The Curse of Knowledge: You’re Using Jargon and You Don’t Even Know It

Connection Cafe

That’s what we call the “ Curse of Knowledge ”. With enough effort over time, you’ll break the dreaded Curse of Knowledge. Jargon ( noun) : Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand. The English language is filled with shorthand. It’s an especially difficult language to learn because the way native speakers communicate is often colloquial.

Building our Membership Knowledge Base

Wild Apricot

We're conducting an online survey to find out what topics we should address in our Membership Knowledge Hub this Fall. Membership Knowledge HubWe hope you'll participate!

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Flat World Knowledge Partnership

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

By announcing we're doing open content college textbooks with Flat World Knowledge, a cool for-profit startup. We got great feedback about our announcement a couple of weeks ago about doing open content textbooks for K-12, thanks for funding from the US Department of Education. How were we going to top that one? I mentioned meeting one of their key people at BYU last month in a recent Beneblog post.

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. The term “knowledge management” doesn’t mean a lot by itself, but it describes a powerful concept. Is the knowledge and content itself actually findable for staff members who don’t know exactly the right word or acronym to search for?

[New Quiz] Test & Refresh Your Knowledge of Trends in Charitable Giving

Connection Cafe

Take a quick quiz to test and refresh your knowledge of trends in Charitable Giving. We’re halfway through 2017 but that doesn’t mean we’re done learning from 2016 just yet! The Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic released the fifth-annual Charitable Giving Report at the beginning of the year. This report leverages The Blackbaud Index to provide one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community.

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How to advance your career? Knowledge, Behaviour, Marketing and Socialising!

Find the free stuff

Knowledge, Behaviour, Marketing and Socialising! How to advance in your career? Learn the best ways to advance your career right here on our informative guide. Career progression is coming! Is it time you earned a promotion? Whether the result is a bigger salary, more status, fulfilling a passion or just to escape your current boss, the benefits of career progression. The post How to advance your career? appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Business

Realignment #2: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

In the age of knowledge an organization’s learning capabilities constitute competitive necessity. Learning,” however, is not synonymous with mastery or passive knowledge. The most critical obstacle to bureaucratic organizations becoming competitive in the knowledge age is that they are not set up for the continuous, strategic, and probing mode of learning, experimenting, innovating and constantly adapting. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

In the age of knowledge an organization’s learning capabilities constitute competitive necessity. Learning,” however, is not synonymous with mastery or passive knowledge. The most critical obstacle to bureaucratic organizations becoming competitive in the knowledge age is that they are not set up for the continuous, strategic, and probing mode of learning, experimenting, innovating and constantly adapting. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside.

Wisdom Versus Knowledge

Eric Jacobson

Knowledge is the process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification -- Martin H. Fischer. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

Knowledge Versus Wisdom

Eric Jacobson

Knowledge is the process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification -- Martin H. Fischer. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Quotes Management Quotes

What's New in the Membership Knowledge Hub?

Wild Apricot

Here's an update of new resources that are now available in our Membership Knowledge Hub. Resources membership

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. It's finally here!

New Benchmarks for Success in the Knowledge Age

SocialFish

How meaningful and reliable are these numbers in the knowledge age? AMSA and others in our study illustrate some of the new capabilities that enable success in the knowledge age and a set of different measures for assessing it. Through our years of interviewing and working with bright, strategic executives with change agendas, we were puzzled by one paradox.

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. In May 2010 ICMA and the Alliance launched the Local Government Knowledge Network. Since then, more than 16,000 local government professionals have used the Knowledge Network to connect with colleagues and access resources on local government management. Yet, non-members add to the conversation and bring more value to the Knowledge Network. Check them out: Alliance’s Knowledge Network home page.

Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google Follow Buttons | TechCrunch

AFP Blog

Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google Follow Buttons | TechCrunch : Today, Google announced that it’s now filling up its Knowledge Graph with information about nonprofits, which will help people find the organization they’d like to check out and potentially donate to.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

Take the Wild Apricot Test: How much Nonprofit Knowledge Do You Know

Wild Apricot

Take our test to see how much Wild Apricot knowledge you've picked up! Wild Apricot is jam-packed (apricot jam that is) with tonnes of resources to help you succeed with your organization. management membership events evaluation test apricot

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Strengthen Your Community with a Knowledge Sharing Network

NTEN

Consider how you can support more robust knowledge sharing. By providing your stakeholders with a dedicated place to share knowledge with one another, community building happens naturally. What is a knowledge sharing network? Knowledge is a lofty word. A robust knowledge sharing network might involve people sharing resources, best practices, worst practices, just-in-time information, quick tips, and deep thinking, all focused on a specific topic.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

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. Identification of these factors marked the beginning of our journey to discover how to consistently capture and leverage knowledge, information, innovation, and data…of our constituents, our partners and our staff.

Introducing the Membership Knowledge Hub -- Helpful Resources for Small Organizations

Wild Apricot

Introducing a new online resource "Hub" for volunteers and staff of small membership organizations. Check out articles and "how-to" guides on membership management, communications, event management and much more. Resources membership Wild Apricot

Groundwire Knowledge Share: Social Media Content for Nonprofits

GroundWire

We have a very exciting knowledge share coming in August. Content people! Groundwire Board Member Emily Warn leads writing workshops with her. Two Pens co-founder Cynthia Hartwig and they have graciously offered to. present a social media content workshop free of charge to the Groundwire community. Building a useful social network requires more than. just putting up a Facebook page, opening a Twitter account, or even. designing a great strategy. Every strategy succeeds or fails based on.

Test Your Security Knowledge and Win an Amazon Gift Card!

Tech Soup Blog

Are you a trivia master? Or a security enthusiast? Put your security smarts to the test and take the weekly security quiz brought to you by Symantec! For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). We'll have blog posts, virtual events, resources, and more to help your organization stay secure online.

How to Encourage a Knowledge Sharing Culture

NTEN

Knowledge sharing adds another layer of social media value to the organization, a feedback loop for your social media efforts, an integrated approach to being social. Knowledge sharing results in stronger organizations that have a broader knowledge base about its online stakeholders and a wide net of useful information to meet organizational goals Debra Askanase. Partner. Socialbrite.

Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

EveryAction

Yet, there's also an inverse relationship between the size of a list and your knowledge of its contacts. Building out an email list is a science; each factor from your subject line to the length of your email body, to the timing of your send can contribute to your list growth. But even a perfectly crafted email can underperform on a list that is not vetted for the authenticity, deliverability, and engagement of its email audience.

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Take the Wild Apricot Test: How much Wild Apricot Knowledge Have You Picked Up

Wild Apricot

Take our test to see how much Wild Apricot knowledge you've picked up! Wild Apricot is jam-packed (apricot jam that is) with tonnes of resources to help you succeed with your organization. management membership events evaluation test apricot

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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. I am not as qualified as the university professors, or librarians who pour their blood, toil, trouble, and tears into the understanding of knowledge and wisdom. What I do know about is what knowledge is online.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

This data will give you real-time knowledge of confirmed attendees, and help you follow up with supporters to make sure you get as many attendees as possible. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Not only do they allow you to land big donors in person, they also provide a chance to make an impression on important members of your community, enabling you to grow your brand along with your dollars.

Not all knowledge is evidence, not all good advocacy is evidence based. Disagree.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Expereince, evidence and knowledge tell us that policy only changes through inspiring action (not just presenting facts). . Evidence is not the same thing as Knowledge – Evidence is usually taken to mean “hard” demonstrable, measurable things. Knowledge (i.e Similarly there are things we know (and act on) for which we don’t have strong evidence – often this knowledge comes from learning and direct experience – even if this is not documented and measured.

Growing Organizational Knowledge

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

In the last post I talked about the difficulties we see organizations have in managing knowledge. In my experience, for information to be truly organizational knowledge, at the very minimum four things must be true: It must be written down so it cannot walk out the door. But you can turn that email into organizational knowledge if you put it where authorized users can see it, add to it, comment on it, and search for it.

Screencasting of Tacit Knowledge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

John Udell articulates a reason why screencasting is really cool: In my talk I suggested that this kind of unconscious transmission of tacit knowledge may be a key rationale for the practice of pair programming. Two programmers, working side by side, exchange tacit knowledge by osmosis.

Associated Knowledge: Honest Signals in Music

Network-Centric Advocacy

Great video from World Science Festival link from Associated Knowledge World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo. We evolved for a few million years before developing language and another chunk of time before we started developing text and the written word. We are hardwired as a social animal just like ants, bees and monkeys. What are those threads that speak to all of us at that deeper level?

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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. So I suspect Phil's approach to knowledge management is going to become more popular in the next few years.

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Beth Kanter

Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days. Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

EveryAction

The knowledge you gain will allow you to ask the right questions during the RFP process and can be a huge asset at the negotiating table. When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

Test Your Security Knowledge and Win an Amazon Gift Card!

Tech Soup Blog

Are you a trivia master? Or a security enthusiast? Put your security smarts to the test and take the weekly security quiz brought to you by Symantec ! For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). We'll have blog posts , events, resources, and more to help your organization stay secure online.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

Since the first NetSquared challenge in 2006, TechSoup has continued to offer people and organizations opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate; they work on solutions online and offline through events, meetups, and hackathons. In the last six years, Community Boost_r , ReStart Challenges , and Things Camp have used an open community challenge model. It motivates and engages citizens across central and eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Turkey.

Associations and Non-Profits Share Knowledge at AssociationJam.org

Wild Apricot

There’s an incredible wealth of information online for member-driven associations and donor-dependent non-profits, but sorting through it all can be quite daunting. That’s where AssociationJam.org comes in — a new way for managers and staff, consultants, volunteers and board members to share their best information and learn from one another.( read more ).

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.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

NetWits

These insights were gleaned from over 3,500 respondents to a survey sent out by Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge. Social Media 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report Blackbaud Common Knowledge NTEN Social networking for nonprofits

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81

NetWits

While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Social Media #nptech 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report Blackbaud Common Knowledge Facebook nonprofit social media NTEN social media for non profits Social Media for NonprofitsI just returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA.

The Knowledge is in the Room: How To Let It Out

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They don’t want to engage, reflect, or hear what others in the room are doing. I just don’t like that style because prevents deeper sharing of insights. On the other hand, people do want those tips and best practices. So, letting the knowledge out in the room is a balancing act of peer interaction with expert insights. Watech4good Summit. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Not all knowledge is evidence, not all good advocacy is evidence based. Disagree.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Expereince, evidence and knowledge tell us that policy only changes through inspiring action (not just presenting facts). . Evidence is not the same thing as Knowledge – Evidence is usually taken to mean “hard” demonstrable, measurable things. Knowledge (i.e Similarly there are things we know (and act on) for which we don’t have strong evidence – often this knowledge comes from learning and direct experience – even if this is not documented and measured.

Video from our Knowledge Share on Social Media 2012 is here

GroundWire

Earlier this month we hosted a Social Media 2012 Knowledge Share at the Groundwire office in Seattle. Our Knowledge Shares are free events where people from the social change/technology/environmental movement and beyond gather to talk about the latest trends. Huge thanks to our three great speakers: Gideon Rosenblatt of Alchemy of Change, Chris Bast of Climate Solutions, and Nicole Lampe of Resource Media.