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

Governance is Fun… Really!

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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.

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What Is Content Governance and Why Does It Matter?

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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 .

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.

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.

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

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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

Back to School and Board Governance

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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. You have a new backpack, everything is bright and shiny, all your pencils and erasers are in their place and you just can’t wait to wear your new outfit. Let’s fast forward to high school. It’s not cool to want to be cool. It’s more cool to not care.

Commission website still slated for integration into government portal

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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

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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

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

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Their “TXT-2-Work” campaign, which texts out employment opportunities to low-income New Yorkers, won a Digital Government Achievement Award. The Digital Government Achievement Awards honor those governmental agencies and departments that have developed outstanding applications or websites to serve their communities. “As All Posts Awards Blog Government health Congratulations to New York City’s Human Resources Administration!

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. It's finally here!

Benefits of government LMS for organizations from gyrus

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

Why Passion Isn’t Enough for Your Board of Governance

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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.

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

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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?

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee working to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government.

Research Friday: Lessons in board governance

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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.

Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’ - Civil Society - Governance - News

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Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’ - Civil Society - Governance - News

Not your father's government agency

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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.

Government Access: Privacy Meets Resources

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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.

SFpark wins a Good Government Award!

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Congratulations to SFpark, which just won a Good Government Award from SPUR , an organization devoted to “good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.” All Posts Blog Customer News government Success Stories” The full awards citation reads: The SFpark team was chosen for its implementation of the groundbreaking smart parking management program.

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

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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.

Conscious Governance | E-zine - Issue #016 iPads in the Boardroom-the next e-governance evolution | e-Zine Article Archive | Nonprofit Executive Articles | Nonprofit Strategic Planning

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Conscious Governance | E-zine - Issue #016 iPads in the Boardroom-the next e-governance evolution | e-Zine Article Archive | Nonprofit Executive Articles | Nonprofit Strategic Planning : One of the most common concerns of Boards is how to make their meetings more productive, strategic and create true engagement of the Board and senior executive leadership team.

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis : "The former army chief later took to Twitter to share this information. Sent off the 1st batch of aid material collected by supporters. Hoping 2send more in the coming days. Donate as much as u can #IndiaWithNepal," he tweeted. At least 4,352 bodies have reportedly been recovered so far after Saturday's devastating earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale."

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Research Friday: Government contracting in the new normal

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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.

Board Governance Versus Management: Where the Board Duties End

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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

Social Media and Governance: Reflections from BoardSource

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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.

Local Government 2.0 Uses Facebook, Twitter to Communicate With Public

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Local Government 2.0 Join me for lunch today at Taste of Town,” Government 2.0 Uses Facebook, Twitter to Communicate With Public: "The city is one of a growing list of wired municipalities connecting to citizens young and old through social media. While not every administrator will feel comfortable hosting live chats or Tweeting “is hungry. is going viral.". NPtech

Nonprofit Lessons from a Government Tech Debacle

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Government behind you, there are resources available to help save time and money while staying on top of advancements in technology. Read the full article, Nonprofit Lessons from a Government Tech Debacle , for the rest of the great resources and insight he provides at the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog Where do you go for trusted technology advice? Technology projects are difficult for anyone to manage.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

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Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the professional association for appointed local government administrators throughout the world. The Alliance for Innovation is an international network of progressive governments and partners committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations.

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

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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

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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.

Prizes to Promote Open Government

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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.

Open Government: Getting beyond impenetrable online data

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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."

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

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So we partner with school districts and teachers across the country to start getting young people, even before they turn 18, to understand how government works and how they can leverage it to make change in their communities. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people.

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

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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.

Government Data Meets Web 2.0

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I stumbled across a neat new data resource at Data.gov. Its a new initiative of the executive branch to make more public data accessible. It has a limited data set at the moment, but has a lot of tools that make the data easy to manipulate for both armchair analysts and serious researchers alike.

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

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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.

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

Research Friday: The Functions of Government in Social Entrepreneurship

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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.

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

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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? American concepts of nonprofit governance, transparency, rule of law, and volunteerism …define the relationship between an association and its members.”.

Ideas to Open Government Data

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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

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

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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

Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilinguals

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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.