A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

Connection Cafe

California legal aid organizations have already established exemplary collaborative initiatives based on past fires, which ensures coordinated efforts that are needed in the immediate aftermath of the wildfire are possible.

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

The Giving Days Model: Collaboration, Federation, or Unification? - A newer tactic to introduce donors to charities is online collaborative giving days." ''via Blog this NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Charities are always seeking a new way to increase the size of the donor base. Conventional wisdom holds that getting large numbers of donors in—even at small levels—can begin a conversation about the value a nonprofit brings to its mission.

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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.

Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database

AFP Blog

Interesting tool from our friends at the Foundation Center Foundation Center - Nonprofit Collaboration Database : Nonprofit Collaboration Database Search the Nonprofit Collaboration Database to find real-world examples of how nonprofits are working together. Explore different collaboration models, what prompted organizations to collaborate, challenges encountered, and the outcomes experienced by partner agencies and the community.

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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Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

Each direction is very different, using a different data model (see below for lots more on that) and approach. So how is it always about the data model? A nonprofit typically has a very different ownership/sharing model.

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How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

I have often written about the Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN’s ) virtual membership and business models. At a recent visit at VIN’s headquarters in Davis, California, I was struck by the realization that developmental learning is the basis of every aspect of VIN’s model and practice.

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Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After a broad survey, Rick’s team defined three broad categories of public participation in scientific research: contribution, collaboration, and co-creation. Wiki users are often collaborators. Contribution, collaboration, co-creation, hosted. Source: Share Your Ideas.

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What Attributes do Nonprofits Need to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration?

ASU Lodestar Center

The nonprofit sector has the ability to achieve significant social change through collaboration across sectors. Below are suggested attributes to implement an effective collaboration between the public, private and third sector, powered with innovation, leading, and acting.

Thoughts on the Social Collaboration Game from SHINE09

Amy Sample Ward

This past Saturday at the SHINE09 unconferance , David Wilcox , Andy Gibson , Drew Mackie and I facilitated a version of what was called the Social Collaboration Game. The game combines elements of the Social Media Game, local real-world issues (at SHINE we used local regeneration topics), and the idea development and pitching of the Social Innovation Camp model. Tags: events collaboration shine09 social collaboration game socialmedia

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.

Economic Recovery Models in Depression2.ouch

Network-Centric Advocacy

It seems as the economic modeling for recovery and growth are running off models developed in the great depression (3 to 5 years of slow 2% growth) and the many economic down turns since. Those models are wrong. I am not an economics guy.

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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 Korlaa

21st Century Collaboration in Action: The Path To Belgium’s First AMC

SocialFish

Imagine discovering a business model to provide professional services for associations. The post 21st Century Collaboration in Action: The Path To Belgium’s First AMC appeared first on SocialFish - Social Media for Associations and Nonprofits.

Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

Social enterprise models may well offer an answer. Should nonprofits become more aggressive in adopting new business models that can add needed revenue? What are the downsides and dangers in pursuing new models? One answer to these questions may be the social enterprise model, which has the potential to revolutionize both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. These social enterprise efforts can add a business model by creating sustainable revenue.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. Good points to a master's thesis on the Social Phenomenon of Blogs by James Torio.

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Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: Using collaborative inquiry to engage stakeholders

ASU Lodestar Center

A thorough collaborative inquiry process will follow a process which includes: Framing the issue. extensive and helpful collaborative inquiry processes is described in. Each step in the process demands collaborative inquiry among stakeholders. posted by.

#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

In the panel Rethinking Strategy: The Intersection of Impact, Brand, and Business Model, three experts defined these terms and illustrated their use for effective nonprofit communications. Model Behavior. Delivery and communications are the business model.

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Cisco Shares How To Become A More Collaborative Organziation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Collaboration Imperative is a totally cool book. It may just be the model for many books to come – full of 60-second end-of-chapter wraps, bold graphics, Q&A’s with real-world business leaders, case studies, and lots of ways to test yourself along the way.

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Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

This updated blog post from the campaign explores some ways to increase online collaboration and also reduce travel and work efficiency. Online collaboration is one of these generic terms that seems to lose meaning the more people use it. Why Is Online Collaboration Green? The environmental impact of working collaboratively online is to reduce travel. Cloud Services for Collaborating. Online Collaboration NPLive Recap. Collaboration Tools Chart.

New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

Institutions like the Boston Children's Museum (which she helped lead in the 1970s) drew heavily from and worked in partnership with the "open classroom" movement to develop informal educational models that are interactive, open-ended, and individualized.

Collaborative Models for Capturing and Sharing Conference Notes at Nonprofit Gatherings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, I wonder what collaborative thinking through our fingers might look like when it comes to capturing and sharing notes from conferences, dialogs, meetings or informal gatherings. This model can also be scaled to an entire blog community platform. With this model, there is a "wiki moderator" who has posted notes for participants who have never used a wiki before. Issac Asimov once said, " Writing to me is simply thinking through my fingers."

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Agile Planning = a model for strategic thinking?

SocialFish

Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. It is highly collaborative between team members, it relies on trust between team members, and it is extremely nimble and responsive.

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Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: MomsRising: What We Can Learn from New Online Models

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’re hoping to find out how the nature of civic engagement and mobilization is changing – along with the business models needed to support this kind of work. All of which brings me to MomsRising.org – perhaps one of the most compelling “new” models for issue-organizing.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

The Prize also seeks to build an information base of effective practice models that can be studied and used by academics, nonprofit leaders and grantmakers to inspire and advance their work." Why don't more nonprofits collaborate? Logo from The Collaboration Prize web site.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: $250000 Collaboration Prize Finalists.

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Thursday, February 17, 2011 $250,000 Collaboration Prize Finalists Announced posted by Jill Watts , Director of Capacity Building Initiatives ASU Lodestar Center Today the Lodestar Foundation announced the eight Finalists for the 2011 Collaboration Prize. The Collaboration Prize was created and is funded by The Lodestar Foundation in collaboration with the Arizona-Indiana-Michigan (AIM) Alliance , of which the ASU Lodestar Center is an integral part.

More Home Analogies: the Potluck Model for Participation

Museum 2.0

While current trends in film length make me dubious of this trend’s overall power, O’Reilly observes that short-format content is more accessible, more searchable, and most importantly, well-suited to collaborative work. Potlucks are a great model for “good sharing.”

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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits are going to become more reliant on enablers like AI and quantum modeling, which will drive everything from financial models to marketing campaigns to donor engagement. The collaboration and innovative thinking around building a better world I saw at Davos this year encouraged me. Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ).

Dancefloor and Balcony: What I learned about emergent online collaboration from Eugene Eric Kim

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Eugene Eric Kim is an expert in online culture and collaboration, particularly with new tools. The intent of the exercise (besides getting us to move around) was to help reflect and learn about self-organizing group collaboration. The instructions for the exercise are: Get in a circle.

Collaborative BRIDGE Project Makes Big Progress Toward Sharing Crucial Information Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

The Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities (BRIDGE) is a new collaborative project that aims to revolutionize information sharing, in order to better understand the flows of philanthropic dollars and enhance transparency and effectiveness in the global social sector.

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Guest Post: Considering a Commons in Collection at the Elsewhere Collaborative

Museum 2.0

For years, I've been fascinated and a bit perplexed by the Elsewhere Collaborative , a thrift store turned artists' studio/living museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 2003, my collaborator Stephanie and I began an excavation, declaring nothing for sale.

Curated Collaborative Filtering: Listening to Pandora

Museum 2.0

Pandora uses collaborative filtering to create a real-time radio station for you based on your preferences. Pandora is a model for an alternative. Pandora’s collaborative filtering process contextualizes data from a very personal starting point.

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

To do so, they need to be skilled collaborators, adept at bringing diverse perspectives together, and confident in their abilities to collaboratively steward supporters at every touchpoint along the ladder of engagement with other teams, departments, and senior leadership.

Connecting Your Organization to Deliver a Constituent-Driven Experience

Connection Cafe

Outdated organizational models that segment departments into their own distinct areas and with their own distinct messaging leave constituents confused and even less connected than before they first engaged.

Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

And it can provide valuable external perspective on a nonprofit’s service delivery model or internal processes. Nonprofits should also feel confident in their service model and business processes while being open to new solutions from their volunteer partners.

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Using a Blog Network for Organizational Collaboration

Idealware

It's apparently the month of collaboration, for some reason. I've talked to four people this month about presenting information about the types of collaboration tools that are available, particularly for networks of organizations who want to work together. Each of the other organizations could then read the blogs to keep abreast of what others are doing (maybe, in fact, it's one blog with a lot of authors - that could be a better model). I'm kind of compelled by this model.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

That word change supports co-design, it encourages collaboration, and it ensures engagement. There are a few core elements of the way communities work that we can learn from as a model for innovation as well. Community-Driven Model. Before I talk about strategic elements of the community-driven model, I want to share some key conditions that need to be in place to ensure a library or any other organization can move to a community-driven model.

Avoiding a House of Cards: Three Lessons from a Multiple-Organization Data Collaboration Project

NTEN

That’s the complicated part of social change - complicated problems call for complicated solutions, even when our business models force us to focus on one simple arena. We believe that, like the soup kitchen, our overall impact could be strengthened through a better understanding of who we serve individually and collectively, and what that may imply about how we can better collaborate to meet the needs of those we serve. Of course, collaboration is tough work.

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption

Influence

So, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. Below I discuss some adoption strategies that you should consider if you plan to launch a collaborative platform or content management system. Every collaboration or content management site needs one. Modeling appropriate site use and enforcing the “Terms of Use” as appropriate. Model Wanted Behavior.

Policy 2.0: Can Online Collaboration Lead to Better Public Policy?

Influence

Now, Hope Street Group (a Forum One client) has opened up the policy making process with a new collaboration platform: Policy 2.0. Provide them with the tools to learn about, collaborate and refine real world policy recommendations. model this past summer with a project to craft recommendations that improve teacher evaluation systems nationwide. "Recommendations Tags: Collaboration First came "Web 2.0"

"Free is the future" - more on generosity as a business model

SocialFish

Look for opportunities to build paying models around these needs. Look for ways to collaborate with other organizations for free. Last night, at my Alexandria Web Strategy Discussion Group meeting, we had a great conversation about lots of interesting things, and one in particular has been on my mind a lot lately: about how sharing and generosity can actually extend your association's reach.

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4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

If you’re just starting this process, consider the creation of a logic model. Once set, all future actions can be compared back to the model. Takeaway #4: Collaboration is necessary to solve the big issues today. .