Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

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In the meantime, I wanted to share my rough notes with you from the Digital Governance Forum , which I attended this past week here in Ottawa. Five applied domains were covered including: democratic governance, policy-making, service delivery, regulation, and risk and accountability.

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Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

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Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at ) to compile a list of Canadian government organizations (federal, provincial , municipal +crown/agency) that have created mobile websites and/or mobile apps. In a recent Canadian government eService delivery study from PWC 10% of respondents stated they currently use smartphones to access government services; 32% stated they will do so in the future. *

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Guideline for External Use of Web 2.0 in the Government of Canada

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tools provide additional means of interactive communications between government institutions and Canadians. I urge all public servants that have been involved in pushing concepts such as collaboration, community and engagement over the last decade to leverage this opportunity and shift into 2nd gear, if not 3rd (at high RPM’s). Governance Government Social Media guideline guidelines psengage tbs tony clement treasury board Web 2.0

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

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This post is based on a comment I left on the following OECD blog post the other week : Measuring government impact in a social media world. Re-tweets) –>For community managers (Officers and Managers).

Government 2.0 Expo Debrief

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government (because 3rd party ones can`t match the strong gov brand). – A first responder community of practice. Session Notes: Open Government Ninja 101: Skills, Strategies, and Stealth David Hale (National Institutes of Health).

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

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If you are paying attention to government actions and media reports, it is easy to see that nonprofit work is under consistent attack. Local and state governments are threatening to tax charities.

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Great “behind-the-scenes” progress in 2013, now let’s get creative!

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I must admit that I am quite optimistic about the next twelve months, given the amount of behind-the-scenes progress that has been made to date in various organizations in terms of setting up the necessary infrastructure that social channels require (primarily governance and hr related).

Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

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Over the course of the past two decades there have been numerous initiatives / movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. At the time, the only high-level official government group responsible in some way for web 2.0

Is the Govt Shutdown Affecting Your Org? Pls Share A.S.A.P.

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1) Is the Federal government shutdown affecting your nonprofit? ’s Sixth & I Synagogue , which doubles as a vibrant Jewish community center, opened its doors to provide community (what else?) Nonprofit communicators!

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Where is the money for our schools?

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Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations. Lately I’ve been pondering a couple of things. Like, Austin Independent School District has to lay off 1,500 teachers. And corporations like Amazon, BP, and other gas companies post record profits.

State of Social Media Monitoring Survey

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The research is meant to benefit the entire community as it addresses knowledge gaps in the industry. Therefore if you work for government, a nonprofit or an association, please take the survey and help spread the word. Once in a while, my organization

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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vs. $17.42), demonstrating that when a community attracts cultural tourists, it harnesses significant economic rewards. billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments every year — a yield well beyond their collective $4 billion in arts allocations.”

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Confusion Surrounding Social Media Monitoring

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Just like using a search engine at one point or another has become ubiquitous to nearly every profession on earth, so should tracking relevant communities and content experts be everyone’s responsibility if they want to be better at their job. What on earth does that have to do with you tracking communities relevant to you? Advice Government Insight Rant alterian avinash nexalogy radian 6 social media monitoring social media monitoring tools

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

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Coordinating stage — management takes notice and puts the ‘governance’ and resources in place to create consistency across the organization. If your main problem is that people AREN’T talking about you, how do you get a community built?

SRDC Open Data Consultation Debrief

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The main government doorways need to be re-designed. Community Accounts (Eastern Canada) – brilliant open data concept. Debrief Open Data asthmapolis Canada community accounts consultation eatsure vancouver fitbit Government 2.0 Over the next few blog posts I will debrief a few of the many events I attended this Spring. I have included only key takeaways and interesting insights (ok, well I find them interesting anyway…).

Rhode Island Government Jobs

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You can also be violated for a domestic offense such as the rhode island government jobs of any settlement proceeds you receive. These liens typically can be arranged for by contacting a particular Rhode Island may offer discounts to students upon presentation of official identification cards issued to them by the rhode island government jobs and family court judges deserve a pat on the rhode island government jobs in Rhode Island. Island Rhode Government Jobs

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#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

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Debra Askanase, founder of Community Organizer 2.0 , is an “engagement strategist” who consults with nonprofit organizations on digital media. Her background includes a decade of community organizing experience, followed by seven years in community economic development.

Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

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crowd sourcing initiative that I always use in my presentations, has just launched a new initiative called Apps for Democracy “Community Edition&#. Citizens get to submit their community improvement ideas in real-time and vote using this insights portal. Because last time they had very little support and yet they managed to have citizens develop 47 applications in 30 days using crowd sourced government data.

How to Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

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It focuses only on governance not on management. We don’t understand that governance is different from management. At a certain point along to continuum it goes to governance. A governance moment is examining the financial picture. You HAVE TO DO GOVERNANCE.

Is your nonprofit a “safe bet”? Let’s Get Dangerous!

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Phil Cubeta, over at GiftHub, writes : “Albert, a community foundation leader orginally trained in philosophy asks such questions (on his blog under his own name, even). Do you take risks? Last week in the Harvard Business Review, Dan Pallotta talks about how taking risks is important.

How the Fundraising Game Has Changed Forever

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For the first time, the federal government is acknowledging what nonprofits have known all along: to deliver effective services in our communities, nonprofits must incur basic costs to keep the doors open and the lights on.

Grants for Safe and Vital Communities for: Tolerance, Economic Empowerment, Teen Safe Driving, and Domestic Violence Programs

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Deadline: March 11, 2011 Allstate Foundation Invites Applications for 2011 Grant Program The Allstate Foundation , which provides funding in communities across the United States to address key social issues, is accepting applications for the first round of its 2011 regional grant cycle. Grants are available for both new and renewal projects that fall under the foundation's grantmaking focus areas: safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment.


Your Hashtags for Good Bible


Thank you to SocialBrite who offers a PDF download of 45 social good hashtags to consider, Symplur’s Healthcare Hashtag Project and Govloop’s Government-Related Hashtag Directory which were all used to help compile this combined and narrowed list. Government + Civic Innovation.

#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

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A community garden in Montreal, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia). But with spring comes new buds, rebirth, baseball, and the opportunity to establish that community garden that you and your neighbors have been talking about all winter. Does your community have a garden?

Are you a wage slave at your nonprofit? Take this quiz!

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Aristotle made the statement “[a]ll paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind” As the Blue Scholars say, it’s a 501 Community Plantation! Are You a Wage Slave? Do you spend more each month paying down your debts than buying new things?

#INTERVIEW with Lori Jacobwith, Communications & Fundraising Coach, & Founder of the Ignited Online Fundraising Community

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She founded the Ignited Online Fundraising Community and is author of the forthcoming book, Withism’s from Lori: Boldness, Clarity and Wisdom for Fundraising Professionals Making a Difference. NPM360: I’m particularly interested in your online fundraising community.

Raise Supporters Not Support

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I think that it could be worth our while to expand this idea to include activism in a more general sense such as advocacy and community activism. Volunteers and community members can be such incredible ambassadors for an organization.

The Nonprofit That Understands That Without A Strong Relationship With It's Community, It Stumbles - Is the Nonprofit That Succeeds

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When anyone discusses nonprofit operations or nonprofit fundraising and says something to the effect of, 'nonprofits do not operate in a vacuum; they exist, grow, and succeed only by working with the communities that they serve' the key word in the concept is 'with'. Without a community's support, repeated support (actually), a nonprofit does not grow and succeed. Tags: best practices volunteers community how to fundraising

The Power of We the Nonprofits

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Corporations can (and some do) have a positive impact on their communities, but their primary focus will always be the fiscal bottom line and making a profit. people BAD12 PowerOfWe Nonprofit community grassroots blogging government

Why you need to focus on mobile right now

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Google Android for one), that’s not the point, the tools will change, however the concept of community-powered niche applications is here to stay. In governance? The concept of applications designed and developed by niche communities for niche communities at micro-costs (99 cents on average) is too profound for any of us to fully comprehend at the moment.

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Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

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Dramatic and quickly-implemented changes like the United States government shutdown—even when known in advance to be a strong possibility—are challenging to respond to promptly and well. I may be totally wrong here, but I doubt all the government servers are down.

How the open data movement could benefit from using a marketing approach

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The language that is used by this community (e.g. This is where the opportunity lies for the open data community. Positioning: Using free government open data can save your business valuable time and money. Government Open Data apps for climate action

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes, and Educational Institutions Linking Econimic Development and Community Well Being to Stewardship & Health of the Environment

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Deadline: December 3, 2012 "Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Applications for Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program "Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are offering financial assistance through Environmental Solutions for Communities, a new grant program designed to help communities in the United States create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. Inspirational words from the original legislation: Faith-based and community-based organizations are trusted institutions within our poorest neighborhoods.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. Inspirational words from the original legislation: Faith-based and community-based organizations are trusted institutions within our poorest neighborhoods.

Interview with Erik Anderson

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I’m particularly excited to hear his session, as Erik knows so many ways to plan that can benefit us now, with uncertainty in government funding affecting nearly every area of the nonprofit sector. –If you have a government contract or grant-what’s the problem?

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12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. We have gathered an outstanding group of field experts to teach how to build and sustain this kind of governance. Governance / @usdsoles. Governance. Community.

Grants and IBM Expertise for U.S. and International Cities' Governments' Offices and Districts (i.e. Port Authorities, School Districts, Etc.)

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After conferring with officials, citizens, businesses, academics, and community leaders, the IBM teams will recommend actions to make the delivery of public services more efficient and innovative. Only general-purpose governing bodies may apply. In addition to uploading a completed application form, each applicant is required to submit a brief letter from the mayor (or equivalent executive officer of the municipal government) affirming the validity of the submission.

15 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday!

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Marketing/PR Manager , Community Foundation of Collier County (Naples, FL). Policy & Communications Coordinator , Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (Chicago, IL). Social Media Associate , The Center for Effective Government (Washington DC).

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