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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New Free Webinar : Finding Government Grants

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Finding Government Grants for Your Nonprofit. What: Finding Government Grants and Contracts Webinar with Carroll Bernard. Who: Carroll Bernard, founder of WayPoint America, 4 years experience helping nonprofits and businesses get government contracts.

NEW Advanced Webinar: Winning Government Grants and Contracts

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What: Winning Government Grants and Contracts for your nonprofit. Pursue and capture Government Grants and Contracts for Your Nonprofit. A 90 minute advanced webinar to help you get those government grants and contracts to keep your programs going for years to come!

New Government of Canada policies related to social media

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Key Objective: To ensure acceptable and efficient use of Government of Canada electronic networks and devices to support enhanced communication and collaboration thereby improving productivity, and program and service delivery to individuals and businesses.

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How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

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Does your nonprofit get government contracts? Or is your nonprofit considering getting government contracts? The government is increasingly stepping away from providing human services like elder care, and instead they are calling for nonprofits to take up the services slack.

Disruptive digital forces in Kazakhstan

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A few weeks ago I was invited to Astana, Kazakhstan by the United Nations Development Program to deliver a workshop on the latest strategic digital / social media marketing and communications best practices being used by the public sector here in Canada and around the globe.

Should Nonprofits Say "Goodbye" to Government Funding?

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The intense politicking and drama in Washington, DC over the past few weeks has left many seriously disturbed by the governing abilities of our Congress. An individual giving program will allow you to: 1) Continue to provide vital services to the communities you serve.

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

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The second event (#fwd50) had many senior government leaders, program and policy folks, as well those interested in the general advancement of government through modern disruptive tech. Increased focus on governance optimization.

The Ongoing, Sorry State of Nonprofit Governance

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Readers of The Networked Nonprofit know that Beth and I have a chapter on governance that reveals the sorry state of most board/staff relationships. This theater perfectly captures to a small degree the extreme example of governance dysfunction outlined in the Free report about Penn State.

What the Web Renewal ( Initiative is missing

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For those of you not familiar with what I am referring to, the Government of Canada (Goc) Web Renewal Initiative aims to streamline the GoC’s web presence through a single central website, . page/government-ontario. Government Insight

Should You Start a Grants Program Now?

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Look for special programs at foundations that might be called "community relief," or something similar. Corporations are cutting way back on their grantmaking but stepping up "in-kind" programs. Government grants, federal or state, are not available. This was one of the questions asked during "Grantseeking During a Recession," a Nonprofit 911 call sponsored by Network for Good.

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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Launched in 2010, the Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program that will award $50 million worth of IBM expertise over the next three years to a hundred cities around the globe. The program provides select applicant cities with access to teams of IBM employees who are expert in a variety of urban-related matters (e.g., Only general-purpose governing bodies may apply. RFP government grants grants the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [If

I was wrong

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It mostly comes from program income. Program service fees – the green slice. But for organizations under $5 million, just over half of their revenues come from contributions, gifts and grants, with only just over a third from program services and contracts.

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#INTERVIEW: Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D., Designer of Public Health & Social Change Programs, Discusses Social Marketing

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is an internationally known designer of public health and social change programs. What we’re seeing is a lot of government attention ? I write about using social media in social marketing programs pretty regularly. Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D.,

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).

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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The Americans for the Arts has just done a significant, comprehensive look at the impact that the nonprofit arts have on our economy, and our arts programs add up to $135.2 I’m back! Guess where I was? An encaustic art conference in Cape Cod! It was so fun.

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Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

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Effective management and monitoring practices for the acceptable use of Government of Canada electronic networks and devices are implemented. Authorized individuals have open access to the Internet including Government of Canada and external Web 2.0

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

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The program awards grants nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories. From The Foundation Center. [If

Canada’s only Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing Forum

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For all of you newbies, the MARCOM Annual Forum is the only event in Canada that caters specifically to government, non-profit and association marketers and communicators. Browse the complete program overview or jump ahead and register before it’s too late. Next week is a big week for us as it’s the second year that CEPSM is running the MARCOM Annual Forum , which was formerly run by CMG Canada (now part of CEPSM).

Grants for Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

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Open Society Institute Seeks Proposals for Substance Abuse Treatment Program Deadline: May 1, 2008 The Open Society Institute ( [link] ) is seeking new ideas for its Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap initiative. This groundbreaking $10 million program is designed to provide greater access to high-quality treatment for drug and alcohol addiction to all who need it. Tags: RFP addiction recovery programs grants substance abuse treatment the foundation center

Is Your Nonpnrofit Providing Enough Or Too Many Programs? Too, How Does A Start Up Nonprofit Know How Many Programs To Open With?

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In the economy that we''ve been living in for the past six years, it may seem unnecessary to state that a nonprofit need not overextend itself and its operations by offering too many programs or services, but of course some organization do so. All nonprofit organization provide programs, or services, or products (or some combination of all three) to deliver the agency''s mission statement''s goal to the intended beneficiaries it serves. Staffing and/or volunteers for each program?

EAST: A Method for Applying Insights in Social Marketing Programs

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Governments can foster networks to enable collective action, provide mutual support, and encourage behaviours to spread peer-to-peer. Social marketers should always be on the lookout for new ideas about changing behaviors.

Social Marketing Bulletin–List of Change, Local Public Health and More


I chose this initiative because it encompasses social change, social marketing and social media, as well as public health, non-profits, and government 2.0. GOVERNMENT 2.0 : Related, I am part of the Program Committee for Tim O’Reilly’s Gov’t 2.0 GOVERNMENT 2.0:

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About the Nonprofit's Governing Documents, Especially the Bylaws and How They Can Be A Powerful Tool for the Organization's Success

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The Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation are the two governing documents that any nonprofit must create when it is being started up, and then it must have on hand as it conducts its business over the life of the organization. Instead, this post is merely educational: an introduction to what documents govern nonprofit organizations in a general overview, and it gives some instances (not all) in which they maybe either necessary or helpful and how so.

#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. For a larger view of what resources are available via the federal government, click over to’s site for nonprofits.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Tribes, Local or State Governments Studying Value and Impact of the Arts

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nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. Complete program information, application guidelines, and webinar registration forms are available at the NEA Web site. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click on "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post, for more information].

How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

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MT: For the CEOs and the executive directors listening, and the board members, they may be struggling to make their programs effective. Government priorities are changing. So for example, we have lots of program participants and our staff are doing lots of things. Hey, everybody.

Want to get that next grant? 5 steps to start building relationships with foundations

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When they say yes, send them your best paper newsletter with a little note from you attached, explaining the most poignant stories from your programs. Uncategorized corporate foundation grants foundation board members foundation grants foundations government grants Grants grants 101 how to build a relationship with foundations how to get foundation grants keeping in touch mazarine treyz private foundations program officer reader questions relationship building

FREE DOWNLOAD: Diversifying Your Funding Streams

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One of my readers asked: “How does an organization begin to diversify its revenue stream (foundations/corporations) if the primary source of source is government grants?” ” How can you stop relying so much on government grants? You can do monthly giving programs.

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Behavior and Why It Deserves A Seat at the Goverment 2.0 Table


As I participated in the Government 2.0 The idea of Government 2.0 and government as a platform is not about tools and technology. It’s about cultivating an environment and culture that enables citizens to influence and direct its government and each other.

Bridging Cultures Grants to U.S. Nonprofits (Incl. Schools, Libraries, Cultural Instit.s, Et.c), State, or Local Governments

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Bridging Cultures Forum and Workshop Grants As part of its recently announced Bridging Cultures initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting proposals to plan and implement a program consisting of a forum and workshop on one of two humanities themes — "Civility and Democracy" or "The Muslim World and the Humanities." All forum and workshop programs should take place between October 1, 2010, and March 30, 2011.

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[Guest Post] Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program

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Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program. You can employ traditional fundraising techniques, request government grants, and even look to corporate foundations for donations. That’s the principle behind matching gift programs.

Grants for Local Governments Collaborations With School Aged Children Providing Local History and Preservation Projects

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Save Our History Invites Applications for Community Education and Preservation Projects Deadline: June 5, 2009 Save Our History ( [link] ), a program of the History Channel ( [link] ) and the American Association for State and Local History ( [link] ), is a national initiative that supports local history education and historic preservation efforts in communities across the United States. From The Foundation Center.

A List of Grant and Funding Resources for Non Government Organizations, Nonprofits, Businesses, Individuals, and Families in the U.S. and Outside Of It

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For International Non-Government Organizations (outside of the U.S.) Instead of posting a single grant opportunity, in this post today, I've decide to list a few organizations that can assist anyone (in the world, anywhere) in locating potential grant (funding) opportunities and supportive assistance.

Grants for Programs Increasing Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities

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Deadline: February 15, 2011 Kessler Foundation Offers Grants to Increase Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities The Kessler Foundation 's Signature Employment Grant Program seeks to fund cutting-edge, innovative, and other non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. based nonprofit organization or other tax-exempt group such as a public/private school, public institution, or government from any state is encouraged to apply.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits and International Non Government Organizations Promoting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

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Disability Rights Fund Offers International Grant Program to Promote United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Disability Rights Fund seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons' Organizations in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union. Visit the DRF Web site for complete program information.

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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The NPCI program funds multi-stakeholder projects that focus on the conservation of native plants and pollinators under any of the following six focal areas: conservation, education, restoration, research, sustainability, and data linkages. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants to Expand Under Utilized Child Nutrituion Programs

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Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grants for Summer Food Programs The got breakfast? Foundation , whose mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of background, starts the school day with a nutritious breakfast in order to learn, grow, and develop to his or her fullest potential, has announced the expansion of its Silent Hero Grant Program to participants in the federal Summer Nutrition Program. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: April 1, 2010 got breakfast?

All Inclusive Capacity Building Program for Advocates of Human Rights

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Deadline: November 19, 2010 Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University Invites Applications for Advocates Program The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), an initiative of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (formerly the Center for the Study of Human Rights) at Columbia University , is a capacity-building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of proven human rights defenders at the grassroots level.

Top bureaucrat gets it, the workers at the bottom get it, who’s left?

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Here’s the scoop: In the 17th annual report to the Prime Minister published a few weeks ago, Privy Council Clerk Wayne Wouters states “government departments have to embrace the Web 2.0 tools and technology that rest of the world uses that allow more collaboration among workers, levels of government and Canadians&#. A grassroots movement of proactive public servants has been brewing for years now trying to push this to the front of our government’s agenda.

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