Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations

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One of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. But radical collaboration with our community only works if we also collaborate internally as a team. We all collaborated to develop programs, strategies, and community partnerships. There's an org chart.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.) New ways to collaborate with each other. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

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Brainstorming can be done as a solo activity or group or collaborative brainstorming. The ideas can be captured on a flip chart or participants can write them down on sticky notes and post them on a wall. Write them on a flip chart, white board, or slide so everyone can see it.

Learning to Love the Re-Org: How We Executed a Staff Restructuring

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In the first rectangle, I sketched out one version of how our organization could be structured. After an hour, I had 12 different versions of our staff structure, each in its own little box. When we had seven people, we barely needed an organizational chart.

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Digital business is a strategic priority for CEOs… but not for CIOs (yet).

SocialFish

Despite their optimism, executives consistently cite two challenges in fulfilling the promise of digital technologies: organizational structures and shortcomings in their infrastructure and IT systems, which can be too inflexible or ill equipped to take advantage of a data-rich world.

Crafting Your Culture

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There isn’t much communication and collaboration between staff and departments (because they are competing with one another for the director’s attention), and the organization contends with burnout and turnover challenges.

Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Planning and Implementation

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Once you have a vision and plan of how the reporting should come out of the system you can work backwards to determine the best structure and setup to use in QuickBooks. What does the nonprofit's chart of accounts currently look like? How does it sync up with the Chart of Accounts?

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

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Collaboration – both internal and external – has value for the organization. Trust provides structure and predi­ctability in a much more powerful way than hiera­rchies and organ­izational charts do.

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Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

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It is a more structured body break and incorporates more in-depth debrief on content. Low risk allows participants to collaborate on an answer to question and high risk asks one person to respond. Source: Zazzle. How do you learn?

4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Move to the Cloud

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The pricing structure of cloud services is really different than traditional software and takes some getting used to. Power BI — transforms your nonprofit's data into visuals including graphs and charts from your own CRM or from your website using Google Analytics.

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Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

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After a broad survey, Rick’s team defined three broad categories of public participation in scientific research: contribution, collaboration, and co-creation. Wiki users are often collaborators. Contribution, collaboration, co-creation, hosted. Source: Share Your Ideas.

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

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Is there a lead facilitator who is responsible for the final decision or is the team to work collaboratively making decisions? This can be done with a flip chart and markers or there might be one graphic facilitator dedicated to this task. Photo by Trav Williams.

Open Standards, Yes We Can

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In June, I hosted a discussion about Collaboration and Competition on Social Edge in which the topic of open standards for the nonprofit sector was raised. Sometimes collaborating in one area raises the bar of competition in another. (Source: Robotson on Flickr ).

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Guest Post by Peter Deitz: Open Standards, Yes We Can!

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In June, I hosted a discussion about Collaboration and Competition on Social Edge in which the topic of open standards for the nonprofit sector was raised. Sometimes collaborating in one area raises the bar of competition in another.

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