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

Connection Cafe

Here are 7 practices for building an internal control structure that will increase buy-in and stand the test of time. And a culture that follows through with commitments is building a culture of integrity ready to support strong internal controls.

How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?

NTEN

For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. Norman Reiss. Project Manager, Technology. Center for Court Innovation.

Expert Advice for Improving Culture & Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

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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Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Social business demands culture change. . Most organizations today are simply not compatible with the way a social business really works – but culture change takes time. However, we believe that you can change your culture one process at a time.

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.

Molecular Structure of Sugar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ever wonder about what the molecular structure of sugar looks like? Or what to learn more about cultural customs of pickles? Happy Valentine's Day! Did you get a box of chocolate? The exploratorium's " Science of Cooking is the place for curious cooks.

Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

NonProfit Hub

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

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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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?

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?

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Social business demands culture change. . Most organizations today are simply not compatible with the way a social business really works – but culture change takes time. However, we believe that you can change your culture one process at a time.

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

Museum 2.0

Last week, I attended Structure Lab , a half-day workshop on legal and financial structures for ventures for social good. The Structure Lab is set up as a "game" in which you explore cards in various categories (values, assets, financing, etc.)

Structural Poverty and the Non-Adoption Tax

Tech Soup Blog

I recently spoke with Alice Loy, co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. This post originally appeared at TechSoup for Libraries. GCCE and the New Mexico State Library are partners in Fast-Forward New Mexico (FFNM), a BTOP-funded project. Among other things, the project provides for 64 hours of free Internet training in 17 libraries around the state.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. In Hsieh’s book, “ Delivering Happiness ,” he writes about the 10 core values of Zappos culture, which include: Deliver WOW through service. Pajamas. Ping pong tables.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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. It's finally here!

Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation

Frogloop

Unfortunately many organizations still struggle with rigid top down management structures and teams that squash innovation and collaboration. Love it or hate it, the real-time web is forcing nonprofits to change the way they do business.

How To Build A Culture To Foster Creativity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some great tips and guiding principles for how a manager and leader can build a culture to foster creativity. A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure.

What Nonprofits and Libraries Can Learn from Zappos Culture

Tech Soup Blog

When you walk into Zappos, the first thing you notice is the unique structure of the building. In Hsieh’s book, “ Delivering Happiness ,” he writes about the 10 core values of Zappos culture, which include: Deliver WOW through service. Pajamas. Ping pong tables.

How To Build A Culture To Foster Creativity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some great tips and guiding principles for how a manager and leader can build a culture to foster creativity. A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, but it's a lot easier when you're not starting from scratch - so we've put together a template that you can fill out as you go, which already contains the structure, sections, and language you'll need.

The Future Role of the CIO in the NonProfit

NTEN

Change Management changing role of CIO Leadership nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture organizational structure Staffing Strategy IT Staff Michael Enos. Chief Technology Officer. Second Harvest Food Bank. Everything we thought that technology would do to democratize information is happening, and it’s happening in ways that we didn’t dream of. So do we still need an IT department, or a CIO?

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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 Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 1: Can Cultural Institutions Be Third Places?

Museum 2.0

Like many museum and library professionals, I am enamored of the idea of cultural institutions as “third places” – public venues for informal, peaceable, social engagement outside of home or work. I closed this book wondering: are cultural institutions really interested in being third places?

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Engagement Strategies to Turn Nonprofit Board Members into Ambassadors for Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Plan for the meeting to last around 30 minutes and include a review of the organization’s history, mission, and board structure/requirements on the agenda. Engaged board members are instrumental advocates and ambassadors for your nonprofit organization.

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Guest Post by Lina Srivastava: Building Cultural Engagement for Change Through Media and Narrative

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The same constructs which were discussed around combating issue fatigue can be used in creating a cultural movement around an issue. Creating a sustainable engagement platform within your existing structure takes time, creativity and dedication. that effective cultural movements move.

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Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sam's story illustrates the pressing need for culture change within nonprofits or as colleague, Allison Fine , puts it "organizational silos prevent people from empowering their edge." . He suggests an "organizational gut check" about organizational culture. Flickr Photo by Eqqman.

How to Know When to Dissolve Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

This is less likely with larger, structural problems, but if you’re a niche organization with a highly specific mission, it’s completely possible. Culture Featured Nonprofit ManagementIt’s never fun to think about the worst-case scenario.

Why Your Membership Program Isn’t Resonating with Millennials (And What You Can Do About It)

Connection Cafe

So…why aren’t they giving to your cultural organization? The truth is your carefully crafted current membership and donor benefit structure may not be resonating with millennials. Here’s what your membership or donor benefit structure might look like today: Free admission.

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They need organizations with a culture that can help them thrive guest post by Kari Dunn Saratovsky, Third Plateau. For decades, even centuries, our view of leadership has been defined by top-down, hierarchical structures. Guest Post Leadership Organizational Culture Training Design

Top 9 Software to Take Your Museum to the Next Level

Donor Search

Of course, all museum software is not created equal, just like all museums have different missions and operational structures. Art galleries will require different… Arts & CultureMuseums house artifacts from the past, but who’s to say your operations have to stay there, too? By implementing museum software, you can get smarter about fundraising, membership management, and collections.

The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

Once you determine the purpose of your fundraiser, you can structure the event and outline your goals. Nonprofit Fundraising Arts & Cultural Fundraising Event Planning fundraising eventsFundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community.

Personal Mission and Renewed Motivation: Thoughts from the South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference

Connection Cafe

Museums of all ‘shapes and sizes’ told their stories – I heard about one small museum struggling to stay open because of structural issues with an old jail that they want to put on display for their community. Nonprofit Management Arts & Cultural Membership Museum Technology Museum

4 Tips for Turning Your Visitors into Loyal Members

Connection Cafe

Product Marketing Manager for Arts and Cultural Solutions. For you, these people are already familiar with your organization (first hurdle cleared), have figured out your parking structure (second hurdle cleared) and have actually visited an exhibit (third hurdle cleared).

NetCentric Advocacy: Identity Production in a Networked Culture

Network-Centric Advocacy

Group Priority Tool for Campains and Shared Task » February 20, 2006 Identity Production in a Networked Culture First.danah boyd rocks. Second, this analysis of myspace is really interesting in that it jumps into the culture shifts. What were seeing right now is a cultural shift due to the introduction of a new medium and the emergence of greater restrictions on youth mobility and access."."youth Link: Identity Production in a Networked Culture.

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Why Your Membership Program Isn’t Resonating with Millennials (And What You Can Do About It)

Connection Cafe

So…why aren’t they giving to your cultural organization? The truth is your carefully crafted current membership and donor benefit structure may not be resonating with millennials. Here’s what your membership or donor benefit structure might look like today: Free admission. Integrated Marketing Arts & Cultural Membership millennials

Webinar Recap: Rebel in a Polyester Sash: How Breaking the Rules Builds Better Organizational Culture

NTEN

She discovered that organizational health depends, in part, on organizational culture, and changing this culture was the key to innovation. Organizations must be able to innovate in order to survive, as Jessica points out in our webinar, “ Rebel in a Polyester Sash: How Breaking the Rules Builds Better Organizational Culture ”. Breaking away from the traditional workplace environment and structure allowed Jessica and her team to unleash their creativity.

Numbers, Stories and Pajamas: Inspirations for International Volunteer Day 2015

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management Arts & Cultural Social Media Social Media for NonprofitsIt’s hard to think of a nonprofit that does not have volunteers as an important component in fulfilling its mission.

The Problem with Boards

SocialFish

I’m not suggesting we change the legal structure. Despite our legal structure that puts ownership with the members and the Board, we have created systems that put the overwhelming share of responsibility for value creation onto the full-time staff.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dave Gray : Dave Gray is a guru on the topics of design, innovation, culture and change. She explained that “learning or teaching the old” is about training, knowledge transfer, and structured, directed learning. Learning Organizational Culture

The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking

NonProfit Hub

A lot of coworking spaces around the nation offer structured programming for their members. Culture Featured Starting a Nonprofit

The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule

SocialFish

No longer will current organizational structures and processes survive in the current environment. Building a Culture of Inclusion. To do this, the biggest change is to culture. In order to truly leverage your most valuable resources, the culture must be one of inclusion.

Do NOT Make this Mistake Around Member Engagement

SocialFish

The two definitions were quite different (though they shared a similar structure) but they ended up being clear and important guides for their ongoing engagement work. Culture That Works Debunking the Hype Featured From the Trenches