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? Organizational Strategy, Structure, and.

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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). Jonathan Zittrain made a strong analogy that the Internet today is as structurally weak as AT&T's telephone network was back in the days when you could get free telephone calls using a Cap'n crunch toy whistle.

What Nonprofits Can Learn About Content Structure… from Pearl Jam


You probably know at least some of their lyrics, but are you familiar with Pearl Jam's content structure? Pearl Jam have been posterboys for a lot of things, but probably not structured web content. government – but given the breadth of coverage (and budgets) available to those entities, making the move to fully structured content may seem daunting in the nonprofit context. Brett Meyer. Content Strategist. ThinkShout.

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.

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. consistent, structural challenges.

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

When the federal government changed the rules for grant management at the end of 2013, there was a little noticed change that occurred. Here are 7 practices for building an internal control structure that will increase buy-in and stand the test of time.

Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

Last week, I attended Structure Lab , a half-day workshop on legal and financial structures for ventures for social good. The Structure Lab is set up as a "game" in which you explore cards in various categories (values, assets, financing, etc.)

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


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?

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.

Getting Tactical with the Open Government Directive


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?).

Government, Community, and Corporate Partnerships to Expand Broadband Access

Tech Soup Blog

With shrinking budgets, providing increased access to the Internet and training for computer literacy can be particularly challenging for libraries and public computing centers.

Does Your Org Need a Social Web Governance Strategy?


That's why your organization needs a " Social Web Governance Strategy ". How to synthesize the “conversation” of social media – and how to structure those conversations on the various tools like Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, etc.

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Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: Legal protection of control within public charities

ASU Lodestar Center

Like other successful entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs have the will and skill set to get things done and the traditional public charity structure and requirements may seem like burdensome barriers to moving forward. Alternative Structure. posted by.

Open Government: A Recap of TransparencyCamp - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


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.

25 Ways Your Board May be Failing


For a great check list on evaluating your board, we reached out to Chicago governance pro, Tom Okarma, for this week’s guest blog. Poor alignment between goals and:resources, staffing, structure, budget, decision-making. board of directors governance nonprofit

How to Get Beyond B-Minus: The State of Nonprofit Boards Today


Structure yourself for success. If your board doesn’t already have a governance committee responsible for leading and managing board recruitment and performance, consider creating one. governance

How to Deal With Difficult Board Members


Recognize that dealing with this challenge effectively requires the active support and participation of the board chair or governance committee chair — ideally to take the lead. This meeting should include the board and/or governance committee chair. governance

26 Practices of High Performing Boards


Adhere to Structure. fundraising governance nonprofit boards We agree with fundraising guru Gail Perry: it’s not unusual for boards to get stuck in one way or another. When boards do get stuck, they often turn to Gail for help.

12 Ways to Liven Up Your Board Meetings – And Your Board


Look for ways to structure real discussions among board members that will elicit commitment and leadership. governance nonprofit Last month we turned to fundraising guru and guest blogger Gail Perry for advice on how to make your board members a little less BORED.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents(Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF.). 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We gather more than 800 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals for two days to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance. 13th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 13th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium.

National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Helps Smokers Countdown to Quitting

Mobile Commons

In addition to structuring messages around individual quit dates, the program has some neat features that make it more flexible. All Posts Blog government health Use CasesWe’ve been seeing a lot recently how tremendously successful text messages are as a tool for helping smokers quit. Text message campaigns are used in cities like New York and Louisville, and research shows how effective it is – sometimes even doubling quit rates.

New on SSIR: The Power of Vision, Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Amy Sample Ward

We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. Tags: Uncategorized issues otherblogs administration book goals governance mission planning strategy vision I have a new post up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review and this is a special post because it’s actually a book review. Hildy Gottlieb, a colleague (but really growing into a friend) sent me a copy of her new book, The Pollyanna Principles.

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Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

Keep in mind, however, that all CRMs and donor databases are different – each has its own database structure, definitions of key terms, and attributes for handling certain data types. Decision 1: Must we have data governance policies before we migrate?

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Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Unfortunately, not every state has the resources or competencies necessary to implement the Employment First framework into their existing governmental structures. Since 2012 the EFSLMP has worked with core states by providing onsite and virtual assistance to state-government teams.

Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

How your grant office should be structured. In this article, I’ll explore each of these five factors and provide you with two models for structuring a grant office. . Structure: Basic and Full-Service Grant Office Models .

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We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018


Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights. Organizations need a structured and effective way of following their grants throughout the grant's lifecycle so they can easily manage this revenue stream and track these funds in the same place as major gifts and other sources of revenue.

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3 Federated Models for Larger Nonprpfits (and How Each Model Impacts Decision Making)

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit organization grows to include dozens, sometimes hundreds, of local offices, the leaders have to wrestle with the best way to govern, organize and manage greater complexity. A single company can apply different models to address individual areas that require governance.

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SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

page speed, structured data, or inbound links). If you want to maximize the chances that visitors will remember and share your URL, then having a clean structure with your focused keyword or phrase is the best way to go. Structured Data (Schema Markup). Content Structure.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Part two talks about understanding the challenges.Foundations take on the biggest and gnarliest social problems (if the problems could be easily solved, the private sector or governments would have already figured them out. Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media.

Another Inconvenient Truth: Organizational Dynamics and Their Impact on Open Gov/Open Data


Viola: enter the Open Government Initiative. Of course, noone is acting like Open Government is going to be easy and/or accomplisable overnight. However, despite the fact that many acknowledge it will be a challenge, there has not been much conversation about the organizational dynamics of Federal agencies or how they pose a threat to successfully achieving Open Government objectives. Tags: Influence Government Internet Strategy

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

The unfamiliarity of the nonprofit structure affects all sorts of stuff, from board engagement to hiring, and it often makes giv- ing to a nonprofit a bizarre idea. Homeland government plays a significant role.

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Another Inconvenient Truth - Organizational Dynamics and Their Impact on Open Gov / Open Data


Viola: enter the Open Government Initiative. Of course, noone is acting like Open Government is going to be easy and/or accomplisable overnight. However, despite the fact that many acknowledge it will be a challenge, there has not been much conversation about the organizational dynamics of Federal agencies or how they pose a threat to successfully achieving Open Government objectives. Tags: Influence Government Internet Strategy

Defining Human-Centric IT


“The emerging human-centric IT model is the next evolution for government agencies. This model allows government to be more responsive and proactive to citizen and operation needs. Love this infographic from GovLoop.

All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

The field is evolving at a rapid pace, creating a lot of opportunity for creativity in structuring the market. From governments working with nonprofits, to corporations working with social entrepreneurs, industries are coming together to push the field forward.

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Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

Connection Cafe

We partnered with local businesses, partnered with local government officials to proclaim December 1, 2015 #GivingTuesday at NMSU Day and celebrated these partnerships, our team and donors throughout the day. One day can make a difference and New Mexico State University (NMSU) can prove it!

How to Overcome the 4 Roadblocks Facing Your Grant Strategy

Connection Cafe

For organizations that received government funds through grants or contracts, these government agencies require detailed and highly specific reporting and accountability structures to ensure the monies were used appropriately and to avoid fraud, waste and abuse.

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Another Inconvenient Truth: Organizational Dynamics and Their Impact on Open Gov


Viola: enter the Open Government Initiative. Of course, no one is acting like Open Government is going to be easy and/or accomplishable overnight. However, despite the fact that many acknowledge it will be a challenge, there has not been much conversation about the organizational dynamics of federal agencies or how they pose a threat to successfully achieving Open Government objectives. Tags: Influence Government Internet Strategy

The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations

Byte Technology

Virtually every sector of our economy—the government, the military, educational institutions, venture capitalist firms and multi-national corporations—use the Request for Proposal (RFP) process at one time or another.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy, and receives no government funding - it depends on contributions from supporters around the country. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund's mission is to change the face and voice of America's politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. We have gathered an outstanding group of field experts to teach how to build and sustain this kind of governance. Governance / @usdsoles. Governance.

Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists Over Donors and Volunteers

Connection Cafe

history is taking action to change the future in ways causes, nonprofits, government and even society has never seen before. And those causes that aren’t already adjusting their organizational structure, priorities and donor stewardship practices risk missing the chance to capture the hearts and minds of this vocal, involved group of individuals. They still have faith that government, agencies and nonprofits could address the causes/social issues they care about.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Suzy : I know many people think the boomers like structure in the work place, we are concerned with making money – but we were the age of Aquarius! When you take on a job in a nonprofit, you’re normally doing a lot more than you signed for without a lot of structure.