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. 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.

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.

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. All Posts Awards Blog Government health Congratulations to New York City’s Human Resources Administration!

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

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

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. Ethics and Nonprofit Governance.

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.

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.

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.

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? A contingency approach to nonprofit governance.

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

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

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

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. embedded in government contracting.

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. While board members are obviously valuable and insightful, that venerability should be used to govern and not to guide staff or their roles.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

Open Government: Getting beyond impenetrable online data

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

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.

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 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.

Government Data Meets Web 2.0

Idealware

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.

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.

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. from the private, non-governmental civil society partnering with government. posted by. Gordon Shockley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

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Over the past few months, the New Yorker writes , so many people have called the government that “voice mail filled up and landlines began blurting out busy signals.”

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Grantseeking Basics: Researching Funders Part One – Government

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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.

Open Government: A Recap of TransparencyCamp

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These pioneers are rebuilding the relationship between citizens and government in order to make it more accessible and responsive and a much more direct democracy than the United States has seen in a very long time.

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

6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

Influence

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

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

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.

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.

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?

CCNI releases social media guidance for charities - Civil Society - Governance - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

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CCNI releases social media guidance for charities - Civil Society - Governance - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits : The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) is providing charities with tips to ensure that their social media use does not break the law or jeopardise reputations.

Getting Tactical with the Open Government Directive

Influence

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?).

Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

ASU Lodestar Center

Five years later, temporary stimulus funding has come and gone, replaced instead by ongoing cuts to government funding. Increasingly, government-funded organizations are switching gears: from that of reaction, to adaptation, innovation, and action—whether on a small or large scale.