Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update

SocialFish

We launched our Workplace Genome Mapping project in early 2016 as a means for helping organizations begin their own transformation from the (oft overlooked) stating-point of deeply understanding who they really are, how they really work, and how their employees really experience it all.

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects

John Haydon

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects How can you make the most of summertime mode? Here are a few creative summertime fundraising projects Taylor […]. The post 4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects appeared first on John Haydon.

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Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

SocialFish

That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! In this project, we will be working together to help interested associations create an awesome About Us video that really reflects their culture.

Project Management Tips: Team

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you wear many hats, often including being a project manager for your organization’s technology projects. In this series we’ll review best practices for project management, specifically examining the three T’s: team, timeline and talking.

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Project Management Tips: Timeline

Connection Cafe

In our first post on project management, we identified seven characteristics of a winning project team. In any project, the timeline is both your best friend and biggest enemy as everyone tries to execute against deadlines that always come more quickly than one would like.

The Seven Emotional Stages of Opening a Major Project

Museum 2.0

Meet with stakeholders, staff, partners. Dream. Sketch. Pick dates as if you had any control over the concrete. Schedule. Prepare. Fight. Get exhausted. Get pissed. Scrap about nothing for no reason except that everyone is on edge and scrambling to get it done on time. Or not on time. As fast as possible, without stomping on too many toes. Flight. Get scared. Consider leaving the country. What if they don't like it? What if it doesn't work?

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals. Project management seemed easy and straightforward.

5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE]

See What's Out There

From conception to implementation, nonprofit organizations can benefit from project management – especially when the agile environment means staffers have to wear multiple hats. The post 5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE] appeared first on The See3 Blog. project management nonprofit communications nonprofit marketing Nonprofits Template

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

While Kickstarter is a great tool, it’s not the best for all projects. Kickstarter needs to approve your project before it goes online, and will usually only sign off on those with creative initiatives.

Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media pond was not even on the agenda. Enter the Ambassador Project.

Treat Your Website Project Like an Investment Rather than an Expense

Tech Soup Blog

The big problem is that most nonprofit web design projects are considered a one-time expense, instead of a long-term investment. Every day, cultural and nonprofit institutions face unique challenges while working towards a mission with a small technical staff and digital budget.

8 Nonprofit and Library Design Projects That Are on Point

Tech Soup Blog

Here ' s a roundup of branding and design projects created by freelancers for nonprofits and NGOs. Great design speaks for itself.

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8 Frequently Forgotten Costs of IT Projects and How to Plan for Them

Connection Cafe

A successful IT project has a comprehensive plan with a budget that matches. Procurement Budgeting Costs PMP Project Management Risk Risk MitigationRemember these keys to success for your next implementation.

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition, Part Two

Connection Cafe

What makes an IT project successful? Project Manager : The project manager carries out the day-to-day management of the project and acts as a single point of contact for all project issues.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. Jason is the Media Director and My Colorado Project Manger for Community Shares of Colorado.

#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

12 Days of Giving… One Amazing Project. “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” ” ~ John F. Kennedy.

Project for Awesome Pays It Forward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome. To bring it full circle, check out Shawn’s video for Project Awesome. Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome.

A Free Agent for Hunger: Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Christopher Whitlatch from the Foundation responded to her tweet with that had a few bags they could donate. Not too long after that, the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project was launched. Says Sue, “The Food Bank has been very supportive and encouraging to our project.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories

Museum 2.0

It made me dig up this 2011 interview with Tina Olsen (then at the Portland Art Museum) about their extraordinary Object Stories project. The project arose from a grant announcement from MetLife Foundation around community engagement and outreach.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Professional Development Projecting Professionalism

How Can Funders Assess Nonprofit Readiness for Tech Projects?

Idealware

The grant is for a relatively low dollar amount ($10k) and the Foundation wants to better understand whether the NPO really has the technological capacity to do the project (and presumably sustain it)—they want to ask the right questions.”. Funding Technology Projects.

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7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

Tech Soup Blog

In honor of LGBT Pride Month , I wanted to highlight some inspiring LGBT technology projects you should follow and champion. While diverse in their missions, these projects all have the common threads of inclusivity, support, and access.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals. Project management seemed easy and straightforward.

The Evolution of the Global Scale Project: We need you!

Amy Sample Ward

The Global Scale project has had a slow start. Writing this blog post also made me realize that I think even Bonnie and I have different views of the “Global Scale&# project – and that’s just fine!

What makes a nonprofit technology project successful?

Idealware

I've been working with a variety of nonprofits on different types of technology projects, and I think I'm getting better at "picking the winners" right out of the gate. Here goes: 1) Make sure management is bought in to the project from the start.

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How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

Exciting open access project in Vancouver!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent a couple of days in Vancouver with the team at the Public Knowledge Project , a terrific example of an open source social enterprise. Their largest project is Open Journal Systems, software for running a scholarly journal. It takes an editor through the entire process of operating and publishing a journal, with a heavy emphasis on open access journals (where the articles are freely available to everybody from the moment they are published).

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition

Connection Cafe

What makes an IT project successful? But as many of us have found out the hard way, on-time and on-budget projects do not necessarily mean a new system will realize proposed goals and yield expected value…or that users will even adopt the system as desired. Executive involvement is a primary variable in predicting the success of an IT project. Or, projects halt altogether when parties disagree and there is no way to make a definitive decision on a key issue.

Project AWARE Dives Deep Into Ocean Data, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Project AWARE Goes Deep on Engagement, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists – guest post by Darren Barefoot. Project AWARE has always hosted beach and ocean cleanup events around the world.

Empowering Communities in Land Use Development Projects

NTEN

Jeb Ory. Phone2Action. The power of community engagement is in your hands. Behold, your phone. Through utilizing mobile engagement tools , consulting firms are now making it easier for community members to get involved. community engagement tools Data Mobile mobile campaigns Program

Small Business Set-Up and Digital Project Management

SocialFish

Well, one thing that will help a great deal, particularly in the early stages, is Digital Project Management. The CAPM qualification covers everything from Project Life-Cycle and Organisation, to Project Risk Management. The first thing you need to do is plan the project.

7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

Connection Cafe

You may get started with this partner, but will your bargain partner be there to see the project through to the end? Ask for references and look at their past project successes. But most importantly, the relationship you build shouldn’t end when your project goes live.

Building a Business Case for IT Projects: Nonprofit Edition

Connection Cafe

Whether budgeting for an IT project, proposing organizational change, or starting a new program, building a business case is key to getting buy-in, funding, and approval for your initiative, as well as providing a baseline for measuring the investment’s success over time. Return on Investment (ROI) remains a standard measure of IT projects: How will your project impact revenue over time, and how much will it cost?

How to Plan a Mobile App Project

NTEN

Matt Blair. Software Developer. Independent. What are some of the major things to consider when designing a mobile app?

The Nine Steps of Planning a Successful Technology Project

Tech Soup Blog

In addition to planning what is part of the project, make sure to state what is not included, to avoid scope creep. Create a spreadsheet or other document to record all of your requirements for the project. Technology should be helping your organization, not holding it back.

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6 Questions To Ask During Project Reviews

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

Adventures in Artist-Driven Public Engagement: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

Museum 2.0

The Machine Project and the Hammer Museum have just released an incredible ebook documenting Machine's year-long residency at the Hammer in 2010. Several artists offer surprising insights into making participatory projects appealing to visitors.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

Website Matches Philanthropists With Community Projects (Part II) | New York City | United States | Epoch Times

AFP Blog

Website Matches Philanthropists With Community Projects (Part II) | New York City | United States | Epoch Times : NEW YORK—In Our Backyards (IOBY), the only environment-focused, online crowd-sourcing platform, has been helping local community projects find micro-philanthropists. Most of IOBY’s donors live within two miles of their projects, and personally witness the results