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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

We gather more than 800 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals for two days to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance. Impact Convergence 2016 brings together leaders, practitioners, and professionals from around the globe who are interested in impact and evaluation. It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents(Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF.).

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Great reads from around the web on April 23rd

Amy Sample Ward

Report Release: The 2010 Nonprofit IT Staffing and Spending … – "Nearly 1,200 nonprofit professionals filled out the latest annual survey, sponsored by NTEN and The NonProfit Times, providing us with another year of benchmarks and data concerning: salaries, outsourcing, recruiting, organizational structure, and other aspects of Information Technology practices in the nonprofit sector.

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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

The field is evolving at a rapid pace, creating a lot of opportunity for creativity in structuring the market. From governments working with nonprofits, to corporations working with social entrepreneurs, industries are coming together to push the field forward. Our friend at Hewlett Foundation ( @Hewlett_Found ), Margot Fahnestock, pointed out the cultural difficulties with setting up an effective women’s reproductive health system in Zambia.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. We have gathered an outstanding group of field experts to teach how to build and sustain this kind of governance. Governance / @usdsoles. Governance. 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.

How Can Member-Based Nonprofits Use Lean Innovation to Remain Relevant?

ASU Lodestar Center

According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “nonprofit leaders must focus more attention on innovation, measuring the impact of their efforts, and creating funding structures that encourage risk taking, according to a report from Independent Sector."

No longer in extremis.

Museum 2.0

I cannot identify a single strategy-level decision maker with visitor-centered expertise and enough cultural competency to develop and apply successful, proven methodologies in-house, let alone share with other institutions nationwide and beyond. We are seated on a legacy of more than 25 years of comprehensive contributions to the museum education field, including formative and summative evaluations of how our exhibitions and engagements with various communities have performed.

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth Kanter

Other areas include: communications, executive transition, evaluation/learning, networking/convening, and professional development. 2: Culture Change. The guide provides some good diagnostic questions as well as two excellent examples of how to understand organizational culture. Engage grantees in the evaluation design and implementation. Make creative choices about what to evaluate. Make evaluations a two-way street.

Why Should Nonprofits Choose Abundance (and Breathe)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marnie Webb has been thinking about how the nonprofit sector might be different if organizations believed in abundance and re-thought their organizational structures and how they delivered programs as a result. But it might also be about long-term evaluations. Flickr Photo by TheeErin.

Sustaining Innovation Book Discussion Part 1: What Does it Take Innovate Naturally and Frequently?

Museum 2.0

This is the first in a series of posts about Paul Light's book Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally. What differentiates innovation in non-profits and government agencies from that in businesses?

Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Two: Smart Nonprofit Business Models

BoardAssist

Revenue that supports mission and pays for the organization’s cost structure (as reliable and repeatable income). For example, we might say that “The organization’s business model is heavily reliant on government contracts” or “The organization’s business model includes facility-management expenses to generate rental income to subsidize program delivery.”. How do you determine if the nonprofit on whose board you sit is financially healthy?

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Advocacy Policy, Part Two - And Why Now is an Especially Good Time to Create One

Museum 2.0

We realized that we needed a systematic way to evaluate these kinds of requests--a tool that would help us evaluate when to say yes and why to say no. It was especially valuable to have activists, retired government employees, and social service leaders on the team; they brought helpful perspectives on what advocacy means beyond a cultural context. We wanted enough of a process to provide clarity and structure without too many hoops.

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

I've seen this line of questioning almost completely disappear in the past two years due to many research studies and reports on the value and rise of participation, but in 2006-7, social media and participatory culture was still seen as nascent (and possibly a passing fad). culture.

Better Together: What Collaboration Strategies are Necessary to Increase Nonprofit Effectiveness?

ASU Lodestar Center

Strategies of collaboration necessary to increase nonprofit effectiveness include effective leadership, collaborative governance, and may require restructuring of budgets and fundraising strategies. Collaborative governance: Ensure that your organization establishes clear legal form or a specific body in charge to avoid major changes within your organization’s governance (Cornforth, 2014). Collaboration should not be rushed and should be carefully evaluated.

Human Motivation: The Forgotten Element in Our Theories and Practices

SocialFish

The managers who lead organizations, Maccoby believes, should be evaluated by their ability to “ motivate employees to take responsibility for: solving problems, responding to customer needs, cooperating with team members, and continuously improving products and services…”. Relationships : in creating a motivating and empowering work environment and culture, organizations must go beyond considerations of efficient processes to consider the importance of relationships in human motivation.

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

Museum 2.0

I''ve seen this line of questioning almost completely disappear in the past two years due to many research studies and reports on the value and rise of participation, but in 2006-7, social media and participatory culture was still seen as nascent (and possibly a passing fad). I honestly think the only kind of cultural institution that cannot support audience participation is one in which staff members don''t respect visitors or what they have to contribute. culture.

Live Blogging: 09NTC Mapping Your Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

Themes that people want to learn: new metrics structures can bubble up. Learning: evaluating what is being said and what information is needed. ARC - social media team evaluate/watch everything and then send summary and highlights to team. Livingston - HHS, wanted evaluation of pandemic flu conversation online, point was to understand what they were saying about the government and so on to really know what to address as an organization to that community.

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Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Peter and Madeleine were the among the pioneers in writing about, designing, facilitating, and evaluating networks in the social impact space. There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes. Governance: Who decides what the network will do, how do they decide? Operating Principles: What rules will guide the network’s culture?

Packard OE Strategy Session: Laying Everything Out on the Table

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth : In March, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) with Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, that helped OE analyze its “goldmine” of grantee data. Is a Culture of Learning Required To Learn in Public? Have you evaluated your work with intermediaries, and if so, what lessons have you learned?

Packard Foundation OE Launches Their Strategy Refresh Site

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Last month I had the pleasure of co-presenting at the GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) with Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, that helped OE analyze its “goldmine” of grantee data. Is a Culture of Learning Required To Learn in Public? Flickr Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography.

Self-Censorship for Museum Professionals

Museum 2.0

So how do we evaluate and make decisions about self-censorship? Very dangerous things (health and safety) Adult camp-in “Partner Swap Among the Dinosaurs” An exhibition on techniques, tips, and tools for covert eco-terrorism aimed at affecting government policy.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Asking a millionaire for $35 is not the best way to maximize her impact on the mission, just as asking someone who is dedicated to marine mammals to lobby the government on behalf of urban farmers isn’t either. Here’s some quick thoughts on why users don’t implement… Effective CRM implementation requires culture change. Outreach, event planing, campaign strategy, evaluation… how will having a CRM aid these processes.

Notes from the Future: Reflections on the IMLS Meeting on Museums and Libraries in the 21st Century

Museum 2.0

The goal, from IMLS’s standpoint, is for NAS to create a report that can address the fundamental issues facing museums and libraries in the 21st century, with an intended audience of industry professionals, trustees, funding sources, and government representatives.