In today's uncertain environments Funder strategies are more adaptive, and the technology to support them needs to be flexible and adaptive too
Recently I was a participant of a webinar presented by Stanford Social Innovation Review: Adaptive Philanthropy:Getting Results in Uncertain Environments (view webcast here). This was an interesting and revealing discussion by some of the philanthropic industry's most successful leaders.
I've had the pleasure of knowing the Executive Director of iLEAP, Britt Yamamoto, for about 5 years now; an academic and inprirational leader. He founded iLEAP in 2004 to renew and inspire social leaders and global citizens through integrated leadership programs that ignite hope and transformation in the world. This was overtly self-evident from the iLEAP open house this past Wednesday, Oct. 9.
In the past Fuse IQ had created many successful websites using a methodology where we literally spelled everything out, then we designed, and last we built. This "waterfall" process (where one stage cascades to the next sequentially) is no longer adaptable in today’s dynamic environment.
Knowledge sharing may be most effective at the level where the knowledge is to be directly used
Again we see the role of Knowledge Managers, community leaders and Bridging Organizations being crucial for the collection and dissemination of information. There needs to be the conscious decision to localize, to tune the information to the language and culture that information is targeting. For example, preparing papers and responses in a way that is understandable by the people needing them.
Fuse IQ delivers a site rich with detailed information for 2768 types of seafood, 300 plus suppliers
FishChoice.com is the first tool to fill a crucial missing link in the supply chain connecting buyers and sellers, making it easier to find, procure, and sell sustainable seafood products across North America.
Understanding three fundamental principles will help create a successful large-scale knowledge sharing platform.
It is rarely the case that once a knowledge sharing community is established, the members will assume responsibility to continue their interactions without the need for external facilitation and support.
April 2, 6-8pm - Digital Storytelling (and free beer and snacks!)
We are supporting TechSoup’s annual Digital Storytelling Challenge (TSDigs) this April, by making this month's Meetup a hands-on workshop to help you tell better stories and advance your organizations’ goals. We’ll be talking best practices, must-reads and emerging technologies to get the job done, so come ready to work!