Governance, Governance, Governance

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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

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

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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

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?

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

Difference Between Information Governance And Data Governance

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In today’s digitized world, more and more companies are realizing and utilizing concepts such as Information Governance and data governance to stay on top of the competition. Information Governance is defined as the technologies and activities that are employed by organizations for maximizing the value of their information while reducing associated costs and risks.

The Stockdale Paradox, Government Aid Coming & Debunking Myths

Handbid

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 PhreeSite.com. Satellite imagery application is becoming part of different spheres that leverage the collection and analysis of reliable data retrieved from Earth images.

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.

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.

Benefits of government LMS for organizations from gyrus

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

Open Government: Getting beyond impenetrable online data

NTEN

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."

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.

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

Gyrus

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

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.

Ideas to Open Government Data

Forum One

Data.gov In brainstorming ideas to create Datamasher , the team spent a lot of time perusing data.gov 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

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.

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 Data.gov 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

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.

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 .

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.

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.

Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty

Forum One

With economic recovery inching along, all levels of government are feeling the pinch brought on by reduced tax revenue. With ever-shrinking budgets, many government entities have been forced to re-evaluate their resource allocations. Given the challenging economic times, it is increasingly important for government web managers to effectively communicate the value of their digital communications initiatives to senior decision-makers. Tags: Influence Government

The fundamentals of a sustainable nonprofit: A free webinar series

Charity Village

Careers and Job Search Fundraising Governance Human Resources Leadership Management & Governance Operations Professional Development Strategic planning Workplace IssuesThe pandemic continues to throw new challenges at us every day.

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? 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. A contingency approach to nonprofit governance.

Open Data and Democratic Governance - A Nonprofit View

Tech Soup Blog

Last week The Center for Information Technology Research In the Interest of Society ( CITRIS ) held a day-long conference entitled " Can Open Data Improve Democratic Governance." " ( #OpenDataUC13 ) Speakers from government agencies, the private sector, and the social sector discussed the many ways data is changing the way governments and citizens interact.

Open Government: "Strategies and Tactics from the Playbook"

Forum One

These are the themes I heard while attending the interesting Open Government: "Strategies and Tactics from the Playbook" event this past Monday in DC, organized by the team of Lucas Cioffi , Stephen Buckley , and Kaliya Hamlin. Here are some insights I picked up: Open Government Directive: Coming soon? s Open Government Directive, which is expected to address how agencies should proceed on open data approaches, and on online public engagement.

Private, Corporate, or Government Grants?

Get Fully Funded

Here’s a quick-and-dirty explanation of private, corporate, and government grants. Government grants tend to be much larger, but have more strings attached. When it comes to grantwriting, it can be confusing to decide which kinds of grants to go after. Typically, I like to go after private foundation grant opportunities first. They tend to be the easiest to apply for and the easiest to follow up on.

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Research Friday: The Functions of Government in Social Entrepreneurship

ASU Lodestar Center

Government has a rich legacy of social entrepreneurship. federal government’s social innovations reached new heights with President Lyndon B. as well as the national governments of much of the developed world, robustly practices variants of high-capacity governmental social innovation today, such as the myriad programs countering the global Great Recession. from the private, non-governmental civil society partnering with government. posted by. Gordon Shockley, Ph.D.

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.

Learning from lived experience creates potential for self love

Charity Village

Careers and Job Search Human Resources Leadership Management & Governance Personal Development Workplace IssuesWe often refer to the lived experience of those who access service, but what about the lived experience of those who offer it?

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

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.

The Open Government Directive - Make a Plan for Your Data

Forum One

The Obama administration is close to unveiling a new Open Government Directive to push agencies to become more transparent, accountable, and collaborative. The directive builds upon the memorandum on transparency and open government released by the administration in January, and was announced by US CTO Aneesh Chopra during the Gov 2.0 Tags: Government

Open Government: "Strategies and Tactics from the Playbook"

Forum One

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