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Capacity.org - Is mobile-based monitoring and evaluation... | Facebook

Is mobile-based monitoring and evaluation for me? How do I get started? How is mobile technology better than a paper survey? What are my choices? How do...
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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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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
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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."

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How Social Intranets Can Help Support Legal Knowledge Management

How Social Intranets Can Help Support Legal Knowledge Management | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

If we can contemplate the function of knowledge management within organizations as supporting effective decision making, creating the conditions for innovation, and communicating “more than we know” to our colleagues, then how might social intranets help afford and support this function?

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I really like this blog post; it's got something for everyone. From the theoretical ("knowledge exists across three different axes") to the practical ("social intranets help get us closer to 'what we know' through less formal means of expression), to a more nuanced framework for KM that goes beyond the tacit/explicit dichotomy.

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Innovation Excellence | Innovation and Collaboration in Plain English

Greg Z Fainberg shares a couple of illustrated videos on implementing innovation within your organization and understanding what collaboration is in the context of a corporate environment.
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There's a Bingo game to be had, in the second video here :-)

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Knowledge management 10-point checklist - HCi

Knowledge management 10-point checklist - HCi | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Implement knowledge management by following these 10 key principles.
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A useful checklist although it's more about information management than knowledge management - misses the "sharing know-how" element a bit. That being said, it suggests measuring what your organizational knowledge is worth, as well as the cost of ignorance. Interesting, but how?

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Virtual Knowledge Cafes - does anyone have any tips? - LinkedIn Group discussion

Virtual Knowledge Cafes - does anyone have any tips? - LinkedIn Group discussion | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Working internationally means we can't get people together in the same room for the conversations which are the power of the knowledge cafe. Does anyone have any experience of running a knowledge cafe virtually and how did you make it work?

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If you think interactive workshops are important learning tools, and if you work for or with a geographically distributed group of people, you'll be interested in this conversation.

 

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 21, 5:46 AM

David Gurteen gives an insightful reply with various links to consider when wanting to do a Virtual Knowledge Café.

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No-Budget KM - Is it Possible?

No-Budget KM - Is it Possible? | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

Via Marie Jeffery
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Don't be fooled by the title - this article argues that the key to success for KM is to avoid splashy new programs and instead to start small and simple. And that it will take 5 - 7 years for the paradigm to shift.

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Marie Jeffery's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:19 AM

Part one of a two-part piece on "No-Budget/Low-Budget KM."   What tactics have you found effective in achieving wins in your organization?

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A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course

A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Three major sites have emerged in the last couple of years to offer massive open online courses, greatly expanding the opportunity to take college classes.
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Curious about MOOCs? Here's a primer.

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Knoco stories: Connect and Collect, two crucial dimensions of Knowledge Management

Knoco stories: Connect and Collect, two crucial dimensions of Knowledge Management | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
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Another way to talk about the difference between information and knowledge.

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Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening : The Rockefeller Foundation

Over the last century, The Rockefeller Foundation has seen the incredible power of convening to create shared diaglogue, to debate pathways to impact and to catalyze groundbreaking ideas and history making sectors.

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Looks like a useful resource for planning effective meetings. From the Rockefeller Foundation and Monitor Institute.

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A New Focus for LLC | Leadership Hiding in Plain Sight

A New Focus for LLC | Leadership Hiding in Plain Sight | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
This year, LLC will be focusing on the theme of  A New Leadership Development Mindset: Leadership Development Hiding in Plain Sight. In the linked article, Deborah explains and provides examples of the new lens with which we are looking at...
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How Smart People Collaborate for Success

How Smart People Collaborate for Success | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.
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A different twist on partnering, but with many of the same principles. Choose the right partners, employ effective governance mechanisms, communicate communicate communicate, and celebrate success!

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Global Leadership - what exactly does this mean?

Global Leadership - what exactly does this mean? | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
"The two most popular words in the business lexicon are probably 'global' and 'leadership'. Put them together and people in suits start to salivate." The answer to this question has been fairly elu...
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Our Healthy Alliance

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

Via Ari Sahagún, june holley
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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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Making a Healthy Exit (SSIR)

Making a Healthy Exit (SSIR) | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.
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Interesting success story from the health sector, franchising local tiendas for medicine. Is there a way that some of these ideas could translate to conservation?

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The Cultural Touch (SSIR)

The Cultural Touch (SSIR) | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
By tailoring its methods to local values and needs, Rare has slowly seeded conservation programs in 40 countries. Yet as more and more species teeter on the brink of extinction, the organization must expand quickly. Here's how the boutique nonprofit is delivering customized Rare Pride social marketing campaigns to millions of people in the planet's most fragile ecosystems.
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A nice overview of Rare's proven recipe for cultivating local conservation leadership.

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Working Rigorously with Stories - Impact Story Tool

Working Rigorously with Stories - Impact Story Tool | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

An evaluation tool that encourages respondents to think about the degree to which a programme contributed towards change, with a mechanism for verifying such "impact stories."

 


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This looks like it could be really useful! Stories are often the best way to help others (decision-makers and donors, for instance) understand the value of things like learning networks. But how do we make those stories resonate for skeptics, and for those who are focused on the bottom line?

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Stories are not often considered to offer robust evidence of impact of a development evaluation. This new tool aims to provide guidance for developing rigorous "impact stories" that could be used as part of an evaluation. The methodology guides project participants through the process of sharing "examples of changes in skills, knowledge, attitudes, motivations, individual behaviors or organizational practice."
A link to the full paper introducing the methodology, co-authored by B. WIlliams and T. Chilaika, is also provided.

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Liberating Structures - Microstructures & Design Elements

Liberating Structures - Microstructures & Design Elements | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
liberating structures, social invention.net, microstructures, disruptive innovation, behavior change, collaboration, social invention, diffusion of innovation, strategy, transformation, heuristics, complexity science, emergence
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A whole host of useful tools and techniques for facilitating all sorts of conversations, made marvellously accessible.

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Capacity.org - Is mobile-based monitoring and evaluation... | Facebook

Is mobile-based monitoring and evaluation for me? How do I get started? How is mobile technology better than a paper survey? What are my choices? How do...
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A Rare Merger (SSIR)

A Rare Merger (SSIR) | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
The Nature Conservancy and Rare aim to achieve greater conservation impact—and they might just provide a new model for the nonprofit sector.
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Thoughtful article from a former TNC State Director about the newly-announced merger between TNC and Rare.

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10 Destructive KM Myths

10 Destructive KM Myths | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it

By David Griffiths:

"These 10 Destructive KM Myths seem to permeate conversations around the digital KM-sphere. They are not ranked and I am sure you could add to them, but, from my perspective, they need to be put out to pasture.

1. KM is technology

2. KM is about developing tools

3. It’s okay to start with KM and worry about the rationale later

4. Build it and they will come

5. The SECI and DIKW models are the foundations of the field

6. KM emerged in the 1990′s

7. It’s okay for KMers to manage ‘parts’ in isolation (i.e. lessons learned)

8. It’s hard to determine value

9. KM is fuzzy and hard to define

10. KM is "dead"


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A thought-provoking list. Would be interesting to see some responses to these in a KM Forum. I'd like to see some of them put out to pasture but I don't think we have all the answers yet.

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The_Art_of_Knowledge_Exchange_revised.pdf

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A soup-to-nuts guide to knowledge exchange: planning, executing, and measuring success. From the World Bank Institute.

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Document Management is not Knowledge Management..... ask any London Cab Driver with 'The Knowledge'

Document Management is not Knowledge Management..... ask any London Cab Driver with 'The Knowledge' | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed people riding mopeds around London with a clipboard on the front holding a route map? (apologies to Londoners for my provincial naivety). These are the Knowledge Boys and Girl...
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This story about how London cab drivers learn their trade helps clarify the distinction between information and knowledge. A route map alone does not a cab driver make!

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Raising the Bar on Nonprofit Impact Measurement (SSIR)

Raising the Bar on Nonprofit Impact Measurement (SSIR) | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
The key to progress is embedding measurement in practice.
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Q+A: How do local forest communities in the Amazon feel about REDD+? - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Q+A: How do local forest communities in the Amazon feel about REDD+? - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) | Conservation On The Ground: Leadership, Partnerships, Communities, Capacity | Scoop.it
Q+A: How do local forest communities in the Amazon feel about REDD+?
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
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