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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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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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.

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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The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

Connection Cafe

For example, in higher education the campaign model of fundraising with deadlines, competition among classes, naming opportunities, and sense of urgency may be tailored more to male preferences than to female.

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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.

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.

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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#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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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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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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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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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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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?

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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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.

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?

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Is a Culture of Learning Required To Learn in Public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A Culture of Learning – Guest post by Teri Behrens. One of the takeaways from the breakout session was the need for foundations to have a growth and learning culture internally before they tackle learning in public. Flickr Photo by Zen.

Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses by Gautam John. This is where our challenge lies – to massively scale the production of high quality, low-cost children’s books for a massively multi-lingual and multi-cultural market.

Repeat After Me: Modeling Multiple Visitation

Museum 2.0

Put all of these together, and you get some of the most addicting experiences in our culture. Why don't people come back to museums? We've all heard the excuses: "I've already seen it all," says the family that visited half the exhibits.

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Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: MomsRising: What We Can Learn from New Online Models

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’re hoping to find out how the nature of civic engagement and mobilization is changing – along with the business models needed to support this kind of work. All of which brings me to MomsRising.org – perhaps one of the most compelling “new” models for issue-organizing.

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Making Workplace Culture an Asset in your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

It has often been said that organizational culture trumps strategy. An organization’s culture is composed of the values and behaviors practiced inside the organization, and it can be positive or negative. Culture is not an “off the shelf” product, it must be cultivated.

Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

I've been spending time recently interviewing people who run unusual cultural and learning venues. From a museum perspective, I think there's a lot to learn from these venues' business models, approach to collecting and exhibiting work, and connection with their audiences.

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

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.