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Crafting Your Culture

SocialFish

—————— Building organizational culture involves magic and artistry. But you create a culture by doing and saying, and you can choose to be deliberate and thoughtful about what you do and say. How do you create the organizational culture you want?

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? Make Solo Time A Part of Your Team Culture.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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. We know you've got questions.

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 were seven people in a room, laser-focused on making the MAH a community gathering place and cultural center.

Does Associations’ Governance Lock them into its Own “Culture Of Reverence?”

SocialFish

The 162-page Freeh report about Penn State’s role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal cites one possible cause for what now seems like a coordinated cover-up by the university: “ a culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus.”

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

This post shares some of the most interesting questions I've heard throughout these experiences. Feel free to add your own questions and answers in the comments! BROAD QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 1. culture. QUESTIONS ABOUT RESISTANCE TO CHANGE 5.

Engagement Strategies to Turn Nonprofit Board Members into Ambassadors for Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Plan for the meeting to last around 30 minutes and include a review of the organization’s history, mission, and board structure/requirements on the agenda. During this meeting, the candidate should be comfortable asking questions and engaging in an informal discussion.

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How to Know When to Dissolve Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you think your organization might be in a pinch. If you don’t have the capacity to do what those organizations are doing, collaboration could be an option. This is the question behind all the other questions.

Guest Post by Lina Srivastava: Building Cultural Engagement for Change Through Media and Narrative

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The same constructs which were discussed around combating issue fatigue can be used in creating a cultural movement around an issue. Creating a sustainable engagement platform within your existing structure takes time, creativity and dedication. that effective cultural movements move.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule

SocialFish

No longer will current organizational structures and processes survive in the current environment. When asked the same question, respondents from countries representing Poland, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, etc. Building a Culture of Inclusion.

Change Happens. Are you ready?

SocialFish

Social media and changing demographics mean that many associations are asking deep, existential questions about their role in the world. It’s also about creativity, transparency, collaboration and buy-in – it’s a team effort. Take control of culture. Culture matters.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

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.

Social Edge discussion on competition and collaboration: 48 hour check in

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Over on Social Edge , Peter's hosting a discussion about competition and collaboration. My contribution to date, with more to come: In a way I see collaboration and competition as a false dichotomy [or], more precisely, as short-hand for different ways to approach and describe a relationship or intent (working with, and working against, ARE distinct). Competition or collaboration in this environment is more than a "what's best for a particular organization here?"

Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We used Dave Gray’s “ Board Thing ” online tool to crowdsource questions to discuss from the audience. If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them.

All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

Access to capital has been growing over the past ten years, and international collaboration is increasing in order to build a stronger infrastructure to support impact investing. The field is evolving at a rapid pace, creating a lot of opportunity for creativity in structuring the market.

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Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.

SocialFish

“The new brand deserved intentional work on our culture, so that we would develop an authentic relationship with our industry and mimic that authenticity in our relationship with our employees.” “behavioral change alone is not enough to shift cultural imperatives.”

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Both of these organizations have both been able to figure out how to bring people together across ages, cultures, etc. Suzy : I know many people think the boomers like structure in the work place, we are concerned with making money – but we were the age of Aquarius!

Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Connection Cafe

Three definable CFO roles took shape as I continued to be lost in deep holistic thought: the Builder, the Strategic Decision-Maker, and the organization’s Cultural Trendsetter. The Builder constructs a: Sustainable financial structure that meets mission needs, goals, and aspirations over time.

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How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

No matter where you’re working in the advancement office, you’re probably addressing this central question in some small way every time you come to work. Given the demands they’re under, m ajor giving leaders face a very challenging intellectual problem: how do you foster a results-oriented culture at your institution without the stock options, bonuses, or commissions that drive for-profit performers? . Maintaining this structure is a management priority. .

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15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

I wanted to frame some of what I will talk about by asking a few open questions. How comfortable is your culture with stopping trying to get all its ducks in a row and embracing the messiness of the social web – and does this matter to you? But charities are still structured for ‘transactions’ rather than for participation – yet less than 1 per cent of time online is spent transacting.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Discover how these and other factors are irrevocably changing the ways donors structure their largest gifts of a lifetime. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration.

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration. 2: Culture Change.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

NTEN

Both of these organizations have been able to figure out how to bring people together across ages, cultures, etc. Suzy : I know many people think the boomers like structure in the work place, we are concerned with making money - but we were the age of Aquarius! When you take on a job in a nonprofit, you're normally doing a lot more than you signed for without a lot of structure. Wendy : If nothing else, Millennials are collaborative.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Way back in 2009, when I first Peter and Madeline, we brainstormed some questions about the strategic use of social media to build a network. There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes.

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Get the Book

SocialFish

Chapter 1: Open Community means collaborating with purpose. If your association has questions about the best and most effective ways to engage with stakeholders online, Lindy Dreyer and Maddie Grant have provided a clear and helpful guidebook to help you along the way.”.

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Year Three as a Museum Director. Thrived.

Museum 2.0

I''m open to any questions you want to share in the comments. We talk a lot at our museum about empowering our visitors, collaborators, interns, and staff by making space for them to shine. We work hard to name and build our culture in many ways. Naming our goals and our culture.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Brainstorming can be done as a solo activity or group or collaborative brainstorming. Avoid any discussion of ideas or questions, as these stop the flow of ideas. Asking the Right Brainstorming Question or Problem Framing is Secret to Success. ” questions.

Leading from the Outside-In

SocialFish

———— Perhaps you and your organization grapple with some of the questions that preoccupied the executives I interviewed for my book as they contemplated how to take their organizations to a next phase. Collaborative Discovery.

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Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Chapter 1: Open Community means collaborating with purpose. ( photo credit ). Love audiobooks? Open Community is now on Audible!

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Announcing the 21st Century Nonprofit Program

SocialFish

Despite our progressive efforts to leverage technology to change the world, our organizational structures, processes, and management “best practices” haven’t seen real change in fifty years or more. If you have questions, contact Maddie or Jamie. Nonprofits are changing the world.

Social Business and Generations

SocialFish

So the question is, how do generational issues connect to social business? All generations care about connection, meaning, relationships, collaboration, and solving problems. But there’s another point–organizational cultures don’t change as fast as generations.

Year Five as a Museum Director: Good to Grow

Museum 2.0

As I did at the one-year and three-year mark, here are some of the things I'm most proud of, mistakes I've made, and questions on my mind as we head into the next five years. We're investing in cultural competency and board and staff development. I bridle under too much structure.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit. How do we leverage the “rain” of culture change?3.

Six Steps Your Nonprofit Must Take Before Launching a Senior Hire

NonProfit Hub

With over 18 years of experience as an organizational development professional, Katie has worked collaboratively with founders, boards, and donors to deepen the impact of today’s most pioneering mission-driven organizations. _. Who carries and strengthens your culture?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While participants in each track will explore their topics in depth and in the context of a facilitated structure, there will be inspiring keynotes and opportunities for networking for all participants. I’m giving away a free registration to NTEN’s Leading Social Change Summit.

New on SSIR: The Power of Vision, Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Amy Sample Ward

and have filled the edges of the pages with notes and ideas and questions. We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. Collaboration is a huge focus of mine: Finding ways for organizations working in the same sector to share calls to action to amplify the impact, helping organizaitons understand where their work aligns to cross pollinate across their networks, and so forth. Can we move to the Culture of Can?

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Traveling Couches and other Emergent Surprises Courtesy of an Open Platform

Museum 2.0

I like to ask myself this question periodically, challenging myself to find substantive ways for visitors to contribute to our museum. We actively seek participation and develop structured opportunities for visitors to collaborate with us.

Print Access for All: Anna Reid in Chennai

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As an intern, I was working for Bookshare in Chennai, India, as their "on-the-ground" person, doing outreach and helping to establish a structure that will support their service there. There is enormous potential for finding cross-cultural solutions to issues of disability and print access.

[DEADLINE IS SOON!!] Apply for the 21st Century Nonprofit Program

SocialFish

Despite our progressive efforts to leverage technology to change the world, our organizational structures, processes, and management “best practices” haven’t seen real change in fifty years or more. If you have questions, contact Maddie or Jamie. identify actionable ways you can start shifting your organizational culture to embrace a more human approach to leadership and management. Nonprofits are changing the world. It’s what we do.

What is “New” In Adopting New Membership or Business Models?

SocialFish

It seems to be time to begin asking new questions; like what we mean by a “new model” after all. One question, in particular, dogged me: How do we envision our associations to look and behave like after a model change?

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Guest Post: Restoration Artwork

Museum 2.0

In 2003, collaborator Stephanie Sherman and I “re-discovered,” the former store, declared nothing for sale, and began inviting artists to create works using the set, or collection of objects. At every moment the question of restoration was countered with the preservation of traces.

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Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the leadership development, there were four guiding questions that we explored throughout our journey – and now as I’m back I will continue to reflect and take action based on these: What does it mean to be a leader in the face of complex challenges.