Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The skills that we are focusing on are “networked leadership” skills both online and offline and working with self and working with others. The specific practice skills include these three: Ask empowering questions. Flickr Photo by qwrrty.

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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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. It's finally here!

Cross-Sector Collaboration: The train to community impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Proposition 22: The normal expectation ought to be that success will be very difficult to achieve in cross-sector collaborations.” - John Bryson, et al., "The The Design and Implementation of Cross-Sector Collaborations". Collaboration is emerging as a popular vehicle to solve complicated problems that our communities face. Worse yet, they have not considered the repercussions of boarding the collaboration train.

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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?

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: Legal protection of control within public charities

ASU Lodestar Center

Like other successful entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs have the will and skill set to get things done and the traditional public charity structure and requirements may seem like burdensome barriers to moving forward. Alternative Structure. posted by.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process. Your fundraising team should bring together a mix of nonprofit pros with complementary skills and align them around your strategic plan.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.)

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.

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

Amy Sample Ward

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.

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It isn’t enough to read an article about a leadership skill, it is also important to practice it as part of doing your work. For decades, even centuries, our view of leadership has been defined by top-down, hierarchical structures. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Structure Content With An Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. This is what makes structure such a critical component of any content marketing process. It’s not a sexy topic, but structuring your ideas is what constrains our thoughts to adherable guidelines.

5 Habits Of A Highly Successful Board

TechImpact

The most successful boards are ones that are effectively using the skills of the board members. Make sure the atmosphere allows for collaboration, friendly banter, and an overtly high level of participation from all parties. Structures and information.

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.

Book Review: The Enemy Of Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

Frustration In The Workplace Is A Silent Killer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

Staying Competitive in the Battle for Fundraising Talent

Connection Cafe

We wanted to understand and share how institutions of all sizes and structures create intentional and effective strategies. As such, our EAB members elaborated on how referencing institutional goals during the hiring process can illuminate the skills and experience the institution needs most.

7 Patterns of Nonprofit Digital Teams

Frogloop

What we’ve seen across all organizations, regardless of size, is that digital teams—their structure, leadership, and how they are affected by the culture of the institutions where they work—are the biggest predictor of online effectiveness.

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4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

For instance, if your organization runs a special fundraising campaign in the spring for a summer camp for kids, an example of a key message for this might be: “Summer camp provides kids with opportunities to gain confidence and skills that will last a lifetime.” 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. Who are the collaborators in executing the plan?

Being a social organization means being generative.

SocialFish

People are skilled in conflict resolution so they can handle difference. Generative organizations have internal structure and processes that maximize collaboration. Processes that used to be controlled are now opened up for collaboration across traditional boundaries.

Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day

SocialFish

One recent contest—Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington—was conceived to strengthen the area’s nonprofit community, not only financially, but also through improved online fundraising skills and better donor-nonprofit relationships. Remember Give to the Max Day, November 9, 2011?

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

NTEN

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. When you step in the door, you come prepackaged with skills you can share. Wendy : If nothing else, Millennials are collaborative. Suzy : Collaboration is the best skill someone can have.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Leadership skills are only just about our inner-selves, it is also how we relate to other people and manage those relationships, especially in the workplace. Then, I have participants work in small groups, using a structured brainstorming process.

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Innovate & Thrive or Stagnate & Die

Connection Cafe

I also do large scale collaborative events like Nonprofit Bar Camp and VideoCamp Texas. The key to success is getting your corporate culture right and then tapping into the new found potential with an efficient and effective structure designed to harness and act on the newly uncovered ideas. Innovation by addition only works if you are willing to screen and hire new employees for skill sets beyond the typical job description. Set Your Structure! Author: Cheryl Black.

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.

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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.

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.

Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These new collaborative initiatives pull together various players (often government, private sector and nonprofits) within an ecosystem, defined by issue and/or place, to coordinate and align their action to drive greater impact. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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

Gyrus

The collaborative appeal of social learning offers a new way to improve user intrigue by allowing for the convention of an additional system user, providing both expertise and a unique perspective towards a variety of experiences a user can encounter within a learning program.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes. The members of these networks are intentional about building, strengthening, and maintaining relationships with one another that generates collaborative activities together.

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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. Teaching the new is not structured because it is social learning.

10 Things to Know When Moving To A More ?Capable Software Platform

VisionLink

Most importantly, you are looking for a system architecture that allows some partners to work completely privately, some collaboratively, and some fully integrated--and these options need to be concurrently deployable. Here is the determining factor: if you are looking for improved technology but your day-to-day operations are not changing as part of the conversion, then your vendor’s consulting and facilitation skills are not critical.

The Enemy of Engagement In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our most recent initiative, SocialCoding4Good , and last week’s launch of its Corporate Partner Program , which offers companies a new, skills-based volunteering channel for employee engagement and their pro bono initiatives, is an example of this.

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How To Enable Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

Your Board of Directors: “Good Enough” Really Is OK

SocialFish

A good board can productively collaborate with the executive director on the organization’s long-term vision and high-level strategy decisions. As the organization’s needs change, the board can rapidly change structure to adapt.

Spring Internship Opportunities - and Thoughts about Internships

Museum 2.0

At our museum, we don't provide a lot of structured mentorship for interns. At this time, we're not ready to offer people highly structured internships.

Change Happens. Are you ready?

SocialFish

To take the challenge, you can follow this link, but first, why not read on to learn about the 5 key areas covered in the challenge; the areas in which you need to build decision-making skills if you want to respond to change quickly and confidently. Guest post by Stuart Easton.

The Real Meaning of Digital

SocialFish

They complain that they are being forced to use email or Sharepoint or whatever tool the older generations are infatuated with, even if it doesn’t get the job done or is structured in a way that interferes with the goals. These are skills we all need to develop.

It’s Giving Days Season! No It’s A Giving Days Movement!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

#GivingTuesday is a day of giving where of thousands of organizations and individuals ( including me ) come together to give and call attention to giving, volunteering, and infecting others. In its first year, #GivingTuesday, a national effort initiated by the 92ndY and the U.N.

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How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

SocialFish

Session leaders need to engage their audiences by understanding and using the selected platform’s collaboration tools. Skilled facilitators structure their sessions to include thought-provoking questions; chat enables sharing of responses.

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. Nonprofits are changing the world. It’s what we do.