3 Federated Models for Larger Nonprpfits (and How Each Model Impacts Decision Making)

Connection Cafe

While there is little consensus on a “single best practice”, three distinct models have emerged and are recognizable as the most prevalent. For an organization assessing its own structure, this blog is intended to provide a simplified basis for self-comparison against each of the three models.

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Five models of content curation

SocialFish

I’d love you to take a look at this post by Rohit Bhargava: Five Models of Content Curation. I think he is spot on with his five models, which I’ll list below. So what do you think of these five models for content curation?

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Pro Bono Role Model of the Year

Frogloop

Then you must nominate them to Taproot Foundation’s first-ever Pro Bono Role Model of the Year. The winner will receive the title of Taproot Foundation’s first-ever Pro Bono Role Model of the Year and represent the foundation at the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service from June 6 – 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana! Do you know a mom or dad who is a professional superhero?

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Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Connection Cafe

Over the years, my experience in a variety of financial leadership roles has led me to the following hypothesis: nonprofit finance is critical to mission success. Given the integral connection between financial and organizational success, I wanted to dig deeper into the nonprofit CFO role.

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Social analytics are fueling a more predictive model | TMA Resources

AFP Blog

Social analytics are fueling a more predictive model | TMA Resources : Social media has played an increasingly important role in organizations'' client engagement strategy as firms look to monitor interactions on these channels for valuable insight and foster new relationships

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The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

Connection Cafe

Embracing the growing importance of diversity—as well as the role of women as donors is essential in the 21 st century for philanthropy to reflect the values of a pluralistic society. At bbcon 2015 , some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions.

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The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer?

Museum 2.0

The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer? A marketplace of museum roles is worth a look. Many museum staff realize that the model of more-with-less is unsustainable. Written by Seema Rao and Robert J.

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How to Build a True Learning Community at the Core of Your Membership Model

SocialFish

And what is the role of social media-enabled learning communities in the modern membership organization and other comparable types of knowledge service delivery? I have often written about the Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN’s ) virtual membership and business models.

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The Funders Role in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to participate in a session called "The Funder's Role in Networks" designed by Diana Scearce, Monitor Institute, who spends a lot of time thinking about networks. Some of the topics included: What is a grantmaker's role in networks it supports?

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What is the Funder’s Role in Supporting Good Measurement?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is funder’s role to support good measurement? The St Luke’s Foundation in Cleveland realigned using the premises of Leap of Reason and has redefined its own role and purpose: Bigger Investments.

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Shifting our Role in the Hub

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After reading the book The Spider and the Starfish, the Lumpkjn family had been inspired to not follow the recommended model of endowing a nonprofit center at the local university. Guest post from Annie Hernandez.

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Economic Recovery Models in Depression2.ouch

Network-Centric Advocacy

However, in everything I read and hear there is no talk about the role of networks in the recovery. It seems as the economic modeling for recovery and growth are running off models developed in the great depression (3 to 5 years of slow 2% growth) and the many economic down turns since.

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Guest Post: A New Role for Science Museums--Playground for Scientists

Museum 2.0

And my museum, and this new model, as a space for them to do so. We generated nearly 10k data points and hundreds of text-based confessionals that he''s already successfully used to model cooperative behavior and is considering publishing on it.

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#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

In the panel Rethinking Strategy: The Intersection of Impact, Brand, and Business Model, three experts defined these terms and illustrated their use for effective nonprofit communications. Model Behavior. Delivery and communications are the business model.

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Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

Like many people in the arts, I'm interested in new models that help people combine mission-driven work with an entrepreneurial spirit. A company in which employees are co-owners might translate well to a coop model. Tags: business models

In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. Community Managers ensure successful engagement and participation on a new platform by facilitating discussion, modeling behavior, and supporting leadership development. community community manager mmt role

Agile Planning = a model for strategic thinking?

SocialFish

How to really engage our members so they have a participatory role in the development of the association. So, I have a lot more thinking to do about this, but maybe the ideas behind agile planning could be developed into some usable model or template for how to get started in moving towards strategic thinking, responsiveness, innovation and creativity - over linear strategic planning, slow reactivity and risk aversion, rigidity of thinking and top-level-dominated leadership.

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New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

There’s a thriving debate about the role computers should play in children’s museums, with many professionals sounding the alarm about the negative impact of exchanging screen time for tactile environments. Why haven't children's museums pushed past the 1970s model?

Research Friday: The Role of Ethnic Identity in Positive Youth Development

ASU Lodestar Center

This week Nonprofit Management and Leadership student Rosela Martinez discusses her research on the role of Ethnic Identity in positive youth development. Likewise, youth undoubtedly have a role in the fulfillment of the mission of any organization. So, they made a point of teaching me about history from an indigenous perspective, surrounding me with role models that reflected my cultural values and immersing me in traditional spiritual practices from the time I was born.

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Repeat After Me: Modeling Multiple Visitation

Museum 2.0

We repeat activities that give us more information about ourselves, or that change in relation to us (without us taking active roles as players or drivers). Why don't people come back to museums?

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Defining Your IT Roles: Project Management as a Process

NTEN

Julian Egelstaff, Technical Architect, Freeform Solutions Who are our IT role models? Nonprofits face unique challenges that commercial enterprises often don't face: you have no IT staff, no IT budget, uneven levels of technical skills in staff, high turnover and volunteer staff, distributed teams with only the internet connecting them, no long term IT planning or vision, and project based funding models. Defining the different roles helps avoid this.

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Yet so 1999

Connection Cafe

The role of business intelligence in the election has confirmed that the nonprofit community needs to focus on a few areas – constituent relationships, tools, message relevancy and mapping the correct messages in the correct channels. Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance business intelligence election

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Querying the Environment: A Smart Model for Pull Content

Museum 2.0

Pull" techniques don't just allow multiplicity of content; they also emphasize the visitors' active role in seeking out information.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

There are a few core elements of the way communities work that we can learn from as a model for innovation as well. Community-Driven Model. Organizations, whether nonprofits, institutions, human services, or even ad hoc groups, can harness these elements of communities and use a community-driven model to design programs and services as well as create a platform for collaboration, and reposition themselves as the heart of the community. What roles are needed?

The Public Argument About Arts Support as Seen through the Lens of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Museum 2.0

There's a missed opportunity to reframe what the millage means and the role of community support in museum funding when saying thank you. risk institutional change social bridging business models

Yes, Audience Participation Can Have Significant Value

Museum 2.0

We're hearing on a daily basis that the museum has a new role in peoples' lives and in the identity of the county. Museum of Art and History institutional change participatory museum fundraising business models

Open Source and the Promise of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Jerry and I had a great conversation about open sourcing of agricultural scientific models, such as those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their climate change reports.

New Thinking About Employee Retention

Eric Jacobsen Blog

One section compares traditional thinking versus new ways to think about retention and the vital role supervisors play in retaining employees. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Haji initially stayed on, as Convios president, but stepped down from that role last month, although he remains a member of Convios board of directors. The growth of peer-to-peer social networks like Facebook enables a new model – a constituent-driven model - for giving and volunteering.

Interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard Part 2: Rethinking Membership and Admissions

Museum 2.0

This is the second part of a two-part interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard on their book Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. Tags: interview membership visitors business models

Thriving in the Knowledge Age: Interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard, Part 1

Museum 2.0

In 2006, John Falk and Beverly Sheppard, seasoned museum researchers and practitioners, released a co-authored book entitled Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. It may be an implicit business model, but it’s a business model.

Giving and receiving

Steve Bridger

There is an encouraging theme running through the White Paper that backs up what I have heard with my own ears: an honest appraisal of the role of government. I think we will see (and need) more hybrid models for giving [.] Two weeks ago the Government published the Giving White Paper.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

As Community Architects (and Builders, Managers, Hosts, etc), we’ve always known that we needed to define a community’s purpose as part of strategic development, but we generally haven’t paid much attention to the role of purpose for community participants. ————. Purpose.

The Importance Of Mobile Devices To Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

TechImpact

We talk a lot about the ever growing role that peer-to-peer fundraising has for many nonprofits. It’s not really a new model, but the rise of the Internet has transformed the strategy and given it even more fundraising power.

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How to Win Budget and Influence the C-Suite on Social Media

SocialFish

Nice primer from the super fabulous Tammy Gordon of AARP, which continues to be a great role model for associations going social. How to Win Budget and Influence the C-Suite on Social Media from Tammy Gordon. ———-. This post includes a slide deck.

Nonprofits, Competition, and Money

Vertex Systems

Additionally, governmental changes and economic trends can play a powerful role in the success or failure of a nonprofit organization. We all have blind spot and need to take a look at a better model.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

It’s great for me in my role as consultant because I have fewer places in the applications I build where I have to explain some weird workaround to users. Campaign is a standard object in Salesforce.com that is used to model outreach efforts.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. Learners choose the role they want to pursue, and then complete a self-assessment to determine their strengths and weaknesses.

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How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

As Community Architects (and Builders, Managers, Hosts, etc), we’ve always known that we needed to define a community’s purpose as part of strategic development, but we generally haven’t paid much attention to the role of purpose for community participants. Evolving Role of Community Manager.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. Learners choose the role they want to pursue, and then complete a self-assessment to determine their strengths and weaknesses.

The new OpenSocial — now a little less Googley : Good Morning Silicon Valley

AFP Blog

The new OpenSocial — now a little less Googley : Good Morning Silicon Valley: "Today, Google moved to negate any concerns about its role by joining with Yahoo and MySpace to create an independent nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation “for the open and transparent governance of the OpenSocial specifications and intellectual property.” Said Google’s DeWitt Clinton, “This foundation, modeled after the

Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

In this article, I’ll explore each of these five factors and provide you with two models for structuring a grant office. . Structure: Basic and Full-Service Grant Office Models . Who Needs to be Onboard: Grant Cycle Roles .

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DonorSearch’s Charitable Giving Database

Donor Search

We know past giving’s role in predicting future giving because we have back tested our predictive models against $5 billion in known giving. The strongest indicator of future giving is past giving. Curious how we know? That $5 billion came from 2 million donors to 400 fundraising organizations. Look at these statistics: A donor who… About DonorSearch Data and Statistics DonorSearch Products Education