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8 Actionable steps for any nonprofit RFP


About half of the 100+ consultants I’ve interviewed this year alone say they will skip an RFP if it doesn’t share an available budget—including one helps you make sure you’re capturing the attention of all the potential knowledge and partnership that’s out there! Share your ideal outcome. Finally, get views on that awesome RFP! Key takeaways.

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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. How to set aside time for reflection and learning.


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The Zoetica Salon: A Peer Learning Community for Nonprofits and Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Freely sharing and facilitating community knowledge is part of my DNA as it for many colleagues in the nonprofit technology field. In those days, we used listservs and online discussion software, but platform matter. It was the free and open sharing of knowledge, insights, quick tips, and how-tos. Photo by Dkurpaptwa.

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Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on. Laura Quinn, Director of Partnerships and Knowledge. As Idealware’s Director of Partnerships and Knowledge, she works with partners and helps guide content into high quality resources. Read more or register at [link].

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Research Friday: A Case for Content Curation

ASU Lodestar Center

The Chronicle of Philanthropy , Nonprofit Times , Social Innovation Review , and Nonprofit Quarterly are a few industry specific publications that are considered "go to" sources of knowledge. The ASU Lodestar Center Nonprofit News (LCNN) is a free source of information sent to your inbox bi-monthly, and it's stuffed with knowledge and tools.

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


Ask on listservs ( ProgEx , NTEN Affinity Groups , ISF Yahoo group , etc.) This is not the time for jargon -- save that for talking to your developers (or your NTEN listserv buds). Their mission is to provide knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results.

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Discussion of Donor Data Retention

Robert Weiner

The same topic came up recently on the APRA''s listserve, PRSPCT-L. I would hate for you to delete those records and lose all that data and institutional knowledge that you have been collecting along the way. A few months ago I wrote a post on the topic of whether nonprofits should delete old donor records.

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