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Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

Alchemy of Change

When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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Democracy in learning at KnowHow NonProfit: request your own course

Social Reporter

KnowHow NonProfit recruits the trainers, develops the content with them, makes a recording, and publishes on site.

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea PartyWhen thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection.

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SXSW Notes: No Brochures: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits

Portals and KM

This is the session on No Brochures: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits led by Joe Lambert, Exec Dir Center for Digital Storytelling, Michael Borum, Web Mgr Oxfam America, and Roger Black,  Principal Treesaver Company Inc. Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. Joe went next.

12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012


New years invite new prognostication. Have better ideas? Tweet @ForumOne using the hashtag #12in2012. New years invite new prognostication. read more.

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads


Therefore, innovative and influential nonprofit organizations must monitor these trends carefully. Personally, I'm bullish on the product.

Latest Facebook Changes a Mixed Bag for Nonprofit Page Admins


In this post, I list the major changes and tell you what they mean for nonprofit organizations. I finally watched the Oscar-nominated film “The Social Network” this past weekend. It was an entertaining movie, but it definitely took real events and twisted them for dramatic effect. Two notes before we dive in. I tend to agree.

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donating money). They also pointed to specific testing done on their email campaigns, to determine the best copy to send to their constituents.

Eight Things Nonprofits Should Know About Google AdWords


Here are eight things every nonprofit should pay attention to before setting up their Google AdWords account. I can’t think of any reason why any eligible nonprofit would not apply for a Google Grant. When accessing the internet, people use a search engine 91 percent of the time (equivalent to the percent accessing their email).

Are nonprofits less efficient?

Endless Knots

A friend is having problems being paid for services rendered to a nonprofit. Don't work for nonprofits, right? Having submitted invoices to many entities over the years -- everything from mega-corporations to city governments to tiny nonprofits -- the record holder for difficulty in being paid belongs to the big companies.

Nonprofits as online convenors

Social Reporter

Amy Sample Ward has this great line in a blog post about her interview with Clay Shirky: “So, perhaps the changing role of nonprofit organizations in the online. space is not one of playing catch-up to the early adopters and. hyper-connected individuals, nor is it one of “friending” big names or.

Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

For more, read “ AHA Value Network Mapping Article in Nonprofit Quarterly.” Networks and Networking NonprofitsAdapt. Achieve.

MDN: celebrating 20 years of supporting nonprofits

Social Reporter

You can find lots more here on the network’s site. Many are also using social media to better understand the needs of their service users.

Founding Boards & Conflict of Interest

Hildy Gottlieb

Boards / Governance Building "Creating the Future" board of directors board recruitment conflict of interest governance nonprofit boards nonprofit governanceConflict of interest is a critical matter for any board, but it is particularly an issue among founding boards. Status of Board Recruitment at Creating the Future. The Question.

Web usage amongst nonprofit workers

Joitske Hulsebosch

The survey was amongst tech soup users, mostly nonprofits (in the survey 81% reported to be tech soupers). Their favourite nonprofit websites were: Techsoup (they didn't dare to respond otherwise :) Guidestar (seems UK oriented) Foundation center. Tech soup published a report of a survey in 2007 about Web Usage. (I tools in general.

Entirely Rethinking Mission Statements

Hildy Gottlieb

Building "Creating the Future" Words Matter Mission statement nonprofit vision statementPlease read it (John is SO smart!). For whom?

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Community Engagement Planning in 3 Steps

Hildy Gottlieb

Community Engagement Nonprofit Planning Tools to Use NowThis weekend, we finished entirely revising our Community Engagement Action Kit.

How Can Nonprofits Use Online Video?

Joitske Hulsebosch

The Netsquared question time time is: 'How can nonprofits use online video to raise funds?' That makes it much cheaper and a tool that is within reach of ordinary nonprofit workers. But why should we engage with online video as a nonprofit? Video can be a weapon for non-violent nonprofits. You shoot with images.

“Nonprofits” Standing Tall

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week, Rush Limbaugh broadened his hateful message to include those of us working throughout the Community Benefit Sector.

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

Nancy White

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 can nonprofits succeed in the online attention economy?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Though I struggle with some of the topics because I don't feel I have enough expertise, I want to try to participate this month with the question: How can nonprofits succeed in the online attention economy? what do you think nonprofits need to do to attract and maintain people's attention online ? will matter more.

Britt Bravo's tips to start a nonprofit blog

Joitske Hulsebosch

Britt Bravo has a great blogpost with 5 tips to start a nonprofit blog. Read blogs. Post consistently. Have an RSS feed and comments.

Conflict of Interest & Transparency

Hildy Gottlieb

Boards / Governance Transparency / Open Source board of directors conflict of interest nonprofit boards nonprofit governance

Value of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships: an audit framework

Networking Action

How can collaboration between nonprofits and businesses most effectively co-create significant economic, social, and environmental value for society, organizations, and individuals? Business-NGO networks must understand how to answer that question if they are to be effective. New insight to answer … Net Dev

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Clay Shirky: nonprofits must become new-style convenors - or lose their members

Social Reporter

The biggest determinant for the role of the nonprofit is what do you do about those lateral lines. Further examples here.

Giving Boards What They Need to Lead

Hildy Gottlieb

Boards / Governance Building "Creating the Future" governance leadership nonprofit boardsWhat does a board need in order to lead? No, I’m not talking about what boards are supposed to DO. Leading is not about “doing” but about “being” and “thinking.” What do board members need in order to BE leaders? ED’s Keep It All In Their Heads. Benefits.

Challenge: SharePoint and NGOs/NonProfits -go or no go? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Hmmm… Something is a ‘cooking. I presume this applies to US non profits as well, but oddly, I have heard of far fewer use cases.)

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Net Work Investment

Patti Anklam

I have been saying, working from my gut feel, that nonprofits somehow have been sooner to “get it&# about networks. There is now

What is the return on investment of the social web for nonprofits?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Britt Bravo from Netsquared invited me to contribute a blogpost with my ideas about the return on investment of the social web for nonprofits.

Facebook Resources for Nonprofit Organizations


17 for Network for Good titled " Nonprofit 911: Become a Facebook Rockstar Using Pages & Causes." Nonprofit-Specific. Nonprofit Facebook Best Practices. Nonprofit Social Media Guide - Beth's Blog. 5 Most Common Nonprofit Admin Mistakes on Facebook. Nonprofit Facebook Beginners Guide - TechSoup.

Patti Anklam - Untitled Article

Patti Anklam

I’ve had the good fortune over the past two years to see my work shift into the nonprofit space. That’s the new net work.

Can't-Miss Sessions at the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference


Well, here I am, once again, at another Nonprofit Technology Conference. Each is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow innovators who are pusing forward the important missions of nonprofit organizations. This time, I''m in snowy Minneapolis. I''ve attended six – seven? I''ve lost count – NTC events over the past ten years.

Video: Nonprofit Marketing Trends with Roger Craver & Steve MacLaughlin


Today Nesta launched the Neighbourhood Challenge  to try to highlight ways of stimulating local social action. Some good will come of this.

Executive Committee? No thank you.

Hildy Gottlieb

Boards / Governance Leadership executive committee governance nonprofit boardsSo we did what boards do when stuff happens. Getting Real.

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013: Our Reflections and Predictions for the Future


Last week, at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Minneapolis , Forum One attendees were busy making the most of the annual nationwide meet up of technologists and non-profiteers. Our conference presentations included data strategy, mobile strategy, Drupal upgrades, and Drupal Administration. read more.

Don’t Roast a Hen for Every Meal: Making Nonprofit Marketing Doable


Your nonprofit is thriving and bursting with activity that should be shared with the world through any and every marketing channel available.

Vote for Our Sessions: 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference


Folks are getting excited about next year's Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta. This session will be the culmination of a webinar series leading up to the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. It's that time again. This year, we have nominated a number of great new sessions. Our list of proposed panels is below.

Knowledge in the Network

Patti Anklam

net work networks nonprofits personal networks PKMPulled off the bookshelf last month. Connectivity Network. Alignment Network. Definition.

Launching the Health Data Consortium – Two Years Later


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New Study: Top Charities Master Visual and Social Media

Portals and KM

  Charities and nonprofits were asked about all the different ways they provide content to their constituencies.   

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