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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

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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.

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Fundwriter.ai 101 – Can A Robot Write Better Than You?

The Fundraising Authority

Maybe you need to create an appeal for an email campaign, a proposal, or a new set of thank you letters and you’re at your desk just wishing that coherent sentences would magically start appearing? She’s had time to work on the proposal she had been waiting to write for months.

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Joe Solomon, Guest Post: What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My thinking: Social media conversations and online campaigns create whole new models for bringing together & powering the progressive movement. We need offline events to meet each other, bond eye-to-eye, and forge the collaborations that will make our social networks stronger, better connected, and ultimately transformative. And what real world event models can you learn from or partner with? This model might be ideal for online communities focused on local issues.

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Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

I worked for the Chalkboard Project fresh out of university, a nonprofit organization founded and fueled by Foundations for a Better Oregon, a coalition of foundations in Oregon focused on collaborating to make a meaningful impact to issues in Oregon – in the case of the Chalkboard Project, that focus was on public education reform. We’ve set a goal to make MMT a national model of a regional foundation,” Stamm said.

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How to Make Better Decisions Online

Non Profit Quarterly

They generally have several core functions that work well: collecting, reviewing, and revising ideas and proposals; voting on proposals; and reporting outcomes. Image Credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash. Decision-making, like much of our lives, has moved online during the pandemic.

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Jump-Start the Global Development Commons Content Ecosystem

Forum One

We've posted a proposed pilot project approach to "Jump-Start the Global Development Commons Content Ecosystem" to our global development Commons wiki. It is supported by a robust network of online services to track and organize information, services which are provided by multiple players in collaboration.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Winning More Grants for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

They often resort to either tasking an ill-equipped staff member or intern to submit a grant proposal when that person has limited experience understanding the grantseeking process. Schedule a team meeting with your organization to run through the SOAR Model more in-depth.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Winning More Grants for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

They often resort to either tasking an ill-equipped staff member or intern to submit a grant proposal when that person has limited experience understanding the grantseeking process. Schedule a team meeting with your organization to run through the SOAR Model more in-depth.

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Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the opportunity to speak with both Gallucci and Roy about this unique funder collaborative and more specifically about how the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education would measure the impact of their investments. Philanthropy plays a role beyond what governments could do—allowing for the testing of innovative models that are responsive to local cultural contexts—and then looks to government for scaling up successful efforts.

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Citizen Philanthropy: Delivering Impactful Pro Bono Support From Anywhere

Saleforce Nonprofit

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Venture2Impact (V2I) — a nonprofit organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada — had a business model that was entirely based on global travel.

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Saving the California Condor: A Collective Impact Story

ASU Lodestar Center

Wilbur considered the post “a very special trust,” (123) and set up a partnership model that “emphasized cooperation, integrity, and credibility, that way we could set some standards for other preservation efforts” (124). [1]. It was a packed hearing and all these people were bringing up challenges (to the proposal). Let’s learn to collaborate better and commit to doing it more. collective impact Stephanie La Loggia collaborationposted by. Stephanie La Loggia, M.A.

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8 Tips for Facilitating Nonprofit Hybrid Meetings

Beth Kanter

Leaders can leverage the hybrid meeting model to change this by looking around the table and making sure all voices are seen and heard, whether participating on-screen or in-person. 50-50 Time Split: This model allows staff to work from home half the time. Hybrid Work Model.

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Managing Director – Recurring Revenue in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

They will define strategy, go to market, product offerings, operating model definition, people management and, and service delivery. This person will work across the organization to drive sales proposals and ensure client success. The Managing Director, Recurring Revenue is responsible and accountable for Go to Market and Delivery for our Recurring Revenue Line of Business. Offerings within the line of business include Campaign Services and Managed Services.

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Four Critical Elements of Managing Development Officers

sgEngage

Set criteria for contacts, proposals, planning, and forecasting. For example, you may want to measure total visits, the number of proposals submitted, the dollars raised, and first-time or qualification visits.

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2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

Once submitted, the application is scrutinized and debated across the organization –often requiring time consuming revisions of the proposal. This eliminates the need to create a new application for Rainin, and leverages the investment already made in a prior proposal.

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2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Kindful

The following organizations currently offer grant and funding opportunities for women and/or accept letters of inquiry or proposals. They invest in women across the Americas by funding community initiatives and fostering collaborations to create social change.

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Data Warehouse Architect in the US or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

The Data Warehouse Architect should have extensive knowledge of designing and implementing off-platform data solutions for customers with Salesforce.com Sales, Service, Community, Nonprofit, and Education Clouds. The Data Warehouse Architect will have experience with common nonprofit and education off-platform storage use-cases.

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Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Bloomerang

The following organizations currently offer grant and funding opportunities for women and/or accept letters of inquiry or proposals. They invest in women across the Americas by funding community initiatives and fostering collaborations to create social change.

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Beyond the Idea Accelerator with Spencer Bolles: "Nonprofit InfoSec"

NTEN

We are proposing a new entity that would work iteratively over time to fulfill four main purposes: 1. We must find ways to collaboratively and creatively address the nonprofit information security gap as a community. We need collaboration with such organizations as TechSoup, NTEN, ISSA, SANS, State, and Federal Governments. We can consider a B Corporation model when there is sufficient momentum to sustain an entity and to promote this mission.

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The best of Nimble AMS in 2022

Nimble AMS

In mid-November, I had the pleasure of traveling to upstate NY to collaborate with the talented Nimble Research & Development and Product Management teams – and it snowed! How to plan an effective request for proposal (RFP) . Season’s greetings!

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Bookshare without Borders: #2/3

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In a recent blog post , Ed explains why growth markets are key to this proposed merger of two of the publishing world’s biggest players. We trust that this is the beginning of a thriving Spanish-language Bookshare program and we’re looking forward to partnering with many more publishers and other collaborators in the global effort to provide accessible content in Spanish to people with print disabilities.

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Care2 Impact Prize Awarded to Jamie Biggar of Canadian organization Leadnow

Care2

In nominating Jamie Biggar for the prize, a distinguished panel of nonprofit sector judges said: "Jamie Biggar is founder and executive director of Leadnow ( www.leadnow.ca ), the Canadian cross-issue advocacy organization built on the MoveOn / 38 Degrees / Avaaz organizing model. It launched with distributed house-parties to set its direction, and it has organized one of the largest distributed protests in Canadian history to protest dangerous pipeline proposals.

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A Free Agent for Hunger: Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

Beth Kanter

Those that have opened themselves up to using these tools and connecting with passionate people in their networks find abundance. Here’s one story about how one free agent, a social media savvy volunteer for a local food bank, saw a problem, reached out to her network, and helped solved in collaboration with the local nonprofit. So, I contacted the Food Bank and proposed we collaborate. Sue has also collaborated on social media activities with the food bank.

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New on SSIR: Innovating at the Speed of Communities

Amy Sample Ward

“Innovating at the speed of communities&# is a big goal, but something organizations and civic institutions can learn a lot from as a model. Communities As A Model. There are a few core attributes of communities that I think contribute to the ability to identify opportunities, propose solutions, and effectively make change in a very different way than organizations, including: Communities are flexible.

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Nonprofits: Have we had enough of "vote for me" fundraising yet?

Judi Sohn

Please look at the 1+1+1 model that Salesforce uses (and Google as well, I think) for a better corporate giving program. Here's a community challenge I want to see: Reward nonprofits for projects that require collaboration and networking. The general public can view and comment on the proposed programs, maybe even make suggestions of partners. This weekend, the winners were announced in the Chase Community Challenge. On paper, it seemed simple enough.

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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. The NTC brings together the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness with technology. DRIVE/ is the preeminent event for professionals who are determined to be subject matter experts in the fields of data, reporting, information, analytics, modeling, visualization and beyond.

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[VIDEO] Building a Better Grants Strategy Post-COVID

Bloomerang

And if you can develop those relationships with funders, if you can develop great core content, if you can leverage materials for different kinds of proposals, then that is really going to set you up for success. . So logic model, this is my tried and true. I love this logic model.

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14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!

NTEN

It was an incredible testament to the commitment and dedication of the nonprofit sector to put words to action - identifying needs and proposing concrete solutions. Looking for a business process/model for moving tech to each department. Design solutions for collaboration, empowerment, global views, and self awareness. Proposed solution: An online community portal that would allow associations to post events or projects that need volunteers.

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Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

Since the first NetSquared challenge in 2006, TechSoup has continued to offer people and organizations opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate; they work on solutions online and offline through events, meetups, and hackathons. In the last six years, Community Boost_r , ReStart Challenges , and Things Camp have used an open community challenge model. Challenge organizers reserved the right to send the proposals back and ask for further clarification of the problem.

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Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

We also welcome and encourage collaboration, including between technical and social sector experts. Grantees will also join a specialized Launchpad Accelerator program, and we’ll tailor additional support to each project’s needs in collaboration with data science nonprofit DataKind. It is not necessary to use Google tools in order to create an AI project or create an eligible AI Impact Challenge proposal.

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Nonprofits: Have we had enough of "vote for me" fundraising yet?

Judi Sohn

Please look at the 1+1+1 model that Salesforce uses (and Google as well, I think) for a better corporate giving program. Here's a community challenge I want to see: Reward nonprofits for projects that require collaboration and networking. The general public can view and comment on the proposed programs, maybe even make suggestions of partners. This weekend, the winners were announced in the Chase Community Challenge. On paper, it seemed simple enough.

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Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Illustration by Jonny Goldstein of my SXSW panel proposal. I hope you’ll also vote for my panel proposal, Nonprofits and Free Agents in A Networked World and while you’re there vote for the other awesome nonprofit panel proposals (I’ve shared a list below). In 2008, I designed the Nonprofit and Social Media ROI Poetry Slam and last year was a panel on crowdsourcing that modeled crowdsourcing in the design and delivery.

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3 Major Higher Ed Takeaways from bbcon 2020 Virtual

Connection Cafe

Regardless of whether it’s new technology, a new staffing model, or even a small adjustment to a process, adoption and success can hinge on keeping a focus on the human element of the change. We recently wrapped up our first fully virtual and truly global conference,? bbcon 2020.

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Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

In 2009, the foundation began by harvesting almost a thousand proposals for future directions from community members through online crowd-sourcing. They then formed task forces to consider various options and make decisions, using a consensus-based model. Gardner admitted that at certain points the non-linear and emergent collaborative planning process was ambiguous and frustrating.

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[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact

Bloomerang

And that might involve collaboration, saying, “We acknowledge that there are others in the community that do this better or more effectively. So look at the fact, are you creating and using an evidence-based program model? Grant proposals.

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Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

The members of these networks are intentional about building, strengthening, and maintaining relationships with one another that generates collaborative activities together. ” The members don’t necessarily develop powerful relationships and collaborations. Production Network: This type of network inspires and encourages collective action by members to create innovative practices, public-policy proposals, and other tools or products that lead to social impact.

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When Worlds Collide: Major Gifts and Direct Marketing Team Up to Maximize Mid-Level Donors

Connection Cafe

Unique staffing models are emerging. Unique Staffing Models. Staffing models are becoming more hybrid and the position of Mid-Level Gift Officer — someone who can grease the joints between major gifts and direct marketing — has become standard. We have also developed an exciting collaboration with our major gift team. Four years ago, the only thing major gifts officers and direct marketing teams shared was the office bathroom.

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[VIDEO] Creative Ways People Contribute to Community

Bloomerang

Weave in stories that are connected to the podcast and I’m going to share some model language for you. . So here’s a model for how you can establish common ground. . But her business model is all about generosity, all about offering. It’s my modeling.

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Social Innovation Camp at MPS09

Amy Sample Ward

But, are proposal based approaches good for finding people who are going to start new things? We do this through scouting and in the weekends as they are high pressure and fund and collaborative so you can really, really see how people work. Finally, a lot of new ideas, the newness is the business model. Need finance that’s responsive to business models that aren’t charities or companies.

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