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Structuring Successful Virtual Meetings: A Counterintuitive Approach

Wild Apricot Blog

Renowned meeting experts Rick Lent and Nancy Settle-Murphy show you how to avoid the lack of focus, poor engagement and indecision that plague most virtual meetings. With the right planning, a few tips and some simple tools, you’ll actually be able to get work done efficiently at your next virtual meeting.

How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?


For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. Norman Reiss. Project Manager, Technology. Center for Court Innovation. Effective leadership can come from anywhere in an organization.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Structure Tone and Content for Text Message Intervention Programs

Mobile Commons

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Which is better: structure or flow?

Have Fun - Do Good

Maybe you''re naturally a more structured person. Structure or flow? Neither. You need both. You feel in control of your destiny.

Research Friday: Legal Structure Alternatives to Lead Social Change

ASU Lodestar Center

Although not yet available in Arizona, several other states are using these legal structures. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. 1 Apr.

Molecular Structure of Sugar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ever wonder about what the molecular structure of sugar looks like? Happy Valentine's Day! Did you get a box of chocolate?

Leading Great Board Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success

Wild Apricot Blog

Board Meeting Expert, Dr. Richard Lent shows how you can revitalize your board meetings to be perfectly productive, super structured, and extremely engaging

Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

Have Fun - Do Good

is to be like a stream: flow within a structure. Life as a creative person is a constant dance between structure and flow.

Are you hiding behind your status?


Today, we explore that landscape

What Nonprofits Can Learn About Content Structure… from Pearl Jam


You probably know at least some of their lyrics, but are you familiar with Pearl Jam's content structure? Pearl Jam have been posterboys for a lot of things, but probably not structured web content. Brett Meyer. Content Strategist. ThinkShout. Go on a guided tour through the iconic band's websites for tips.

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 good news?

Structural Poverty and the Non-Adoption Tax

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared at TechSoup for Libraries. I recently spoke with Alice Loy, co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. GCCE and the New Mexico State Library are partners in Fast-Forward New Mexico (FFNM), a BTOP-funded project.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

Connection Cafe

People want to go big in 2017! Your supporters are inspired to make an impact and bring their social networks, stories and ideas to the table.

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Build Core Strength with a Modern Marketing Team


Core strength is made up of culture, human and data assets, and team structure. This is a guest post by Vivian Swertinski at Informz.

The Anatomy of a Content Model

Connection Cafe

A content model is a document defining the structure of each content type within a CMS , or Content Management System. What is a Content Model?

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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

Connection Cafe

The field is evolving at a rapid pace, creating a lot of opportunity for creativity in structuring the market. Sound familiar ?

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For decades, even centuries, our view of leadership has been defined by top-down, hierarchical structures. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.


4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

Once you have decided upon your key messages, you’ll be able to structure your story in a way that ensures that this key message is central to the point of your story. Of course, there may be other details that you want to include depending on your team structure and project management system. This could include: Special events.

Free Expert Webinar: Leading Great Board Meetings

Wild Apricot Blog

Board Meeting Expert, Dr. Richard Lent shows how you can revitalize your board meetings to be perfectly productive, super structured, and extremely engaging. Board members board-meetings

The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet

Connection Cafe

The result: The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet. We’ll keep the fund accounting resources coming.

How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'


For too long we non-profits have benefited from undue credit for our legal status while for profits face undue criticism for theirs - join the conversation today as we discover that it''s much more effective to focus on impact than legal structure

Infographic: Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring


Your nonprofit’s structure was laboriously built over years of tinkering, learning, and perfecting. Image courtesy of Foundation Center.

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Good stories are authentic, emotional, and use dramatic structures. Some of those structures include: – Three-Act Structure is a classic approach to organizing your story for emotional impact. But there other structures – for example see the below drawing of the RadioLab story structure. Momsrising.

Becoming a "Workplan” or “Mission Driven” Association

Wild Apricot Blog

Do you think your organization might benefit from embracing a “workplan-driven” or “mission driven” structure? association management volunteer management

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

Connection Cafe

Distributed nonprofits are constantly considering how their structure is impacting performance, efficiency and effectiveness. Corporate.

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Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

Plus, they’ve been around as community pillars for thousands of years and are relatively simple in structure.

Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has emerged as the largest day of giving with $116M raised, 114M Twitter impression, and 1.3M

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Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

Connection Cafe

Data is fragmented across multiple systems and structures. This applies to gems, precious metals, and any number of valuable resources.

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Igniting the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders


Jake passed away yesterday and will be forever missed. I know he would have added his own, insightful advice to this topic given his work.

Does your Group have the DNA of a dancer or campaign team? MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Network-Centric Advocacy

MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism. And that knowledge, just as with the human genome, might help us gain an ability to manipulate group structures. I really like this group level thinking.

How to define affiliation (and is it different than engagement?)


So we came up with a generic definition of affiliation: A set of organizational pathways, structures, policies, and resource allocation patterns….

The 8 Key Elements of a Federated Buying Agreement

Connection Cafe

This is a prudent collaboration since a viable deal structure requires all three to remain ‘whole’ for the lifetime of a purchasing arrangement.

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The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing

Connection Cafe

Regardless of what structure we’re talking about, people are at the center of every organization, no matter why it exists. The answer is, yes.

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Why Your Membership Program Isn’t Resonating with Millennials (And What You Can Do About It)

Connection Cafe

The truth is your carefully crafted current membership and donor benefit structure may not be resonating with millennials. Why not?

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In the past, these campaigns were built largely around structured events like charity walks and bike rides. Would they walk across hot coals?

Free Expert Webinar: Leading Great Virtual Board Meetings (Part II)

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn ways you can use structure to create naturally more effective and engaging virtual meetings. We will share stories, along with tips and tools. These suggestions can be used with any form of virtual meeting technology

Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

Connection Cafe

At bbcon 2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. Or an indicator. Or a milestone.

How to Build a Culture that Leaves Behind a Legacy

NonProfit Hub

Think of your culture as a structure. Like… a Lego structure. “We’re not like the other nonprofits, we’re a cool nonprofit.”. “We’ll

Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations

Museum 2.0

The reality is that growth has meant more structure. I resisted building better structures. Five years ago, this was easy. SALESFORCE.

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

And companies like Unilever are not only focused on their supply chain, but re-structuring their advertising practices to better support and promote gender equality. Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community ( See Part 1 here ). Social good organizations are embracing the paradigm shift – or risk getting left behind.