Earlier this week, I was honored to present at the #octribe (online community tribe) meet up "Walking Communities: Fit Fanatics Online and Off" with Allison Leahy from Fitbit who manages fitbit online communities. The #octribe meetup was hosted at TechSoup and organized by long time colleague Susan Tenby who has supported this community of practice for ten years. The participants include a mix of people from nonprofit and for-profit online communities - and it is an excellent opportunity to … [Read more...] about What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities
Archives for July 2015
Note from Beth: At the end of the day, organizations that are committed to learning will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve. Learning is the ultimate result of being "data informed" that is using feedback data to improve results. GlobalGiving has just launched GG Rewards, a new program rewarding nonprofits that are committed to learning and improving. They have also provided resources for nonprofits to learn how to use tools to get feedback in the Feedback … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)
[slideshare id=50784135&doc=slideshare-1-150722014147-lva1-app6892] I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam LAC and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean. The first day focused on networks and strategic use of social media along with some practical skills in content creation and measurement. The second day was a networked leadership workshop that focused on how participants … [Read more...] about Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs
I read this wonderful article "Agility Is Today's Most Critical Leadership Competency" by Julie Winkle Giuliani, author of "Watch Them Grow or Watch Them Go." Agility is defined in the dictionary as light and graceful or as a project management approach, but she defines agility as the ability for continuous learning and as a leadership competency in today's complicated world. The leadership qualities she identifies are what many of us have been described as networked leadership: Expansive, … [Read more...] about How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners?
That is a slogan on a t-shirt, and while meant as a joke, it is all too familiar for many nonprofits. Meetings that waste your time! When we talk about healthy nonprofit work culture, the fit nonprofit, it goes beyond having organizations create wellness policies and practices that encourage staff to eat right, exercise, take vacation time, and get enough sleep. And, healthy meetings are not just about avoiding salty and sugary snacks. It's about creating collective organizational energy … [Read more...] about Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn't That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?