Relevance rules at the Oscars too! Listen here (video). That was reinforced big time in the fantastically-moving acceptance speeches by Lupita Nyongo’o (Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave)AND in the massive media coverage of her speech from the moment it started. Journalists, bloggers and others covering the Oscars are just like you and […]
About a year ago, Mario Marino reached out to me and several colleagues with some provocative questions about e-learning in the nonprofit sector. E-learning is using internet technology and your networks to learn in real-time – either as an individual, within your organization, or a network and learning is applied to get results. … Read More
Earlier this month, I crossed an item off my bucket list when I gave a talk at TedXBerkeley. I spoke on the topic of ”ISR” or what I call “Individual Social Responsibility. ” The idea is that when you give in small amounts – anything...Show More Summary
3. HeadDesk-Nonprofit Management Stories: When your boss had to have sex not just with your volunteer coordinator, but also with your board chair, this is where you go.
Here’s something you might not realize: When you post your nonprofit’s volunteer needs on VolunteerMatch.org, they’re not just seen by the people who type www.volunteermatch.org into their browsers. Your opportunities are also seen by 3.5 million employees who volunteer through … Continue reading ?
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In honor of Social Media Week, I asked a few of our favorite nonprofit experts to weigh in on their personal picks for nonprofits who are hitting it out of the park on social media. Here’s what they had to say: Mark Rovner, Principal,...Show More Summary
I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “The Field Guide to Procrastination” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “putting off tasks for a later date.” We all do it. … Read More
If we want more STEM graduates, we must promote ideas, language, people, and programs that demonstrate relevance and foster a sense of belonging.
Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic. … Read More
Major opportunities to change the world often lie within our biggest personal challenges.
January was all about wealth inequality, all the time. The 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s War on Poverty was an appropriate backdrop to growing unease about the fact that the rich are getting exceedingly richer. But there is much debate about what the solution is and even how to frame the problem. Show More Summary
The good news is that giving continues to grow. The bad news is that donor retention rates aren’t what they should be. Think about the donors who came into your organization’s ecosystem during the past year. Will they give again? You can improve the odds of keeping more of your supporters by declaring 2014 the Year of the Donor. Show More Summary
Our recent Nonprofit Insights webinar with Tobi Johnson, “Future Forecast: Four Big Shifts that Will Change Volunteerism…for the Better,” was a big success. We’re hearing from many volunteer managers and nonprofit folks how it’s inspired them to think about changes … Continue reading ?
I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact. Show More Summary
I’m honored to be part of the Schusterman Philanthropic Network and Jim Joseph Foundation for #NetTalks, a free, five-part webinar series for Jewish professionals who want to tap into the power and potential of alumni networks. The NetTalks...Show More Summary
Note From Beth: The power of observation is key to learning and perfecting any practice or skill. Observation is not just scanning or browsing, but looking at another organization’s practice with a critical thinking lens and gaining insights. Show More Summary
Among other obvious things, December is a time for reflection on the past year and predictions for the coming year. There have already been some great forecasts about what 2014 will bring the social change sector (here, here, and here). Show More Summary
Steps funders can take to tackle partisan gridlock and solve social problems at scale.