Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? Challenging as it may seem, the payoff that comes from structuring governance according to organizational and lifecycle needs is well worth the time and effort.

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.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” Pew Research Center recently released the full collection of anecdotes and stories shared by experts about their personal experiences with digital life.

Full of Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the words was the phrase, "Full of Life" and the word for that is Zoetica the name of a new company that creating with colleagues, strategist Geoff Livingston and PR maven Kami Watson. And while I have had many amazing collaborations, partners and clients, I feel that I can have a much greater impact by working within a formalized business structure, a company, and with partners who have complimentary strengths. Just after New Years, I shared my 3 words for the year.

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Who Created the Exhibitions that Changed Your Life?

Museum 2.0

One of the most arresting sessions I attended last year was Exhibitions that Changed My Life. Yes, an individual can bring clarity of vision to any project that might otherwise be sullied by the ups and downs of collaboration and compromise. Which is the one that will change my life?

Large Scale Art Event in Second Life on Feb. 11-13th - Call for Entries

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's the email announcement from Alan Levine: The NMConnect Visual Symposium will be the largest collaborative art event ever created in Second Life! Structures of artistic expression in every medium will be linked and combined to tell new stories on how we bond within our shared new worlds. The schedule is still developing, but there is a call for Second Life Artists that will be open form now until the end of January.

Metaverse Museum? Guest Post on Second Life and Museums by Sibley Verbeck

Museum 2.0

In January, I interviewed Sibley about the potential use of virtual worlds and Second Life by museums, but in the four months since then, the virtual world platform--and the hype around it--has exploded. Strictly speaking, Second Life isn’t Web 2.0. Collaborative Experience.

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

Amy Sample Ward

I just had the honor of being part of a new leaders group studying how different generations were leading in the work force and we found there were lots of differences between where people were in life. Wendy : If nothing else, Millennials are collaborative.

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.

Virtual Work, Real Success

Tech Soup Blog

The primary organizing principle behind all the practices that our team implements is a democratic and horizontal management structure. Regular, Structured Check-ins. Having consistent and structured check-ins helps keep the team connected to each other, accountable for their work, and up-to-date on company direction and goals. Lessen the rigidity between work and rest of life, be flexible.

21 Strategic Lessons for Creating Great Nonprofit Games

Tech Soup Blog

Games structure participation in vital civic actions like voting, budgeting, advocacy, movement-building, solving major challenges, and simulations for disaster preparedness. (BS).

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How Can Nonprofits Build High-Performing Teams?

ASU Lodestar Center

Build a Supportive Structure. Building a supportive structure involves cultivating trust, developing communication standards, establishing effective daily routines, overcoming traditional views of management and empowering high-performing employees to achieve success.

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4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

Once you have decided upon your key messages, you’ll be able to structure your story in a way that ensures that this key message is central to the point of your story. The point is to find the story that helps you best demonstrate the ways in which your organization has created change and opportunity —how has summer camp benefited a life? Of course, there may be other details that you want to include depending on your team structure and project management system.

Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums

Museum 2.0

We choose themes and venues in collaboration with a community partner. Check it out if you’re curious about choosing a strong theme, working with a collaborator, designing a portable structure, or tips for implementation.

Getting on Top of Your Task List

Idealware

GTDInbox adds a life-saving layer of task buttons built on top of Gmail’s labeling. Collaborative software commonly used for project management software generally comes with ways of dividing up project tasks. In Basecamp ( www.basecamphq.com ), you have a simple structure of milestones that give you due-dates, and to-do lists that assign responsibilities for meeting those dates. I admire this and recognize that you live a different life than me.

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

NTEN

I just had the honor of being part of a new leaders group studying how different generations were leading in the work force and we found there were lots of differences between where people were in life. 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.

What’s Black and White and Read All Over?

NTEN

In doing so, he leaves no room for the discussion of other types of systems or power structures. Also, I'm a millennia l and all of my Facebook friends are -- or were -- my real-life friends first.) There's even a place for comparing different organizational structures and how those have played a role in social movements. Tags: activism Advocacy Collaboration Malcom Gladwell NPTech NTEN Social Media Communications flickr: Brit. No, it's not the newspaper.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Maintenance of Communication and Collaboration Channels. The Structure of an Agile Sales Operations Unit. Given the variance of organizational structures even among similarly scaled players in the same industry, pinning down the ideal structure for sales ops is nearly impossible.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

———– If you’re actively planning (or dreaming) how an engagement platform could breathe new life into your nonprofit or association, there are a daunting amount of options to choose from.

It's almost time for #11NTC - See you there?

Judi Sohn

In my case, I'll be talking about some of my hard-learned lessons of not having a well-defined personal brand in social media when I first started out way back in 2002 and how that has carried over to the work side of my life. Structurally, these are collaborative/conversational sessions.

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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. Committing to this type of recruitment process will ensure a successful collaboration between new members, existing members, and staff.

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It’s almost time for #11NTC – See you there?

Judi Sohn

In my case, I'll be talking about some of my hard-learned lessons of not having a well-defined personal brand in social media when I first started out way back in 2002 and how that has carried over to the work side of my life. Structurally, these are collaborative/conversational sessions.

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

Gyrus

The Greek Philosopher, Heraclitus, was recorded multiple times for saying “Change is the only constant in life.” Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done.

The Real Meaning of Digital

SocialFish

Some of their answers, as expected, are more about life stage than generations. We digital immigrants grew up in a time when communication and collaboration tools had some staying power. In the research for our next book, we’ve been asking Millennials a few questions.

The Problem Isn’t Millennials

SocialFish

Think about how absolutely horrible life should be right now given that today’s younger generation is worse than the previous twenty or thirty generations! It baffles me that we haven’t figured this out yet. Think about history.

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.

Year Three as a Museum Director. Thrived.

Museum 2.0

We talk a lot at our museum about empowering our visitors, collaborators, interns, and staff by making space for them to shine. We have prioritized opening up to as many partners as possible through collaborative structures that scale. Right now, we have a double life online.

A Community-Driven Approach to Program Design

Museum 2.0

After several months of planning massively collaborative programs (a typical monthly event might involve 50 partners), we've realized that the people who are best at helping us come up with ideas are not necessarily the people who are best to help us execute them.

Year Five as a Museum Director: Good to Grow

Museum 2.0

Over the past two years, we've focused instead on how we can ensure that people of all walks of life in our community feel welcomed and included at the MAH. We've increased the diversity and depth of ways that creative collaborators help guide our work.

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We learned about the country’s history, political complexity, religions, people, and ancient and contemporary life. collaboration and interaction opportunities between participants, local experts, and others. The structure was: Overview: 3 minutes to share the problem.

To Scale or Not to Scale: What Should Nonprofits Consider Before Deciding to Expand a Program for Greater Impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

Keep in mind that many of the most complex and intractable social issues that nonprofits face can only be effectively addressed by collective impact, via collaboration among organizations or even across sectors. Organizations should examine their own structure and capacity. Depending upon the rigidity of program structure, it may be best to scale in the manner of “Catholicism” or “Buddhism.”

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From the Outside-In: The Path to Relevance

SocialFish

So, what makes the “Facebooks” of the world—and by extension, your association—an indispensable part of someone’s life? The use of social media is critical for enabling the execution of outside-in organizations focuses on relationships, continuous learning and collaborative innovation.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

Social Actions

Silicon Valley has a sophisticated structure designed to identify and develop young creative people with innovative ideas. In the social sector, this structure is in its infancy. My personal motivation for this work: Life is short.

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What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. Lastly, the blurred line between work and life is a bit disconcerting to me.

Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Patient advocates play a critical role in setting research priorities, designing clinical trials and structuring appropriate clinical engagement with industry. They had four collaborative research projects, ideas were there but money not before the Icebucket Challenge.

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

SocialFish

To a folklorist who has been a student of culture all her life, like me, a “culture or reverence” sounds great in principle. Well, consumers today value quick and targeted solutions to problems and collaboration far more than participating in voluntary governance.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

We invited community members in, to be active contributors, collaborators, and co-creators in our museum space. We think about this redefinition of affinity not just in terms of our programming but our internal structures as well. So we spend most of our energy working on ways to bring people together from different walks of life in the museum.

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NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is there a lead facilitator who is responsible for the final decision or is the team to work collaboratively making decisions? I wish I had done a structured creative thinking exercise to get people comfortable. Photo by Trav Williams.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In this approach, the Brainerd Foundation would focus on fostering sharing and innovation by thinking differently, funding differently, collaborating with other funders differently, and sharing differently—all starting tomorrow.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

Social Actions

Silicon Valley has a sophisticated structure designed to identify and develop young creative people with innovative ideas. In the social sector, this structure is in its infancy. My personal motivation for this work: Life is short.

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

SocialFish

The disti­nction between “work” and “life” is artif­icial and a barrier to lever­aging both the power of the indiv­idual and that of the organ­ization. Collaboration – both internal and external – has value for the organization.

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My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In 2010, my three words were Networked, Generosity, and Full of Life. My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model.

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Building Intranet and community network sites

Idealware

I'm using the term advisedly to refer to a range of needs for private space for organizing campaigns and collaboratively developing ideas. Here we are talking about requirements that point toward building a communication and collaboration network. With more organizational work flowing through collaborative networks, the distinction doesn't seem as important. Wikis have the advantage of totally flexible, malleable structure for sharing knowledge.