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

Connection Cafe

Here are four big trends for the social good sector over the next few years that I saw playing out at Davos: 1. In the near future, I predict that the tech trends driving this shift will continue to place more pressure on peer-to-peer and “do it yourself” fundraising capabilities. And companies like Unilever are not only focused on their supply chain, but re-structuring their advertising practices to better support and promote gender equality.

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.

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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. Online Organizing Trends nptechLove it or hate it, the real-time web is forcing nonprofits to change the way they do business.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The purpose of the Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium is to highlight current best practices, lessons learned from the field, and trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic board leadership, as well as board recruitment and retention. It's finally here!

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


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.

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.

Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

Amy Sample Ward

So far, the number of organizations opting to go out of business for mission-related reasons is too small to call a trend. collaboration socialchange book change pollyanna principles promotion

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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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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.) This conference features exceptional speakers and a plethora of workshops that address key issues and trends affecting nonprofit human-serving organizations.

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?

7 Patterns of Nonprofit Digital Teams


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


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.

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.

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.

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. Intentionally separate teams that share power well are a welcome new trend.

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Webinars in 2012 ? Where are They Going?


However, with such rapid progression in social media and collaborative learning, the webinar curriculum is in transition. Social Learning has been one of the most influential trends in online education over the past few years. This is a trend that will be changing in 2012.

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.

Embracing the Point of Impact Together: Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders and Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

I see firsthand each day that this trend is seriously catching on. Just as one person or organization doesn’t own 100 percent of the work of creating social change, the measurement of the effects of that work should be a collaborative effort.

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.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)


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. Wendy : If nothing else, Millennials are collaborative. I think collaboration and turning organizations inside out is the way organizations will operate in the future.

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


These executives have high expectations for the potential value their companies can generate from the three trends, and one-third even expect digital business to increase operating income by more than 10 percent over the next three years.

How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

We’ve tracked the shrinking donor pipeline and proposed the lifetime value strategy as a way to engage with donors and correct a trend that threatens the future of higher education fundraising programs. . Maintaining this structure is a management priority. . Building a donor pipeline is a huge undertaking and requires collaboration across all areas of the institution. The Problem: .

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Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate


like it or not, this method of communication is no longer a trend, but a solid means of interaction. 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.

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Want to look at structural racism, affordable housing or daycare, or gender and safety issues? Read about that in “ How nonprofits are cashing in on the crytocurrency trend ” 3.

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5 Nonprofit Tech Solutions For Improving Internal Communication


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.

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. Radical Collaboration.

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The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule


No longer will current organizational structures and processes survive in the current environment. More specifically, it will cover: Trends that are impacting the changes in employee mindset. This once hierarchical structure will collapse. A Culture of Collaboration Results.

The Real Meaning of Digital


But some of what they are saying is shining a light on some very important trends that we think are going to radically reshape our organizations in the next decade. We digital immigrants grew up in a time when communication and collaboration tools had some staying power.

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. _.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education


What trends are you seeing in live online education? Session leaders need to engage their audiences by understanding and using the selected platform’s collaboration tools. How about the case where the content is more structured such as scientific, legal or medical information?

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.

It’s Giving Days Season! No It’s A Giving Days Movement!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wonder if #GivingDays is just the hottest trend, to be a regular part of the toolkit in the near future?

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Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

Recent trends in philanthropic giving indicate that the new generation of donors has a high interest in ensuring that their donations generate outcomes (Flandez, 2012). Nonprofit executives must be cognizant of these trends, as they may provide insight into the motivations for giving.

The #FutureOfBusiness Is Social: Adapt Or Die


We have come to realize that these are not trends. This cannot work within the current structure. This will be enabled by collaboration systems, improved listening and messaging technology.

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From the Outside-In: The Path to Relevance


The use of social media is critical for enabling the execution of outside-in organizations focuses on relationships, continuous learning and collaborative innovation. The trend for knowledge service today is toward integrated solutions rather than single, disconnected products.

How can nonprofits attract and sustain corporate partnerships?

ASU Lodestar Center

As corporate social responsibility becomes integrated into the framework of society, best practices need to be in place to successfully unify the collaboration between the public and private sectors. CSR should not be created solely to follow the trend and please stakeholders.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

In isolation, the cuts may seem small,” says Stapel, “but over time, they speak to a larger, more serious trend that will have an impact on the health, happiness, and safety of our communities.”. Below, we highlight some of the prominent trends. Systems-level collaboration.

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But rather than replicating each other’s efforts and then charging for access to the results, these groups could follow a more collaborative, open model. Some of these groups are beginning to explore a collaboration.).

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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Patient advocates play a critical role in setting research priorities, designing clinical trials and structuring appropriate clinical engagement with industry. Stefani gave an overview of health care technology trends and some projects that Google is working on.

Rethinking corporate social responsibility

ASU Lodestar Center

The nonprofit business model is increasingly vulnerable to the volatility of the nonprofit marketplace and broad social, political, economic, and technological trends. posted by Herb Paine , President. Paine Consulting Services.

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Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts


As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch! We learn new community organizing tips and tools from them all the time.

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Packard OE Strategy Session: Laying Everything Out on the Table

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We still have a long way to go in synthesizing the numerous inputs, including a large constellation of trends, grantee priorities, values, economic realities, and more.