Topic: Organizational Culture

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Open Up to Working Less

September 9, 2016
I believe that embracing open knowledge practices can actually make us more productive while working less. Here’s how.
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Managing Virtually for Ultimate Productivity

September 6, 2016
Working outside of a traditional office environment is not for everyone, but with the right tools and resources, organizations and managers can set their employees up for success.

Are You Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Among Your IT Staff?

July 26, 2016
Creating a strong culture of philanthropy requires everyone on the team to participate—including your IT staff.

Becoming a Digital-First Organization

May 19, 2016
We still hear far too many organizations obsessing about specific channel approaches. This narrow vision must be replaced by bigger-picture, multi-channel engagement goals in order to position an organization for long-term success. It’s critical for nonprofits to embrace a more modern, durable model if they’re going to stay relevant.

Embracing the Value of Diversity

April 22, 2016
Employers who shun diversity may find that diverse talent will instead work with and strengthen your competitors. What are you doing to advance diversity in your own organization?

The Benefits and the No Buenos of Multilingualism

April 12, 2016
If what we want is to prompt some behavior on the web, the safest bet we can make is to talk to people in their first or native language.

Be a Revolutionary! Stamp Out the Disability Information Famine

April 11, 2016
The explosion of accessible mobile devices and smart phones of the last decade has literally changed what it means to be blind.

How to Say Goodbye to a Valued Supporter

February 17, 2016
When a new volunteer walks into the doors of your organization, they feel the possibilities are endless. During the early stages of the budding relationship, you tend to be more attentive. Somewhere along the way—maybe a year from now, maybe 10 years from now—things change. That supporter moves on to something new. It doesn’t have to be an ugly breakup.  
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The Mindful Community Manager

February 2, 2016
It’s common to think of a community manager as a moderator: someone to control the messaging and make sure things stay on track. While that’s a part of their role, there is so much more to community management than this! Although they do administer and/or create the rules for the community, they guide the members in a direction that educates, facilitates discussion, and helps each other succeed.  

Working with Distributed Teams

December 16, 2015
Information technology (and especially the Internet) have helped to remove geographic barriers that once defined working teams. Organizations of all sizes are finding that the benefits of distributed teams outweigh the risks and weaknesses.