Government Websites on Drupal 9

Forum One

As Drupal 8 heads towards its end-of-life this November, we are starting to see more government websites on Drupal 9. This means that many government websites have already made the switch to Drupal 9, or are in process.

Governance, Governance, Governance


Governance, Governance, Governance. The governance issues Cooper Union have recently faced have provided the latest reminder that in nonprofits the mantra should be governance, governance, governance. As the individuals charged with governance, the board is responsible for monitoring financial decisions and intervening when a decision is not in the nonprofit’s best interest. finance governance


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Governance for Omnichannel Marketing

Forum One

In our 25 years of working with mission-driven organizations, we have seen that marketing efforts can struggle if there isn’t an effective governance framework to accompany them. Luckily, these symptoms can be remedied with a little effort and governance planning. What is governance?

Modern Board: The new standard in board governance training

Charity Village

A board governance micro-credential program, Modern Board prepares current and prospective board members to successfully take on the challenges and the privilege of serving on a nonprofit board. Board of directors Governance Management & Governance

Nonprofit Boards: 7 Key Responsibilities for Good Governance

Wild Apricot

Learn about seven key responsibilities nonprofit boards must fulfill for successful governance Nonprofit boards have legal and ethical duties to fulfill — do you know what they are?

Taking a Deeper Look at the “Social” Piece of ESG (Environmental Social Governance)


In our most recent white paper, “ Exploring Environmental Social Governance ” we include a section that picks apart the pieces of ESG, including a list of some of the items under the “social” category.

How to Prepare For a Government Website Redesign

Forum One

Redesigning a government agency or department website is no small task. Here are the essential areas to focus on when taking on a government website redesign. Forum One works with local, state and federal government agencies.

Nonprofit Boards: 7 Key Responsibilities for Good Governance

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Jeb Banner, founder and CEO of Boardable. New board members often bring a contagious enthusiasm with them to board meetings, and these passionate individuals can breathe life into any nonprofit board. However, newcomers don’t. organizational-management

Migrating Your Government Services to Digital: Process and Technology

Forum One

Co-authored by Brian Stewart , Senior Government Executive, Siteimprove. In this post, we focus on the processes and technology of migrating your government services to digital. We’re happy to discuss your next government modernization project with you.

Migrating Your Government Services to Digital: Getting Started

Forum One

Co-authored by Brian Stewart , Senior Government Executive, Siteimprove. There are a number of drivers for migrating your government services to digital such as the Integrated Digital Experience ACT (IDEA).

The Stockdale Paradox, Government Aid Coming & Debunking Myths


Balancing faith with reality, relief from the Federal Government, 5 Myths Debunked and how Handbid is helping our charity heroes cope and adjust. Handbid Weekly Blog Series Covid-19

The Incredible Ways Government and Business Use Satellite Imagery

Find the free stuff

The post The Incredible Ways Government and Business Use Satellite Imagery appeared first on Satellite imagery application is becoming part of different spheres that leverage the collection and analysis of reliable data retrieved from Earth images.

Ontario Nonprofit Network releases new report on impact of COVID and government relief measures

Charity Village

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) has released a new report about the impact of COVID and associated government relief measures on nonprofits and charities.

Why Vulnerable Kids Depend on Government & Big Tech Getting Data Privacy Laws Right

Saleforce Nonprofit

Despite the need to address this gap, PhotoDNA and related tools are currently facing attacks from both tech sector policies (like expanded adoption of end-to-end encryption ) and government regulation (such as the European Union’s ePrivacy Directive ).

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Internet Governance

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I attended the Internet governance panel this morning (lest you think that Davos is all play and no work). Fascinating panel: Vint Cerf (Google), Michael Dell(), John Markoff (New York Times), Hamadoun Toure (ITU), Jonathan Zittrain (Oxford) and moderated by Paul Saffo (Institute for the Future). Just a few snapshots: John Markoff did an effective job of telling us how bad things are.

Federal government releases more details on the Canada Recovery Hiring Program

Charity Village

The post Federal government releases more details on the Canada Recovery Hiring Program appeared first on CharityVillage.

Overcoming the Government-Nonprofit Dependency

ASU Lodestar Center

Federal, state and local governments increasingly depend on Social Service nonprofit organizations and, because of that dependency, have been willing to help fund them. government funding accounts for approximately one-third of the annual revenue received by nonprofit organizations, primarily through grants and contracts. However, the government funding to Social Service organizations is not without challenges.

New nonprofit coalition launches to advocate for a home in government

Charity Village

A group of organizations from the charitable and nonprofit sector have come together to form a new coalition that is focused on two goals: The creation of a distinct home in government for the nonprofit and charitable sector to create overarching policies that support the sector and tangible solutions to specific challenges; and The development […]. The post New nonprofit coalition launches to advocate for a home in government appeared first on CharityVillage.

Government of Canada launches applications for Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative External Reference Group

Charity Village

The post Government of Canada launches applications for Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative External Reference Group appeared first on CharityVillage.

Open Government: Getting beyond impenetrable online data


Digital Strategist for human rights and open government organizations. " Governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are beginning to realise that digital strategy means more than posting a document online , but what will it take for these groups to change not just their tools, but their thinking? Jed Miller. "Information isn't just trapped in PDFs; it's trapped in PhDs."

Government of Canada launches $500 million Canada Community Revitalization Fund to drive post-COVID-19 recovery

Charity Village

The post Government of Canada launches $500 million Canada Community Revitalization Fund to drive post-COVID-19 recovery appeared first on CharityVillage. Shared public spaces in villages, towns and cities are at the heart of communities across Canada. Main streets, downtown cores, community and cultural centres, farmers’ markets, libraries, outdoor spaces and other public places draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs.

Benefits of government LMS for organizations from gyrus


Government LMS for organizations is perfect because they reduce training costs and training time, leading to increased productivity with benefits high return on investment

Governance is Fun… Really!

Connection Cafe

Why is it, when the list of committees is passed around and board members are asked to volunteer, few it any excitedly stick up their hands to work on governance? Although policies and best practices ARE an important part of what a governance committee works with, it’s just not fair to say the work is a drag. Just to make sure I knew what I was getting into, I spent some time researching governance.

Government of Canada launches call for innovative concepts to prevent and eliminate homelessness

Charity Village

The Government of Canada is providing approximately $6 million over three years, starting in 2021–22, for scalable projects that will test and develop new and […]. The post Government of Canada launches call for innovative concepts to prevent and eliminate homelessness appeared first on CharityVillage.

Starting a new dialogue around executive director transitions

Charity Village

Governance Leadership Management & Governance Succession planningWant to learn more on this topic? We’ve partnered with the author for a free webinar on July 8! Get all the details and register here.

Research Friday: Lessons in board governance

ASU Lodestar Center

The Central Asia Institute is only one nonprofit organization that has fallen from grace due to poor nonprofit governance. Thankfully, a recent survey conducted by BoardSource in 2012 shows signs of increased governance among nonprofits 2. Increased understanding of their legal and governance responsibilities. Does your nonprofit need board governance assistance? However, as the BoardSource report states: “having policies doesn’t guarantee strong governance.

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

There is a long history of nonprofit organizations partnering with the government, usually at the state level, through contracts to help provide for and respond to community needs. In 2010, the Urban Institute conducted the first comprehensive national survey of nonprofits to assess the problems with government contracts and nonprofits ( view the full report here ). Not every government agency are guilty of these. sector and the government.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of your LMS for Government Business Goals


The business world is moving at a fast pace, requiring government organizations like you to step up and respond with effective strategies that outrun the competition. This article will give insight guide on Learning Management Systems effectiveness for Government In the world of rapidly changing information and training requirements, don’t you think it is important for your organization to be prepared for the challenges of the future?

Government Access: Privacy Meets Resources


This gets interesting at the intersection of charitable or nonprofit support, and government sponsored support. This is how we solve the privacy issue: Across communities, clients seek support from a wide range of organizations; and in turn charitable, nonprofit, for profit and government organizations and agencies all provide a wide range of assistance to those in need. Complex statutes and policies govern privacy rights and the competing claims for the public''s health and safety.

Ideas to Open Government Data

Forum One In brainstorming ideas to create Datamasher , the team spent a lot of time perusing and thinking about making government data more accessible by the average informed citizen. Applications like Datamasher would be far more numerous and effective if government made its data accessible over APIs. Some of these the government could then use for its own purposes without spending a dime of additional budget. Tags: Government Transparency

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

Forum One

We're seeing exciting trends in governments making data more available ? Whether on crime, education, or the environment, governments are putting more data on the web. communities (and readers of this blog) have heard about the federal government's initiative (and the winner of a certain Apps for America competition using these data sets). But local and state governments are also setting their data free. Tags: Government

Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilinguals

Forum One

state and government websites offer only a minimal level of support for multilingual content and translation. Influence Government Here at Forum One we’ve worked on many multilingual sites (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Kurdish, and Chinese). Multilingual sites can be complex in terms of technology and maintenance – but in a multicultural and multilingual world, they are also highly effective.

Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal

ASU Lodestar Center

Particularly in the last several years, in the wake of the financial crisis, organizations have struggled with a variety of challenges related to government support. In the United States, we rely on government to provide key economic supports. We expect the federal, state, and local governments to play a role in educating our children, helping communities rebuild after natural disasters, and improving our collective quality of life. embedded in government contracting.

Prizes to Promote Open Government

Forum One

We've written previously about the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive. Last week the White House issued a new memorandum titled " Guidance on the Use of Challenges and Prizes to Promote Open Government " (PDF) — a further step towards citizen engagement. The government's active support of challenges and prizes is a big deal. Tags: Influence Collaboration Government Internet Strategy Online Community Social Media

Social Media and Governance: Reflections from BoardSource

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I had the honor of doing a mini workshop at the annual BoardSource Conference called “Governing the Networked Nonprofit in An Age of Social Media &# where I had an opportunity to share some ideas on social media culture, transparency, and simplicity from the Networked Nonprofit , co-authored with Allison Fine. The last chapter of the Networked Nonprofit is on networked governance. Board source. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter?

Connection Cafe

Content governance. Now that that’s done, organizations are beginning to realize they need to govern that content. Enter content governance. . What is Content Governance? . Content governance is multifaceted. The Benefits of Content Governance .

Why Passion Isn’t Enough for Your Board of Governance

NonProfit Hub

Through his experience, Grundner developed a pyramid of four nonprofit board of governance levels. Passion sets up the basis for solid governance. The best way for nonprofits to raise the bar is by taking their board of governance seriously. The post Why Passion Isn’t Enough for Your Board of Governance appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This post was originally featured in our May/June edition of the Nonprofit Hub Magazine.

Board Governance Versus Management: Where the Board Duties End

ASU Lodestar Center

The more I work with boards of directors, the more the topic of board governance versus management comes up. It is absolutely imperative that the board realize its role in an organization, and that role is not to manage employees or to be involved in any of the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit, but to steer the organization in accordance to its mission; to govern. Sentari Minor governance board engagement

10 Things to Know About the New Federal Digital Government Strategy

Forum One

CTO, unveiled what is officially called “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” (PDF). CTO, unveiled what is officially called “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” (PDF). Influence GovernmentOn May 23, 2012, Stephen VanRoekel, U.S. CIO, and Todd Park, U.S.

Qatar Interview Series: Learn About Hukoomi - Qatar's e-Government Portal

Forum One

Our second interview focuses on Hukoomi , Qatar's e-government portal. Influence Audience Research GovernmentHukoomi is the official gateway to all the information and services you need to live, work, or stay in Qatar. Instead of visiting multiple ministries and waiting in long lines, businesses, citizens and visitors can complete transactions online, saving time and money.

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Grantseeking Basics: Researching Funders Part One – Government

Tech Soup Blog

Stepanie’s first tip is to start with local funders who often give smaller grants and also tend to have fewer strings attached than those from larger private or especially government agencies that have high administrative overhead. " On the practical art of finding government funder prospects I’ll let Stephanie take it from here: Government Grants. Federal Government Grants. The federal government is the largest funder in the United States.

Getting Tactical with the Open Government Directive

Forum One

This week, I participated in the Open Government Workshop , which brought together a group of leaders across the federal government sector. The sessions are designed to develop tactical recommendations for federal agencies developing their open government plans, which are due to be published on April 7. My group focused on how we can foster leadership and reduce cultural barriers to speed the implementation of open government (pretty easy right?).

Loco for Local: Regional Examples of Open Government

Forum One

The event convened almost 300 passionate people, all coming together for a common goal: to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent, accountable and meaningfully accessible to the public. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested or involved in local open government projects. Colorado Smart Community – online community focused on transforming the Colorado government.