5 Tips To Create a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Hybrid Workplace

Beth Kanter

Types of Remote Work (Buffer) Remote Maturity Model (Ma.tt) Team Building Remote/Hybrid Teams (Collaboration Superpowers) Hybrid Schedules (Trello) Core Hours to Create Focus & Trust for Hybrid Schedule (New Republic). Tip 2: Understand the New Power Dynamics of Hybrid Models.

8 Tips for Facilitating Nonprofit Hybrid Meetings

Beth Kanter

Leaders can leverage the hybrid meeting model to change this by looking around the table and making sure all voices are seen and heard, whether participating on-screen or in-person. 50-50 Time Split: This model allows staff to work from home half the time. Hybrid Work Model.

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20+ Nonprofit Tools You Need to Get Your New Nonprofit Up and Running

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With Google Workspace you get: Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and many more tools, all for just $6 a month. You may feel like you are doing everything yourself, but at some point you will be collaborating with others on documents, and you will need Docs and Sheets.

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Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

You can read the summary of how the free agent community came together to self-organize and create a public action as well as a full report of the lessons learned and reflections on the #TakeBackThePink campaign in this public google doc. After the #TakeBackThePink twitter campaign during the Super Bowl, Beth prompted all of us to share lessons and reflections in a google doc to be captured and shared. An interesting model to use for comparison is Occupy Wall Street.

Guest Post by Seema Rao: How Museums Can Resist Racism and Oppression

Museum 2.0

Seema and I have started an open google doc to assemble ideas for specific things museums and museum professionals can do to resist oppression. please add yours to our open google doc. This guest post was written by Seema Rao , a 2017 MuseumCamper and brilliant GLAM visitor advocate. Seema wrote it (original post here ) in response to her experience last week at MuseumCamp. followed by the painful news about racism-fueled rallies and mob violence in Charlottesville, VA.

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Why Should Nonprofits Care About Cloud Computing?

Tech Soup Blog

Here is how the CyberOptic Group describes it: Essentially, cloud computing enables computer software and hardware resources to be accessed over the Internet without the need to have any detailed or specific knowledge of the infrastructure used to deliver the resources, much like a utility model. Current examples are Gmail , Yahoo mail , Google Docs , Salesforce , and Microsoft Office Live Workspace.

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Chromebook for Nonprofits: Are Web Apps All You Need?

Tech Soup Blog

I use Google Docs , Zoho Writer , and Office Web Apps. The two manufacturers shipping Chromebooks — Samsung and Acer — each offer a model with Verizon 3G internet capabilities for about 70 dollars more than the WiFi-only model. For many people, being able to use Google Docs offline would make a huge difference in the viability of Chromebook. IT consultant Bryan Beaty volunteers at a small nonprofit.

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New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth Kanter

Use virtual tools to manage campaign internally (Yammer, Google Docs, Listening Dashboards, Private Facebook Groups, etc). This is called the hybrid model – although it has to be silo free for it work. The book refers to a October, 2011 SSIR blog post called “ Four Models for Managing Digital ” written by Michael Silberman, Jason Mogus, and Christopher Roy who interviewed senior online campaigners from over 6o nonprofits.

Cool App Roundup: Office Apps for Smartphones

Tech Soup Blog

The usual price for such apps is now around $10 each but some of them come preloaded on several models of smartphones at no cost. It renders documents well on the screen, nearly as well as on a laptop, and allows users to do a surprising amount of formatting, particularly within Word docs. It’s one of those apps that often comes preloaded on many models of smartphones. One of the great things about smartphones is that they are so easy to carry around.

Platforms break open!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

At first blush, although Kintera officially got out the door first, announcing Connect weeks ago, and delivering the APIs and docs on Friday, their play is a good start, but Convio, announcing Open tomorrow, appears to be ahead in terms of providing real openness. It would be nice if the announcement and the delivery weren’t so far apart (we waited a long time for the Kintera docs after the NTEN call – they should have either postponed the call, or gotten the docs done sooner.)

[VIDEO] How to Get a Return on Your Nonprofit Technology Investment

Bloomerang

The chief operating officer in the ’50s developed this model that is true for all of us, and it’s called the J Curve. You have to model being a coach, and you’re going to wait so you can see over time, eventually, you start to see some tangible benefits.

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Technology is 90% Psychology

NTEN

Their premise is quite simple: to succeed in today's world you've got to throw your old models out the window. Even if you've managed to stave off the social media hounds in your nonprofit so far, you've seen other signs: Those twenty-something staffers who look dumbstruck when you inform them you don't know GDoc from Doc Holliday. Flickr photo: Dom de Oliveira If you've ever implemented a technology project at a nonprofit, you know it's true: technology is 90% psychology.

What is cloud computing?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I think this model may become more prevalent, as organizations are not going to comfortable letting vendors store their data, but will want to take advantage of RIAs like Gliffy or Google Docs. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What is cloud computing?

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How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft Office Mobile is preinstalled on Windows Phone 8 and is available for select models of iPhone and Android phones as well. Google Drive Mobile is a free app for viewing and editing Google Docs on an Android phone or tablet. Google Drive for iOS is a free app that allows you to view and edit Google Doc office documents on iPhones and iPads.

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5 Apps Doing Good for the World

Care2

It’s an interesting model that blends the kind of action triggered approach to donation that HelpAttack! If your in that camp it’s likely you are using Google Drive, Google’s document collaboration tool and its replacement for Google Docs. This new dedicated app for Google Drive will allow you to edit your Google Docs offline for the first time.

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[VIDEO] Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field

Bloomerang

We recommend that you use something like Word or Google Docs to set up a template that you can then use for drafting the application.

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Museum Work Today: All the Feels All the Time

Museum 2.0

The last ten years saw our work move toward the service sector as rentals become a very real part of our business model. Let’s make the doc a living document to help us make informed decisions. Is there a good comprehensive google doc, growing list of museums that are closed, closing programs, etc? I’m not trying to make each week a Covid diary, but, well, it feels all-consuming. And I bet, many of you, like me, need resources, comfort, validation, and guidance.

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How Can Volunteer Coordinators Help Their Organizations Become Networked Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many of this latter group of are veterans of what Extraordinaries’ Jacob Colker calls the “Command & Control Model” – programs that seek to control the relationship of the volunteer with the organization and/or cause. Training could also be done virtually with videos or through shared docs on a wiki. Swedish-Lesson - (Photo: International Federation of Red Cross/Hakan Flank/VolunteerMatch).

The “Big Data” Misconception

Allegiance Group

That’s a database with more data than 100 single-layer Blu-ray Discs, or to put it another way, several hundred thousand small Word docs, or about 25 snapshots of the entirety of the English Wikipedia, including photos. Part of why tools and frameworks like Hadoop can be as strong as they are is by restricting how they work, and using different models than conventional data tools. Mount Everest (Credit: shrimpo@flickr ).

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5 Apps Doing Good for the World

Care2

It’s an interesting model that blends the kind of action triggered approach to donation that HelpAttack! If your in that camp it’s likely you are using Google Drive, Google’s document collaboration tool and its replacement for Google Docs. This new dedicated app for Google Drive will allow you to edit your Google Docs offline for the first time.

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Google Acquires Writely Developer Upstartle

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Most important, I think, is its collaboration model that let's you pick which individual users can share each document, creating a level of flexible security difficult to implement on your Windows LAN. And the docs can be uploaded from, or downloaded to, your desktop. Writely blog mistress Claudia Carpenter confirmed it in the Writely Blog on March 9th: Yes, we've been acquired by Google, and we're really excited about this for many, many reasons.

Rebecca Leaman, Guest Post: What Else Can We Talk About? 10 Years Since The Cluetrain Manifesto

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ten years ago, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger laid out 95 principles for communicating with customers online. Non-profits, traditionally structured on the same top-down model as businesses are, might read The Cluetrain Manifesto to their advantage. An emerging trend is actually a throwback to a familiar model that has been embraced by unions, religions and, gasp, even cults.

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Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

This software as a service model of computing has the added environmental and budgetary benefit of needing a less robust computer system, servers, and installed software to host these applications. And be sure and check out the great online video, Google Docs in Plain English. In 2010, TechSoup's GreenTech initiative held a travel reduction campaign that we called our TeleGreen Your Work. It turned out to be a lame name, but we did compile some pretty useful information.

Can Nonprofit Organizations Work More Like Clouds? How?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Via Twitter, Steve Ames, of RiverArts described more a " cloud computing " model of how they work (a topic that Marnie Webb addressed at the TechSoup Global Summit a few weeks ago). We use google docs, chat, spreadsheets etc. . Source: Rob Cross, What is ONA? Organizational Network Analysis).

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). Because cloud adoption is moving at such a torrid pace, that ecosystem is having trouble keeping up with the tools, meaning that though the cloud may be a no-brainer, nonprofits must be careful to select the competent vendors, applications, consultants, training, and deployment models. David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc.

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Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

The tech underground model (loose yet organized affiliation of npo techs who share skills and back each other up) is one of the good models out there. Even a word doc you update every time you’re on site for a client is better than notes scribbled on post-its. Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants.

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). Because cloud adoption is moving at such a torrid pace, that ecosystem is having trouble keeping up with the tools, meaning that though the cloud may be a no-brainer, nonprofits must be careful to select the competent vendors, applications, consultants, training, and deployment models. David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc.

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Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been playing with the conversational panel or conversational keynote models for short sessions (60, 75 or 90 minutes.) Nor is it a 40 minute expert presentation or a series of expert presentations on a panel followed by Q/A. That is the “Sage on the Stage&# model. It has a lot of features , but most importantly it grabs hashtags or keywords from Twitter (and Facebook) and dumps into a google doc spreadsheet with other data points. Colorado Project.

With Liberty, and Information, For All?

NTEN

But it could be a very good model for how nonprofits can use the web to open up all the way and be as transparent as possible. Even simple tools like Google Docs means your organization can report real time data, online, anytime. Flickr Photo: Fayster Now that the stimulus package -- or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, if you're keeping score at home -- has been signed into law , the work of making it all happen begins.

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Wikis: What, When, Why

Museum 2.0

While there are some criticisms of its consensus-based model for information-vetting, there's no doubt of its success as a collaborative knowledge-creation project. This ability to organize content segments, like moving post-its around on a table, makes wikis more useful than other collaborative document creation tools like Google Docs. Google docs is good if you are writing a single document or creating a single spreadsheet. What's a wiki? What makes them succeed?

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Double Master Details In Summer ’08, you can now create two master-detail relationships on a single junction object to make it easier to represent a many-to-many relationship in your data model. Matthew Scholtz | Wednesday, 07 May 2008 at 4:08 pm Kyle: yes, according to what I read in the docs.

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