Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks
MAY 19, 2009
As I saw that lovely Creative Commons license on it, I thought I’d whip up a version for folks interested in social media and the digital identity implications in the non profit and NGO sectors. This Is Me - NGO Version 1.0.
Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks | Full Circle Associates
MAY 19, 2009
As I saw that lovely Creative Commons license on it, I thought I’d whip up a version for folks interested in social media and the digital identity implications in the non profit and NGO sectors. This Is Me NGO/NPO-v1.1
Value of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships: an audit framework
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Business-NGO networks must understand how to answer that question if they are to be effective. How can collaboration between nonprofits and businesses most effectively co-create significant economic, social, and environmental value for society, organizations, and individuals? New insight to answer … Net Dev
Practical examples: Power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO-development cooperation
JANUARY 20, 2006
Tiina Kontinen wrote a paper on Producing a 'project' -power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO development cooperation. A Finnish NGO with over 50 years experience in welfare of aged people in Finland (but not in development cooperation!) worked with a Tanzanian NGO established by a small group of retired professionals, organising group counselling sessions amongst other activities.
Social Media in International Development Workshop | Full Circle Associates
APRIL 28, 2009
Benchlearning: jugling with figures for deeper learning
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
In Ethiopia , I worked with an NGO (Non- Governmental Organization) who had funds for small organizations. Year after year there was feedback from the organizations that approval of their funding took way too long.
My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop
Full Circle Associates
JUNE 2, 2016
I have a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector and the emerging practice of using communities and networks for work and learning. For the last 6 years we (Michelle and Nancy) have been leading introductory workshops on graphic facilitation, the use of visuals in group process.
Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts
JANUARY 12, 2014
Today we met for the first time to do a test run of a session with staff from the NGO which works with the women. The NGO is also a shelter for women so arriving there and seeing women and children hanging out, and knowing their situation, made everything very real.
Why Donor Coordination Fails
JULY 11, 2011
This giraffe doesn't care if it is safed with or without donor coordination (copyright, Hope Hill on flickr) If you have worked in the field of international development, you will have come accross Donor / NGO Coordination Forums in nearly all developing countries you go to.
Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South
JANUARY 24, 2011
So those are good entry points to leverage social media for your own purposes as a development NGO. Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc.,
How do you play status games?
APRIL 3, 2012
Can you really refuse to play a status game, if the other person insists? picture copyright by Dano on flickr). I must say, I’d rather not. My favorite interactions are those that are guided by looking for connection or content, not for status.
Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015
Full Circle Associates
JANUARY 26, 2015
I have a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector and the emerging practice of using communities and networks for work and learning. Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 | Michelle Laurie rants and raves reminds us that it is that time again… drum roll… Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 Welcome to the 6th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015 Location: Beautiful Rossland, B.C.,
Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
I have extensive experience working with local and international NGO’s, governments at all levels and donor agencies. I am running for the board of the Kootenay Co-op and would love to have your vote. You may be wondering why I want to volunteer with this group.
Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011
JANUARY 6, 2011
I have a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector and the emerging practice of using communities and networks for work and learning. I’m very excited to offer a visual practice learning event this year with my energetic and creative co-conspirator, Michelle Laurie.
Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
Nabuur , the “Global Neighbour Network is an NGO that mediates between villages in developing countries having concrete requests for development assistance, and volunteers, from both North and South, who are able to help address these requests, leading to long-term collaboration and relationship networks. On October 9, a beautiful autumn day, I went to the De Baak estate, in the wooded centre of the country to attend the Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008.
Cool NGOs fearlessly change their networking style
FEBRUARY 25, 2009
In the past most NGOs communicated with their members in a typical hub-and-spoke network: The NGO sits in the middle, information flows from this center to the members, money flows back from the members to the NGO.
Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa
JUNE 24, 2011
Collaboration and cooperation from other stakeholders in higher education innovation — parents, NGO’s, and socio- cultural organisations, will be relevant. He is currently the Nigeria’s ambassador to WWW.SCIENCE-CONNECT.COM NGO.
Small town NetMapping: Can informal relationships be captured within institutional analysis? (guest post by Jody Harris)
DECEMBER 13, 2011
My PhD research in Zambia is an evaluation of an NGO program that aims in part to align and coordinate certain activities within the Ministries of Agriculture and Health for improved nutrition outcomes (both food and health being essential elements of good nutritional status, of course!).
Speaking of Networks and Net Work
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients in the nonprofit/NGO sector looking at the changes in networking behavior across countries in Asia Pacific. (I’m I’ve been working (sometimes at full bore, sometimes in the background) on an organizational network analysis project since the spring. I’m just sharing the final report with my clients now, so
Updates from Haiti
JANUARY 18, 2010
He is in Haiti, where he lives with his family, assessing damage and needs for Haiti Partners , the NGO he works for. A quick break from being unplugged to point you to my friend John Engle’s blog from Haiti. John is an Open Space colleague who I have known for nearly ten years now.
Assumptions and revelations – a book review of Letters Left Unsent
MARCH 23, 2016
Or for anyone contemplating an aid project, or starting their own NGO, or even considering a career in aid. There’s an activity I did once at an applied improvisation conference about the assumptions we make about other nationalities.
Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go?
APRIL 10, 2009
This challenge open to any NGO/NPO/Consultant working with SharePoint and anyone from Microsoft and their vendors who want to play.If My March post on SharePoint Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience continues to get hits in a way few of my hundreds of blog posts ever have.
How climate sceptics network more effectively than environmentalists
MARCH 26, 2010
Details are emerging of how the networks of climate change sceptics operated in rapidly promoting the Climategate story – and how less effective the enironmental movement was in responding.
Do collective lessons learned exist?
APRIL 24, 2010
An important principle was that NGOs (non-governmental organisations) are not good in managing credit programs because not thinking in business models and NGO workers are seen by farmers as 'friends' and 'supporters'. I visited an NGO in Ghana. They had learnt a lesson from their credit program: that they are not good in recollecting the loans because they are seen by the farmers as an NGO. I'm currently working in a team where we consult and divide work.
Greetings from Malawi
JUNE 30, 2013
Johnnie and I are working with an NGO to develop their skills in action learning. A confluence of circumstances, coincidences and good luck means I am writing this from Lilongwe in Malawi.
Jaroslav Azhnyuk on education 2.0 in Ukrain
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
Jaroslav is 19 years old, lives in Ukrain, and started an NGO called Internet Initiatives. Is also a founder of Semantica Company. What's education 2.0. Education + web2.0= education 2.0?? It is not as simple as that. First we need to educate people how to use the internet.
What I’m Up To – Being Thankful
NOVEMBER 23, 2010
With nearly two months between posts, one starts to wonder, “what is Nancy up to? I tweet occasionally, I have been blogging a bit on the Network Weaving Community of Practice blog, but mostly I have been heads down, working.
Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-15, 2011
JANUARY 6, 2011
I have a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector and the emerging practice of using communities and networks for work and learning. Graphic Agenda for climate change think tank made by 2010 workshop participants - Learning in Action!
Visit from Norman Lewis
Governance in a Networked World
SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
The application we started to focus on was the complex social network that exists between government agencies and their NGO partners, especially in the social services space. Fellow speaker from the Enterpise 2.0 conference in Varese Italy [link] Norman Lewis, was in Australia for his nephew's wedding, called in yesterday morning with his wife Sheila. As well as a social visit he and Sheila were interested in how we could apply SNA to a local government opportunity.
The Critical Literacies Divide
JUNE 22, 2010
There was no school for their children although an NGO was working in the area to try and provide a school/education for these children/families.
Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups
John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration
JUNE 6, 2009
WWF_Climate : New blog post: Tcktcktck protest - NGO photo stunt in Bonn forms gigantic human explanation mark [link] 6s_marketing : RT @chrisbreikss only 180 tickets remain for Ideas on Tap with over 600 already registered: [link] -CB oxfamamerica : Ben Sollee riding his bike 300 miles 2 Bonnaroo w/ @oxfamamerica cello case and 60 lbs of equipment in tow.
Technology: I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate
SEPTEMBER 18, 2006
From the description: This blog belongs to the “e-collaboration among Dutch NGO’s,” group, which is facilitated by a joined initiative of PSO, IICD and ICCO in The Netherlands.
Sustainability = Innovation + Collaboration: Report from WNSF Summit
21st Century Organization
OCTOBER 7, 2009
All speakers talked of stretching their organizations to create new working relationships especially with NGO's that very often had been protagonists.
Community questions and possibilities from a little data
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
NGO/INGO. In addition, I collapsed the counts for NGO and INGO as well. Do we ever use all the data that’s out there (and that we generate every day) for the benefit of our communities?
Technology: web 2.0
NOVEMBER 6, 2005
NGO leaders) could help partners organisations in the North to understand their realities. So blogging may seem a luxuory to southern NGO leaders (and for a blogging community to emerge, bloggers need to read each other's blogs as well, which makes it even more time consuming).
It’s OK to compete! Just let it all out…
DECEMBER 3, 2010
But I see all kinds of NGO coordination bodies and other multi-stakeholder forums, where we have to pretend that there is no competition about money or visibility. There is a common thread that comes up again and again in the last weeks. I talk with people in HIV prevention, infant feeding, nutrition etc. and they tell me about fierce competition between some organizations for having the “one right solution that solves the problem once and for all.
What is the best network structure?
OCTOBER 14, 2011
And your role as NGO could be to make sure they have cutting-edge information to start with, to encourage this central actor to allow for more two-way information flow and to expand the core of the network, inviting more actors to share their burden. It's easy: The one with the biggest trophy has to be the best - but how do you judge what's the best network structure? Beauty contest winners, copyright by "What makes the Pie Shops Tick?"
Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates
JUNE 7, 2009
Cheers, Giulio # Peter Ballantyne on 08 Jun 2009 at 9:07 am Hi Nancy, Like this very much – though am not sure how many people would consider the CGIAR and FAO to represent NGO experiences.
The new online challenge: combatting social insurgents
APRIL 14, 2010
Links of the Month: April 16, 2013
How to Save the World
APRIL 16, 2013
The community is an experiment in progress, with a long-term vision but no NGO-type time-fixed goals.