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.

The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Never in a million years did I ever think I would use data and mindfulness in the same sentence. For the past two months, I’ve been wearing a rock in a bra, a device called Spire. Do you bring mindfulness to your work and workplace? Mindfulness

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A Simple Way for Nonprofit Leaders To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Their Daily Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We started with mindfulness from Chris Block, improvisation from David Havens , and Heather and I co-facilitated a session on networks. He started the session on mindfulness sharing a story about an encounter with a taxi driver in Nashville who answered the “how are you are today?”

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When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

With this focus on leadership in mind, I recently had the opportunity to speak with Vikki Spruill , the Council on Foundations’ president and CEO, about the meaning behind the “leading together” conference theme.

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. Where does your organization sit in your community?

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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.

Mind: Blown! Technologies of the Future

SocialFish

I’m presenting Mind: Blown! Here’s the description: Drawing from innovative experiments in such varied industries as science and engineering, advertising and marketing, and architecture, as well as the green movement and social collaboration.

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8 Steps to Outcomes-Oriented Collaboration

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits today are increasingly asked to collaborate. Despite these pressures, rarely does anyone define what is meant by “collaboration.” Based on this nine-month experience, we produced the Collaboration Report , a comprehensive analysis of our learnings and best practices.

CharityVillage?Research: Collaborating in the Virtual Space

AFP Blog

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.

On having an entrepreneurial state of mind.

SocialFish

What about it would make people want to “contribute and collaborate online for the good of the group&# (our definition of Open Community )? Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasaki.

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Realignment #2: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

It refers to a state of mind; a culture of continuous discovery and adaptation; and a different basis for decision-making. Are plans created internally and then directly implemented or are they developed “by doing,” such as through small pilots and collaboration with customers?

Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

Tech Soup Blog

After all, they let you work from practically anywhere using almost any device, and they make it easy to collaborate with coworkers. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you weigh your options. Keep Regulatory Requirements in Mind.

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Collaborative Technologies for Social Impact: How Survivors Connect leverages the web and you can, too!

Amy Sample Ward

—– Aashika Damodar & collaborative technology for social impact. Survivors Connect is an organization supporting activists and building survivor advocacy networks using collaborative technologies to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

It refers to a state of mind; a culture of continuous discovery and adaptation; and a different basis for decision-making. Are plans created internally and then directly implemented or are they developed “by doing,” such as through small pilots and collaboration with customers?

Nonprofits Live Recap: Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

The October edition of Nonprofits Live examined the topic of online collaboration. Online collaborating requires an extra dose of the same skills we use when we collaborate in person and a number of tools to bridge the physical distance between collaborators.

Research Friday: Ten Types of Collaboration (an alternate view)

ASU Lodestar Center

Models of Collaboration , by professor Mark Hager and Tyler Curry, identifies and describes types of nonprofit collaborations from an analysis of the 177 nominations submitted in 2009 for the prestigious Collaboration Prize. research friday collaboration Craig Van Korlaar

Realignment #2: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

It refers to a state of mind; a culture of continuous discovery and adaptation; and a different basis for decision-making. 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.

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. It's finally here!

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.

Weaving Together Online/Offline Collaboration In A Network Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collaborating Via Artifacts. As he shared the story, I had some questions about weaving offline/online collaboration within networks. In my own experience, I've connected and collaborated with people online who I had never met face-to-face and these have been pretty rich experiences.

Collaboration for Funders: Get the Timing Right

Influence

This is the fourth in a series of posts dedicated to the topic of online collaboration for grantmakers. In part one, we look at determing the value of creating an online collaborative community. The second part explores challenges in facilitating collaboration. Asking them to participate in collaborative activities at this point may be futile, for them, and for you. Ask yourself, "when will collaborative capabilities add value to and support this community?"

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the workshops was focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace , more specifically how to avoid collaboration overload. While there are many positive aspects to increased collaboration, there’s a downside, too. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

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MindMeister: Collaborative Online MindMapping Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You don't get as much control over the look and feel of your mind map as you would with say MindManager, although you can import an MindManager file. But, you can create a collaborative mindmap online using this application. Does collaboration on the mindmapping tool work best in real time or asynchronous - or does it not matter? I've been using mindmapping software for quite a while (ever since Version 1 of Visio) now to help me think.

Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are concerned about your own technology use or are experiencing collaborative overload, come join me for this FREE webinar hosted by Salesforce Foundation on February 13th. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness Mobile

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One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Capacity Happy Healthy Nonprofit MindfulnessSarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review , the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.

Does This Deserve My Attention?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be in New Zealand, leading a workshop on social media and I facilitated a module on mindful social media. It is a simple, elegant way to train your attention while working online to keep mindful how you are spending your time. Mindfulness

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

Connection Cafe

At bbcon 2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. Collaboration is essential. We create collaborations which outperform what foundations can get with other grantees or what nonprofits can get with other funders.

Engaging Community Collaboration: 3 Things Community Managers Can Do to Help Communities Be Heard

Tech Soup Blog

Jeska's presentation, "Engaging Community Collaboration: Three Things Community Managers Can Do to Help Communities be Heard," provided straightforward and practical advice on community management. The presentation addressed how to encourage and manage community collaboration by keeping the following three recommendations in mind: 1. T his blog post was written by Susan Chavez.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

Keep in mind the following points from speakers Brooke Hansel of Blackbaud, Merrie Beth Nauman of Ocean Conservancy, and Lisa Tacker of Two Ten Footwear Foundation: . Takeaway #4: Collaboration is necessary to solve the big issues today. .

A Few Social and Collaborative Fundraising Approaches

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With that in mind, I decided to take a look at some of some interesting fundraising tools, ideas, and approaches for small grassroots organizations that came across my reader or inbox in the past month or so. The Omidyar Network has launched team-based collaborative funding projects. This week the Where Most Needed Blog pointed us to a survey that showed blog fans are twice as likely to give online.

Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

The SDG Philanthropy Platform aims to advance the SDGs by encouraging philanthropy, the UN, governments, the private sector and NGOs to collaborate.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

Tip: Once you feel you’ve compiled all of the resources in your inventory, collaborate with members of your nonprofit staff at-large and executive leadership to assign value to each asset.

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Project Management Tools That Nonprofits Should Know About

Idealware

Communication and Collaboration. Glasscubes – If you need more than basic project scheduling, this app lets you collaborate within created workspaces called Glasscubes, communicate seamlessly, and share documents effortlessly with cloud server support. Brainstorming and Mind Mapping.

The 2018 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. It's finally here!

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?"

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.

What Blogs Are: A collaborative, Open Model For Information Exchange

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The immense opportunity yet untapped by our many brothers and sisters who while having a sharp mind and desire to have an impact by communicating to others their ideas are still stuck in sending emails to their network of contacts This article by Robin Good showed up as new in my aggregator, although it was written in September, 2005. I'm glad because I didn't see in September and it may be useful to include as a reference for the NTC Conference Blogging Panel.

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Great reads from around the web on January 13th

Amy Sample Ward

Transformative Collaboration « Alison & Associates – Alison Rapping has a terrific, comprehensive blog post today all about jump starting collaborations. "Collaboration. Collaborations are going to be a driving force in building stronger relationships and stronger communities. A social enterprise, Zoetica provides superior communication consulting, training, and strategy to help mindful organizations affect social change."

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Direct Mail Is Here to Stay (and How)

Everyaction

With this question in mind, I went straight to EveryAction’s Product Manager, Jason Lott, who has over 17 years in direct mail experience , to talk about the challenges and the future of direct mail and the strategies every nonprofit should consider to ensure their direct mail program is at the top of its game. For example, in EveryAction we have a Direct Response Plan and our goal with this tool was to make it collaborative.

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What makes a nonprofit technology project successful?

Idealware

Your new website may look totally mind blowing, but if no one can change any of the content ever, then it's not going to be super useful. Events & Meetings Collaboration Back Office & Operations

Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates

NetWits

With that in mind, here are eight popular npENGAGE posts to help improve email engagement and fundraising email results : One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers – Discusses the most effective way to increase email relevancy and 10 types of these campaigns.

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Can Sticky Notes Really Ruin Your Agency?

Vertex Systems

The OCR and FTC collaborated in this investigation and found CVS liable for $2.25 While sticky notes are an invaluable tool to help an employee do their work, it is critical that you ensure your employees are trained with the “Clean Desk” policy in mind.

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Highlights from EveryAction's Inaugural User Summit

Everyaction

However, I think the greatest success was just the sense of hopefulness you get in a room where you have like-minded people working towards a cause. We really want to keep creating a collaborative environment that brings smart, like-minded people in the same room working for good. Last week, we had the honor of hosting our first ever User Summit in Washington D.C.