Shared Measurement Systems for Non-Profits

Attended a great webinar this morning hosted by FSG Social Impact Advisors. They are a non-profit consultancy focusing on social impact measures. The webinar talked about some of the research they have done in the sector. One of the fundamental challenges for non-profits and funders is that funders naturally want to see the results of … Continue reading Shared Measurement Systems for Non-Profits

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BC Apps for Climate Action contest for developers coming soon

I'm very excited about SAP sponsorship for an upcoming developer contest by the Province of BC.  The province is working with nine sponsors to develop an apps contest for climate action software applications. The contest asks participants to design fun, dynamic and innovative applications for both the Internet and mobile devices using government data. Like … Continue reading BC Apps for Climate Action contest for developers coming soon

Missing Links: Traditional Media Still Doesn’t Get It

I don't usually get drawn into debates about the roles of mainstream vs.  new media. Commentators such as Reilly Yeo at The Mark have done a great job of that here What really struck me over the weekend was how out of touch organizations such as The New York Times still are, despite their efforts … Continue reading Missing Links: Traditional Media Still Doesn’t Get It

Changes to Society Act to Affect all BC Non-profits

A recent email from Enterprising Non-Profits brought a very important issue for BC non-profits to my attention. In December 2009, the BC Provincial Government issued a request for consultation on possible changes to the BC Society Act. Since then, a group of local organizations have been working together on developing a collaborative submission to help … Continue reading Changes to Society Act to Affect all BC Non-profits

Green Commuting Before and During the Olympics

Nice writeup in Going Green blog out of U.S.  talking about SAP Vancouver's commuting initiatives during, and hopefully after, the Olympics. Great to see how we stacked up against the Vancouver and Canada averages. We have only 32% of employees driving solo as compared to an average of 67% in Vancouver, 72% across Canada and … Continue reading Green Commuting Before and During the Olympics

Open Gov West – Seattle Mar 26-27

Open Gov West is a very cool conference coming up in Seattle at the end of the month. Bringing together technologists, civic engagement organizations and  governments, the conference is designed to "facilitate regional collaboration and share best practices across open government initiatives". The concepts of open government have been very prevalent lately in forums such … Continue reading Open Gov West – Seattle Mar 26-27

Virtual Cross-Canada David Suzuki Workshop with SAP 12sprints

Today I had the pleasure of delivering a David Suzuki at Work workshop at Read Jones Cristofferson Consulting Engineers. I facilitated the workshop as part of the Suzuki Ambassador program I have mentioned earlier. RJC are a Canada-wide firm with main offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. A challenge when trying to build … Continue reading Virtual Cross-Canada David Suzuki Workshop with SAP 12sprints

Goals, Questions and Metrics: Building a Dashboard

Why build a dashboard? This question is often overlooked in the rush to get something done, something that looks good! When organizations look at building a dashboard, there are few quick items to check through. I have written extensively on using information in earlier posts (series here and here) so this time I want to … Continue reading Goals, Questions and Metrics: Building a Dashboard