Beth wears many hates. She is the CEO of Zoetica, writes Beth’s Blog, and Visiting Scholar for Nonprofits and Social Media at the Packard Foundation. She started off her 30 year nonprofit career as a classical flute player and when she didn’t get first chair in the Boston Symphony, she started working in orchestra administration. It’s a long story about how she from tooting to tweeting …
It isn’t a nonprofit with an Internet Connection and a Facebook Profile …Networked Nonprofits are simple and transparent organizations. They are easy for outsiders to get in and insiders to get out. They engage people to shape and share their work in order to raise awareness of social issues, organize communities to provide services or advocate for legislation. In the long run, they are helping to make the world a safer, fairer, healthier place to live.Networked Nonprofits don’t work harder or longer than other organizations, they work differently. They engage in conversations with people beyond their walls -- lots of conversations -- to build relationships that spread their work through the network. Incorporating relationship building as a core responsibility of all staffers fundamentally changes their to-do lists. Working this way is only possible because of the advent of social media. All Networked Nonprofits are comfortable using the new social media toolset -- digital tools such as email, blogs, and Facebook that encourage two-way conversations between people, and between people and organizations, to enlarge their efforts quickly, easily and inexpensively.
Solution: Networks of individuals and institutions that reduces the burden on everyone, leverages the capacity, creativity, energy and resources of everyone to share solutions, solve problems. This changes the definition of scale for social change - was institutions now networks. http://www.flickr.com/photos/me_maya/171223061/
The transition of how a nonprofit goes from institution to looking like and working more like a network is what our book is aboutThe transition isn’t an easy, flip a switch – and it happens – it takes time Some nonprofits, newer ones like Mom’s Rising have networked nonprofit in their DNA, while others – institutions – make the change slowly.Way of being transforms into a way of doing
The transition from working like this to this – doesn’t happen over night, can’t flip a switch
http://www.devonvsmith.com/2010/07/the-networked-nonprofit-theatre-a-manifesto-a-book-review/We assert the unalienable rights of The Intern. We understand that The Intern might be a high school student, an MBA, a retiree, or anyone in between. The Intern will be taken seriously, given real work to do, be respected for their opinion, and will be patiently taught the things they don’t yet know.
Bit of history/Harvey MilkOrganization with a great problem to have. We are known world round.We started a global movement of LGBT choral groups.Here is the challenge. As the Social Media Director for the world’s first LGBT Chorus, we want to embrace new technologies to take our mission of changing lives through music to new audiences. Which brings us to our participation here, and our choice to do a Listening Experiment.
Andy Bales Union Rescue Mission
Thomas Alva Edison held 1,093 patents for different inventions. Many of them, like the lightbulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera, were brilliant creations that have a huge influence on our everyday life. However, not everything he created was a success; he also had a few failures.
Let’s find out about you…<br
/>What is your name, job? (Executive director, marketing director, audience development, education, operations, artistic director)<br />Three words about social media …<br />
The internet and social media
has not replaced/ displaced traditional media <br />but…<br />It is fundamentally changing the way people consume and interact with information<br />
The “New” Information Ecology<br />Local
TV news (78%)<br />National TV news (73%)<br />Print national newspaper (17%)<br />Internet (61%)<br />Print local newspaper (50%)<br />Radio (54%)<br />Menu of Choices for News on a Typical Day<br />
And more like this ….<br
/>Some nonprofits are born this way, others have to make the transition … slowly ..<br />With apologies to David Armano for hacking his visual! Source: The Micro-Sociology of Networks<br />
Exploring the Relationship<br />Are you
even listening to me?<br />How well do I really know you?<br />Do we have anything in common?<br />Opera San Jose, 2010 (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)<br />
Loss of control over their
branding and marketing messages<br />Dealing with negative comments<br />Addressing personality versus organizational voice (trusting employees)<br />Make mistakes<br />Make senior staff too accessible<br />Perception of wasted of time and resources <br />Suffering from information overload already, this will cause more<br />