Nonprofit Communications Trends Report!

To get your message to stand out from disorder you need to communicate more often key messages in visual format – particularly infographics. This report, the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report (Infographic), is a compilation and analysis from answers from 2 100 people and nonprofit professionals who completed the annual communication trends survey.

 

ImplementIng effectIve knowledge management in emergencies: a case study from Somalia WASH cluster

Somalia1_2013Year of publication: 2013

This learning paper captures the experience of the Somalia WASH Cluster and draws lessons on how an effective knowledge management system can be developed and implemented. The paper aims to provide an example framework of a successful knowledge management system that can be adapted by other national WASH Clusters to support a predictable, effective, timely and coherent WASH emergency preparedness and response.

The paper will first outline the concept of knowledge management before featuring the key aspects of the knowledge management system in Somalia: basic components; challenges and actions; knowledge flow; backbones of the system; and feedback from the system users.

Lastly, it will highlight lessons learned from this experience.

The experience of the Somalia WASH Cluster demonstrates the importance of knowledge management in ensuring greater predictability and accountability in humanitarian response, while at the same time strengthening partnerships. Continue reading

Why sharing data can save services

An interesting article from the Dan Jellinek of the The Guardian I would like to share with you…

Sharing data could help drive down down costs. So how can the government make better use of information?

In the information age, the public sector – as provider of thousands of services to millions of people – handles more information than most. And with increasing amounts of collaboration between public bodies in order to cut costs and improve services, plus sharing with private-sector contractors and partners, there is a growing need to share this often sensitive information or data in a timely, secure and auditable way.

These issues are being tackled head on by the new multi-agency safeguarding hubs, or “Mash”, which bring together police, children’s and adult social care teams, health services and others to collect and share information on vulnerable children, families and adults.

But there are serious blockages to progress. A survey of data sharing of 33,000 public servants, published this month by the Guardian and specialist public sector information management solutions firm Objective, found that while 90% of respondents had a business requirement to share files, 71% were restricted from doing so.

read more http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2013/jan/23/public-sector-sharing-data

The WASH information Consortium’s platforms: connecting people, sharing knowledge, increasing transparency

The WASH Information Consortium initiative has been created to optimise knowledge and information dissemination in the Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector globally while promoting information literacy in developing countries. Through a shared approach and working together, with a consortium of institutions, networks and organisations, it aims to develop and deliver joint services, through resource sharing. This presentation made by SuSanA and Avko, both organisations members of the WASH information Consortium, provides an overview of involved institutions’online platforms for increasing access to open data and share best practices. (“All logos and hyperlinked text in blue, can be clicked on…”.“Navigate back by clicking on the bigger middle circles…”).

Platforms used by the Water Integrity Network (WIN)

1.       WIN website: www.waterintegritynetwork.net

2.       WIN tools and resources platform: http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/integrityspace

3.       WIN Membership platform: http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/become-a-member/membership

4.       Water Integrity forum: http://www.waterintegrityforum.com/

5.       WIN on twitter: @WaterIntegrityN

6.       WIN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WaterIntegrityNetwork

7.       WIN on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waterintegritynetwork/

Platforms used by Avko