Council on Foundations

ICT for Philanthropy Strategy Development

To promote 21st century philanthropy and better support its membership in the strategic use or current and emerging technologies the Council of Foundations (CoF) initiated a new technology task force. CoF initiated this task force as an opportunity to upgrade its own profile in this important area to the sector.

Deliverables:
Internaut Consulting was retained to assist in the first phase of task force development to define its focus, primary deliverables and membership through a series of interviews with technology leaders in the sector. Internaut suggested branding the Initiative ICT for P (Information and Communications for Philanthropy) in keeping with the well known ICT for D(evelopment) acronym. In the second phase, Internaut worked with the task force membership to create a proposal of recommendations to the Council on Foundation’s board in the areas of standards, policy, knowledge management, effective philanthropy, NGO partnerships and demonstration projects.

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Aspiration

New Strategic Approaches to Nonprofit and Board Governance

The Principal of Internaut Consulting is the creator of the nonprofit social enterprise aspirationtech.org. A decade ago he founded the organization dedicated to new approaches in nonprofit software development through a variety of services including facilitations, product development services, training and its unique web 2.0 social network platform for nonprofit software developers, clients and service providers called Social Source Commons. Aspiration is a true hybrid nonprofit with a self-sustainable strategy offering services to others in the sector.

The Principal of Internaut Consulting has continued to provide ongoing governance support over the last decade as founder and board chair of Aspiration.

 

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Inside NGO (Humentum)

FacilitationĀ of Newly Merged BoardĀ 

Internaut Consulting was retained to facilitate and provide expertise for an internal discussion of the Association of PVO Financial Managers & Personnel Co-op as both boards met to define the strategy objectives of their newly merged organization, InsideNGO (now Humentum). InsideNGO was dedicated to strengthening operational teams and fostering leadership in the international non-profit sector. The facilitation was focused on cross-sector project collaboration, and developing feasible operating structures for a mix of sustainability and donor support.

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iEARN-US

Board Strategy Facilitation

Internaut Consulting was retained to facilitate the iEARN-US Board Retreat, a two day review of current strategy, progress and goals, and a revamping of that strategy as it moved forward to meet new challenges.

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NPower

Board Strategy Facilitation

Internaut Consulting was retained to facilitate a discussion of long term strategy and tangible initiatives NPower National and individual NPower affiliates could pursue at its national board meeting. A related discussion of network strategy for the very different local NPower affiliates was also delivered post-meeting based on the conversations.

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