Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? Challenging as it may seem, the payoff that comes from structuring governance according to organizational and lifecycle needs is well worth the time and effort.

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. Clarity, like common sense, is often an elusive quality in today’s busy environment.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers.

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

danah boyd has a post called " On Being Virtual " (be sure to read the comments) As Kevin Gamble on the SLED list notes, what she seems to be saying is that if you look at the rise of social tech amongst young people, it's not about divorcing the physical social structures to live virtually. SL will take longer to gel into a cohesive environment that has a purpose and a following than the explosive growth experienced by WOW.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 119: Leading for Innovation

Connection Cafe

Listen in to hear Kyla talk with host Steve MacLaughlin about how the working environment has changed for leaders, what liberating structures means and why it’s important, and how to take more risks to achieve innovation. Topics Discussed in This Episode: How the working environment has changed in terms of what’s expected from leaders. Liberating structures. How to take risks in risk-averse environments.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. It's finally here!

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM


A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account. Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting.

Is your software green?


Another part of the paper problem is that it also makes sense to organize shared resources in ways that don’t require printing everything: review your shared drive organizational structure, invest in indexing software, move to a web based system that allows tagging, use a wiki. Tags: cloud software environment tech planning Green consciousness around information technology continues to grow these days.

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5 Keys for Achieving your Organization’s Goals

Connection Cafe

Given the often unstable or unanticipated environment social change organizations are operating in, it’s paramount to be clear and dedicated to the end goal, not the various processes or steps to getting there. Accountability: Nonprofits tend to foster collaborative environments where staff are wearing many hats and are willing to pitch in to initiatives that aren’t in their job description.

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Leadership Advice From How Great Leaders Think

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders can see and do more when they know how to negotiate four key areas of the leadership terrain: structural, human resource, political, and symbolic. Great structural leaders: Do their homework. Rethink the relationship of structure, strategy, and environment.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Are you willing you leave the important job of internal controls to a “ catch me if you can ” environment? Component 1: Control Environment. Next, is there a structure of responsibility and authority at the organization?

How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experiences

NonProfit Hub

A lot of conferences have structured networking sessions built in to the agenda that almost force attendees to mingle with one another. And, in most cases, there are social hours and parties where the environment is a bit more casual and candid.

Are There Too Many Nonprofits in America?

NonProfit Hub

How Measures of Market Structure Shape Nonprofit Fiscal Health,” a group of scholars set out to answer the question of whether or not there are too many nonprofits in the U.S.—or, In most fields measured in the study (education, environment and human services), fiscal health improved until it exceeded three nonprofits per 1,000 people, and declined steadily thereafter. The study attributes this to differences in resource structures across nonprofit fields.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

And because the forces shaping the industry are so varied—shifts in the regulatory environment, the evolution of technology, changing consumer needs and expectations—it can be hard to keep up, much less stay ahead. Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare.

Educating on the SDGs: TEL FOR GOOD is CSR at Work

Connection Cafe

Employees work to build structures at a local Habitat for Humanity project. With heavy support from Global Headquarters and the Executive Team, Tokyo Electron (TEL) creates and maintains its own Corporate Social Responsibility programs and strategies within the TEL FOR GOOD brand.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


Environment. LPLP is a subsidiary of the Romero Institute, a nonprofit public law and policy center focused on dismantling structural sources of injustice and creating positive solutions. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support.

How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)


On top of that, those accustomed to a traditional corporate hierarchy structure and raise-and-review process aren’t always likely to find the same at a nonprofit. Unlike some for-profit environments, having a solid plan is pivotal to starting any nonprofit endeavor.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning


The best way to ready ourselves for this shifting environment is Continuous Learning. This is the most important step in promoting a continuous learning environment.

Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

NonProfit Hub

If you have a new staff, or an employee or two who are new to the team, more structure is usually better. They might not feel comfortable inviting themselves to hang out with coworkers, but organized staff functions allow them to be around their office peers in a non-work environment. They’ll be more comfortable and more excited about coming to work if they’re in a supportive environment. Establishing workplace culture isn’t easy.

Buffalo’s Young Preservations Use SMS to Preserve Local History

Mobile Commons

In an era of financial straits and foreclosures, it’s easy for cities to become run-down—especially when there’s no simple way to count and label the buildings, houses, and other structures that need saving.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Suzy : I know many people think the boomers like structure in the work place, we are concerned with making money – but we were the age of Aquarius! When you take on a job in a nonprofit, you’re normally doing a lot more than you signed for without a lot of structure.

How Can Nonprofits Build High-Performing Teams?

ASU Lodestar Center

With limited people and financial resources, leaders of nonprofit organizations must execute strong management styles that develop the talent of their teams, foster healthy working environments and encourage retention of valuable employees. Build a Supportive Structure.

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The Importance of Training and Development for Start-ups


With the hectic nature of start-up organizations today, one can easily make a claim that it is never too early to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured Learning, Training, and Development program. The role of Human Resources is exceedingly difficult in these small environments.

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry


So, how can this apply to the corporate learning environment? People can take a self-guided tour around your facilities and will think that their new employer is hip for developing such an environment for them. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

How to Build a Culture that Leaves Behind a Legacy

NonProfit Hub

Think about it — culture is about creating an environment and a workspace where everybody feels empowered to do the best they can do. An encouraging environment, however, will allow staff to take risks and learn from failures. Think of your culture as a structure.

How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS


In order to properly organize a blended learning environment without a learning management system, a great deal of time needs to be dedicated. A Structured Delivery Method. Save time, be more productive and reap the benefits of a greater learning environment.

Nonprofit Isn’t the Only Option: Benefit Corporations, B Corps and More

NonProfit Hub

While those factors are also a consideration for benefit corporations, which is a legal designation for a company, directors also must consider the impact of their decisions on society and the environment. A benefit corporation’s purpose might be similar to a 501(c)(3) in that they are required to make a positive impact on society or the environment. First, let’s acknowledge the elephant.

Gamification – Badges, Levels, or Leaderboards?


Once you accomplish something, you must talk with someone else within the digital land to obtain more experience and designate your next course of action in the environment. However, this often manifests in the training environment as a social routine and is paired with badges.

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Five Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church

Connection Cafe

Nativity had constructed a coffee house (within the church structure) where parishioners were welcome to spend time. This generation has spent their formative years in a post-2002 Boston Sex-Abuse Crisis environment. INTRODUCTION.

Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

a single computer running basic DOS for an entire school was considered the very cutting edge of the tech-enhanced learning environment. There was a time in the very recent past that having a room of electric typewriters, a handful of televisions or even (gasp!)

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program


It is important to establish a clear direction as to what you want these new structures to accomplish. Focus on ways to maximize user interaction with the learning environment. You shouldn’t be the only person contributing to your learning environment.

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?


This rings of significant importance for businesses that are completely structured around a mobilized workforce, as training offerings of the past have seemed like a distant and unachievable possibility. Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Advice from Nonprofit Hub’s “What’s Next?” Guests

NonProfit Hub

And that’s the big disconnect between the generations, especially between Millennials and Gen-X-ers—the former was raised with structure and feedback, so you should provide that as you’re bringing them up. You can have great strategy and skill, but if you lack happy employees and a positive work environment your turnover rate will be high, general morale will be low and your organization will weaken within the next decade. Over the summer, we launched our What’s Next?

Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation


Unfortunately many organizations still struggle with rigid top down management structures and teams that squash innovation and collaboration. One of the best ways to create a more collaborative environment is to stop relying on consultants so much and start listening more to your own team.

How can nonprofits leverage mobile technology for greater mission impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

A variety of price structures make this tool accessable for organizations of every size. Although donors cannot actually meet refugees in difficult environments by visiting Syrian refugee camps, they can experience the intense imagery of an actual encounter through VR….Viewers

Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

The class was structured with lessons, followed by 20 minutes or so to complete an exercise. Nonprofits typically work in a mixed environment where it has a relationship with companies, but often the relationship is solely with an individual having nothing to do with where they work.

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Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.


Beforehand I had taken a fairly myopic view that, regardless of structure, a focus on behavior would do the trick.

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab


Understand Grid View Structure. Your featured image must be on a open host – either within the dotMailer environment, or something like WordPress. Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop.

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Can you be effective advocate in the age of hyper-partisan politics?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Support structures which creating moments of alignment and actions. We live in a more partisan political environment. . The world of advocacy in 1994-2007. The political landscape and policy agenda is dominated by consensus politics.

Can you be effective advocate in the age of hyper-partisan politics?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Support structures which creating moments of alignment and actions. We live in a more partisan political environment. . The world of advocacy in 1994-2007. The political landscape and policy agenda is dominated by consensus politics.

Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Connection Cafe

The Builder constructs a: Sustainable financial structure that meets mission needs, goals, and aspirations over time. Structure relationships that are mutually beneficial for all parties and will ultimately benefit the organization as a whole in the long term.

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How To Successfully Implement Your LMS.


We’ll train you on the ins and outs, how to structure interoperability between your other resources, and how to go-live as quickly and effectively as possible. Load all of these completed materials into a test environment, then conduct rounds of testing.

LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo


Simple, by structuring and solely acting upon a living brand strategy. The goal of an LMS is to ultimately serve your learning base with the best possible learning environment. LMS Branding – Beyond the Logo.