Wiki Sites are Great Engagement Tools

Collective Impact is a long-play on community change. Large scale community change takes time and over the life of a Collective Impact initiative, there will be many documents and lists produced and people will come and go as well. Keeping track of the important reports and data can be time-consuming. And imagine coming into the work … Continue reading Wiki Sites are Great Engagement Tools

Social Media – What Now?

Most non-profits are active on the web and understand the importance of ensuring there are ample opportunities for cross sharing between websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms like Pinterest. My sense is that only a minority of non-profits - truly understand and then embrace social media as being vital to communication with stakeholders, increasing … Continue reading Social Media – What Now?

Non-Profits: pay attention to “crowdsourcing”

According to McMillan Dictionary, "Crowdsourcing is trying to find a way of completing a task, a solution to a problem, etc. by asking a wide range of people or organisations if they can help, typically by using the Internet." Crowdsourcing is the next evolution of "outsourcing." Whereas the latter speaks of sending work or functions … Continue reading Non-Profits: pay attention to “crowdsourcing”

Who provides the money to charities?

One might think in Canada, with all its emphasis on social programs, that the government provides a larger percentage of funding to nonprofit organizations that does the United States. According to Charity Village, that's not true. In Canada 31% of revenues to charities come from government; US governments provide 57%. The differences don't end there. … Continue reading Who provides the money to charities?

This isn’t change. It is transformation

This is how things work. Someone sends me a link to a blog (thanks Carol). I go to that blog and see some links in the body of a posting that interest me (thanks Lucy). One link takes me to wiki site (i.e. a collaborative site) about trends. There read a posting by Laurie who … Continue reading This isn’t change. It is transformation

The So-What about Social Networking

You've probably heard of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and perhaps LinkedIn, but have you thought about how social networking (and its many manifestations) can add value to your organization's mission, its impact in community, and/or building relationships with donors and volunteers? So, what is "social networking?" In the simplest of terms, social networking … Continue reading The So-What about Social Networking