As nonprofit professionals, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the quantity and pace of information. So we all turn to trusted friends to help us “find the good stuff”. As an expert in your area, you have a unique opportunity (and responsibility) to build your credibility and leverage your expertise by helping others make sense of your world. By adding resources to your website or blog, you become a content curator. Because the source of power for networked nonprofits is no longer “what you know”, it is in “how you use and share” what you know.
Learn how nonprofits and associations use IdeaEncore and many other online tools to save time and money and engage members through custom online libraries and re-using others’ materials to leverage their expertise. It’s an opportunity to become a leader of the peer-to-peer learning movement that is sweeping the nonprofit community.
- Understand the elements of content curation
- Gain an appreciate for the role content curation can play in your organization
- Identify examples of how nonprofits and social enterprises use online content curation tools
- Explore the increased impact that nonprofit curators are achieving
- Learn how to convince your board and staff that online content curation is worthwhile
Scott Bechtler-Levin is a serial entrepreneur in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He is currently co-founder of IdeaEncore Network, an on-line peer-to-peer learning marketplace (like Amazon or eBay) for nonprofits and those who support them to share, sell, and buy all types and forms of practical knowledge, innovative ideas and information assets.
Florence “Flo” Green is co-founder and Vice President of IdeaEncore Network. She is the recently retired Executive Director of the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN), has been a leader, consultant, and trainer in the nonprofit community for over 40 years. Under her direction, CAN tripled its budget and staff size, established a highly successful public policy office in Sacramento and launched the Nonprofit Quality Reporting Initiative.
A founder of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations, the Nonprofit Management Association (now the Alliance for Nonprofit Management) and the Terry McAdam Book Award, Ms. Green is a frequent keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and consultant. Previously, she served as Director of Training at the Grantsmanship Center, taught political science, theater and speech for at Cerro Coso Community College, served on a national presidential advisory committee to review Social Science curriculum for the National Science Foundation, and published many articles about nonprofits. In 2008 for the third time she was named one of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in the country by The Non-Profit Times.
IdeaEncore Network is an online nonprofit resource center and a community of people who exchange information. We are people like you who have been through situations like yours. It’s a place for nonprofits and those who support them to share with each other. A place to share files and presentations, access nonprofit free documents and buy ready-to-use templates so you can meet deadlines, innovate faster and avoid reinventing wheels. It’s a place where nonprofit content curators can create branded resource libraries and leverage their expertise.