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. So much, in fact, that organizations are boarding the train without a map, a travel bag, and even a destination. This is the “train” on the tracks.

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Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool

SocialFish

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!)

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. You also want to document your training.

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These can help you predict whether participants will act on the training after the workshop: More than one person from an organization should participate so the ideas can be transferred to the whole organization. The secret is in the structure and design of the small group exercises.

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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!

American Red Cross Taps Huddle for Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

These volunteers provide training in first aid, CPR, and disaster preparedness and give support to those who have lost their homes to disaster. A Growing Need for Collaboration. A group of 5 to 10 employees used Huddle as their collaboration tool to systematically design the survey.

Five tips for software systems training

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

My good friend Adriano Pianesi , the former trainer at Members Only Software, has taken the bull by the horns and announced the creation of his own training consultancy, Participaction. Eventually, we found that traditional classroom training was rarely the solution.

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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. Do walking meeting one-on-ones and train staff to listen to each other.

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Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For decades, even centuries, our view of leadership has been defined by top-down, hierarchical structures. It’s being replaced by collaborative styles of leadership and the rise of programs and initiatives that are being co-created across departments and organizations.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Brainstorming can be done as a solo activity or group or collaborative brainstorming. When To Use Brainstorming or Idea Generation Techniques in Training. … Read More Facilitation Training Design

Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some techniques you can incorporate into your training and staff meetings that will help with learning and retention. 2. Walk and Talk: If you have taken a training with me , you know that won’t be sitting in your chair for long. Training Design

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The toolkit was designed through a collaboration between a European agency ( STBY ) and an Indian agency ( Quicksand ), it was commissioned by Nesta and the Rockefeller Foundation , who together saw a gap in the support for innovation provided to the development community.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

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.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is there a lead facilitator who is responsible for the final decision or is the team to work collaboratively making decisions? I’ve done many multiple day, intense training sessions. I wish I had done a structured creative thinking exercise to get people comfortable.

Does Extreme Content Delivery = Learning?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book goes into depth about each of these principles and how to incorporate into a training session. Walk and Talk: I do this a lot in half-day or full-day trainings. It is a more structured body break and incorporates more in-depth debrief on content. Training Design

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

It is important to establish a clear direction as to what you want these new structures to accomplish. Assign work that can only be achieved in a collaborative setting. Training Workplace development eLL Social LearningGetting the Most out of your Social Learning Program.

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

collaboration and interaction opportunities between participants, local experts, and others. The design included the following structure to allow for full group and small group dialogue, interaction, and exercises. The structure was: Overview: 3 minutes to share the problem.

The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

Later, on the train home to Somerset, my spirits were lifted sky high by this spectacular sunset , which I did my best to capture by pressing my phone up to the window. It’s already been a pretty damn good week.

Unlocking the Potential of Peer Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It should be clear to all involved that the learning process will be exploratory and emergent rather than tightly structured and directive. Guest Post Training Design

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Cliff Atkinson's new book, The Back Channel is a must read for anyone presenting at conferences or planning trainings in age of social media. The community is hosted by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer of SocialFish in collaboration with Omnipress.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. culture training staff nonprofits libraries Pajamas. Ping pong tables.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

The tour was organized by a group of library consultants from Kixal, Anneal, and Clarion Collaborative. When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. culture training staff nonprofits libraries Pajamas. Ping pong tables.

Staying Competitive in the Battle for Fundraising Talent

Connection Cafe

As a result, many higher education executives have developed their own playbooks of how to hire, train, and retain teams in this competitive and fluid space. We wanted to understand and share how institutions of all sizes and structures create intentional and effective strategies.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences and forums, informal trainings, and more that will be taking place all over the world, focusing on essential topics like: Nonprofit management. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

How Can Nonprofits Build High-Performing Teams?

ASU Lodestar Center

From low compensation to lack of training, the pursuit of minimal overhead has resulted in anemic spending on human capital.”. Build a Supportive Structure. The HPT emits a culture of passion, innovation, drive 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.

Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Planning and Implementation

Tech Soup Blog

Once you have a vision and plan of how the reporting should come out of the system you can work backwards to determine the best structure and setup to use in QuickBooks. collaborate with one another and share access to resources and best.

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

Wild Apricot

Through strategically implemented training, software tools and engagement techniques, sales ops leaders enable sales reps to focus more on selling in order to drive business results. . Evaluation of Sales Team Training Needs. Salesforce Recruitment, Onboarding and Training.

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

Gyrus

It used to be that in order to obtain compliance training, employees would have to undergo grueling roundtable instructor-led training (ILT). Non Profit Oraganizations Have Training Needs. For non profit organizations, training and education are both important elements.

Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

The main reason for segmenting by social influence is so you can deliberately cultivate this distinct group as new messengers with programmatic support and structure.

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Learning to Love the Re-Org: How We Executed a Staff Restructuring

Museum 2.0

In the first rectangle, I sketched out one version of how our organization could be structured. After an hour, I had 12 different versions of our staff structure, each in its own little box. But I resisted structure. And so we stayed egalitarian and collaborative.

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Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day

SocialFish

But through collective, collaborative – and yes competitive – efforts limited to a short time frame, they can all work together for the good of the whole community and region. Remember Give to the Max Day, November 9, 2011?

If You Do Nothing Else, Use An Editorial Calendar and Measurement for Your Content Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Participants at FFL Training Doing Content Strategy Brainstorm. It’s Not Too Late To Set Your Communications Agenda with LightBox Collaborative’s 2013 Editorial Calendar – Guest Post by Holly Minch, Lightbox Collaborative.

The 8 Key Elements of a Federated Buying Agreement

Connection Cafe

This is a prudent collaboration since a viable deal structure requires all three to remain ‘whole’ for the lifetime of a purchasing arrangement. Keep in mind that this agreement structure is relevant for a range of selections and choices in each area. Initial training.

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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. Excellent Training & Support? Training and support is critically important both during the transition and also over the long term. Training services are typically offered through a package, by the hour, or on a subscription basis.

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.

Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide

SocialFish

Once you’ve performed that internal review, you’ll want to define your project; think about strategic planning, project structure, and expenses. Plus, you’ll need your board’s collaboration to help decipher what you need from the consultant.

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

If your training arsenal consists of Instructor led training and elearnings and your user base is not as receptive to the teachings as they used to be, another option now exists. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

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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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate

SocialFish

As a result, our brains have been trained to multi-task and cross-process this information rapidly via virtual tools, leaving us with the expectation of instant gratification when obtaining information. Updating the Webinar Structure.

Mission Driven or People Driven?

SocialFish

3) Structuring around the customer, and not the product, policy, existing structures etc. As a folklorist with anthropological training, I am used to breaking codes; uncovering underlying assumptions and hidden subtexts behind what is being stated. TransforMED chose an entrepreneurial and collaborative discovery process rather than an esoteric and formal planning exercise. Is your organization mission or people driven?

It's almost time for #11NTC - See you there?

Judi Sohn

With the conference in DC, it means that getting there and back is easy by train. 11NTCSocialCRM) Tech Track: Keeping it Real (Secure) – Security in Your Network Neighborhood (10:30 am-12 pm Saturday) - The tech track sessions differ in both content and structure.

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