Predictions for a Post-Pandemic Future for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

As we head into the final months of 2020, some parts of the country are opening up more than others, consumers are itching to get out of their homes, and arts and culture organizations are at a pivotal moment in planning for their comeback.

HR’s Role in Culture #culturechat

SocialFish

This week, we’re talking about HR’s role in company culture. Should it be HR’s responsibility to hire for culture fit? How else should HR make explicit what your culture is? How does HR play with Marketing in terms of verbalizing and defining a company’s culture? A must if you have any interest in the power of company culture! Culture That Works Ready for this week’s # culturechat ?

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A Guide to bbcon 2020 for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

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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A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

Connection Cafe

This year’s edition of Blackbaud Institute’s npEXPERTS series covered Building a Culture of Innovation. At bbcon this year, the Institute continued the conversation in our featured panel, A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation. A culture shift is necessary to allow our organizations and individuals to be more agile in achieving our missions and spreading social good. However, this kind of culture shift cannot be achieved unless the entire organization is on board.

How to Own Your Executive Director Role

NonProfit Hub

Onboarding processes are helpful, but they can’t make you completely accustomed to your role. Owning your role take time and a whole lot of practice; it can several months to truly get in the swing of things. If you’re the executive director your role becomes harder still: you need to be a good manager while maintaining an appropriate and consistent face for your organization. Don’t be afraid to embrace those roles. Culture Featured Human Resources

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Today’s #CultureChat: The Role of Core Values in Culture

SocialFish

so we decided to do this month’s #CultureChat on that topic: the role of core values in culture. Clearly developing core values is a box that many organizations feel needs to be checked when doing culture work, but are they really that valuable? Do they generate the results we’re looking for culturally speaking? Culture That Works Featured Mark Your Calendars

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

Connection Cafe

International Women’s Day , a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, is happening this Sunday, March 8 — and while the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural team and I tr y to live every day in its spirit, we’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize a handful of the women leaders in our community who we admire and whose achievements inspire us to continue to strive for a more equal world. .

Corporations and Their Evolving Roles in the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and their role in organizational strategy across departments has grown in recent years. As the 2017 Giving in Numbers report from CECP reflects, a strong CSR program is an indicator of a bright future and strong performance of management, competitive differentiation, employee engagement, organizational culture, and innovation. Explore the full “Corporations and Their Evolving Roles in the Social Good Economy” white paper here.

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Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Connection Cafe

Over the years, my experience in a variety of financial leadership roles has led me to the following hypothesis: nonprofit finance is critical to mission success. Given the integral connection between financial and organizational success, I wanted to dig deeper into the nonprofit CFO role. I wanted to look beyond the normal job description of the role to understand it on a more personal basis. The Cultural Trendsetter: Building Bridges Across the Organization.

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The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: How Measurement and Training Can Play a HUGE Role

NonProfit Hub

The second interview in our nonprofit culture series focuses on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. The Rundown: “As our culture has improved over the years, we’ve seen growth in our program, in terms of the number of kids we’re serving, and in our quality of our programming,” Nichole said. Through measurement and onboarding, you’ll increase the likelihood of new staff and board members understanding their role and feeling comfortable in the new role.

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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. But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy. Get Everyone Aligned Around the Culture of Philanthropy.

[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. And this culture cannot be achieved if the only people pushing for it are fundraisers—the very people whose time and resources are already stretched thin. Within these pages , you’ll hear from leaders who have successfully charted a course for each of these areas to play a role.

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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 ? Slowing down the hiring process to help you better choose the right candidate for any role, every time.

Assessing Your Culture is Next on #CultureChat

SocialFish

CultureChat is a (now) monthly chat on twitter for anyone interested in the topic of organizational culture, and particularly those who want to create strong ones (fourth Thursday of the month, 1pm ET). Our previous chats discussed the impact of the Millennial generation on cultures today and the role of HR in culture work. Thursday’s topic will focus on culture assessments. Can you even measure a messy thing like culture using an assessment?

Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

Connection Cafe

If arts and cultural nonprofits fail to cultivate more diverse audiences, they risk decreased attendance and bankruptcy. In order to survive these changes and continue to support the community , arts and cultural nonprofits must become centers for cultural exchange and make three significant changes: Diversify leadership. Become more involved in civic and cultural issues. Get Involved in Civic and Cultural Issues.

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The Future Role of the CIO in the NonProfit

NTEN

In both the private and in the nonprofit sectors, the role of the technology department has always been to provide technology as a service, but if the functional areas of an organization that the IT department traditionally service can get this from the cloud, why do we need a technology department? Change Management changing role of CIO Leadership nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture organizational structure Staffing Strategy IT Staff

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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. 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.

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning

SocialFish

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.” I was recently invited to chat with Celisa Steele over at the Leading Learning Podcast.

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

NonProfit Hub

Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. Underdeveloped defines a culture of philanthropy as a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization. 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Philanthropy, as told by npEXPERTS: 1. In theory, most of your organization would probably agree that building a Culture of Philanthropy is a good idea. When beliefs change, culture changes.”. Lead culture change.

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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Transformative keynote speakers, compelling educational sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities will leave you awash in experiences to inspire and strengthen the philanthropic culture of your YMCA. The 2019 ARNOVA conference theme explores the roles that nonprofits and philanthropic organizations take when they attempt to strengthen local communities. It's finally here!

The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer?

Museum 2.0

The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer? A marketplace of museum roles is worth a look. It's a pernicious culture of seeing rank-and-file staff as costs, not assets, nevermind as people. Then—and here's the radical part—give staff the opportunity to take part in higher-rated projects across the museum, seeing work as roles and responsibilities, and not just titles and boxes on an org chart. Written by Seema Rao and Robert J.

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Five Cultural Fit Questions For Interviewing The Ideal Candidate

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. This question is a great assessment of the candidate, especially when considering certain roles.) Company Culture Cultural Fit Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

How Does Your Department Support Your Culture?

SocialFish

They are stuck and disconnected from the direction that I think organizations–and their cultures–are headed. I think organizations are going to continue to find more and more power by growing cultures that are more decentralized, more transparent, more collaborative, and more focused on learning, rather than just doing. I think HR professionals value those ideals, but interestingly do not invest their energy in creating cultures based on those ideals.

Five Cultural Fit Interview Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. This question is a great assessment of the candidate, especially when considering certain roles.) Here are a few questions to pose to potential new hires (from the book, Advisory Leadership : What motivates you? What are you passionate about?

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. But she immediately saw that she had an additional role to play: as a truth-teller of the full history of the site. There is no way to explain the continuing presence of the 40% African American presence in this city's population without including their role in World War II.

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. Encourage Thinking Outside Roles - to help you capture every perspective from all your team members.

How should nonprofits develop a high-performance culture?

ASU Lodestar Center

Marcia Mintz, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP), defined a high-performance culture as, “When everybody at every level understands where their role fits into the organization and the plan to get where they want to go.”. When Mintz took over as CEO, to implement a high-performance culture she followed several key processes: establishing clarity, an organizational plan and a more fluid hierarchy that allows for employee development.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

Gyrus

Mentorship – When onboarding new employees, be sure to pair them with employees who have been in their role, department heads, or are simply in their department. The post Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning appeared first on Gyrus. In the ever-changing climate of business, it is vital that organizational members are able to adapt to their surroundings.

Five Critical Cultural Fit Job Interview Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. This question is a great assessment of the candidate, especially when considering certain roles.) Here are a few questions to pose to potential new hires (from the book, Advisory Leadership : What motivates you? What are you passionate about?

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.

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?

Does your culture allow for change?

SocialFish

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. What role do you need to assume as a leader to guide this process to results?

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

EveryAction

As is customary, your RFP should include a cover letter that introduces your nonprofit to potential partners and creates a sense of the culture in which you operate. This is an opportunity to ensure that you're going to find the right fit for your nonprofit, so include a paragraph about your culture. All these aspects matter to make sure that whomever you select is not just technically a great fit but seamlessly fits into the culture of your organization as well.

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

SocialFish

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. More complexity also “shrinks talent density” as people are hired to fulfill very specific roles (you can’t run a company informally, like you used to when it was small – what Les McKeown calls the “whitewater” stage ).

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.

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.

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. Culture is an organization’s operating patterns of behavior, activities, and attitudes, influenced by a shared set of values and beliefs that characterize the way people work together. Changing a nonprofit culture isn’t as simple as. Does your nonprofit have a data-driven culture?

Guest Post: A New Role for Science Museums--Playground for Scientists

Museum 2.0

I wholeheartedly believe it has the power to advance science (and art and cultural heritage) through the power of play. One of the greatest gifts of my babymoon is the opportunity to share the Museum 2.0 author''s desk with brilliant colleagues who inspire me. First up is Beck Tench, a "simplifier, illustrator, story teller, and technologist" working at the Museum of Life & Science in Durham, NC.

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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.

The Seven Elements Of A Good Workplace 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. Encourage Thinking Outside Roles - to help you capture every perspective from all your team members.

Strengthening Europe's Role in Advancing Children's Rights

Tech Soup Blog

European Foundation Week Session: Strengthening Europe's role in advancing children's rights – Organized by EFC Children and Youth Interest Group, 1st June 2010. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international convention setting out the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of children. Several TechSoup Global staffers recently participated in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from executive assistant Janet Yao.

Seven Elements Of A 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. Encourage Thinking Outside Roles - to help you capture every perspective from all your team members.