Governance, Governance, Governance

BoardAssist

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. finance governance

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Government Agencies Use Twitter and Facebook

SocialFish

————-. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday From the Trenches

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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. Not every government agency are guilty of these. sector and the government.

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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. embedded in government contracting.

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.

Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The municipal New York City government’s use of text messaging has already started to trickle into other cities across the nation. To learn more about how to your government organization can start using text messaging to reach citizens, please email us at sales@mobilecommons.com. The post Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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10 Things to Know About the New Federal Digital Government Strategy

Influence

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.

10 Things to Know About the New Federal Digital Government Strategy

Influence

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.

Back to School and Board Governance

Connection Cafe

There are basic governance practices that must be followed. A lot has been said about the importance of governance vs. management. When you are starting kindergarten, that first day of school can be very exciting.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

In other words, the effectiveness of the charitable work ultimately falls to how the nonprofit is governed. The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? A contingency approach to nonprofit governance.

Open Government: Getting beyond impenetrable online data

NTEN

Digital Strategist for human rights and open government organizations. Jed Miller. "Information isn't just trapped in PDFs; it's trapped in PhDs."

Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilingual Capabilities

Influence

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: 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. Ethics and Nonprofit Governance.

Does Associations’ Governance Lock them into its Own “Culture Of Reverence?”

SocialFish

Why else would a scientific society with a rapidly dwindling membership continue to allocate the largest percentage of its efforts and resources to governance, while cutting other functions that are essential to business and market development, and the increase of member value?

Next Book Club: Sustaining Innovation in Nonprofits and Government Organizations

Museum 2.0

After much perusing, I've selected Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally by Paul C. There were so many fabulous recommendations for the next Museum 2.0

Social Media and Governance: Reflections from BoardSource

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The last chapter of the Networked Nonprofit is on networked governance. There were no examples – so the last chapter of the book is speculative, based on the best thinking of the people who have looked at networked governance. Board source. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Room for Progress in Online Participation for Open Government: Tim Bonnemann at SXSWi

Influence

For example, see " How the Open Government Dialogue got slimed." " Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics.com shares his thoughts on trends in open government and online participation during the South By Southwest Interactive conference. Influence Collaboration Communication Government Internet StrategyI had a chance to catch up with Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics.com.

Don’t Be Fooled by Abstract Jargon: Internet Governance and ICT Policy

Tech Soup Blog

Most civil society organizations (CSOs) and citizens don’t use high-level jargon such as Internet governance and ICT policy. The Internet, and technology as a whole, is so intertwined with day-to-day life that the decisions made by governments and corporations directly impact how we use the Internet and how CSOs work — now and in the future. The 6th Internet Governance Forum will soon bring multiple stakeholders to Kenya to discuss key policy and governance issues.

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.

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "About a year ago, they launched a crowdfunding campaign similar to what’s found on Kickstarter, the online platform where artists, entrepreneurs, and others seek donations to bankroll creative projects.

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "About a year ago, they launched a crowdfunding campaign similar to what’s found on Kickstarter, the online platform where artists, entrepreneurs, and others seek donations to bankroll creative projects.

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. Federal Government Grants.

Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilinguals

Influence

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.

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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.

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

fundraising governance philanthropyHow much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.

Verify U.S. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov

AFP Blog

The government uses social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to connect with people and communicate official information, so it’s important to know if a social media account is really managed by the federal government. federal government. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov

Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical

BoardAssist

There is almost always a major issue looming, be it the impending loss of a large funder, the shift in government interest away from (or to!) The agenda plays a key role in keeping the board focused where it needs to be: governance and big issues. governance

Government Access: Privacy Meets Resources

VisionLink

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.

How I Became a Nonprofit Board Chair (and Lived to Tell About It)

BoardAssist

I had little nonprofit experience, let alone an understanding of nonprofit governance. When it comes to poor performance by board members, the board chair may be aware and participate in conversations with the Governance Committee. governance nonprofit boards

Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

BoardAssist

Let us know if there’s a nonprofit governance topic you would like to see us cover, and we’ll do our best to address it this year. nonprofit governance What were the blog posts that were most popular on the BoardAssist blog in 2014?

TXT-2-Work Wins a Digital Government Achievement Award!

Mobile Commons

Their “TXT-2-Work” campaign, which texts out employment opportunities to low-income New Yorkers, won a Digital Government Achievement Award. All Posts Awards Blog Government health Congratulations to New York City’s Human Resources Administration!

Commission website still slated for integration into government portal

AFP Blog

Commission website still slated for integration into government portal : The Cabinet Office is still insisting that the Charity Commission website should be subsumed within the new single web portal for central government, gov.uk, despite representations to the contrary from the regulator. On 2 January the government announced that six of 24 government departments have now moved their corporate websites to gov.uk, with more to follow soon

Connection is shaky when cellphones used to monitor government

AFP Blog

Connection is shaky when cellphones used to monitor government : Mobile “citizen engagement” initiatives are plagued by the question of who answers calls or replies to text messages. It’s hard to know if data is accurate or representative of a population. The poorest members of a community may not have access to a phone, while those who do may not respond for reasons that include illiteracy and a lack of technological

Ten Signs of Financial Trouble for Board Members

BoardAssist

As a Board member, you are the governance program. Executive Directors who act as a single point of contact with the Board may be preventing critical governance issues from reaching the very individuals charged with governance. governance nonprofit finance

Seven Nonprofit Finance Tips to Keep Your Board Out of Trouble

BoardAssist

i) The Federal government and most local governments regulate lobbying. 80% of Board governance is showing up mentally and critically listening to what’s going on. governance nonprofit finance

Great reads from around the web on March 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

" Pew: Open government is tied to higher levels of community satisfaction | Gov 2.0: The Power of Platforms – "The results from a new study from Pew Internet and Life Project found that when citizens believe their governments are sharing more information, they are more likely to feel satisfied with civic life. The study will offer support for elected officials who run on open government platforms or who work for more transparency.

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Top Twelve Tips for Courting New Board Members

BoardAssist

governance volunteer recruiting With nearly 2 million board seats opening up in the United States ever year, it’s not easy for nonprofit leaders to successfully compete for, and win over, fantastic new board members.

Planning Your Next Career Move? Don’t Forget to Join a Nonprofit Board

BoardAssist

career governance nonprofit boards As the Executive Director of BoardAssist, I receive a steady stream of inquiries and referrals from job coaches nearly every day. Because it’s their job to help you find yours , and nonprofit board service gives you an edge. What exactly are those benefits?

Launching the Health Data Consortium – Two Years Later

Influence

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Not your father's government agency

Connection Cafe

Last week Washington played host to a few events of note for folks interested in government and social media (aka Web 2.0, State Department hosted the first government TED event: TED@State. Clay Shirky spoke about how social media is allowing citizens to engage with (or navigate around) government in the US and internationally, and made the point that governments can no longer expect to establish one-way communications. in Government.