Knowledge management is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization to ensure that its knowledge-related assets are effectively employed. Knowledge-related assets include printed documents, knowledge stored electronically in shared drives or databases, employees’ knowledge about the best way to do their jobs, knowledge that is held by teams who have been working on focused problems and knowledge that is embedded in the organization’s products, processes, and relationships. The processes of KM involve knowledge acquisition, creation, refinement, storage, transfer, sharing, and utilization. The KM function in the organization operates these processes, develop methodologies and systems to support them, and motivates people to participate in them.
In these exciting times of disruption and rapid change, nonprofits and their inspired staff members often strive to advocate is a more amplified, louder way. Signing a petition, walking in a march or taking a stand as an organization in one form or another – this is when nonprofits need to consider the legal ramifications as there is often a very fine line between advocacy and lobbying and political engagement.
Today, I have researched some limitations to advocacy (and have luckily stumbled upon a bookmarking-worth source on legal information on advocacy for non-profits, Bolder Advocacy by Alliance for Justice). So, can a typical 501c(3) nonprofit engage in political activities and lobbying?
People are trying to find successful profile, what is good and what not, to combine the best from both Managers and Leaders. We can find tons of information comparing them, very often you will see “managers VS leaders”. In this blog I would like to highlight a few characteristics of both different roles and say there is no good or bad choice what role to execute, the best choice is always the one which will help improving your organization and yourself.
Democracy symbolizes free and fair elections, rule of law, civil liberties, political freedom and legal equalities. Nonprofit organizations are implementing thousands of projects in the third world to promote democracy through inclusive programming for sustainable development so that people can understand how democracy works and how it is beneficial for improving governance structures – a prerequisite for enhanced efficiency and transparency in a society.