Networked Nonprofit - Open Leadership

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Lisa Colton's presentation to Wexner Heritage at Snowbird, 2010.

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Networked Nonprofit - Open Leadership

  1. 1. The Networked Nonprofit Moving from “Fortress” to “Transparent”
  2. 2. <ul><li>What’s a Networked Nonprofit? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does it matter? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we lead to get there? </li></ul><ul><li>And… what do you what to know? </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. The Networked Nonprofit Fortress Transactional Transparent
  4. 4. Group Action Just Got Easier Clay Shirky
  5. 5. Shift of Power
  6. 6. Open Source <ul><li>Linux, Mozilla, Wikipedia, Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration, everybody wins </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient, effective </li></ul><ul><li>Let go of fear, more creativity </li></ul>Open Source
  7. 7. What’s Different? <ul><li>Calculation of cost and benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Be nimble, evolve constantly </li></ul><ul><li>What is a brand? </li></ul><ul><li>Allocation of time, resources and skills </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do what you do best, and network the rest” </li></ul><ul><li>Observations on the impact for your work? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you adapting? </li></ul>What’s Different?
  8. 8. Org + Internet ≠ Success
  9. 10. Some organizations are born this way, And some need to evolve to get there…
  10. 11. Nodes, Influencers, Free Agents Nodes, Influencers, Free Agents
  11. 12. Listening <ul><li>Find the conversations you’re interested in; (#JED21) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key leaders, influencers, nodes and listen to their content and recommendations. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Red Cross
  13. 14. A Person, Not Just A Brand
  14. 15. Reach & Affinity
  15. 16. Opportunities to Support
  16. 17. Start By Giving, Not Asking
  17. 18. Start By Giving, Not Asking
  18. 19. <ul><li>Who are your nodes and influencers? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you strengthen a relationship with them? </li></ul>Chevruta
  19. 20. Think Differently Costs & Benefits, Risks & Rewards, Staffing & Policies
  20. 21. <ul><li>Cost of trying things is approaching zero. </li></ul><ul><li>Risks of missed opportunity, or taking too long to adapt are high. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;We spend more time figuring out whether </li></ul><ul><li>something is a good idea than we would </li></ul><ul><li>have just trying it.” - Shirky </li></ul>“ Fail informatively - Fail like crazy”
  21. 22. <ul><li>ACTION-ORIENTED AND PARTICIPATORY </li></ul>Photo uploads Facebook Tool 30,000 + participants $500K raised Chron of Phil article: bit.ly/crYfjz
  22. 23. <ul><li>What is VIRAL? </li></ul><ul><li>What is SUCCESS? </li></ul><ul><li>Use the P.O.S.T. plan </li></ul>Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
  23. 24. Trust Through Transparency
  24. 25. Work Differently
  25. 26. You want me to tweet too?
  26. 27. Re-examine Assumptions
  27. 28. Revisit Job Descriptions
  28. 29. STREAMLINE
  29. 30. Collaboration = Better & Faster
  30. 32. 50,000 Members 90 Chapters 140,000 volunteer hours Less than 20 FTE staff
  31. 33. Open Leadership <ul><li>Align job descriptions new evolving ways of working </li></ul><ul><li>Hire, support and train the right people </li></ul><ul><li>Create a culture that supports openness </li></ul><ul><li>Remove barriers to being open </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage risk taking, reflection, learning </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate passion and learning </li></ul><ul><li>BE PATIENT, BUT START NOW! </li></ul><ul><li>CHEVRUTA: 3 ACTION STEPS FOR YOU </li></ul>
  32. 34. Fortress to Transparent

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