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.

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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.

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.

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. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language?

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!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

Are plans created internally and then directly implemented or are they developed “by doing,” such as through small pilots and collaboration with customers? From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

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.

Upcoming Webinar March 12: Manage Content & Collaborate in the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Do you daydream about having a single repository for every asset, picture, file, document, storyboard, spreadsheet and want to be able to manage and collaborate with all of those in the cloud? Learn: Ways to collaborate with staff and supporters in the cloud.

Why collaboration is not as easy as it seems

SocialFish

To develop cooperation with others and to collaborate, you need to understand what you have in common. This is the chimera of collaboration culture composed of elements from many different segments of culture and between people. Analyzing Collaboration Culture Clash from Rawn Shah.

Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of Social Collaboration

SocialFish

Social technology has become such a natural habit for most people. If you’re not on Facebook, then Twitter is your first port of call. Communication has become so digitalized that in this day and age, it’s a necessity.

American Red Cross Taps Huddle for Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

A Growing Need for Collaboration. The Bay Area chapter underwent dramatic organizational changes in recent years that required better collaboration tools. " This collaboration and organization of data is paramount for an organization that is largely volunteer-based.

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. Image courtesy of The Journal.

Boosting Board Collaboration: Getting Board Buy-In for Collaboration Tools

NTEN

Chris Bernard, Senior Editor, Idealware (Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the feature article "Boosting Board Collaboration " , which appeared in the first issue of NTEN's new publication: NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders. board collaboration Change Management change management Collaboration collaboration tools idealware Leadership NPTech NTEN technology adoption technology buy-in

Online Collaboration: Taking Education to New Heights

Tech Soup Blog

" Equal Access Through Online Collaboration. The organization also uses GoToMeeting for collaboration with people from across the country, who use this tool to work together on education issues in their own communities, spreading the New Heights education method beyond the Ohio area.

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Best Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools

Frogloop

collaboration tools can help team members in multiple locations communicate smarter and faster with each other. We suggest testing them out with small teams to see how they can help you become a more social and collaborative organization. Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF and World Vision are a few of the nonprofits using Huddle , an online collaboration workspace that’s free for nonprofits with budgets under $7 million. Collaborative scheduling.

Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation

Frogloop

Unfortunately many organizations still struggle with rigid top down management structures and teams that squash innovation and collaboration. One of the best ways to create a more collaborative environment is to stop relying on consultants so much and start listening more to your own team.

Understanding the New Power of the Collaborative Economy for Social Good Sector

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans have just published an important piece over on the Harvard Business School blog called “ Understanding the New Power ” that gives us a great high level analysis of how collaborative economy is operating in the social good sector.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

Tech Soup Blog

Our ability to collaborate effectively in the cloud and create meaningful media together is quickly evolving as more nonprofits expand their borders. On February 8, Nonprofits Live will explore how to collaborate on video stories across borders and office boundaries.

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How to build your Nonprofit’s Budget – Collaborate!

BoardAssist

Collaboration is the most important ingredient in developing your nonprofit’s budget. Regardless of the process used, collaboration is the most important ingredient in the budget. The expense budget is developed in collaboration with the program managers who will be expending the funds, and the revenue budget is developed in collaboration with the fundraisers who will be generating the funds.

DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

A wiki is a website maintained collaboratively by a community of contributors focusing on a particular subject or project. This wiki was built as a collaboration between TechSoup and the Corporation for National and Community Service. social media online community NetSquared online collaboration wiki DIY wikisHave you ever thought about building an online space where different people can easily share their expertise on a subject or project?

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Biblica Implements Box to Collaborate Securely Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

Biblica is a worldwide publisher and translator of the New International Version Bible, the most read English Bible in the world. The organization produces both written and audio translations in more than 100 major languages around the world and focuses.( read more ).

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Grant writer as chief collaborative officer

ASU Lodestar Center

The truth is that if ever there was a nonprofit activity that needs to be collaborative across departments, it is the preparation of a grant application package. From this perspective, the role of a grant writer is really that of facilitator of internal collaboration. posted by.

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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.

Boost Your Voice with LightBox Collaborative’s 2012 Editorial Calendar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Each month has its own tab containing LightBox Collaborative’s ideas on 2012’s opportunities for your organization to share ideas and information and generate conversation. Flickr Photo by Yandel.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

With access to a bountiful supply of new and tested collaboration tools and services, there certainly are no excuses for fouling up on managing your online marketing campaigns. Introducing a collaboration tool into your business may be the kickstart your teams needs.

The Seven Roles And Responsibilities Of A Collaborative Leader When Leading Teams

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.

UConn building ‘data collaborative’ for nonprofits | Hartford Business

AFP Blog

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

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.

Ten Ways Small NGOs Can Collaborate

NTEN

What can small nonprofits do to benefit from collaboration? Second, it helps build a community of trust and collaboration: the "I know I will get three or more good ideas" as well as, "I had that experience!" Why would nonprofit want to collaborate on IT Strategy? if you are willing to collaborate and share. Collaboration Community Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture Strategy

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.

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.

Case Study: NPower Michigan and Board Collaboration Tools

NTEN

What he envisioned was a single place for board members to go to find and add information, collaborate, schedule meetings and access reference materials, but he didn’t want the expense or effort of building a private portal like a larger organization could afford to do. “I He said the document-sharing capabilities of the site are limited, but sufficient for formal board book type collaborations. Google Docs will win out for collaborative document capability every time,” he said.

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.

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and ” Re-inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology ” for more details on “orders of engagement.” Facebook, Twitter and the other social networks are where I ‘ collaborate ‘ with my friends because that’s where I keep my social graph. Flickr Photo by smemon.