Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Jane Hart: Jane has been blogging for many years and writes about informal and workplace learning.

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!)

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.

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.

Files 101

Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How do you learn? When you want to acquire a new skill or apply some new knowledge, do you learn by passively sitting and listening to an expert lecture for 90 minutes without a break and 150 PPT slides? The best one, “Stop Talking: The longer you talk, the less they learn.”

Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation

Frogloop

They are also learning how to better handle public criticism of their brand and instead view criticism as opportunities to listen to valuable feedback from their constituents and to be responsive. Love it or hate it, the real-time web is forcing nonprofits to change the way they do business.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed?

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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The purpose of the conference is to expose future social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking and awareness of the full scope of the sector. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. The Learning Conference 2019.

Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers, you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings, or embark on your own self-directed learning path.

70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves.

Weaving Together Online/Offline Collaboration In A Network Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collaborating Via Artifacts. I learned so much and quickly wanted to share a few insights. As he shared the story, I had some questions about weaving offline/online collaboration within networks. Is it different depending on the intention or structure of the network?

American Red Cross Taps Huddle for Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

By helping people learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, Red Cross volunteers strengthen communities, making them more empowered to face large and small disasters. A Growing Need for Collaboration. " A Collaboration Solution That Grows with the Organization.

Unlocking the Potential of Peer Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Unlocking the Potential of Peer Learning – Guest Post by Noah Flower. Many funders are interested in using peer learning to help nonprofit leaders advance their capabilities. Yet, we still have much to learn about how funders can tap the power of peer learning.

Better Together: What Collaboration Strategies are Necessary to Increase Nonprofit Effectiveness?

ASU Lodestar Center

However, nonprofit leaders can combine operational and programmatic strategies through collaboration to combine resources and funding in order to increase social efforts. Collaboration can also assist in creating greater accountability among nonprofit organizations.

The Collaboration Prize: $250,000 for Nonprofits That Collaborate, Not Compete

Have Fun - Do Good

To be eligible to apply, the collaboration must: "Involve two or more nonprofit organizations that each would otherwise provide the same or similar programs or services and compete for clients, financial resources and staff. Why don't more nonprofits collaborate?

Connecting Your Organization to Deliver a Constituent-Driven Experience

Connection Cafe

From grants to programs, to IT, to your executive leaders and beyond, motivate staff to learn about the roles of their departments and the myriad ways they can partner with others. Year after year, professionals in the sector keep coming back to that dreaded word, “silos.”

Collaboration for Funders: Use the Right Tools

Influence

This is the final post in our series on online collaboration for grantmakers. In part one, we look at determining the value of creating a collaboration community. The second part explores challenges in facilitating collaboration. When you've thought through the benefits, obstacles, audiences, and timing for an online collaboration community project, you will need to determine how to deploy it. The world of collaboration platforms is a bit of a jungle.

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

Museum 2.0

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. But I resisted structure. And so we stayed egalitarian and collaborative.

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What We Learned at Net:Work — It’s About People

Frogloop

While we have an incredible set of tools at our disposal now, management styles and even company structures will need to change to allow people to be their most productive and for our companies to flourish. How to Manage Consumer-Grade Collaborative Tools in the Workplace.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

Before the American Library Association’s Annual Conference , I had the privilege of taking a tour of the shoe retailer’s main office to see what libraries and nonprofits could learn from the company. Pursue growth and learning. Pajamas. Ping pong tables. Bean bag chairs.

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others. But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world. Training and Peer Learning :: skill-building, knowledge sharing, and network building.

Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

Connection Cafe

Over many years, my colleagues and I at The Rensselaerville Institute have learned that proposals based on process, structure, and beliefs are needlessly long. Collaboration is essential. Foundations Big Ideas Collaboration communication nonprofits Outcomes

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

Before the American Library Association’s Annual Conference , I had the privilege of taking a tour of the shoe retailer’s main office to see what libraries and nonprofits could learn from the company. Pursue growth and learning. Pajamas. Ping pong tables. Bean bag chairs.

Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

Amy Sample Ward

I reviewed her book in the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog and I’m still excited for the opportunities the sector has as Hildy explains them: We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. Learn more about the book.

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Webinars in 2012 ? Where are They Going?

SocialFish

We’ll be featuring a lot more posts about social learning (you’ve probably noticed some already ) and we’ll introduce our full CommPartners team soon! However, with such rapid progression in social media and collaborative learning, the webinar curriculum is in transition.

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

Largely in part to the internet, our way of learning is radically different than our parents. Moving from a lecture format to a collaborative experience will energize the learning process and empower us to share and participate to a greater degree. Social Learning

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Digital Media and Learning Conference. Digital Media and Learning Conference. Digital Media and Learning Hub / Irvine, CA / $175. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.)

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Internal collaboration platforms not working as they should? Problem: Departmental silos are inhibiting internal communication and collaboration. Instead of “busting” them, you need to actually build capacity for collaboration, and change some processes to make sure it happens.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

SocialFish

Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards , a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education – and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for. Featured Implementation Social Learning

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

The purpose of the conference is to expose future social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking and awareness of the full scope of the sector. Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

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. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM HERE. Nonprofits are changing the world. It’s what we do.

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

Social Actions

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?"

Community Exhibit Development: Lessons Learned from The Tech Virtual

Museum 2.0

Now that the dust has cleared and the kids are banging on the exhibits (and showing us what we have to change next), I have the time to step back and share some of the lessons learned from this experience. However, the contest also prevented us from legitimately fostering collaboration.

Infographic: Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring

TechImpact

Your nonprofit’s structure was laboriously built over years of tinkering, learning, and perfecting. So, it’s understandable that restructuring your nonprofit can be a daunting sometimes terrifying thought.

[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. We are partnering with NTEN—the Nonprofit Technology Network–to offer a three-month, action-learning course that takes the ideas in Humanize and puts them to work for your nonprofit organization. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM HERE. Nonprofits are changing the world.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

However, these two alternative structures of human organization can interact in a variety of ways, both mutually beneficial and destructive. Each case study includes background information about the issue and the campaign, key learnings, benchmark numbers, and outcomes. " roundup activism advocacy bookmarks campaigning casestudies collaboration facebook guide howto innovation list net2-recommends postalicious privacy resources technology tutorial

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The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

I’ve observed how it helps to develop the thread between a charity’s values and my own experience of that organisation – as I learn a little more about the individual daily contribution of those charity people I follow on Twitter (and who I might then meet).

NetCentric Advocacy: Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation

Network-Centric Advocacy

» March 19, 2007 Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation Why a distributed collaboration and massvolunteer system will work. How is the campaing against global warming learning from the industries it aims to convert? From an organizational standpoint, this represents a very different structure—the integrated model. How is the campaing against global warming learning from the industries it aims to convert?

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

danah boyd has a post called " On Being Virtual " (be sure to read the comments) As Kevin Gamble on the SLED list notes, what she seems to be saying is that if you look at the rise of social tech amongst young people, it's not about divorcing the physical social structures to live virtually. It is VERY well suited for connecting people from physically distant spaces for shared learning, communication and group participation. That also gets to learning styles too.

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

Connection Cafe

It’s when you take that data and use it to guide stronger strategies and foster collaboration that data becomes a driver for change. This is just one story of how data is at the center of fueling greater collaboration and outcomes.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Get ready to learn from some of the best analytics minds out there.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Best of all, this 7 step marketing process is easy to learn and will free your time to focus on more value-adding activities. Research – Learn what customers want and how they behave/interact with your brand. Structure Content With An Introduction, Body, and Conclusion.