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7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

This week, let’s walk through seven steps to developing a policy to manage the use and replenishment of reserve funds. 7 Steps for Developing a Policy to Manage Operating Reserves: Inception – Make the case for the need for an operating reserve fund to the board.

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A 12 Word Social Media Policy

SocialFish

Continuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. You may want to elaborate in your social media guidelines or policy, but these 12 words provide a solid foundation.

Five Must-Have Security Policies

Idealware

Written policies and regular training are critical for every nonprofit because they empower staffers to take action to protect your data against malicious software. Here are the five data security policies that you need to write this year.

How are you training your staff about your social media policy?

SocialFish

How are you training your staff about your social media policy? Risk and Social Media social media policiesCheck out this awesome training video from the Victoria (Australia) Department of Justice for their employees. The good part starts about a minute into it).

Why Your Nonprofit Website Needs a Privacy Policy (And What to Include)

NonProfit Hub

Your privacy policy can no longer be an afterthought—it needs to be a prominent feature on your website and written in words that the average user can understand without hiring a lawyer. A well thought out policy will help your visitors know what to expect, yes.

Social Media Policy Best Practices: Trust Is Cheaper Than Control

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What’s In A Social Media Policy? The tone and philosophy in a social media policy depends on the risk appetite of the organization. More conservative organizations and fields, might have a more restrictive social media policies. Who will vet the policy?

How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Love this! RT @CMLoNigro : @HelenClarkUNDP now taking questions on #post2015 – use #2030Now in your tweets! pic.twitter.com/W25OihgjEz #WEF. Caleb Tiller (@CMTiller) January 14, 2014.

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Got Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The other day, Matt Sharp shared this link to a social media policy generator called the Social Media Policy Tool. It asks you 12 questions mostly having to do with control and then spits out the biolerplate for your policy. Does your nonprofit have a social media policy?

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

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What Pinterest’s Updated Policies Mean for Marketers

SocialFish

———— With the changes to Pinterest’s Acceptable Use Policy, marketers may have to rethink the way they use the social site. The policy update includes modifications to the rules on compensation, accessing data, and contests.

It’s 2013: Where’s your nonprofit’s social media policy?

ASU Lodestar Center

Having a social media policy in place will help you answer these questions, and inform you or your social media manager on what to do in similar situations. What’s in a social media policy? Handling controversy: This quite possibly the most important part of any social media policy.

Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook

Wild Apricot Blog

If you need to develop a social media policy, here's an overview of a great workbook and social media policy template from Idealware. social media

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

These realities make it more evident that each nonprofit needs a unified voice, powerful enough to withstand the process of making policy. Crutchfield and McLeod suggest that there “five principles for successful policy change”.

Telework Policies

Tech Soup Blog

Let's say that you're convinced that it's worth saving something over $10,000 per employee per year by having them work from home at least half-time.

Managing Conflicts of Interest: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Connection Cafe

To protect the organization—and yourself—you should make sure that the nonprofit you represent adopts a written conflict of interest policy and communicates this policy to board members and staff. What’s the purpose of a policy?

[Cool Infographic Friday] Facebook’s Privacy Policy Changes

SocialFish

This infographic is a little hard to read, but has some interesting food for thought nonetheless. Infographic by WebpageFX. Debunking the Hype

How do you train staff on your social media policies?

SocialFish

We are working with many organizations on their social media policies, including training staff on how to apply them. Watch this great video introducing social media guidelines. Hat tip to Christina Stallings for the find!

Did you write any social media policies or guidelines in 2011?

SocialFish

Idealware is working on creating a Social Media Policy Workbook to be released in April at NTEN’s 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference. To support the Workbook content (and to highlight in an upcoming NTEN:Change article) they are hoping to profile a number of different organizations who are dealing with tough social media policy issues. They need examples of orgs who have: Created a privacy policy, especially for an organization that needs to be HIPAA compliant.

Telework Policies

Tech Soup Blog

Let's say that you're convinced that it's worth saving something over $10,000 per employee per year, according to a recent study from Citrix , by having them work from home at least half-time. You're willing to believe you'll get increased.( read more ). GreenTech Running Your Organization Staff telework distributed team online collaboration

Phased In Giving – A Creative New Trend in Setting your Board’s Give/Get Policy

BoardAssist

As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, we spend a lot of time working with nonprofit boards to help them craft their nonprofit’s give/get policy – or how much board members should be asked to annually generate for the boards on which they serve. Setting your board’s give/get policy is one of the toughest jobs a board must perform.

Does Your Institution Have an Advocacy Policy?

Museum 2.0

Ultimately, I decided we couldn't sign - not because it was the wrong thing to do, but because we didn't have any kind of policy beyond directorial discretion to decide when it might be appropriate to take a political stand as an institution.

Five Tips For Writing A Company Policy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Regardless of the tool we’re using, the team at MomsRising is committed to deepening and broadening the conversation around public policy issues that impact families in our country. To build capacity for social media in policy partners. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo.

Social Enterprise Summit's Policy Track

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One of the highlights of last week's Social Enterprise Alliance's Summit was the Launch of the Policy Track. A lot of cool things happened in the policy track (even I spoke), but I think the interesting thing was Carlos' comments. According to Carlos, the Office is part of the domestic policy team inside the White House. We were delighted to have with us Carlos Monje of the White House Office of Social Innovation (so new, it doesn't have a website).

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

Tips For Writing A Company Policy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera: Challenges to a New Open Photo Policy at the National Gallery

Museum 2.0

Five years ago, I wrote a post arguing that museum photo policies should be as open as possible. Last week, he wrote a series of posts about the British National Gallery''s reversal of their photo policy. Michael Savage might say: turn back the photo policy. Reader, I was wrong.

Crucial Policy Issues for Nonprofits: Attend California Nonprofit Convention Sept. 13

Tech Soup Blog

Jan Masaoka's California Nonprofit Policy Convention is far from conventional. Rather than cover the tired topics of typical nonprofit conferences like reaching donors or polishing mission statements, Masaoka's convention will challenge mainstream policies and look at policy decisions yet to come. "This is a different kind of conference," says Masaoka, California Association of Nonprofits CEO.

Tips for Writing Your First Social Media Policy

NTEN

Ready to adopt a social media policy for your organization staff? Start with writing a policy for your employees. Don't worry about expanding or altering the policy for different audiences such as board members, key volunteers, or chapters until you have a good basic policy written. Refer to other organizational policies in your social media policy. Don't crowd the social media policy with too much information.

Roles & Policies For Your Social Media Team

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Social Media For Leaders Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Media Roles Social Media PoliciesIncreasingly, more companies are forming teams of employees to oversee their social media responsibilities.

#SocialCongress – Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill

Connection Cafe

What actually works in terms of influencing public policy? Respondents included communications directors and legislative directors in the House and Senate—the very people who review content posted on social media and decide how to integrate it into public policy actions. Nonprofit Marketing #socialcongress Advocacy Congressional Management Foundation public policy Social Media

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

SocialFish

Read our privacy policy.”. If social media websites really did respect your privacy, would policies be so littered with jargon that the entire document reads like fine print? One of the social media privacy (or “data use”) policies to capture the most heated attention is Facebook’s. “A

A Nonprofit’s Legal Counsel Is The Social Media Manager’s Best Friend!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session will focus on exploring how nonprofits are expanding their efforts to influence public policy through social channels and understanding the legal issues and how to evaluate the work. (I’ll That’s why it is good to have an going relationship and a policy group.

Creating a Social Media Policy

Idealware

As social media transparency and two-way conversations become the norm many organizations are racing to develop a social media policy that governs who does what, what's OK (and not OK) to say on behalf of the org, and how to handle sticky situations. Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: April 26, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training.

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Research Friday: Research and Policy Briefs

ASU Lodestar Center

This policy brief examines how a charitable deduction cap of 28% of for high-income earners will affect philanthropic giving in the context of upcoming policy changes, current donor demographics, and the breadth and scope of nonprofit services. posted by.

Measuring Social (Media's) Impact and Reaching the Policy Makers that Matter

NTEN

Mark Cugini. Creative Associate. Threespot. One of the biggest advantages of social media is that—unlike the letter writing and petitioning of yesteryear—we now have more accurate, actionable data about the people who are reading our messages. But that isn't to say it's simple.

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don't write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

How to Manage People Who Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

That's where telework policies come in. Get Started with These Tips and Sample Telework Policies. " It is simple and short, and may be all you need to start crafting a policy. remote work teleworkers telework telecommuting policy work from home

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Don’t Be Fooled by Abstract Jargon: Internet Governance and ICT Policy

Tech Soup Blog

Most civil society organizations (CSOs) and citizens don’t use high-level jargon such as Internet governance and ICT policy. International Economic and Policy Stakeholders Recognize the Internet’s Increasing Role. The 6th Internet Governance Forum will soon bring multiple stakeholders to Kenya to discuss key policy and governance issues. nonprofits ICT policy internet governance civil society organizations

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.( Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause?