Defining Knowledge Management for Your Organization

Idealware

There was no need to ensure that anyone else could use Idealware’s growing base of knowledge because I was the entire organization. Knowledge management has become an important part of Idealware’s evolution. Speaking of knowledge, we have an article on that: [link].)

Knowledge Management and Global Development: Who, What, and How

Influence

This week, I attended a working group meeting at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs that focused on knowledge management in the international development sector. We heard presentations by two KM thought leaders: Last week, I attended a working group meeting at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs that focused on knowledge management in the international development sector.

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Meatball Subs & Knowledge Management

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

And it's a significant story as your organization starts to think about knowledge management. We see lost knowledge gobbling up time and money in our own organization and in the offices of our clients all the time. And one major way knowledge is lost is that the documents in which the relevant knowledge can be found are not easily retrievable. We wrote a document management system for the president of a major university a few years ago that took this approach.

How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector. IssueLab has been working for ten years to apply the age-old knowledge management question, “what if I knew what others know?”

Social Learning ROI

SocialFish

Sandy Carter from IBM shares some thoughts about social learning – which permeates all aspects of collaboration, data sharing, and knowledge management. How are you using social learning and social knowledge?

How to Solve Problems: Google vs. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Beaconfire Wire

Analytics Business Strategy and Process Current Affairs Knowledge Management Marketing Studies Technology I recently read two articles that had me thinking about problem solving. The first article was about how the next generation of Google Maps aims to solve the problem of traffic. The second article detailed how Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport dealt with the problem of long wait times for checked baggage. How is Google going to solve traffic? I’ll sum up.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Organizational Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Fifteen of us met for 90 minutes to share, commiserate, trade ideas and think about our work at the intersection of evaluation, knowledge management and organizational learning. How to create systems for accessing knowledge resources that foundation staff will use.

What is Online Knowledge? How can OpenCalais help create better Online Knowledge?

Beaconfire Wire

Much has changed since humanity acknowledged the word knowledge and started to classify the various subject matters into categories and taxonomies of learned disciplines. The definition of knowledge is outside the scope of this article because of simple reasons.

Book Review and Giveaway: The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

When the external community sees your staff using a community platform, a knowledge management resource, or another shared online space it says to them that the organization actually cares and is invested in both collaboration and the resource itself.

Build Your Own Social Network : Elgg

Beaconfire Wire

Elgg did not want to be a content management system because that market is well over saturated. Tags: Blogroll Knowledge Management Nonprofits Social Networks Tech User Generated Content Web 2.0

Copyright Doesn’t Have to be All or Nothing: Intellectual Property Rights and Creative Commons

Beaconfire Wire

Tags: Intellectual Property Creative Commons Knowledge Management Business Strategy and Process Copyright

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi. Like many nonprofits, the rapidly evolving environment around and within us was littered by a practice of ad hoc documentation and person to person knowledge sharing.

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AFP Blog

massnonprofit news :: : "Knowledge management—also called KM—is the process of choosing and using tools and systems to effectively gather, organize, share, and use information, of any topic and type, within and between individuals, organizations, and groups." ''via Blog this

Awesome Association MarComm Jobs – Week of August 30

SocialFish

Manage website content and continue to enhance the website’s design and function, based on feedback from members. Manage e-blast newsletters and online blog. Serve as an enterprise-wide resource and knowledge manager.

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Free Tools for Creating iPhone and iTouch Web Apps

Beaconfire Wire

Use or knowledge of JavaScript is not required to create basic iPhone pages. Tags: Accessibility Blogroll Blogs Business Strategy and Process Cool Tools and Tips Knowledge Management Nonprofits Tech Uncategorized Usability Web 2.0 The iPhone is inarguably the most advanced piece of technology in people’s hands these days. It has a GPS to tell you where you are. It has a phone to let you communicate with people.

Aggregating news from community contributors or groups

Beaconfire Wire

pipes Knowledge Management del.icio.us There is ever growing interest in ways for organizations to aggregate news based on the input of multiple people, then select and push that news feed through their site. The good news is, there are some very slick methods for doing just this. As an example, Jeff C. on ProgressiveExchange, posted what he needed to which I responded and am cross-posting here.

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Strangely, it has also become the de facto identity management tool. It’s a listserv of diverse participants, gracefully managed by the indefatigable Deborah Elizabeth Finn. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Strangely, it has also become the de facto identity management tool. It’s a listserv of diverse participants, gracefully managed by the indefatigable Deborah Elizabeth Finn. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Strangely, it has also become the de facto identity management tool. It’s a listserv of diverse participants, gracefully managed by the indefatigable Deborah Elizabeth Finn. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Learning Socially: Associations at the Crossroads

SocialFish

Learn about how social learning and the combination of social media and knowledge management can create a culture of engagement and loyalty for your organization. Have you been thinking about the concept of social learning (in whatever forms that might take)?

Unlocking the Potential of Peer Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As the team’s Director of Knowledge Management he helps the team capture new insight, hone its toolkit, and pioneer new approaches.

Evernote for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

There is another type of information and memory management that relates to the everyday memories and knowledge management of your staff, volunteers, and other supporters. Volunteer & Event Management. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

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Myth Busting around Scale

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are three paths to scaling organizational impact beyond the confines of one’s current organizational context (that will be familiar to most): advocacy, knowledge sharing or (an old funder standby) scaling services. Want to scale through dissemination of knowledge? Photo by Tsmall.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Management / @BoardSource. Nonprofit Management. It features valuable opportunities for executives, senior management, and board members. Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management / Pittsburgh, PA / $150. Nonprofit Management.

Organizational Amnesia, Accountability Buddies, and Other Things I learned at the Grant Managers Network Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In mid-March, I had a whirl wind day at the Grant Managers Network Annual Conference where I did the following: Panel Session : Outcomes, Impact, and Communication with Roberto Cremonini and Danette Peters.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This process of going from individual’s insight to group’s ‘knowledge asset’ is a critical one. An excellent resource on the topic of Knowledge Assets is Geoff Parcell and Chris Collisons’ Learning to Fly: Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations.

Help a Nonprofit Cross the Digital Divide This Summer

Tech Soup Blog

Event Management in the Raiser's Edge. Boston, Massachusetts: TNB Roundtable: Librarians as Knowledge Management Allies for Nonprofits. You're reading the TechSoup blog, so you're probably already comfortable with using technology in your work.

My Panel Introduction

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I spoke about how useful a blog was for my own personal knowledge management working as a technology consultant. I attempted to live blog my introduction to demonstrate how easy it is to blog. The second time we ran our panel the Internet connection worked.

2011 Nonprofit Day

Amy Sample Ward

With panelists representing various areas of experience and knowledge, discussion will include community organizing, movement building, and the role you and your organization can play in supporting social change. Noah Flower , Director of Knowledge Management, Monitor Institute. Date : September 19, 2011. Location : San Francisco, CA. Topic : Rethinking Movement Building.

Knowledge in the Public Interest Announces Blog

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via an email from Diania Woolis The KPI blog will explore diverse facets of knowledge management practice, research, and theory -- from community of practice (COP) strategy, to emerging technologies, to conferences and events taking place around the world. We're excited to share what we're discovering about knowledge management for the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors as we do our work -- and for you to post your critiques and ideas.

2011 NTC Preview: Let's Talk About Tech, Baby

NTEN

A close read of the lyrics provides a good framework for thinking about communicating horizontally (across departments or silos) and vertically (with everyone from senior management to interns) in your organization about technology. Technology is the unintuitive phone system, the frustrating donor management system, the computer that blue screens every time it has more than three windows open. What about other senior management?

Lee Bryant at #KMUK10

Amy Sample Ward

I’m here at #KMUK10 , also known as the Knowledge Management UK conference. Value of knowledge is contextual and relative – trying to give it value is a mistake; instead focus on the value of having it and sharing it. We need to free up knowledge in order to have healthier networks to work with. Tags: events presentation information kmuk10 knowledge knowledgemanagement sharing

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On Vacation!

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Well, no sooner do I manage to start blogging again then it's time to go traveling. I'm sure when I get back I'll just be bursting with thought about software development, tools, problem solving, knowledge management.

Why SharePoint Scares Me

Idealware

For the past four years or so, at two different organizations, I've been evaluating Microsoft's Sharepoint 2007 as a Portal/Intranet/Business Process Management solution. It's a hard thing to ignore, for numerous reasons: It's an instant, interactive content, document and data management interface out of the box, with strong interactive capabilities and hooks to integrate other databases.

Using our heads

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

But Sharon Richardson in a thought-provoking post on her Joining Dots blog proposes that the emphasis on documents of any sort is a very limited view of knowledge management.I think Knowledge Management should be replaced with Knowledge Support.

Great reads from around the web on June 12th

Amy Sample Ward

" Knowledge Wiki Workshop - I really wish I could go to this event and hope there are some tweets, blogs, or videos we can follow online to get a peak into the conversations. "The "The wiki: a good tool for organisational knowledge management?" " How can we best capture and organise the knowledge assets of an organisation, make them widely available to everyone who needs access, and keep them fresh and current?

Foundation Transparency – Foundation Center’s Surprising Glass Pockets Website

Tech Soup Blog

It also provides a knowledge management function since each magnifying glass icon takes the viewer directly to the relevant page on the foundation’s website. One of Foundation Center’s longer-term goals with hGrant is to foster new knowledge about what is and isn't being funded in the nonprofit sector. Glasspockets.org is a website sponsored by the Foundation Center that is focused on transparency among funders.

#11NPD: Rethinking Movement Buildling

Tech Soup Blog

Joining De Avila were Noah Flower, director of knowledge management at innovative consultancy the Monitor Institute , and Rashad Robinson, executive director at ColorOfChange , an organization dedicated to politically empowering Black Americans.

Keep an eye on this! Sharing is the new way of the world.

SocialFish

Like many foundations, MMT has been building a "knowledge management" system to archive information in an accessible way to help us be the best grantmakers we can be. The Meyer Memorial Trust launched their connectipedia today. But we've been approaching this task with a bigger end in mind. Why, we asked ourselves, would we set up a system that only MMT could use when the need for good information is shared by other foundations.

Great reads from around the web on May 28th

Amy Sample Ward

In this interview, Jennifer Ford Reedy, VP for Strategy and Knowledge Management, at the Minnesota Community Foundation shares the how they designed this online social good contest for success." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 28th).