3 Federated Models for Larger Nonprpfits (and How Each Model Impacts Decision Making)

Connection Cafe

While there is little consensus on a “single best practice”, three distinct models have emerged and are recognizable as the most prevalent. For an organization assessing its own structure, this blog is intended to provide a simplified basis for self-comparison against each of the three models.

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Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

We love Know Your Own Bone because it uses data to help cultural organizations stay relevant in today’s ever-changing world. I had a total fan-girl moment meeting Colleen when she delivered the Arts & Cultural track’s keynote at bbcon 2019 in Nashville last October.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 135: Accountable Impact: A Model for Sustainable Mission Growth

Connection Cafe

Listen in get an inside look at the 2019 Blackbaud Accountable Impact Study and to hear these experts discuss challenges and best practices around adopting a culture of accountable impact to drive support for your mission.

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.

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. They are the base of a strong culture. All strong cultures are unique.

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Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models

Museum 2.0

I once asked Eric Siegel, the Director of the New York Hall of Science, why museums are rarely innovative shining stars on the cutting edge of culture. At one point, Mark commented that they have a "deliberately unsustainable" business model. Tags: business models

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Major Gifts Prospecting Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects Wealth Screening Arts & CulturalHow do we find larger donors to cultivate for major gifts from our existing donor pool? Who amongst our list of smaller donors looks like they could be a major gift donor to our nonprofit?

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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.

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. How do you create the organizational culture you want?

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

By rethinking their entire membership model, re-examining their member needs and digital habits, and re-evaluating collaborative relationships with partner organizations, discover how one small staff association is doing big things to redesign how they provide member value.

What is “New” In Adopting New Membership or Business Models?

SocialFish

Her monthly column for us will focus on what Anna calls “the building blocks for constructing new membership and business models” for associations. I have been preaching model change for years. Don’t just play on the periphery; transform your entire organizational model.

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Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

By rethinking their entire membership model, re-examining their member needs and digital habits, and re-evaluating collaborative relationships with partner organizations, discover how one small staff association is doing big things to redesign how they provide member value.

#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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Are Cultural Organizations Built to Fail to Scale?

Museum 2.0

I can think of many extraordinary innovators in the nonprofit cultural sector--people and organizations creating brilliant programs, site-based experiences, and products. Why aren’t more cultural organizations franchising, scaling, and replicating like comparable businesses?

Nonprofit Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

DISRUPTION: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support. My colleagues at The Monitor Institute just published a study called “ Disruption: Evolving Models of Engagement and Support ,&# a national study of member-based advocacy organizations.

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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.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

By rethinking their entire membership model, re-examining their member needs and digital habits, and re-evaluating collaborative relationships with partner organizations, discover how one small staff association is doing big things to redesign how they provide member value. 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.

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.

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Strategy is knowing your organization’s business model. There are a number of good resources out there for mapping your organization’s business model, including The Business Model Canvas. What is their business model?

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

BoardAssist

In this second part of the series, Alice Antonelli, Director for Advisory Services at NFF, shares more terrific advice and insights on financial health and nonprofit business models. Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part Two: Smart Nonprofit Business Models.

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Embracing the Rush: Preparing for the Arts and Cultural Busy Seasons

Connection Cafe

Once they publish this information, changes can’t be made to pricing models. Membership Arts & Cultural fundraising ideas

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Does your culture allow for change?

SocialFish

For starters, I found that the biggest and most common mistake is to assume that when you find the right answers—business model, strategic plan, new products or latest software–the rest will somehow automatically fall into place.

Economic Recovery Models in Depression2.ouch

Network-Centric Advocacy

It seems as the economic modeling for recovery and growth are running off models developed in the great depression (3 to 5 years of slow 2% growth) and the many economic down turns since. Those models are wrong. I am not an economics guy.

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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

In Hsieh’s book, “ Delivering Happiness ,” he writes about the 10 core values of Zappos culture, which include: Deliver WOW through service. Culture is highly valued at Zappos -- so much so that the company publishes a yearly Culture Book. Pajamas.

Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a brief definition and cultural example of each: • In contributory projects, users are solicited to provide limited and specified objects, actions, or ideas to an institutionally controlled process. No one model is better than the others. Source: Share Your Ideas.

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Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The

How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It comes down to organizational culture. The nonprofits that embrace measurement have a data-driven culture. The Evolutionary Stages of A Data-Driven Culture. Changing a nonprofit culture isn’t as simple as. Does your nonprofit have a data-driven culture?

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.

Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

Like many people in the arts, I'm interested in new models that help people combine mission-driven work with an entrepreneurial spirit. A company in which employees are co-owners might translate well to a coop model. Tags: business models

Building a Culture of Experimentation

Museum 2.0

I’m starting to really appreciate the difference between being an individual agent and creating a culture of agency. And increasingly, what I’m trying to enable is a culture of experimentation. We often talk about “change” or “innovation” as the goal for our institutions, but I’d argue that building a culture of experimentation is more important than building a culture of change. What does a culture of experimentation look like?

How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Culture (One Brick at a Time)

NonProfit Hub

Company culture isn’t just for startups and businesses; it’s a fundamental part of every nonprofit’s DNA. Your culture helps to define your brand and, in part, determine the type of people who should be part of your organization. And to be clear, every organization does have a culture. Ideally, you want your nonprofit’s culture to be purposefully built. Some people think that company culture refers to workplace perks and benefits—and yes, those things are a part of it.

Organizational Social Relationship Models and Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been noodling with an evaluation model that looks social media from an organizational perspective - from social networks to social capital (relationships) to action in the real world. These points also make me think about an organizational listening/learning model.

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

In Hsieh’s book, “ Delivering Happiness ,” he writes about the 10 core values of Zappos culture, which include: Deliver WOW through service. Culture is highly valued at Zappos -- so much so that the company publishes a yearly Culture Book. Pajamas.

Agile Planning = a model for strategic thinking?

SocialFish

From an organizational perspective, the suitability can be assessed by examining three key dimensions of an organization: culture, people, and communication. But here I am, Joe Blow association executive trying to get my head round it and wanting to start changing my association's culture - and I'm thinking, I get the theory, but I want some concrete examples of how to get there! I had a bit of an epiphany this weekend.

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4 Steps to Implementing Your Social Change Strategy: A Case Study with SEFCU

Connection Cafe

Working with SEFCU we created a social change logic model, tying their strategies (focus areas) to their overall mission and vision as an organization. Companies Foundations Outcomes + Impact grantmaking impact measurement logic models Outcomes measurement tips

Does Associations’ Governance Lock them into its Own “Culture Of Reverence?”

SocialFish

The 162-page Freeh report about Penn State’s role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal cites one possible cause for what now seems like a coordinated cover-up by the university: “ a culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus.”

The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: Learning to Move on from Your Mistakes

NonProfit Hub

And how does that affect your nonprofit workplace culture? For the fourth article in our nonprofit culture series, we interviewed Eric Angel of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia —DC’s oldest and largest general civil legal services program. We’ve all been there.

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does it take a natural disaster to change a culture? How has your nonprofit or foundation avoiding having your organization’s culture eat your social media strategy? Organizational CultureCouncil on Foundations. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: How PENCIL Thrives by Writing Their Own Path

NonProfit Hub

Introducing the first article in our series about the importance of nonprofit workplace culture. The official mission statement says “PENCIL is the leader in creating innovative and impactful models of ongoing collaboration between business and public schools.”.

Creating Buy-In for a Data Culture at Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Integrating data and analytics into your organizational culture can be a huge hurdle to overcome. Participation: Change in organizational culture stems from successful participation at every staff level. All these methods can create a fun atmosphere around your new data culture.

New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

Institutions like the Boston Children's Museum (which she helped lead in the 1970s) drew heavily from and worked in partnership with the "open classroom" movement to develop informal educational models that are interactive, open-ended, and individualized.