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.

Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool


It transforms how organizations create, collaborate, and publish social media content at the national and local levels. Our platform uses a workflow process to create a collaborative environment where users (your hand-picked team of employees!)

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August #4Change Chat: Opportunities for Collaboration

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: How do social media open new doors for collaboration (especially internationally)? Here are some questions to consider: has your organization found new collaborators (other organizations, companies, networks, etc.) what issues are unique to collaborations of this type?

Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes.

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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.

Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations

Museum 2.0

One of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. But radical collaboration with our community only works if we also collaborate internally as a team. We all collaborated to develop programs, strategies, and community partnerships.

Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation


Unfortunately many organizations still struggle with rigid top down management structures and teams that squash innovation and collaboration. Love it or hate it, the real-time web is forcing nonprofits to change the way they do business.

Software for Collaboration


Everyone suddenly wants to collaborate! For some reason (I suspect it's related to the economy, though I haven't pinned down exactly how) my phone is ringing off the hook these days with people who want to talk about how software can help teams collaborate. Facebook or MySpace) Collaborative Documents: Users share and edit documents online, either in real-time or over time (i.e. Ning or KickApps) Wiki: Collaborative website, where all who can view can also edit (i.e.

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.

American Red Cross Taps Huddle for Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

A Growing Need for Collaboration. The Bay Area chapter underwent dramatic organizational changes in recent years that required better collaboration tools. " This collaboration and organization of data is paramount for an organization that is largely volunteer-based.

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!

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?

Better Together: What Collaboration Strategies are Necessary to Increase Nonprofit Effectiveness?

ASU Lodestar Center

However, nonprofit leaders can combine operational and programmatic strategies through collaboration to combine resources and funding in order to increase social efforts. Collaboration can also assist in creating greater accountability among nonprofit organizations.

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.

Connecting Your Organization to Deliver a Constituent-Driven Experience

Connection Cafe

By centering your work around constituents, you not only enable the type of supporter-driven frameworks required by today’s standards, but also structure yourself for success. Year after year, professionals in the sector keep coming back to that dreaded word, “silos.”

Collaboration for Funders: Use the Right Tools


This is the final post in our series on online collaboration for grantmakers. In part one, we look at determining the value of creating a collaboration community. The second part explores challenges in facilitating collaboration. When you've thought through the benefits, obstacles, audiences, and timing for an online collaboration community project, you will need to determine how to deploy it. The world of collaboration platforms is a bit of a jungle.

Using a Blog Network for Organizational Collaboration


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. But I'm feeling it's a nice mix of structured and not, archive-able but not impersonal.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

Over many years, my colleagues and I at The Rensselaerville Institute have learned that proposals based on process, structure, and beliefs are needlessly long. Collaboration is essential. Foundations Big Ideas Collaboration communication nonprofits Outcomes

Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

Amy Sample Ward

I reviewed her book in the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog and I’m still excited for the opportunities the sector has as Hildy explains them: We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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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?"

NetCentric Advocacy: Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems: Network Resources

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is there a 3 dimensional structure equivalent to the power law? These include networks of scientific citations and collaborations; technological networks such as the Internet, the World Wide Web, road networks, power grids, railways and airline routes; and biological networks, such as food webs, genetic regulatory networks, and metabolic networks. Generic questions include: How is the structure of a network related to its function and behavior?

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

However, these two alternative structures of human organization can interact in a variety of ways, both mutually beneficial and destructive. " roundup activism advocacy bookmarks campaigning casestudies collaboration facebook guide howto innovation list net2-recommends postalicious privacy resources technology tutorialI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

Translate this to your charity : passionate and creative people from all kinds of backgrounds coming together, inspiring each other and collaboratively making change. It’s already been a pretty damn good week.

The Keys to Successful Nonprofit Digital Teams

Connection Cafe

The Structures of Effective Digital Teams. Percent of organizations using each team structure. Hybrid teams are the most popular structure in small (50%), medium (41%), and large (33%) organizations.

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5 Keys for Achieving your Organization’s Goals

Connection Cafe

Accountability: Nonprofits tend to foster collaborative environments where staff are wearing many hats and are willing to pitch in to initiatives that aren’t in their job description. Using SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Bound) goals or RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) models for organizational goals provide clarity amidst that collaboration on who is ultimately accountable for driving the goal forward.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Read More » Collaboration for Funders: Understanding the Challenges Joe Anderson in Influence 1 Jul 2010 This is part two of a series on online collaboration for grantmakers. In part one, we looked at determing the value of creating a collaboration community.If youre a funder in the philanthropic sector, and youve concluded that online collaboration is a great tool for solving issues like.

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

Connection Cafe

It’s when you take that data and use it to guide stronger strategies and foster collaboration that data becomes a driver for change. This is just one story of how data is at the center of fueling greater collaboration and outcomes.

5 Reasons Your Board Should Switch to Google Drive

Nonprofit Tech for Good

More importantly, moving to the cloud is a great way to demonstrate transparency, strengthen institutional memory, conserve resources, collaborate, and display tech-savvy. Sample Google Drive Structure Available for Download. 4) Collaborate Outside of Scheduled Meetings.

Communications Styles: How to Get Your Message Out (When People Aren't Listening Properly)


For this particular test, explained in much more detail here , the different styles were: Thinker (Structure, logic, organization, problem solving). Collaboration communications styles Community nptech nten IT StaffKarl Hedstrom. IT Director. While communications styles may clash, we still need to find ways to work together. Knowing what your own style is may help. We all have different communication styles. Often, they clash.

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More on Community Management


I am pasting here the comment on Dennis' post: "I think there is a third challenge here - beyond organizational structures and managerial responsibilities. I am not sure this can be 'structured' or 'managed,' although this doesn't argue against a useful role for a 'social media community manager.' Tags: sharing community collaboration community managers conversation communications

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.

Management And Leadership Books To Read This Month

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sense & Respond teaches you how to use a structured feedback loop to: Create two-way conversations. Create collaboration. Pictured above are two books to add to your list for reading this month. Let The Story Do The Work explains that at the heart of leadership lies persuasion.

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. Insuring that you have a structure and policies in place can insure a successful transition to a virtual work environment for your team.

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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Scrum: A Universal Process for Organizational Success


Many of our teams use the agile methodology Scrum as a structure, but we rely upon our experience with collaborative work to make this approach work smoothly. When done correctly, collaborative workflows can achieve the best results, the most reliable timelines, and the happiest teams.

15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

But charities are still structured for ‘transactions’ rather than for participation – yet less than 1 per cent of time online is spent transacting. Are you setting up a culture that celebrates sharing, collaboration, collective action and trust? I’ve been invited to give a keynote at the Third Sector Social Media Convention in June. I wanted to frame some of what I will talk about by asking a few open questions. Quite a few, actually.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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.

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Overall, the program led to over 100 collaborations and its impact is ongoing. Teampedia -This collection includes many useful team building activities, icebreakers, teamwork resources, and tools for teams that want to improve their collaborative processes, including meetings.

The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking

NonProfit Hub

Collaboration. Nonprofit Hub runs a coworking space (or a “collaboration center,” as we like to call it), and we’re constantly surprised by some of the relationships formed between our members. A lot of coworking spaces around the nation offer structured programming for their members.