Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” When does technology boost personal productivity for nonprofit professionals and when does it get in the way?

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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit Technology, and more! Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities.

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 Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” What happens in the lab is that they test campaign ideas that make use of new technologies such as mobile phones, tablets, social media, email, and others, network approaches, and others. But, more importantly, the lab documents and shares what has been learned with Greenpeace’s affiliates and leaders around the world. Staffing Support :: advising on staffing structures, integration efforts, and hands-on support with talent recruitment and hiring.

Infographic: Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring

TechImpact

Your nonprofit’s structure was laboriously built over years of tinkering, learning, and perfecting. The post Infographic: Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Nonprofit Technology, and more! Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.) Learn best practices and the latest techniques and technologies to meet your greatest challenges. Technology. Technology.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Nonprofit Technology, and more! 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.

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?

Is Information and Technology Overload Creating an ADD Era?

Tech Soup Blog

After all, we live in the midst of information and technology overload! you mention that in today's information technology overload, many people are experiencing ADD symptoms even though we don't necessarily have the disorder.

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The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

HCL Technologies in India has created the employee passion indicator – an instrument to establish what employees get most excited about. It’s already been a pretty damn good week.

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.

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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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). Determine the technology platform after designing for audience, context, and impact goals. (MB).

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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.

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? Breakthroughs in giving are now just as likely to evolve from multi-layered gaming technology as from within your fundraising department.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit technology, and more! 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. Technology / #AOCS16 / @AOCSummit.

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

Influence

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.

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.

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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Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. One of the participants was Ericha Hager, the Regional Collaborative Coordinator for Community Media Access Partnership.

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5 Habits Of A Highly Successful Board

TechImpact

Make sure the atmosphere allows for collaboration, friendly banter, and an overtly high level of participation from all parties. Structures and information. There is no one ‘secret sauce’ here for what makes an effective board structure.

All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

Access to capital has been growing over the past ten years, and international collaboration is increasing in order to build a stronger infrastructure to support impact investing. The field is evolving at a rapid pace, creating a lot of opportunity for creativity in structuring the market.

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

Connection Cafe

Technology: As you can probably imagine, it’s important to ensure you have the right infrastructure to support donations, advanced segmentation, e-mailing those segments , tracking gifts and pulling reports to capture progress.

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Leveraging technology in today’s social world goes way beyond the technical requirements—success or failure seems more dependent on how flexible and effective your management practices are, rather than your specific IT competency. Don’t trust younger staff to lead your technology innovation?

NetCentric Advocacy: Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation

Network-Centric Advocacy

» March 19, 2007 Movement Building and Campaign Design Lessons from Energy Deregulation Why a distributed collaboration and massvolunteer system will work. From an organizational standpoint, this represents a very different structure—the integrated model. Although neither centralized nor decentralized, integrated structures blend a centralized surplus distribution and backup system with a decentralized network of small-scale operations.

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.

Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a chance to meet her face-to-face for the first time at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in 2007. After a broad survey, Rick’s team defined three broad categories of public participation in scientific research: contribution, collaboration, and co-creation.

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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. Technological expertise and an understanding with social media others don't know. Wendy : If nothing else, Millennials are collaborative. Suzy : Collaboration is the best skill someone can have.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

This often overlooked and sometimes under-appreciated department uses data to drive strategy, best practices to guide training, and technology to hack success. Technology. Selection of Enablement Software and other Technology Tools. Technology Adoption and Optimization.

What’s Black and White and Read All Over?

NTEN

In doing so, he leaves no room for the discussion of other types of systems or power structures. Then there's the historical leniency he uses in making assumptions about how past movements would have interacted with today's technology: "And of what use would a digital communication tool be in a town where ninety-eight per cent of the black community could be reached every Sunday morning at church?" flickr: Brit. No, it's not the newspaper.

What We Learned at Net:Work — It’s About People

Frogloop

While we have an incredible set of tools at our disposal now, management styles and even company structures will need to change to allow people to be their most productive and for our companies to flourish. How to Manage Consumer-Grade Collaborative Tools in the Workplace.

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. In today’s digital world if every employee is not actively thinking about how they can incorporate new technology into their job function you are falling behind! Set Your Structure!

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After I attended Catalyzing the Sharing Economy conference (the sharing economy is defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services), I shared a post with some notes and ideas about why I think it is the next generation of networked social change.

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

As per Merriam-Webster, “Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (as a smartphone camera).” What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

The progressions in technology throughout our lifetime have been so rapid that we are accustomed to adjusting our methods of communication based on these trends. In turn, these tools change the way we communicate by normalizing methods of communication based on available technology.

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

The emerging technology driving the 4th industrial revolution has incredible potential to change the way we work, live, connect and more. The agile approach minimizes the scale of “failure,” allowing your effort (technology or otherwise) to more rapidly adapt to changing needs and to more quickly discover where you are not achieving your objectives. The collaboration and innovative thinking around building a better world I saw at Davos this year encouraged me.

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

SocialFish

My bold… Executives expect that new digital technologies will transform their businesses, but many admit their companies are far from prepared in developing capabilities and meeting challenges. Check out the latest McKinsey Global Study on Digital Business.

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Leveraging technology in today’s social world goes way beyond the technical requirements—success or failure seems more dependent on how flexible and effective your management practices are, rather than your specific IT competency. Don’t trust younger staff to lead your technology innovation?

Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

Connection Cafe

At the same time, technology advances, global consumer trends, and the urgency of so many causes have given rise to the networked individual who is rewriting the rules of engagement. Technology. Radical Collaboration.

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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. Look for long-term evidence that the provider can rise to the occasion so that when a crisis hits your community your core technology will not fail. Only Technology or Strategic Support?