A Guide to bbcon 2020 for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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Though we’re disappointed to not be exploring Seattle with all of our awesome Arts and Cultural friends, we are super excited for our first-ever virtual bbcon 2020 ! Arts & Cultural bbcon bbcon 2020

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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And while many of us are busy making our personal New Year’s resolutions, we should also be thinking of how to be more successful , well-rounded cultural executives. To help, here are some thought-starters from the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural team – along with a sneak-peek at what we have planned for 2020 so far. . . I n order for you as a cultural professional to maintain that safe space you must take care of yourself. 2020 is here!

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#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

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Arts and Cultural organizations are capitalizing on this giving movement by creating a clear call-to-action attached to customized campaigns. Cities that come together, develop a greater community and improve their environment. This creates a team environment, increases particpation and awareness. . Don’t let it pass without acting and have fun building your Arts & Culture campaign.

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3 Lessons Arts & Cultural Organizations Can Learn from Retail

Connection Cafe

Being new to the arts & cultural space (career-wise, not interest-wise), I’ve been doing a lot of reading to get a better understanding of this industry. What’s surprised me are the parallels I see with other industries – namely retail where I was most recently focused – and it got me thinking: what can arts & cultural organizations learn from the retail industry? The current environment is being called the retail apocalypse.

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Expert Advice for Improving Culture & Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

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And with private sector companies increasingly realizing the need to incorporate purpose into jobs and technology making it easier for individuals to make a difference on their own, it’s even more critical that nonprofits (and all social good organizations) prioritize improving culture and morale to remain competitive in the employment market. Read more on this topic: Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit.

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How to Build and Maintain an Intentional Organizational Culture in a Remote Staff Environment

NTEN

Tools and new workplace traditions can help support cultural institutions, like water cooler conversations, for both local and remote staff. And just like in the office, remote workers have to be deliberate about creating an inspiring culture. Collaboration Leadership Organizational Culture organizational managementLisette Sutherland. Director. Collaboration Superpowers.

What Makes a Strong Culture?

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I came across an HBR post from a few years ago that identified six components of great company cultures: Vision. Yes, how you design your workspace impacts your culture, as do the stories you tell internally and externally about who you are and what you value, but those things ultimately do not determine the strength or greatness of your culture. Now, every culture is unique. ———— It’s not the perks, it’s culture that works.

What’s the ROI of your culture?

SocialFish

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. We care that your culture is strong, and that what is valued internally actually drives success and delivers exceptional performance. The good news is, the recipe for a strong culture is not as difficult as you might think. They are the base of a strong culture.

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How To Create A People-First Culture At Your Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. And, what exactly is heart culture ?

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. At your nonprofit, culture is at the heart of who you are. 2) Turn Next to your People – culture is all about behavior, and it’s people who take the steps that reflect on your 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. I’d like to set the record straight on some common misconceptions about nonprofit culture. You can build vibrant nonprofit culture later. Never put culture on the back burner. Your rad office space equals culture. Culture Featured

Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

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Establishing workplace culture isn’t easy. One way to combat the struggles of creating a workplace culture is to let it extend beyond the workplace. Make the culture in your office a lifestyle culture, and bring your staff along with you. The more natural your culture feels in the office, the more comfortable your employees and volunteers will be, no matter how different they are. Culture Featured

How To Create A People-First Culture At Your Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. Although the book is authored by an award-winning financial advisor and primarily written for professionals in the financial services industry, this book is a must read for any leader who wants to create a nurturing heart culture that hinges on the human-centric values the next generation of employees hold in high regard.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

EveryAction affords DonorTrends the opportunity to bring our proven fundraising insights to more nonprofits facing a changing donor environment. Across our people and our portfolio, we encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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

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Clarity, like common sense, is often an elusive quality in today’s busy environment. And a culture that follows through with commitments is building a culture of integrity ready to support strong internal controls. Encourage a culture where people can make decisions, are trusted to use good judgement and have the discernment to know when to ask more questions before taking action.

Crafting Your Culture

SocialFish

—————— Building organizational culture involves magic and artistry. But you create a culture by doing and saying, and you can choose to be deliberate and thoughtful about what you do and say. The reality is that every organization has a culture: a distinctive mix of attitude, atmosphere, norms, and values. And the executive director and senior staffers have a disproportionate influence on what that culture looks like.

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. What I mean by “culture”. Culture is complicated—or at least a lot more complicated than most realize. Even though you can’t grab culture and hold it in your hand, it’s absolutely everywhere.

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture

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Jamie’s Association Success posts in December focused on the visible parts of culture… The Link Between Office Design and Culture. As he pointed to the photo, the CEO was really clear about his message: You can’t claim that you’re all about fun, and then make your people work in an environment like that. >> What Does Your Annual Meeting Say About Your Culture? Well, not ALL of your culture, but part of it. Culture That Works

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

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Faced with a shifting business environment and their scientific journal-based business model at risk from open access, ASPB is completely rethinking how they provide value to members. Culture That Works Featured From the TrenchesReady to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 https://t.co/PCHAHbHpxG PCHAHbHpxG 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

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. Company culture is the thread that weaves together the fabric that makes up your nonprofit scarf. Why Culture Matters. Drucker is attributed with saying, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” A happy staff is a happy nonprofit culture.

Best Career Advice For An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. If I put together the best of each, here is what made those environments effective: • Leaders led by example on a consistent basis and were willing to roll up their sleeves, particularly during tight deadlines or challenging times. This grass-roots approach helped ensure that the culture was shaped and influenced by employees and not only by top management.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

Faced with a shifting business environment and their scientific journal-based business model at risk from open access, ASPB is completely rethinking how they provide value to members. Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

Faced with a shifting business environment and their scientific journal-based business model at risk from open access, ASPB is completely rethinking how they provide value to members. Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Is a Results-Only Work Environment Right for Your Organization?

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Flickr: Tracy Hunter We've heard whispers about Results-Only Work Environments – mostly from the corporate world. We're excited to have Jessica on the line to talk about her experiences and the best ways to improve organizational culture at our upcoming webinar, " Rebel in a Polyester Sash: How Breaking the Rules Builds Better Organizational Culture ". > I knew the single biggest factor holding us back from making progress was our horrible culture.

[PODCAST] Creating a Culture of Self Care | Ft. Beth Kanter

NonProfit Hub

Culture building. In the nonprofit sector specifically, culture building is daunting and confusing, not to mention, seemingly costly. What a lot of people don’t know is that culture is the lifeblood of any organization. If your nonprofit’s culture includes beige walls, cubicles and minimal days off, you still have culture. Culture catalyzes staff engagement and strengthens leadership. Culture also includes intangibles like attitudes and mindsets.

Building a Culture of Healthcare Philanthropy with Patients at the Center

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In an environment where operating margins are often much thinner than is ideal, this revenue stream becomes mission-critical to the overall system. 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. We all know that patients are at the heart of everything healthcare organizations do.

The Elements Of Good Culture

Eric Jacobson

What also really caught my attention was the book's discussion about the elements of good culture. Culture created from as high up in the organization as possible. A culture particularly well suited for digital. Those seven elements are: Stay Flexible - create a continuous learning environment with flexibility and a certain disdain for roles. Corporate Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Good Culture Jason Burby Leadership Shane Atchison

Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

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Each of these women push the boundaries of cultural institutions in different ways, with digital and physical manifestations. Monica publicly launched Museum of Impact this year with an exhibition on #blacklivesmatter, and she has projects on other themes--immigration, environment, mass incarceration--in the works. She writes about race, history, parks, culture, and politics. Our cultural universe is full of stars.

How to Build a Company Culture That Works

SocialFish

Jamie Notter and I have developed a set of workshops through our new consulting firm, Culture That Works , to help our clients with their culture change issues. We have a specific interest in and focus on culture change related to technology change, but we also have expertise in conflict, generational differences, and leadership development. Foundations of a Collaborative Culture Workshop. ———– Social Media Culture Alignment Workshop.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

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The best way to ready ourselves for this shifting environment is Continuous Learning. This is the most important step in promoting a continuous learning environment. Then when it comes down to writing up a formal policy, take the following practical continuous learning foundations into consideration: An Open Environment – Establish to your employees early on that it is ok to ask questions when something is not understood.

How To Create A People-first Culture

Eric Jacobson

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. Although the book is authored by an award-winning financial advisor and primarily written for professionals in the financial services industry, this book is a must read for any leader who wants to create a nurturing heart culture that hinges on the human-centric values the next generation of employees hold in high regard.

Does your culture allow for change?

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Dropping isolated, new elements in organizations whose cultures and practices are not set up to integrate and use them will not bring about new results. In our research we group associations in two large categories on the basis of their actions, thoughts, culture and behavior: bureaucratic or supply-driven and entrepreneurial or demand-driven. The broader context of customers’ economic and social environments.

The Ideal Company Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. If I put together the best of each, here is what made those environments effective: • Leaders led by example on a consistent basis and were willing to roll up their sleeves, particularly during tight deadlines or challenging times. This grass-roots approach helped ensure that the culture was shaped and influenced by employees and not only by top management.

How To Create Strong Workplace Culture and Improve Mental Health At Your Organization (Webinar)

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——– One of the most delicate yet important parts of building culture in the workplace is realizing how important mental health of your colleagues, clients, and yourselves is. We’re going to discuss how to assess your work place environment, create an inclusive workplace, and best practices and actionable steps for assessing your own mental health and helping others in the sector.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit. Guest Post: Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default? When people hear the term “company culture,” they typically think “workplace perks”—those two are often confused or used interchangeably.

What freedom in a humanized culture looks like [case study]

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Jamie posted about this last week , and I think we’re both just at the beginning of a whole series of possible posts about the human attributes we see in this Netflix slide deck about their corporate culture. Pay them well and be demanding about your high performance culture. fix problems quickly – prevention is NOT cheaper than fixing mistakes in creative environments. Culture from Reed Hastings.

The Elements Of An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. If I put together the best of each, here is what made those environments effective: • Leaders led by example on a consistent basis and were willing to roll up their sleeves, particularly during tight deadlines or challenging times. This grass-roots approach helped ensure that the culture was shaped and influenced by employees and not only by top management.

How To Build A Connection Culture

Eric Jacobson

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the new book, Connection Culture. In addition, the five primary reasons connection cultures need to be a high priority are that employees who feel connected: Perform at the top of their game. Partnering with Stallard on Connection Culture are authors Jason Pankau and Katharine P Stallard.

The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: A Thorough Hiring Process

NonProfit Hub

And with a title for herself like “Head of Fun” it’s easy to see that DoSomething.org is doing something right with their organization’s workplace culture. That’s why we interviewed them for our final article of the nonprofit workplace culture series. million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. their culture can get watered down a little bit.

How To Create A Heart, People-First Culture At Your Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. Although the book is authored by an award-winning financial advisor and primarily written for professionals in the financial services industry, this book is a must read for any leader who wants to create a nurturing heart culture that hinges on the human-centric values the next generation of employees hold in high regard.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Although I come from a different culture, it doesn't hamper my work. s environment. Meet Zarah Jane Almeida who works as a producer for Mlup Baitong's Environmental Advocacy Radio Program. She has been blogging about her work and life at Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia since January, 2004. Born in Roxas City, known as the seafood capital of the Philippines, she graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in mass communications.

What being a B Corp means to us

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Work Culture B Corp b corporation Business corporate social responsibility environment social good sustainabilityAbout seven months ago, See3 was officially named a B Corporation company. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about what it means and how it impacts our business. One thing is for sure: it’s more than a title. It’s a responsibility, a higher standard, and an opportunity to do business better. The mission of B […].

Highlights From The Book, Connection Culture

Eric Jacobson

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the new book, Connection Culture. In addition, the five primary reasons connection cultures need to be a high priority are that employees who feel connected: Perform at the top of their game. Partnering with Stallard on Connection Culture are authors Jason Pankau and Katharine P Stallard.