Stop! Collaborate and listen

ASU Lodestar Center

If you are a nonprofit executive then, stop and consider collaboration or a merger. In our search to realize our nonprofit’s mission, collaborations and mergers are two strategies that can maximize impact under the right conditions. Collaborations can be temporary or long term.

The Importance of Collaborative Benchmarking in the Nonprofit Sector

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Whether it’s via the Blackbaud Community , local networking sessions or even events such as bbcon , nonprofits readily collaborate with their peers on best practices. The Opportunity of Collaborative Benchmarking whitepaper from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact explores just that concept: How do we as a sector improve by collaboratively sharing our data? The nonprofit community is always eager to do one thing: learn from each other.

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Nonprofit Collaboration: The Basics

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That’s where collaboration comes in. Nonprofit collaboration can take a number of forms, and there isn’t one right way to do it. It can also prove to be very beneficial or utterly fruitless, so let’s go over the basics so you can make an informed decision about your next collaboration project. Content collaboration. Among the most common collaboration efforts, especially for content engines, is the sharing or swapping of content.

Insights into Collaborative Benchmarking Survey for the Social Good Sector

Connection Cafe

In July 2019, The Opportunity of Collaborative Benchmarking whitepaper was released in partnership between Blackbaud, NetHope, and NTEN. It focused on answering the question, “How do we as a sector improve by collaboratively sharing our data?”. The hope is that this becomes a series of conversations regarding how the social good sector can digitally transform through the use of collaborative benchmarking. Insights into the Collaborative Benchmarking Survey Results.

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. Organizations addressing similar social problems or serving similar constituents stand to benefit the most from collaboration. Nonprofit Management #bbcon Collaboration Collective Impact Financial Edge NXT nonprofit risk management stewardship Strategy

Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database

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Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database

Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database

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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 Cross-Sector Collaboration is Helping Fight Youth Unemployment in Boston

Connection Cafe

Inspiration can come from an assortment of places, but to be connected to collaborative opportunities you need to have relationships across different organizations in your community. John Hancock was approached by the mayor of Boston in 2008 with a collaborative opportunity that falls in the latter category. Companies Outcomes + Impact Social Good community engagement corporate social responsibility cross-sector collaboration Cross-Sector Partnerships csr nonprofit partnerships

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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.

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 solution has 4 parts: Use the collaboration platform to store answers you already have. The Value of Collaboration #2: Reducing how much your firm prints. Now, at work, I can store all those docs on the firm’s collaboration platform and access them via an iPad.

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative

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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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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.

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. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs. Edward M.

Collaboration in the Aging Community

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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. One such collaboration discussed was a housing initiative in San Francisco known as the Services Connection Program. This amazing collaboration resulted in 97% resident participation rate in the various wellness programs provided.

Video Fridays #18 – Collaboration Style

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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?

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.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

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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. This week, Council on Foundations ’ (CoF) annual conference is underway in Dallas, with an agenda focused on a timely theme: leading together.

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 a rare moment of truth-telling, one of the members of the management team said something along these lines…: For me, collaboration means interference. In this particular case, the management team used this as an opportunity to dig into the real value of collaboration.

8 Steps to Outcomes-Oriented Collaboration

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Nonprofits today are increasingly asked to collaborate. Despite these pressures, rarely does anyone define what is meant by “collaboration.” At the Nonprofit Centers Network , we are asked about nonprofit collaboration frequently because the shared space centers who make up our 170+ membership were often created with the goal of bringing nonprofits together to collaborate, reduce expenses and find smarter ways to work together. Ask yourself why you want to collaborate.

Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

That’s when we knew that collaboration—bringing people together and unifying them around a common language—would be a vital part of our solution. And with Blackbaud Outcomes , we are providing people with the ability to collaborate through software, which will help organizations across the sector to have greater insight, and greater impact. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language?

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4 Tech Solutions To Better Collaboration For Nonprofits

TechImpact

A connected nonprofit is a successful nonprofit when it comes to collaborating and working in teams. Nonprofit Technology News reports on the top 4 tech characteristics to consider when collaborating through technology. The ability to save, share, and collaboratively work in one area without duplicating efforts can save organizations a lot of time. Collaborative meetings and deadlines can be easily tracked with a shared calendar. Image courtesy of The Journal.

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

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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

CharityVillage?Research: Collaborating in the Virtual Space

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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.

Tech tools seen boosting funder collaboration ? Philanthropy North Carolina

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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

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 two decades after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs. Edward M.

Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool

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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!) Teem’d works around two simple ideas: Group Collaboration: A Group can represent a branch, office, department, class, city, troop, etc. The post Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool appeared first on SocialFish.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Presented in collaboration with African American Development Officers Network (AADO). It's finally here!

Book Highlights From The Collaboration Imperative

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Trust anchors every successful collaborative team. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books The Collaboration ImperativeHere are some of my favorite takeaways from the book, The CollaborationImperative , by Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese: Across every organization lies hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. It’s not hiding in a budget spreadsheet of a warehouse full of inventory.

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.

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.) have you reached out, either as an individual or an organization, with opportunities to collaborate to others you only connected with via social media? what issues are unique to collaborations of this type?

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. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs. Edward M.

Helpful Tips for Those Who Need Exciting Internet Collaborations

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The post Helpful Tips for Those Who Need Exciting Internet Collaborations appeared first on PhreeSite.com. With the appearance of the Internet, many people have transferred their business to the World Wide Web, while others have found newer ways of profitable cooperation using a PC or mobile device. Now Internet earnings have become a reality, but many people do not know how to start promoting their business on the Internet.

5 Ways Online Collaboration Can Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katherine Turner , Digital Marketing Specialist at Cureo , a nonprofit collaboration software that helps nonprofits and communities work better, together. Online collaboration tools can dramatically improve the effectiveness of these teams, e.g. for fundraising, community partnerships, events, and others, leading to better fundraising, improvement in outcomes, and more efficient use of limited organizational resources. An option for specific board collaboration is a board portal.

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. As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me.

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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. Collaborative tools for planning campaigns. “Together we are…LOUDER!&# It’s true! And that’s the leading tag for a new campaigning platform called Louder.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

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Collaborate with your membership and major gifts teams to discern who these donors are. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.

UConn building ‘data collaborative’ for nonprofits | Hartford Business

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UConn building ‘data collaborative’ for nonprofits | Hartford Business : "The University of Connecticut has been chosen by the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority to develop the “Connecticut Data Collaborative,” a shared, web-based tool for nonprofits and state policy makers

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). Collaboration is one of my focus areas to explore this year so I hope this will be the start to an evolving conversation! What are the objections to collaboration at your organization? Collaboration just means more work without any added value.

Why collaboration is not as easy as it seems

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Here’s a bit of background from him for you (thanks Rawn!): “”As we become more and more digital an organization and as we also become further globalized, how we communicate and collaborate are likewise being transferred or expressed in the digital medium through social tools, videoconferencing, texting and more, and with more people in different locations or differing backgrounds. Analyzing Collaboration Culture Clash from Rawn Shah. Loved this deck by Rawn Shah.

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - A newer tactic to introduce donors to charities is online collaborative giving days." ''via Blog this NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Charities are always seeking a new way to increase the size of the donor base. Conventional wisdom holds that getting large numbers of donors in—even at small levels—can begin a conversation about the value a nonprofit brings to its mission.

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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.

Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobson

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. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs. Edward M.

The Seven Roles Of A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobson

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. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs. Edward M.