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Social media versus knowledge management

Social media versus knowledge management | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

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Marie Jeffery's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:55 AM

Mark makes some good points - but does this need to be framed as "versus"?  KM doesn't have to be hierarchical, and certainly not thought of in terms of a "technology."  Your thoughts?

Catherine Rivan's comment, June 22, 2013 12:01 PM
Mark, I believe that the way to look at it is that social technology is an enabler for knowledge management. The tools for making content more relevant to users needs are rapidly evolving. The other important piece though for effectively using social technology to enable a knowledge management strategy is the validation of content. Trust plays a key role in the validation. Net, just another example of where technology, people process and culture are needed for an effective knowledge management strategy
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Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread?

Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread? | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
In the era of the iPhone, Facebook, and Twitter, we want frictionless, “turnkey” solutions to the major difficulties of the world. We prefer instructional videos to teachers, drones to troops, incentives to institutions.
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Why do some innovations go viral, while others don't get any attention at all? "We yearn for frictionless, technological solutions. But people talking to people is still the way that norms and standards change."

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IPCCA Methodological Toolkit

IPCCA Methodological Toolkit | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

This toolkit presents a practical methodology for developing and facilitating local climate assessments by indigenous peoples and practical examples to support their local
implementation.


Via Capacity.org
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From Capacity.org: IPCCA local assessments ... monitor local climatic conditions and trends and their impacts on local livelihoods and wellbeing. Cumulatively, the assessments are contributing to the systematic documentation of indigenous knowledge and practices for building evidence-based community adaptation plans.

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This initiative is part of the Indigenous Peoples' Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA), which began to work on local assessments in 2009.


IPCCA local assessments are currently underway in a variety of biocultural systems around the world. They monitor local climatic conditions and trends and their impacts on local livelihoods and wellbeing. Cumulatively, the assessments are contributing to the systematic documentation of indigenous knowledge and practices for building evidence-based community adaptation plans.



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The internal KM consultant, methods, analysis, case example

The internal KM consultant, methods, analysis, case example | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
The internal KM consultant Step 1: problem identification (a step series toward excellent knowledge capability)
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"A good internal consultant needs to get a grip of the complex whole – think about understanding the external environment (political, economic, social, technological, environmental, legal, cultural); the needs of adult learners; the challenges of increasing complexity in business environments; the emergence of new financial reporting models that include “tacit knowledge systems” et al. (all have been discussed in this bog)"

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Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
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Thought-provoking. "Networks are in a state of perpetual Beta. Unlike hierarchies, they can continuously change shape, size, and composition, without the need for a formal reorganization. Our thinking needs to continuously change as well. Of course this means letting go of control. Hierarchies were essentially a solution to a communications problem. They are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make. That time is over."

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An Experiment 'Goes Wild' in Kenya: Locally-Run Conservancies Are Meeting the Needs of Wildlife, Livestock, and People

An Experiment 'Goes Wild' in Kenya: Locally-Run Conservancies Are Meeting the Needs of Wildlife, Livestock, and People | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Over 10 million acres of this country have been formally set aside in just the last few years for community-based conservation benefiting people and wildlife alike. Among the more unexpected items being conserved along with the wildlife here is peace...
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So great to see the Northern Rangelands Trust and other community-led conservation initiatives getting this kind of coverage. 10 million acres under collaborative management in Kenya are benefiting people and wildlife, and bringing peace.

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Fishing’s New Business Model - The Nature Conservancy, California

Fishing’s New Business Model - The Nature Conservancy, California | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
The Nature Conservancy in California leased permits to fishermen who adopted new techniques that increased jobs, protected our coast and put high-quality seafood on the table.
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From another piece covering this work: "Since 2006 we've been working with several ports across California to help rebuild the recently collapsed groundfish fishery. In those efforts, we learned that the best way to effect change in fisheries is to empower and organize local community leaders who have the most at stake."

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eLearning Africa Press information

eLearning Africa Press information | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

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"Distance Learning Centers from the AADLC (Africa Association of Distance Learning Centers ) are a valuable resource for Africa's capacity development efforts."

 

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Claude Salem's curator insight, June 6, 1:16 PM

Distance Learning Centers from the AADLC (Africa Association of Distance Learning Centers ) are a valuable resource for Africa's capacity development efforts. 

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Localising development: does participation work? | Event | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Localising development: does participation work? | Event | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Does decentralisation always ensure that government is brought closer to – and is more accountable to – local populations? This event will therefore reflect on a range of experience from research and practice, to explore whether community participation, and under what conditions, leads to greater accountability and better outcomes.

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Capacity.org's curator insight, June 4, 6:41 AM

The discussion will draw on findings contained in the 2012 World Bank Policy Research Report: Localising development: does participation work?’, examining community development and decentralisation projects around the world, which finds that such projects often fail to be sensitive to complex contexts and that they are not a substitute for weak central states.


The event takes place on 9 June 2014 13:00-14:30 GMT+01 and will be streamed live.


More information and links to background materials at: http://www.odi.org.uk/events/3926-localising-development-does-participation-work

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How to address employee burnout

How to address employee burnout | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.
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Thoughtful analysis of the core needs of employees (including top leadership) that, if met, lead to higher organizational performance. And, ideas for how to meet them. For example: "The energy of leaders is, for better or worse, contagious. When leaders explicitly encourage employees to work in more sustainable ways — and especially when they themselves model a sustainable way of working — their employees are 55 percent more engaged, 53 percent more focused, and more likely to stay at the company, our research with the Harvard Business Review found."

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InsideNGO: Our Mission

Our name is based on our premise that inside every international relief or development NGO there are core professionals who provide the structure and expertise to support the reach and impact of their organization. We are dedicated to strengthening operational teams.

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Just learned about InsideNGO. Lots on offer here!

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Scaling Up Without Losing Your Edge

Scaling Up Without Losing Your Edge | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

The world's largest NGO proves you don't have to be small to be beautiful.

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How does a large organization stay nimble? "Pilot, perfect, scale up."

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How To Create Social Impact Through Thoughtful Networks

How To Create Social Impact Through Thoughtful Networks | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Many nonprofits have been surprised that genuine collaboration rarely endures when the community or network is left to its own devices. Members lose interest, content becomes stale, someone goes on a rant. In the end, everyone wonders why they starte...
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Super resource!

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Our Healthy Alliance

Our Healthy Alliance | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

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An online partnership relationship assessment tool!

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Ari Sahagún's curator insight, April 1, 8:48 PM

Assessment tool for alliances...how cool!

june holley's curator insight, April 5, 7:50 AM

An assessment tool for alliances... we need something like this for networks!

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Barr Fellowship Logic Model

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A Logic Model for a Leadership Learning Network designed to improve civic society in Boston. Great stuff!

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BirdLife International announces new Chief Executive | BirdLife

BirdLife International announces new Chief Executive | BirdLife | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
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In a field with too few female leaders, BirdLife shows us the way. Ms. Zurita is Ecuadorean and has a background in capacity building. How cool is that?

 

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Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.

Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management?  No problem. | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
It’s only in the last few years that I’ve come to appreciate(!) the connections between my world of KM and organizational learning, and the  philosophical mindset which underpins Appreciative Inqui...
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Appreciative Inquiry as part of the KM toolkit. A how-to guide.

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Community Conservation in Kenya a shining example of USAID Biodiversity Policy | Northern Rangelands Trust

Community Conservation in Kenya a shining example of USAID Biodiversity Policy | Northern Rangelands Trust | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
 CEO of The Northern Rangelands Trust, an umbrella organisation for community conservancies in northern Kenya, speaks at the launch of the USAID Biodiversity Project on Capitol Hill.
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NRT moves from strength to strength

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Home : White Men as Full Diversity Partners

Home : White Men as Full Diversity Partners | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

15 years creating powerful partnerships across differences

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Really glad to learn that this organization exists. Thanks Karen Poiani and Mark Burget for continuing to broaden TNC's horizons!

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Design Thinking as a Strategy for Innovation

Design Thinking as a Strategy for Innovation | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
When design thinking is applied to strategy and innovation, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. Learn how to think like a designer.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, June 8, 4:32 PM

Design Thinking framework

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Capacity Development 2 - Itad

Capacity Development 2 is a conceptual framework that explores the latest thinking on capacity development and the roles that social media and new digital tools play.

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Capacity.org's summary: "with capacity development increasingly seen as an "outdated" concept in some quarters, should practitioners be reinventing themselves? One knowledge management network is exploring the issue."


My insight: right on, can't wait to dig into this blog.

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Capacity.org's curator insight, June 6, 5:19 AM

With capacity development increasingly seen as an "outdated" concept in some quarters, should practitioners be reinventing themselves. One knowledge management network is exploring this issue.

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From Poverty to Power » New research shows aid agencies get better results if they stop trying to control their people on the ground, especially in complex environments (and performance monitoring ...

From Poverty to Power » New research shows aid agencies get better results if they stop trying to control their people on the ground, especially in complex environments (and performance monitoring ... | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

"freedom to adapt and respond improves results for most programmes but most especially for complex projects."


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The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.
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This is such a good article - really, everyone should read it. "in study after study, the data confirm what we instinctively know. Underqualified and underprepared men don’t think twice about leaning in. Overqualified and overprepared, too many women still hold back. Women feel confident only when they are perfect. Or practically perfect."

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Answers to Your Transformative Scale Questions

Answers to Your Transformative Scale Questions | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
The transformative scale webinar hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review on April 29 came to a close before BRAC's Susan Davis, Year Up's Gerald Chertavian, and Bridgespan's Jeff Bradach could answer all the participants' questions. Here, Bradach and Bridgespan Consultant Abe Grindle answer several of the more broadly applicable questions.
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Follow up to last week's SSIR webinar on scaling up. Lots of good food for thought here. How does a nonprofit scale up without funds to invest in infrastructure? How do you explain partner-based impact to funders? If a nonprofit can significantly grow its revenue and size by positioning itself as the exclusive provider of a highly effective new service, does that come at the expense of pursuing the best path to maximize impact for the world?

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FAC -Fire Adapted Communities

FAC -Fire Adapted Communities | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

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Born of the Fire Learning Network, this new network - supporting communities to prepare for and protect themselves from wildfires - is being piloted in eight towns around the country.

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12 best practices on community building

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Wiser.org may be closed but its impact continues: here are the top lessons they learned at Wiser about running online communities.

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Why Traditional Knowledge Management Initiatives Fail - White Paper

Why Traditional Knowledge Management Initiatives Fail - White Paper | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Access to relevant knowledge, including the ability to reach the long tail of knowledge, is critical to the success of KM programs. This white paper explores the top reasons why traditional KM initiatives need to change and explains the critical success factors of successful KM initiatives.

Via Karen du Toit
Olivia Millard's insight:

I'm a little wary of this because it comes from a company that wants your business, but from what I've read so far it seems on point and addresses the current state of evolution of KM. Getting to the article itself will require that you sign up for Coveo's mailing list.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 14, 9:26 AM

"...addressing the top reasons for failure and empowering organizations to leverage their collective enterprise knowledge."

Tanesh Naidoo's curator insight, August 19, 1:38 AM

Great white paper that explains the critical success factors of successful KM initiatives.