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.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration. Opportunity Collaboration / Cancún Yucatán, (Int.) New voices energizing conversations. New ways to collaborate with each other. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

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4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Once you have decided upon your key messages, you’ll be able to structure your story in a way that ensures that this key message is central to the point of your story. Of course, there may be other details that you want to include depending on your team structure and project management system.

Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

Connection Cafe

From the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter, from the Ice Bucket Challenge to the Woman’s March, many of today’s most effective movements are less about single charismatic voices and more about the power of the chorus. How we advance causes, how we share our voices, how we connect.

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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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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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No longer in extremis.

Museum 2.0

Each week, I’ve been ceding the blog to others as a chance to hear many voices share their thoughts about our field, where we are, and where we are going. This field is varied, and each voice adds to our collective understanding of the situation. The entire system and structure of this country has been built on racism. Before I introduce our writer this week, I will say, reach out if you’d like to add your thoughts.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Structure Content With An Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. This is what makes structure such a critical component of any content marketing process. It’s not a sexy topic, but structuring your ideas is what constrains our thoughts to adherable guidelines.

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.

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


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.

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. The examples were all around us, not just in the voices of speakers but in the physical sites where we met.

The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule


By preserving control at the top of the hierarchy, these same organizations are increasingly vulnerable to the volatility of the customer voice. No longer will current organizational structures and processes survive in the current environment. A Culture of Collaboration Results.

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The #FutureOfBusiness Is Social: Adapt Or Die


By preserving control at the top of the hierarchy, these same organizations are increasingly vulnerable to the volatility of the customer voice. This cannot work within the current structure. This will be enabled by collaboration systems, improved listening and messaging technology.

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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.

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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. _.

Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them. Teaching the new is not structured because it is social learning.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

Social Actions

Silicon Valley has a sophisticated structure designed to identify and develop young creative people with innovative ideas. In the social sector, this structure is in its infancy.

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Are Businesses Ready for True Reinvention?


Whether we are early adopters of technology that enable and encourage us to be more connected, more collaborative, adapt to change and be more open to possibilities, these things that exist in our current environment are what we want or expect will translate to our work environment.

Interview with ASAE’s Community Manager, Mandy Stahl


Where does it sit in the structure of ASAE, and what are the main tasks you’re responsible for? We have several staff members involved in Collaborate, and I hope to do more in the future. I have been working to give the online voice of ASAE more of a distinct personality.

The Future of Work: A Manifesto


Collaboration – both internal and external – has value for the organization. Trust provides structure and predi­ctability in a much more powerful way than hiera­rchies and organ­izational charts do.

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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session included an update of Celgene’s work in patient advocacy and an announcement of their Innovation Impact Awards Program , focused on incorporating the patient voice into pharmaceutical and biotech research and development. Click for Twitter Transcript.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

We invited community members in, to be active contributors, collaborators, and co-creators in our museum space. We think about this redefinition of affinity not just in terms of our programming but our internal structures as well. We seek to empower our visitors to raise their own civic and creative voices. Showing that their voice matters.

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Pros and Cons of Cloud Software for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Many industry professionals also use the phrase "Software as a service" (SaaS) which encompasses both cloud technology and a subscription payment structure. Mobility and Collaboration. Some critics have voiced concerns about data security and control for cloud systems.

Creating a Network to Nurture Social Entrepreneurs and 3BL Businesses: Notes from 2009 Net Impact Conference session

Social Actions

Silicon Valley has a sophisticated structure designed to identify and develop young creative people with innovative ideas. In the social sector, this structure is in its infancy.

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The Art of Tech: Zero1 Festival App to Capture the Crowd

Tech Soup Blog

Siembieda-Gribben structured the hackathon to maximize learning and shared knowledge. A remarkable part of the judging portion of the event – and of the hackathon overall – was the collaborative energy sparked among the teams.

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Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

In 2008 and 2009, there were many conference sessions and and documents presenting participatory case studies, most notably Wendy Pollock and Kathy McLean's book Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Brainstorming can be done as a solo activity or group or collaborative brainstorming. It also improves overall staff engagement because it gives everyone a voice. Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings?

Frameworks and Lessons from the Public Participation in Science Research Report

Museum 2.0

In this report, the authors describe three specific models for public participation: contribution, collaboration, and co-creation. For this reason, some citizen science projects are now moving towards collaborative and co-creative models. What does the word "participatory" mean to you?

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 wish I had done a structured creative thinking exercise to get people comfortable. Photo by Trav Williams.

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

Museum 2.0

In 2008 and 2009, there were many conference sessions and and documents presenting participatory case studies, most notably Wendy Pollock and Kathy McLean''s book Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions. This August/September, I am "rerunning" popular Museum 2.0 blog posts from the past.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This approach would also create capacity for new voices and new ideas to be engaged in the environmental movement. Collaborating more with other funders would led to the creation of a pooled fund, more multi-year funding, a common grant application, and the ability to be more nimble.

Can Nonprofit Organizations Work More Like Clouds? How?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yes, this sounds dangerous, and yes, there are some dangers involved, but the cloud wants to be spoken to authentically, and authenticity has many competing voices, not a single monolithic tone. Understand how to have influence via electronic participation and collaboration.

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Christian Kreutz's Reflections on Web2.0forDev

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How do I offer all these channels for collaboration and still filter what is important to me? He also make a few other points worth noting: I had the feeling everybody shared an enthusiasm for the potential that development can have, but I also only saw a few clear structured projects. A complete contrast to that was Damir Simunic, who talked about Collaboration on the Edge of Network. Christian Kreutz has written up his reflections on the recent Web2.0fordev conference.

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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Association Social Media: American Society of Civil Engineers


3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g. It takes a lot of collaboration to repackage content in a social media friendly way – from wrangling images to writing succinct calls to action – there’s a lot involved!

On Citizen Members


Over time staff and the governance structure shift the emphasis to providing products and services rather than facilitating the community in the acts of creation and collaboration. Peter Block talks about this type of shift quite elegantly in his new book, Community: The Structure of Belonging. Matt Spencer I love the citizenship concept and all of the comments as well, especially the concept of returning to the original structure of associations.

What is An Open Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Maddie: Lindy and I have talked to thousands of association executives who have voiced their frustrations about the social web–from the overabundance of tools and the disorderly experimentation of staff (and members!), Second, simplify complex structures and processes.

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NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The result of these ad hoc collaborations was a folksonomy of terms of nonprofit technology related news and a community of taggers. And, of course, one of the community ad hoc collaborations incorporated Digg or a "Digg like" ability to crowdsource news items.

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The Cults That Get Things Done


But it's possible to still keep sight of the important things while sacrificing some of the structural integrity. All parties who have a stake in the project should have a role and a voice in the plan, from the CEO to the data entry clerk. Poster by Joshua Rothaas / CC BY 2.0

Too many Chiefs.


All panel members agree that a close relationship with the CEO is vital for instigating change, but they voice different views on other issues, such as how to interact with the finance function." I agree that we need to change the way teams collaborate and how we interact and create relationships with external stakeholders! I was reading an interesting article in the McKinsey Quarterly : How chief strategy officers think about their role: A Roundtable by Renee Dye.

Enabling Program Staff to Become Digital Editors


This challenge is further complicated by the fact that while we want to empower our staff to share client stories, we also want to make sure that our external communications are shared in a single voice that represents the organization’s brand. In this article, we will explore how to manage these challenges from a technology standpoint, including publishing metrics, establishing structure, removing barriers and offering training. Establish structure and accountability.

Participatory Design Vs. Design for Participation: Exploring the Difference

Museum 2.0

Participatory Design means Innovating the Process There are museums pursuing participatory design for a variety of reasons: to increase the diversity of voices represented in exhibits, to cast wider nets for great ideas on program topics, to engage particular partners in the exhibit design process.

Self-Identification and Status Updates: Personal Entrypoints to Museum Experiences

Museum 2.0

When you enter, you start the visit by "logging in" at a kiosk that records your name, your voice, your photo, and your favorite color and music genre. When you make an audio mashup, your voice is part of the mix.