Culture Eats Association Innovation for Breakfast Too


——– I wrote ages ago about the false dichotomy inherent in the phrase that culture “eats strategy” for breakfast (or lunch or whatever). But the implication of the phrase—that culture is probably having a bigger impact than you realize—is certainly true.

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon


Authenticity is rooted in alignment between your internal culture and your external communications. That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! You’ll work with us to: Know your culture.

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Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

Alan’s background as both a technology consultant and a CIO in museums and other cultural institutions meant he brought a unique perspective to a hot topic: technology implementations. Culture is often overlooked, but it is so critical to the success of teams.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

We got real about the need for a culture that fosters awareness for philanthropy’s role inside and outside our walls. In short, we realized we need to build a stronger culture of philanthropy. Download: npEXPERTS – Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy.

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Build a Culture of Association Success


Just a little reminder that Jamie and I have been busy bees writing a whole yearly series on culture for ! Here’s a quick sampler from the last few months: February – Why Culture Matters. The Link Between Culture and Talent.

What Makes a Strong Culture?


I came across an HBR post from a few years ago that identified six components of great company cultures: Vision. Now, every culture is unique. If you want to know how you rate in these four areas, then have your staff complete our Culture Strength Assessment.

How to Build a Culture that Leaves Behind a Legacy

NonProfit Hub

Our nonprofit’s culture ROCKS.”. While these ideas are a good starting point, company culture is so much more than a one-time activity here and a day-off there, or feeling the need to spend money to try to look fun. Why Culture Matters. A happy staff is a happy nonprofit culture.

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization.

Five Lies You Tell Yourself About Nonprofit Culture

NonProfit Hub

At the core of all that change, though, an organization needs something to keep it grounded: a solid culture. Some people assume that they have a strong grip on what culture is, but some of those assumptions are wrong. You can build vibrant nonprofit culture later.

New CEOs and Culture Change


Have you read our article in Associations Now about new CEOs dealing with organizational culture yet? New CEOs have a golden opportunity to embark on the difficult work of changing organizational culture. Culture That Works Featured

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I was honored to do several workshops hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. Crisis As Workplace Culture.

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

And a culture that follows through with commitments is building a culture of integrity ready to support strong internal controls. An ownership culture recognizes the importance of both accountability and reward for making good decisions and implementing them as well.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16


Culture That Works Featured From the TrenchesReady to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

NonProfit Hub

And it reminded me just how important culture plays in the recruiting, hiring, training and retaining an awesome staff. Instead, let culture be your bedrock. And most importantly, let your nonprofit culture permeate into everything—and I mean everything—you do.

One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of researching and writing the book, we interviewed hundreds of nonprofit professionals about how they create a culture of well being in the workplace. It is considered a good workplace perk and a sign that his organization has a supportive culture.

Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman , CEO of Philanthropy University , about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building. How have you addressed it in your culture?

Talking Culture: Association Chat, Boards and Millennials on YM


Oh and BONUS – if you want more culture content – check out our brand new WorkXO podcast. Culture That Works FeaturedJamie and I have been all over the interwebs over the last few days!

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.

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Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture


Jamie’s Association Success posts in December focused on the visible parts of culture… The Link Between Office Design and Culture. What Does Your Annual Meeting Say About Your Culture? Well, not ALL of your culture, but part of it. Culture That Works

A Culture of Content


“When content becomes an ingrained part of an organization’s culture, content strategy functions like a well-oiled engine, producing, circulating, and begetting content, creating numerous efficiencies in the process. Really like this Altimeter deck.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. It speaks to establishing culture norms among staff of curiosity, reflection, and trust. The term means learning culture. Cultural Indicators.

Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. The business management guru Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It is also clear that culture eats Big Data for lunch.

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

Connection Cafe

Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. A culture of philanthropy is a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization. Let us know what you learned and how your organization is building a culture of philanthropy!

Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Culture is mission. Culture is process. Culture is everything. When I was a kid, culture had a very different meaning. To me, culture was about “being cultured.” But today, culture is something much more mainstream. I really do believe this.

What’s the ROI of your culture?


They were from different industries and came in different shapes and sizes, but they had one thing in common: ridiculously strong cultures. Notice we didn’t say cool cultures or happy cultures. They are the base of a strong culture. All strong cultures are unique.

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Eight Good Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A

Building a Culture of Healthcare Philanthropy with Patients at the Center

Connection Cafe

In order to maximize charitable giving from patients, it is crucial that all individuals know and value a culture of philanthropy. It is not an easy process to change culture, but it must happen for healthcare philanthropy to succeed.

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning


We talked about “the implications of social media on associations, how it has led to organizations becoming more human-centric (including the impact millennials are having on this), and the important role of learning in organizational culture.”

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Highlights for bbcon 2016 : Our Path Forward, a panel session kicking off BBCON for our arts & cultural attendees, led by Kevin Knight, Senior Vice President for Arts & Culture at Blackbaud. Nonprofit News #bbcon Arts Arts & Cultural MuseumsOne of my favorite times of year is fast approaching—bbcon.

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Strategy Meets Culture on This Month’s #CultureChat


We’ve all heard the mantra, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” but is it true? What exactly is the relationship between culture and strategy? This is what we’ll explore in this month’s twitter chat on culture, #CultureChat.

Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. Fundraising Arts & Cultural end of year fundraising fundraising fundraising infographic infographic research

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The Ideal Company Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. This grass-roots approach helped ensure that the culture was shaped and influenced by employees and not only by top management. In this way, employees owned the culture as much as the management did.

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is culture of philanthropy embedded in the way that everyone does their work? What is a culture of philanthropy? It is all about how to nurture a nonprofit organizational culture that has shared responsibility for fundraising among all of its people.

Next #culturechat 4/30 – Hiring for Culture Fit


This month we’re talking about hiring for culture fit. Some of the questions we’ll address are: What does “culture fit” mean at your organization? What is the balance between cultural fit and skills/competency in your hiring process, and why?

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Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?


When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it? Because your culture could chew up this cool tech initiative and spit it out. Well it wouldn’t be as tricky if you actually understood your culture to begin with.

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We all have too many meetings and many organizations have a meeting culture that spawns more meetings, and the cycle of wasted time continues, stealing our creativity, energy, and getting in the way of getting results! Facilitation Leadership Organizational Culture

Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

Museum 2.0

Each of these women push the boundaries of cultural institutions in different ways, with digital and physical manifestations. She writes about race, history, parks, culture, and politics. Our cultural universe is full of stars.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She shared some great tips about how to get your nonprofit to shift from a sitting culture to one which includes walking meetings and standing desks. But, Hazon had more of a sitting culture. How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time?

How to Create a Culture of Content

See What's Out There

Johnston, Marketing Associate at Sprout Social, talks about what it takes to create a culture of content at nonprofits. The post How to Create a Culture of Content appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy content content marketing culture storytellingAlicia B.

Social business demands culture change


Social business demands culture change. . Most organizations today are simply not compatible with the way a social business really works – but culture change takes time. However, we believe that you can change your culture one process at a time.