How Nonprofits Can Share Risks and Reap Benefits Through Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Like a seesaw, organizations that collaborate can keep moving forward if they remain focused on their collective push, that is, their mutual mission. There is no one size fits all approach to collaboration.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

As I pondered the lessons I’ve learned in my career and how to drive social good to greater impact, I landed on eight recommendations for escalating collaboration to advance the social economy. We call this cross-sector collaboration, and we could use more of it.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

CoF’s work with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a great example of collaboration in action. As foundations convene and collaborate to effect change, they have a great opportunity to build a collective story of progress and impact.

Collaboration in the Aging Community

VisionLink

While we went in expecting to learn about current themes, best practices, and challenges in the world of elderly care, we left with a strong inspiring sense of the collaboration taking place in this small yet passionate community.

Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database

AFP Blog

Interesting tool from our friends at the Foundation Center Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database : Nonprofit Collaboration Database Search the Nonprofit Collaboration Database to find real-world examples of how nonprofits are working together. Explore different collaboration models, what prompted organizations to collaborate, challenges encountered, and the outcomes experienced by partner agencies and the community.

How to improve collaboration in the workplace

SocialFish

Last month, his writing focused on collaboration – one of the culture markers we measure in the Workplace Genome. The Dark Side of Collaboration. In this particular case, the management team used this as an opportunity to dig into the real value of collaboration.

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. Collaboration : How will you know what tasks are being worked on?

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

Amy Sample Ward

I’m so excited to announce the launch of Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch – a new book curated by Jean Russell with a collection of over 60 essays crafting a topography for thriving. Using whole systems approach, we evolve our way of being together, of collaborating, so that our collective wisdom and action bring forth a flourishing world and thriving life. Please enjoy this curated collaborative sketch of thrivability.

8 Steps to Outcomes-Oriented Collaboration

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits today are increasingly asked to collaborate. Despite these pressures, rarely does anyone define what is meant by “collaboration.” Based on this nine-month experience, we produced the Collaboration Report , a comprehensive analysis of our learnings and best practices.

Video Fridays #18 – Collaboration Style

NCE Social Media

What is your collaboration style? Here’s a chart from a Forrester report that identifies what collaboration tools information workers from companies of 100+ employees use. Chart of Collaboration Tools used by Information Workers. Are you using social media to collaborate with your staff, volunteers, donors, consumers? Tags: Education and Training Tools Video collaboration What tools do you use to help in your agency’s work?

How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

Connection Cafe

Here are a few observations on how fundraisers—the ones making the asks—and grants managers—the ones managing the application process—can better collaborate to achieve strong grant results: Build a partnership. Collaborate with other internal teams to grow your organizational effectiveness.

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Hospital Marketing and Development Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Three Ways to Jump-Start Collaboration. We’ve outlined key reasons why marketing and development professionals should collaborate. Here are three suggestions on how you can jump-start your collaborative efforts: 1. Use this time to build collaborative relationships, share information and challenges, and brainstorm about future collaborations. “Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”. Rudyard Kipling.

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative

AFP Blog

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative : "ast spring, collaboration among the schools was formalized with two grants to support ongoing efforts. An Island Institute grant for a Fellow to work specifically on organizing inter-island activities resulted in hiring Anne Bardaglio, who had served as the Matinicus Education Fellow prior to graduate school.

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August #4Change Chat: Opportunities for Collaboration

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: How do social media open new doors for collaboration (especially internationally)? Here are some questions to consider: has your organization found new collaborators (other organizations, companies, networks, etc.) what issues are unique to collaborations of this type?

Blog Redesign: A collaborative approach

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really excited to update and upgrade this space and so thrilled to be working with a designer willing to work with me in this collaborative approach, keeping all of you in the process! Tags: collaboration issues blog collaboation community design redesign strategy I’m really excited to [finally] announce that I’m going to be redesigning this blog/website.

The Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

The value of collaboration

SocialFish

John Stepper has an awesome series of posts about the value of collaboration, which I wanted to point you to if you haven’t seen it. The Value of Collaboration #1: Reducing internal service costs. The Value of Collaboration #2: Reducing how much your firm prints.

LOUDER, a collaborative campaigning platform

Amy Sample Ward

Providing a much needed online space for campaigners, from international NGOs to grass roots activists, to link up collaborate and share experiences. I think it has a lot of potential to join with campaigning tools like Fairsay’s tool for Plone and collaborative tools like Zanby.

Can Marketing and IT Collaborate?

SocialFish

Inability on both sides /either side to see the strategic value in collaborating? Socially driven collaboration infographic from Vanessa DiMauro. Apparently not – despite all the evidence showing that they need to.

How To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

Guest Post on Frogloop: Comeback lines to Collaboration Objectors

Amy Sample Ward

Taking that conversation as a lead, I would love to examine objections and corresponding responses around collaboration (within organizations and across organization/sectors/geographies). What are the objections to collaboration at your organization?

Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

How To Be A More Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

The Seven Roles Of A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

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Nonprofit Collaboration Tech: Easy As PB & J | #fundchat

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Collaboration Tech: Easy As PB & J | #fundchat : Many nonprofits, especially small ones, struggle to find technology tools that are affordable, easy to implement, and help spur collaboration across teams, volunteers, and yes…even donors

Tech tools seen boosting funder collaboration ? Philanthropy North Carolina

AFP Blog

Tech tools seen boosting funder collaboration  Philanthropy North Carolina : Funders that want to work together but find it tough to do can turn to technology to make it easier to collaborate, a new report says. New tech tools “can make collaborations easier by reducing inefficiencies and enabling new methods of working together,” says Harnessing Collaborative Technologies, a report from the Monitor Institute and the Foundation Center

What Attributes do Nonprofits Need to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration?

ASU Lodestar Center

The nonprofit sector has the ability to achieve significant social change through collaboration across sectors. Below are suggested attributes to implement an effective collaboration between the public, private and third sector, powered with innovation, leading, and acting.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? What is Collaborative Overload? There are ways of working that can reduce collaborative overload.

CharityVillage?Research: Collaborating in the Virtual Space

AFP Blog

CharityVillageResearch: Collaborating in the Virtual Space : "Two heads are better than one', as the old saying goes, and it certainly applies when thinking about the benefits of collaboration. Whether it's one nonprofit partnering with a like-minded organization to tackle a common issue, or combining individual efforts on a project team, working collaboratively can be an effective means to find efficient solutions.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Collaborative Economy

SocialFish

Altimeter is doing a lot of research about collaborative startups. Read all about it here. Social, In Theory

How To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall''s book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book''s section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool

SocialFish

It transforms how organizations create, collaborate, and publish social media content at the national and local levels. Our platform uses a workflow process to create a collaborative environment where users (your hand-picked team of employees!)

Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader Of A Team

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

Helping Your Board Collaborate

NTEN

Helping your organization's board find better ways to connect and collaborate is a worthwhile endeavor. A nonprofit’s board of directors requires a lot of collaboration—with other board members, committee members, and organizational staff. That collaborative work requires the ability to review, comment on, and even vote on an enormous amount of material. Kyle Henri Andrei. Senior Researcher. Idealware.

The 7 Roles Of A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Marshall''s book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book''s section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Edward M.

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Thoughts on the Social Collaboration Game from SHINE09

Amy Sample Ward

This past Saturday at the SHINE09 unconferance , David Wilcox , Andy Gibson , Drew Mackie and I facilitated a version of what was called the Social Collaboration Game. Tags: events collaboration shine09 social collaboration game socialmedia We also had some great role playing contributions from Jess Tyrrell of Germination (playing the “Council Leader&# ) and Cliff Prior of Untld (playing the “Civil Society Minister in a new Tory Government of 2010″).

Summit Collaborative - Building Nonprofit Power:

AFP Blog

Via Marc Osten's blogSummit Collaborative - Building Nonprofit Power:: "I was recently interviewed by the Philanthropy Journal for their 2008 Nonprofit Technology Special issue. The article, Finding the Money for Technology addresses topics such as return on investment (ROI) and technology budgeting

Research Friday: Trust and Collaboration

ASU Lodestar Center

Collaboration among nonprofit organizations is near to becoming a necessity. 3 However, inter-organizational collaboration is not a mere exercise in sustainability. While resource sharing is a practical motivation for collaboration, the possibility of large-scale, authentic social shifts is fueling collective effort and redefining longstanding limits. 8 Benchmarking, negotiation and evaluation are all critical to collaboration and dependent on reliable interchange.

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

Museum 2.0

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.

Join us for the social collaboration game at SHINE

Amy Sample Ward

My colleague, friend, and collaborator David Wilcox just posted about the social collaboration game we are going to be putting on at SHINE derived partly from the social media game and from our work on the Social by Social project. Join the Social Collaboration Game on day two of SHINE. Everyone’s talking about the advantages of collaboration, open-source working and social technology to drive through social change.

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