The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. 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

posted by Grant Deering Graduate Student, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. 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.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.) The Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and for a lifetime.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. It's finally here!

Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

Connection Cafe

Our e-mail strategy included that consistent look, impactful messaging, clear calls-to-action, a hyperlink to the giving site, student-centered photos and social media links. NMSU would not have had its Giving Tuesday results without serious collaboration.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Cultivating Student Philanthropy.

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. Staying competitive in the battle to attract and retain fundraising talent matters now more than ever.

Bookshare and the Power of We

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I’m excited to contribute to this topic in honor of the multitudes who work together to make a difference in the world through Bookshare, a global asset we have built with joint efforts of education, technology, publishing, student, parent, and volunteer communities. Our lower cost model allowed us to invert the power structure. With technology, you can do incredible things, but with a galvanized community of supporters who work together toward a greater good, we can do anything.

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

Museum 2.0

El Museo Reimaginado is a collaborative effort of museum professionals in North and South America to explore museums' potential as community catalysts. Families playing, vendors hawking, students kissing, old ladies kibitzing.

Spring Internship Opportunities - and Thoughts about Internships

Museum 2.0

The topic of the lunch was internships, and the tables paired students with established professionals to talk about opportunities, issues, and possibilities. I was dismayed to discover that by the standards of many of these grad students, I'm a lousy intern manager.

Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was delighted when Ron Schultz invited me to collaborate with him on his latest book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy. Our lower cost model allowed us to invert the power structure.

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Developing Open Source Software For Social Good For example, in the last few months, individual employees have used volunteer hours to create fun interactive, online learning tools for educators and students using Mozilla’s Webmaker. This post originally appeared on CSRwire Talkback.

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Summer Internships at the MAH: Come Do Something Exciting

Museum 2.0

Our internships have generally gotten more structured. Stacey Garcia, our Director of Community Programs (who began as a graduate student intern) is the queen of working with interns to produce truly inspired events.

Sustaining Innovation Book Discussion Part 1: What Does it Take Innovate Naturally and Frequently?

Museum 2.0

Because the focus of the book is on organizational structure and not on specific acts or events, Light spends almost no time describing each organization or its particular innovations.

New on SSIR: The Power of Vision, Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Amy Sample Ward

We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. Well, imagine that your organization said you wanted to have a public education system in your state that provided opportunities for all students to learn, fair pay for both teachers and staff, opportunities for growth for students, teachers and staff, and an entry point for all students to enter the “real world” prepared.

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Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To get empathy for your participants or students, it is always good to be a participant in other programs. collaboration and interaction opportunities between participants, local experts, and others. The structure was: Overview: 3 minutes to share the problem.

Does Associations’ Governance Lock them into its Own “Culture Of Reverence?”

SocialFish

To a folklorist who has been a student of culture all her life, like me, a “culture or reverence” sounds great in principle. Well, consumers today value quick and targeted solutions to problems and collaboration far more than participating in voluntary governance.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

From their website: Some of the features that distinguish Hampshire from more traditional liberal arts colleges include student-designed academic concentrations; an active, collaborative, inquiry-based pedagogy; an interdisciplinary curriculum; and a narrative evaluation system.

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Print Access for All: Anna Reid in Chennai

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is a guest blog from Anna Reid, an Amherst student who interned with Bookshare.org International this past summer. I collaborated with people at Worth Trust to develop techniques that will improve the efficiency and quality of their work.

Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

ASU Lodestar Center

continuing series, we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. Systems-level collaboration. financing structures demand intensive, highly motivated collaboration. posted by. Anjali Deshmukh , Associate Director. Angela Francis , Senior Associate.

The Rule of Thirds: Discovering Relationship Benefits through Three-Dimensional Thinking

ASU Lodestar Center

Student. Over the years, lives been transformed by the uniquely structured missions of organizations at the hands of businessmen and women, donors, volunteers, and common change-makers alike. posted by. Victoria Yerkovich. ASU Lodestar Center. American Humanics Program.

Scrappy VS Strategic: Is there a generational divide in nonprofits around how to innovate using new technology?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the same time, young people are the most connected, best informed and empowered generation ever, mostly due to new media and technology. ” – Vlad Atanasiu , Resource Center for Student Organizations (Romania). Photo by Ceclcia Aros.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The secret is in the structure and design of the small group exercises. The Flipped Classroom is mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning. It’s being done in elementary, high schools, and colleges.

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Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward -- The Power of Vision: Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why I’m excited about The Pollyanna Principles We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. We need to have those receiving the services and those delivering them in constant collaboration.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I use a simple structure to design: before, during, and after. Whatever the structure for your learning activities, they should use four different kinds of activities that help the brain learn rapidly and identify your discussion questions.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

It might sound like I’m describing a typical college student's house, but I’m actually talking about one of the many workspaces in Zappos’ enormous headquarters in Las Vegas. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

It might sound like I’m describing a typical college student's house, but I’m actually describing one of the many workspaces in Zappos’ enormous headquarters in Las Vegas. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Honoring NTEN Committee Members

NTEN

This invaluable bunch works with NTEN to design core curriculum tracks, conference structure, and thematic focus. John Cluverius, Teaching Assistant/Graduate Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ariel Dekovic, Senior Programs Manager, The Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Conor Barnes, Advisor, Investor, & Student. This week is National Volunteer Week !

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

Have Fun - Do Good

FORGE uses a collaborative, rather than top-down model, to serve refugees' needs, and much has been written in the blogosphere and media about Erickson's "radical transparency" around the organization's financial challenges. The "collaborative project planning process" is a mouthful.

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Reflections on the Science Center World Congress

Museum 2.0

We need to create some collaborative structures (probably on the web) for continued dialogue and mutual support. What is the Science Center World Congress ?

Becoming Generous Thieves: Notes from the Museums in Conversation Keynote

Museum 2.0

I learned to cultivate creative greed while working on Operation Spy at the International Spy Museum, where I was lucky to be working on a project that was so new to us that we didn't have any pre-established models or structures for doing it.

Creating a Community Supported Kitchen: Interview with Jessica Prentice of Three Stone Hearth

Have Fun - Do Good

How do they stay in touch and maintain collaborations?" We also have lots of younger volunteers all the way down to older teenagers, 17-18 years old, and then college students. We just have to offer them the structure that they need to be able to learn. You need mothers and grandmothers that are nourishing you, and we just don't have a society that's structured like that, so for some people, we do that.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Guide your students to conversations and resources. Collaboration on student projects or other ways. Create collaborative, student-authored resources. Photography students use Flickr to post, organize, share, and critique their colleagues??????

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NetCentric Advocacy: Need help distributing ASAP: VOLUNTEERS SURF and SCRUB THE WEB TO HELP RECONNECT FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Network-Centric Advocacy

The "official sites" will be focusing on new more structured data collected from people in shelters and from those interacting with government programs and relief organizations. In the hours following the storm companies, college students and volunteers began to set up databases for people to add and search information. In the hours following the storm companies, college students and volunteers began to set up databases for people to add and search information.

And then there were two. Blackbaud Buys Kintera | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Our focus will now turn exclusively to better meeting the needs of our customers and collaborating with Blackbaud to leverage the investment they are making to better serve the nonprofit sector. Blackbaud’s acquisition of Kintera is structured as an all-cash tender offer for all of the shares of Kintera at a price of $1.12

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs and Bloggers to Support Their Cause

Have Fun - Do Good

Urban Sprouts Executive Director, Abby Jaramillo, brought her laptop to one meeting with a funder and showed them the positive comments written on a post by teachers and students who were being served by the program.

Solutionary Women: Brande Jackson

Have Fun - Do Good

We also work with groups like Oxfam and their Make Trade Fair Campaign , Doctors without Borders , the ACLU , Global Exchange and this summer will be collaborating with Witness , Greenpeace , the NRDC and others. I lead my students when I teach.

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

danah boyd has a post called " On Being Virtual " (be sure to read the comments) As Kevin Gamble on the SLED list notes, what she seems to be saying is that if you look at the rise of social tech amongst young people, it's not about divorcing the physical social structures to live virtually. we will have witnesses and student-lawyers speak in text under disciplines of civility and rules of evidence, subject to objection by opponents and ruling by the judge, who will be me.

Green Coworking: An Interview with Chris Messina and Ivan Storck of Citizen Space

Have Fun - Do Good

Community and opportunities for collaboration can be lost when it is just you sitting down to work each day. I guess I got involved in coworking originally because I was working out of cafes and wanted a more collaborative, productive environment to go to and work around other people in.

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