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.

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.

Collaboration for Funders: Use the Right Tools

Influence

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.

The Keys to Successful Nonprofit Digital Teams

Connection Cafe

Organizations included in the survey ranged in size from only a couple of employees to hundreds of staff members. The Structures of Effective Digital Teams. Percent of organizations using each team structure.

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Book Review: The Enemy Of Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

How To Create Explainer Videos That Donors Will Love

Nonprofits Source

It follows a basic, yet effective structure – First, getting into the particulars of the issue and then portraying your solution. People willing to collaborate share a sense of generosity and empathy. Think for a second, how many videos have you watched this week? This whole month?

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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.

Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.

SocialFish

Beforehand I had taken a fairly myopic view that, regardless of structure, a focus on behavior would do the trick. The survey gave a clear indication to all of us where we can improve our processes and performance.

Digital business is a strategic priority for CEOs… but not for CIOs (yet).

SocialFish

Tons of interesting data in this survey. Also required is a new approach to managing talent by utilizing flexible team structures, engaging outside collaborators, and increasing corporate tolerance for failure. Check out the latest McKinsey Global Study on Digital Business.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If we lack the skills to avoid collaborative overload, manage difficult conversations, learn from failure, the resulting physical, emotional, and mental strain gets in the way of a nonprofit organization’s success. Use surveys to find out what staff need.

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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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5 Nonprofit Tech Solutions For Improving Internal Communication

TechImpact

TechSoup discusses unified communication (UC), which is a type of internal communication structure that combines text messaging, web conferencing, email, video, and instant messaging, among other technologies to connect employees more effective and efficiently. Image courtesy of MeetUp.

Kids, Coercion, and Co-Design

Museum 2.0

I've written about different structures for participatory processes (especially in museums), and recently, I've been interested in how we can apply these structures to the design of public space.

Change Happens. Are you ready?

SocialFish

We have put together a 5-10 minute Readiness Challenge survey covering the 5 areas outlined in this blog. It’s also about creativity, transparency, collaboration and buy-in – it’s a team effort. Why not fill in the survey now and collect your report at the show?

The Enemy of Engagement In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Pew surveyed 1,150 experts in a non-scientific canvassing. The themes included: Reimagine systems: Societies can revise both tech arrangements and the structure of human institutions – including their composition, design, goals and processes.

How To Enable Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

Six Steps Your Nonprofit Must Take Before Launching a Senior Hire

NonProfit Hub

With over 18 years of experience as an organizational development professional, Katie has worked collaboratively with founders, boards, and donors to deepen the impact of today’s most pioneering mission-driven organizations. _.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

Conducted in January and February 2013, Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2013 State of the Sector survey assessed the financial and management challenges facing 5,983 organizations across the country. Systems-level collaboration. posted by. Anjali Deshmukh , Associate Director.

Year Five as a Museum Director: Good to Grow

Museum 2.0

Three years ago, we decided to put in the work to create foundational documents--a new mission statement , values, engagement goals , survey methodology, and most importantly, a theory of change--to ground our work in shared language and priorities. I bridle under too much structure.

Put Down the Clipboard:Visitor Feedback as Participatory Activity

Museum 2.0

Stacey has been collaborating with local artists to produce a series of content-rich events that invite visitors to participate in a range of hands-on activities. The events are informal, personal, and fun, but our feedback mechanism--onsite and post-event surveys--not so much.

Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

The organizational leaders should be prepared to invest time and effort to accommodate impact investments and collaborate with the investors. ORGNIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: Nonprofits must be comfortable with their governance, risk management, and financials before considering impact investments.

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. It takes several iterations of your survey to develop one that works, but you really gain a good understanding of the level of your audience.

How To Enable Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

How To Enable Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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. Student.

Don't Let Frustration Kill Your Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

Researchers have often referred to social enterprise structures as the “fourth sector” (after private, public, and nonprofit) because they combine charitable missions, corporate methods, and diverse social and environmental philosophies in ways that surpass the traditional business and philanthropy models (Billitteri, 2007). They also facilitate the cross-sector collaboration of nonprofits, governmental agencies, and corporations.

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How To Enable Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

The Enemy Of Engagement - Book Highlights

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don''t let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

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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Efficiency in non-profit operations

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In a study I've quoted before, the consulting firm Accenture surveyed more than 200 non-profit executives. Explore and adopt new collaborative business models with complementary organizations. Engage board members to ensure quality governance structures.

Frustration In The Workplace Is A Silent Killer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Don't let your employees be part of these findings by various Hay Group surveys (cited by the authors) where they found that: 30 percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively.

What is the Current State of Grantseeking? Education

Tech Soup Blog

Education organizations, both institutions and those organizations focused on education, comprise a little over 15% of nonprofit organizations in the United States and represented over 13% of participants in the State of Grantseeking survey published by GrantStation and PhilanTech in November 2011. ” Grantmakers, both government and private, will be looking for this type of collaboration in the proposals that are funded in the years to come.

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

If your institution cares about deep engagement, measure dwell time and survey people about their experiences. This kind of engagement ladder provides a structured framework for participation without overly constraining how people get involved.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Answers to the Ten Questions I Am Most Commonly Asked

Museum 2.0

If your institution cares about deep engagement, measure dwell time and survey people about their experiences. This kind of engagement ladder provides a structured framework for participation without overly constraining how people get involved.

Designing A Space Suit for Mars

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The diagnostic tool includes 8 different areas: membership, leadership, governance, purpose, strategy/structure, assessment, communications/technology, and resource management. We also did a pre-survey to learn where they were in terms of using social media for external communications.

#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

Jeanne Bell , CEO of CompassPoint, led the discussion and was joined by Jara Dean-Coffey , founder and principal of jdcPartnerships, and Holly Minch , principal at LightBox Collaborative.

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How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The community is hosted by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer of SocialFish in collaboration with Omnipress. It integrates online community discussion forums, structured learning like webinars, content, with participants' social profiles.

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. Members of the NTEN Research Committee serve by sharing ideas for new projects, providing feedback on existing research and analysis, and support outreach for surveys, report launches, and research partners. Ariel Dekovic, Senior Programs Manager, The Collaborative for High Performance Schools. This week is National Volunteer Week !

Jon Husband, Guest Post: The New Realities of Engagement – Stories That Drive Action Planning and Implementation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collaboration Among Leading Initiatives . The StoryGarden system stems from a collaboration of designers of software processes and analysts from social development organizations who are interested in community wellness. . . Courtesy of Jon Husband, publisher of Wirearchy.

nfp 2.0 » You’ve been promoted to “Buzz Director” (what, you don’t have one?)

Rebooting Charity

Categories accountability (5) advocacy (2) blogging (4) buzz (4) campaigning (6) case studies (3) causes (8) collaboration (2) community (7) engagement (9) flickr (3) giving (19) good practice (9) googlemaps (2) interview (4) leadership 2.0 (1) Again, David Wilcox hits the button : Many of the first round of tools – Web 1.0 – were linked to existing social structures and ways of doing things. Include blogs and social media in your next supporter survey.

1stfans: An Audience-Specific Membership Program at the Brooklyn Museum

Museum 2.0

This is part of an analytical process and drew on membership surveys we've done over several years. In that sense, the project evolved from simply a conceptual one at the outset into one that was performative and collaborative--an Internet theatre of sorts.