make volunteers feel a part of the team from the beginning with structured and comprehensive orientation and training.

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