NetCentric Advocacy: Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems: Network Resources

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | GrandCentral Blog » September 17, 2007 Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems: Network Resources They leave out political networks but I will keep an eye on the work the develop. Is there a 3 dimensional structure equivalent to the power law? Link: Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems. Generic questions include: How is the structure of a network related to its function and behavior?

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth Kanter

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “ Leading Systems Change.” ” The book describes a new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley , that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region.


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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.) The idea is that you specify your values, relationships, and assets, and then match those up with potentially fruitful legal structures, financing models, and growth potential.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month


From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers. Southern Poverty Law Center. BlackPAC uses the power of political engagement to implement change in the country’s economic, justice, and political systems.

All Salesforce-based AMS systems are not created equal

Nimble AMS

Here’s what you should know about Salesforce-based association management systems and why Nimble AMS leads the pack. as well as with data from systems outside of Salesforce.?It In doing so, the Nimble AMS team can easily adapt the solution to meet nearly every membership structure. And, because the Salesforce platform is a true cloud-based system, you receive these upgrades quickly and painlessly.

What we know about MacKenzie Scott’s 2020 grants


The $126 million grant, to Easterseals, is an outlier in size and structure—it actually represents an aggregation of grants to a set of individual Easterseals chapters. Over the course of 2020, MacKenzie Scott announced grants totaling almost $6 billion.

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


Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Lakota People's Law Project. Lakota People’s Law Project has been partnering with tribes and leaders in South Dakota since 2005, exposing serious ongoing State violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act. National Immigration Law Center.

From the Collective Desk of NTEN Discuss


used the group for last week, asking about his project to evaluate and implement an organization-wide document management system. Peter Campbell, TechCafeteria , chimed up first to share his experience starting a Document Management System with KnowledgeTree : There is a challenge for staff to get used to them -- it can seem, going in, like something that will limit and control their behavior. Tags: discuss document management system knowledgetree NPTech NTEN sharepoint

#AI4Good: Artificial Intelligence & Wellbeing, Ethical Dilemmas, and More

Beth Kanter

Organizations need to have structures and policies to support and enhance an individuals work/life balance and enable healthy technology use habits including a right to disconnect from the workplace. Allison Fine and I have been looking at artificial intelligence, nonprofits, and philanthropy.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is totally the “how sausage and law are made” view, so don’t read this unless you want to know more about global accessibility in detail! WIPO has a mandate from its member states, and is working to address the need to change laws and get more accessible books flowing. The Stakeholders Platform and the TIGAR project were time-limited and needed to be replaced by a new structure. law works: the one that made Bookshare possible.

Technological Protection Measures and the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Each new content delivery system is eagerly tested by technically oriented blind individuals or the organizations serving them, often to result in disappointment and widespread advice to avoid wasting limited resources on inaccessible content. The digital text can be accessed, but there is impaired access to the structure of the document. Textbooks in IDEA, the United States K-12 special education law The issue of TPMs is the biggest future-proofing question in the Treaty.

Is Facial Recognition The Future of Event Check-In?


Face recognition has been used by law enforcement as a way of identity verification during traffic stops or as a way to find a perpetrator. While a ready-to-use facial recognition system might not be here right now, there are things that you can do to prepare yourself for it.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The WEEE Directive is the set of laws that governs the proper collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the 27 countries of the European Union. The latest update of the law is expected to be formally approved in 2014. Switzerland was the first country in the world to adopt an electronics recycling system is 1991.Things are actually going pretty well in Europe. Their system recovers around 75 percent of e-waste.

Bookshare en Puerto Rico

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As an independent territory of the United States, the schools of Puerto Rico are subject to the same federal laws and IDEA initiatives as every school in the 50 states. I felt first hand the technological, structural, and emotional challenges of delivering an engaging six hour lesson to groups of 30-40 people. Guest blog by Paddy Sullivan Hola! My name is Paddy Sullivan. I work in membership at Bookshare and I believe in bilingualism.

It’s Not Slowing Down! Data Trends For Social Sector Organizations To Track In 2019

Global Giving

As data technology becomes more accessible, social sector data leaders will need to focus even more deliberately on effective communication about what their systems and algorithms do, how they work, what their results mean, and what unintended consequences they might have.

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5 Website Features All New Nonprofits Should Know and Use

Get Fully Funded

We react positively when we find a website with strong, well-structured design, but it can be difficult to articulate what made the design strong. Accessibility Features Many nonprofit websites are required by law to be accessible.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Comply with laws, regulations and policies. Broken laws. But what exactly does an internal control system look like and what are the moving parts? When you think of strengthening a system, it starts with understanding the framework it is built on. Like the house built of bricks, a strong internal control system will have strength in multiple components from the framework to the defenses against risks. That system includes five main components: .

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth Kanter

Eventually regulators, hoping to safeguard our well-being, will introduce laws and standards that differ from country to country, effectively creating a splintered internet. The themes included: Reimagine systems: Societies can revise both tech arrangements and the structure of human institutions – including their composition, design, goals and processes. The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.”

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Structure Content With An Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. This is what makes structure such a critical component of any content marketing process. It’s not a sexy topic, but structuring your ideas is what constrains our thoughts to adherable guidelines. But how do we structure content in a way that it is both great and persuades a visitor to take an action? Structuring your content establishes guidelines to keep your writing on topic.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Its 45 workshops, seminars and lectures explore internal and external strategies, systems, methods, best practices and successful examples. The 33rd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute features leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government to discuss the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference.

No longer in extremis.

Museum 2.0

Today we must face our reality: It is not just the pandemic, the situation only exacerbated larger, systemic issues most staff are well aware of. We are being hurt by leadership that has fostered a totalitarian, oligarchic system, which is currently extinguishing our best efforts to be reflective and meaningful in what we do. There are known reports on the psychological and emotional consequences of dealing with systemic racism in museums. And that is what systemic racism is.”

How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

WordPress is also the most popular content management system (CMS), with over 33% of all websites using it to store, update, and deliver content. Thorn’s website is structured around sharing educational material about child sexual exploitation on the internet while providing tools to companies and law enforcement offices to help identify child sex abuse images. Creating a website for your nonprofit can be an intimidating, lengthy, and often expensive process.

The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Share Economy

Beth Kanter

One of the keynote plenary speakers, Janelle Orsi, executive director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, said that the share economy could perpetuate income inequality. She noted that the challenge will be to create structures that help return wealth to users, such as t-corps or worker cooperatives. “In other words, Task Rabbit is owned by the rabbits.” Trust systems and platforms are becoming critical.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Now is the "Network Society": Networks and Globalization Paper by Jim Davis

Network-Centric Advocacy

He ends with a call to the network to swarm intelligence on reworking the law system of globalization. Will blogs and the connections online challenge traditional power structures? laws" are the necessary, general, definite, stable connections between phenomena that cannot fail to occur given a particular environment or field of operation. The law system constrains a network. What are the laws that govern advocacy campaigns?

Why Invest in Nonprofit Human Resource Infrastructure?

ASU Lodestar Center

This will allow the agency to thrive while maintaining or growing a robust internal structure as needed. Internal safeguards should include background checks of all employees, separation of duties, a system of authorizations, formation of an audit committee, avoidance of overreliance on one individual, board oversight, and a fraud response plan (Gallagher & Radcliffe, 2002). posted by Caitlin Dixon Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

For an organization that has traditionally been in the business of managing contracts and reimbursements, tapping into new revenue streams will require new skill sets and systems (translation: time and money). Systems-level collaboration. Our previous post explored the complexities of government contracts, including reporting requirements, payment delays, and redundant systems. exceed $37,000 per year with ER visits, public assistance programs, law. posted by.

7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance

Connection Cafe

Maintain a clear accountability structure. Having a well-documented internal control structure and proper separation of duties can ensure that you have sound policies in place prior to starting implementation. Rather than start from scratch in determining how to put together a policy or determine how to prepare for a new law, it’s a much more effective use of time to reach out to peers and see how they are handling things.”—Kitty

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[VIDEO] Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine


And the book is structured in a way where each of these elements is given its own chapter with a whole bunch of stuff in it. These are all channels that your organization can direct and basically do whatever you want with, within reason and the law, at your own discretion.

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Trump Is Right—And Wrong—About Section 230

Global Giving

A brief flurry of social media activity followed, with some offering the view that repealing this law would likely have the effect of turning social media giants into political censors. There are different structures for this; for example, some include councils of external stakeholders.

IP Protection for Software: Cake and Amish Barn Raising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session offered some great primers of the various technical terms and copyright laws as well as some metaphors for explaining free versus proprietary software. Executable code for a operating system. Sequence, structure, and operation??? ??? Turning to the law: Described the legal mechanisms that a proprietary software developer would use for protection. Describe the history of copyright law which go this in 1994: ???Computer

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Why Apple isn't the Nonprofit App Grinch | Nonprofit Trends with.


The Right Fee Structure It’s widely reported that Apple takes a 30% cut of sales in their App Store. While I doubt that they would apply this type of fee structure to donations there will be fees involved. What about Gift Aid in the UK or the intricacies of Canadian receipting laws or the multitude of other multinational transactional complexities? As Beth has said, the issue is Apple's closed system, not whether or not nonprofits should focus on iPhone apps.

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Must Modern Philanthropy Be So Corrosive?

Non Profit Quarterly

This morning, I asked MIT’s General Counsel to engage a prominent law firm to design and conduct this process. The organization’s preventative systems were loose enough to allow them to be ignored and manipulated in order to continue to benefit from Epstein’s funds and connections.

iLaw: Cyber Strategy for a Developing Nation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Even though he refers to himself in the backgrounder piece given to participants prior to the lecture as " Billion Dollar Charlie " and is the Weld Professor of Law and founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School , the first principle in the project was "the Berkman Center did not come with a project or technology, but rather to amplify a project of Jamaica, from Jamaica, for Jamaica." Photos of the slides.

Brahm Ahmadi, People's Grocery, Podcast Transcript

Have Fun - Do Good

People's Grocery is a community-based, West Oakland non-profit, whose mission is to develop a self-reliant, socially just, and sustainable food system in West Oakland through community-based, youth-focused, and innovative social enterprises, urban agricultural projects, educational programs, and public policy initiatives that foster healthy, equitable, and ecological community development. Oakland has changed its laws in the last few years where you have to pay per transfer.

Shovel-Ready Online Civic Projects #4: Transparency for Special Education Services

Forum One

The logic is reasonably clear: a child's best hope is to "rewire" their damaged brain structure while s/he is young and has a high degree of neuroplasticity. The issues here are well-known: school systems are budget-strapped, parents are desperate, an adversarial relationship inevitably ensues, and children hang in the balance. I accept that, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try -- the current system is too broken.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You may be wondering whether copyright laws and remix culture are at odds with one another. In most cases simple syntax structure is used. But if you are purchasing a database or Content Management System , find out if the API. Next week I'm doing a Webinar for Extension Professionals , a remix of 10 Steps to Association 2.0 which was a remix of Marnie Webb 's Ten Ways Nonprofits Can Change the World.

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