Topic: Organizational Culture

How to work with freelancers when their work is a mystery

September 5, 2018
You're not going to know everything about what your freelancer does, and that's OK. But it's important that you own your organization's Why and let it shape every decision you make together.

3 key aspects of CRM success and how to cultivate them

May 18, 2018
The three key aspects of CRM success have more to do with organizational planning and staffing than they do with technology. All of them take investment of time and energy at all levels of your organization.

Making our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion real

March 1, 2018
In 2017, NTEN started our work around diversity, equity, and inclusion—and most importantly, how that commitment will guide our work and decisions. Inline with our Values, we want to hold ourselves accountable to you, our community, and both document our process and ask you to join us on this journey.

How can you ensure a quick and easy culture change? (Hint: You can’t.)

November 22, 2017
In March 2016, my organization embarked on an agency-wide database migration from one CRM to another. To build a sustainable new system requires us to ensure the tools meet our colleagues work needs, and it means building people’s confidence, expertise, and understanding of how the tools can do this.

9 best practices for engagement in virtual meetings

October 10, 2017
More nonprofits are recognizing that offering some workplace flexibility to employees is not only an attractive benefit, but also can increase productivity and help prevent burnout. Workplace flexibility creates a need for better skills in facilitating virtual meetings, but there are some challenges to running effective virtual or hybrid meetings. Here are some tips to increase engagement and productivity.

Three Questions to Help Focus Your Collaboration Strategy

March 31, 2017
We don't adopt new technology just because we can (right?). We use technology as a tool to help people get things done. Likewise, team collaboration isn't just to help people work together, it's a tool to get results.

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.

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.