How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Looking at Communities through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you can make a case that online communities support many of the needs that Abraham Maslow describes in his model, especially 1.) My team of fellows is in the middle of a pilot and research project that lasts through the end of July to study the best ways to help our community of participants discover, refine and express purpose through their work. ————. Purpose.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Looking at Communities through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you can make a case that online communities support many of the needs that Abraham Maslow describes in his model, especially 1.) My team of fellows is in the middle of a pilot and research project that lasts through the end of July to study the best ways to help our community of participants discover, refine and express purpose through their work.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At SXSW and facilitating a panel called A Global Discussion About Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents , I introduced myself with this photo of me and Lena, the master trainer from Yemen for the E-Mediat Project. Flickr Photo by SMEXbeirut.

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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

The framework is based on Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, mapped to an organization’s hierarchy of needs: • Level 1: Functioning Factor – Do people have what they need to do their job? Volunteer on a project together. Special projects that are professionally fulfilling and interesting.

What's Your Leisure Identity? Does it Bring You Into Museums?

Museum 2.0

He cites many studies showing that as people move up Maslow's hierarchy of needs, we have transitioned from focusing on work (a means of survival) to leisure (a means of personal fulfillment). I spent last week on vacation in the High Sierras rock climbing.

Build a Nonprofit’s Technology Assets from the Ground Up, Part 1 of 4

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Hat tip to Sonny Cloward for suggesting that nonprofits should have a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when it came to implementing nonprofit technology. Generally speaking, I just look at previous projects they worked on. UPDATE: This is now a four-part series instead of two. The next installment will appear on 2/18/2009.

Build a Nonprofit’s Technology Assets from the Ground Up, Part 1 of 2

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Hat tip to Sonny Cloward for suggesting that nonprofits should have a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when it came to implementing nonprofit technology. Generally speaking, I just look at previous projects they worked on. It was in response to Tweets I made last month stating that social media has been oversold to nonprofits and that they really needed to concentrate on their Web site first.