How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place. How are trust and internal controls intertwined?

2012 Association International Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Build and Nurture Global Online Communities. Description : Is creating a global online community important to reaching and engaging with your association’s constituents or members? This session will explore why several associations have chosen to use virtual options for building their international communities and what they have learned. Related Links : ASAE International. Date : May 1-3, 2012. Location : Washington DC.

International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

T, December 10th, the international community is observing Human Rights Day to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On International Human Rights Day, we pay tribute to all human rights defenders, celebrate the recent victories of the human rights community, and recognize the challenges that still lie ahead in the global struggle to advance justice, accountability and an end to impunity.

International Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

Today, on International Women’s Day , I’m grateful, proud, realistic and hopeful. Today, I am realistic… that only some women have the advantages I take for granted every day. Safety, education, vote, voice, financial independence, even basic control over their lives. I am realistic that this isn’t just the case for women in developing nations. It also happens in my own community, my own country. I am realistic (and sad) that we have a long way to go.

#IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. (I Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association


Next up in our interview series, Jayme Gravell, social media strategist at the International Reading Association (IRA). 3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g.

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As an intern with HRDAG , I was part of the team analyzing data drawn from documents in the National Police Archive, a cache of approximately 80 million sheets of paper kept by the police system during the Guatemalan Civil War, a 36-year long conflict that ended in 1996.

Numbers, Stories and Pajamas: Inspirations for International Volunteer Day 2015

Connection Cafe

So I thought in the spirit of International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2015), I should share three volunteerism topics that inspire me. The Corporation for National & Community Service has very insightful statistics on the volunteering and civic life.

SocialCoding4Good Going International with Random Hacks of Kindness

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We were deeply impressed by the creativity of the teams and their projects and, after a challenging decision process, selected Amnesty International’s Invisible Victims project, which seeks to leverage digital services to support migrants, making the invisible crimes against them visible without putting migrants, their families and networks at further risk. Each of these partners has established deployments, an active community and a demonstrated history of creating transformative impact.

An intern's perspective

ASU Lodestar Center

I have since had the opportunity to work at multiple nonprofit organizations as an intern, where I learned what I was good at, improved on many of my skills, and learned what makes a good internship program. All of the organizations I interned with had faith in me.

The International Institute of Social Entrepreneurship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A Guest Beneblog by Viji Dilip, This summer I visited the International Institute of Social Entrepreneurship (IISE). The campus, that feels like a holiday resort and an university at the same time houses the International Institute of Social Entrepreneurs.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association


———— Next up in our interview series, Jayme Gravell, social media strategist at the International Reading Association (IRA). 3) Can you describe the internal collaboration workflow with other areas of the association (e.g.

Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. More About International Women's Day. International Women's Day came about in its current form in 1975. International NGO Leadership. Full disclosure.

Bookshare International’s Viji Dilip Profiled in Magazine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The staff I work with at Benetech are committed to the communities that we serve with our technology. Among the people I’m privileged to call a colleague here at Benetech is Viji Dilip, the International Program Coordinator for our Bookshare International service. When we received a grant from the Bernard Newcomb Foundation in 2007 to take Bookshare international, I asked Viji to become Bookshare’s International Program Coordinator.

Community Spotlight: Legacy International

Tech Soup Blog

One such nonprofit is Legacy International , an organization dedicated to strengthening civil society through international projects that bringing universal democratic values and team-building tools to address local, regional and global needs. Legacy International took four place in our Digital Storytelling Challenge with their video, " 30 Ways to Create Peace ", but their video production didn't stop there.

Using Our Own Software Internally


So, we decided to jump off that cliff and recently moved all of our own customer tracking and account management to our own Community Operating System. I''ve always been interested in whether other software providers use their own software for their own purposes or deploy other tools. Seems like this is a great line in the sand.

Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity


Enter, International Day of Charity. Held on September 5th in commemoration of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, International Day of Charity encourages citizens, NGOs, and stakeholders around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

Research Friday: Why Give to International Charities?

ASU Lodestar Center

is a rich country and, as of 2011, ranks as the most generous nation in the world, 1 only five percent of its charitable giving goes to international causes. Here are three simple reasons why your "heart" may tell you to give to international causes: 1.

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

They’re the reason that many nonprofit organizations have the means to operate and make a difference in their communities. March 14-18 is International Grant Professionals Week and today it culminates to International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), a day dedicated to honoring the many hours that go into writing, making and seeking grant projects and proposals—a task that’s often done behind the scenes and not highlighted enough in the nonprofit sector.

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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.

International Directory of Verified NGOs Launching Early 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While many international NGO online directories do exist, the ability for international NGOs worldwide to accept online donations through the soon-to-be-launched .NGO A “Connect” section where NGOs can link to their social network communities.

Online Community Manager Job Description


Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

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Are you a community manager?


Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The study also analyzes how international organizations make Twitter work for them.

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

March 8th is International Women’s Day. At the workshop they met a group of fantastic young women – girls, really – who are teaching themselves to design mobile apps to address community problems like sexual violence.

At Grameen Foundation, an international nonprofit becomes a software developer - The Washington Post

AFP Blog

At Grameen Foundation, an international nonprofit becomes a software developer - The Washington Post : hree years later, the foundation’s thesis has given rise to an open-source software platform called Mobile Technology for Community Health, or MOTECH, that an increasing number of nonprofits, non-governmental organizations and humanitarian groups are using to address pandemics such as tuberculosis and HIV

Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Social networks allow to connect with people from outside of our community and it is easy to have your conversation get lost in translation. How to Approach Social Media Internationally Guest Post By Christian Arno. Does that mean your social media is international?

Social Media at AFP International Conference

NCE Social Media

Some companies that were there included: ammado - Global online community of nonprofits, socially responsible companies, and individuals committed to positive change, ie your volunteers. I’m back from the Association of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) conference in New Orleans, LA. There were social media companies there hocking their wares. There also were charities there who conducted presentations on their use of social media. I wanted do a brief run down of what I learned.

Internal and External Tools that Can Help Your Organization Be More Effective


The utilization of technology in the nonprofit world, like in the business world, comes in two pieces: internal and external. Internal management systems and tracking tools are integral to keeping an organization well-oiled and effective at what they do. Community data management external tools ImpactFlo Infrastructure internal tools nptech nten social media Social Media Staffing Strategy Terri Harel Communications Terri Harel. Cofounder. ImpactFlo.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders.

February 2011 Community Builder Chat Wrap-Up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

The conversation in this month’s chat focused on these questions: How to best stay motivated and motivate your community team. The result is often community managers having to motivate themselves AND their community. Great response from the community.

Bringing Community Organizing into Online Campaigns – Dashboard

Amy Sample Ward

Here’s the dashboard from The Extraordinaries of our 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference session today: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns – [International Ballroom C] (#co2oc). What: What is the basis of community organizing and why is it important to online campaigns? Traditional community organizing informs a successful online campaign and lays the groundwork for a sustainable, effective movement for social change.

Are you strangling your community?


Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. We dictate the operations of the community.

Comfort vs. Action: The Internal Debate

ASU Lodestar Center

Tan is a Coordinator in ASU’s University Service Learning department, specializing in community partnerships and AmeriCorps programming. posted by. Laura E. Tan , University Service Learning /. AmeriCorps Coordinator. ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?


This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager?

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#4Change Chat Wrap-Up: Community Building

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had a fun time moderating the June #4Change Twitter Chat on Online Community Building. Best Practices: From @davidahood: Still strongly believe that there has to be an element of face to face/on the ground connection to any successful engagement and mobilisation of any community. I think all roles in community organizing have a bit of “willing to try to change the world&# in them.

Get Open Community on Audible


Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

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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. They talked about community building. I don’t think there is a way to directly build community. We can’t sit down and say, “let’s go build some community.” Participation is one (of many) tactics for building community. As time has gone on, my attention has shifted from the tactic of participation to the outcome of building community.

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AskIdealware: What's it Like to Intern at Idealware?


Idealware is looking for a couple of good interns, and we like to think the experience is one that you won't soon forget. It's a great way to make a difference in the nonprofit community, to work with some interesting people passionate about their organization, and have a little bit of fun.

Tweetcamp: Online network moves to offline community

Amy Sample Ward

What this created was a chance for people who use Twitter to come together offline to create community. It is for the community, by the community, all thanks originally to Twitter. Here are some of my ideas: How is Tweetcamp going to move the community?

Calling all Community Managers!


Have you ever asked yourself “I love working in community, but what’s next?” or, “I know my community is important, but how can I convince my executives that more investment and resources would lead to even more ROI?”.

Are you a community manager?


Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

Where have all the interns gone?

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance ASU Lodestar Center The origin of the word “intern” goes back to the Latin and French meaning: to restrict or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country. Over time, the term “community service” has evolved to mean the individual did something wrong. Legally the abused intern is gaining status by winning law suits and human resource departments are taking note.