Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks

Nancy White

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.

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Digital Identity Workbook for NPO/NGO Folks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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

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Practical examples: Power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO-development cooperation

Joitske Hulsebosch

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.

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Social Media in International Development Workshop | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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Green Chameleon » AWARE of Poor KM

Green Chameleon

A 25-year-old NGO, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was recently taken over by a group of people with connections to a christian fundamentalist church. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about AWARE of Poor KM There’s high drama going on in Singapore at the moment.

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Assumptions and revelations – a book review of Letters Left Unsent

Viv Mcwaters

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.

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Updates from Haiti

Chris Corrigan

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.

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Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go?

Nancy White

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.

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How climate sceptics network more effectively than environmentalists

Social Reporter

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.

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What I’m Up To – Being Thankful

Nancy White

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.

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Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts

Michelle Laurie

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.

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Speaking of Networks and Net Work

Patti Anklam

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

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Do collective lessons learned exist?

Joitske Hulsebosch

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.

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Greetings from Malawi

Viv Mcwaters

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.

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Jaroslav Azhnyuk on education 2.0 in Ukrain

Joitske Hulsebosch

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.

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Visit from Norman Lewis

Governance in a Networked World

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.

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The Critical Literacies Divide

Jenny Connected

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.

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Sustainability = Innovation + Collaboration: Report from WNSF Summit

21st Century Organization

All speakers talked of stretching their organizations to create new working relationships especially with NGO's that very often had been protagonists.

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Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board

Michelle Laurie

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.

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Technology: I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Joitske Hulsebosch

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.

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Technology: web 2.0

Joitske Hulsebosch

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).

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Community questions and possibilities from a little data

Learning Alliances

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?

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It’s OK to compete! Just let it all out…

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

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What is the best network structure?

Net-Map Toolbox

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?"

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Benchlearning: jugling with figures for deeper learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

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.

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The new online challenge: combatting social insurgents

Social Reporter

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Social Media in International Development Workshop

Nancy White

Do you work for an international development NGO? Then sign up now for the next Social Media Workshop offered by the ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR.

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Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008

Making CommunitySense

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.

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Small town NetMapping: Can informal relationships be captured within institutional analysis? (guest post by Jody Harris)

Net-Map Toolbox

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!).

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Is Yours a Learning Organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

A lot of development NGOs have used the Bruce Britton scan, as outlined in his paper the Learning NGO. Via Jay Cross I found this learning organisation scan under the title Is Yours a Learning Organisation? on the Harvard Business Review site, developed by David A. Garvin, Amy C. Edmondson, and Francesca Gino. There is a short online survey with 12 questions, and a longer one, with more depth, can be found here.

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Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

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.

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Technology: does 40+ hamper innovation?

Joitske Hulsebosch

tools and have more cases in Africa than in Europe; see their map with NGO cases

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

In a large international NGO, a practitioner has developed an innovative new way to share learnings within and without the organization using new social media tools and collaborative practices. This Is Me for NGO Professionals, accessed November 29th, 2009 [link]. OK, I need your help.

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Why Donor Coordination Fails

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

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Welcome

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

It belongs to the D-group : “e-collaboration among Dutch NGO’s,” which is created by a joined initiative of PSO and IICD in The Netherlands. Besides that the need for collaborating with other NGO’s becomes more and more visible. For her internship at PSO she visited several Dutch NGO’s and asked them about their experiences, in order to give an overview of what is currently happening in the field of e-collaboration and the problems people encounter.

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How do you play status games?

Net-Map Toolbox

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.

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Twitter for organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

I follow some organisations and some individuals on Twitter (I follow northern NGOs like @oxfamnovib , and some southern NGOs like @alamad_NGO ).

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Blog>> AWARE of Poor KM

Green Chameleon

A 25-year-old NGO, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was recently taken over by a group of people with connections to a christian fundamentalist church. There’s high drama going on in Singapore at the moment. How did this happen? Orchestrated by a self-styled “feminist mentor”, this particular church had sent out emails asking its members to join the association a few months before AWARE’s AGM, so that they could vote like-minded people into the executive committee.

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Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

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.,

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My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

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.

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