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Knowledge for Impact

Streamline access to information, learning, sharing, re-use and collaboration

Leverage KM Concepts, Techniques and Tools in Nonprofit and Social Purpose Settings
Make sense of and share what you are learning in your work

Knowledge for Impact works with clients to identify how their organization uses knowledge and how that knowledge is stored and shared.

A knowledge manager can help clients:
Identify areas of opportunity Develop strategies Create competitive advantage
Define your own knowledge management needs with a knowledge management roadmap
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  • Project Planning and Management
  • Customized strategies and Implementation Plans to
    • Identify, map, filter, organize, and leverage an organization’s information and research
    • Retain organizational memory and knowledge assets
    • Make the learnings accessible to all partners and stakeholders
    • The right tools to support the mission
    • Build and nurture collaborations with strategic partners

      Learn from one another’s best problem-solving and Decision-Making techniques
      Replicate successful initiatives 

      – Encourage Collaboration – Engage Others – Focus on Solutions

WHY knowledge and information services for organizations that strive for social or economic change

CONSIDER
knowledge is your key asset as your initiative strives to:
Take an innovation, practice, or societal-changing idea to scale
Increase the reach of its mission-driven reform

This first post is dedicated to establishing the KM Framework or as Caroline Young and Kim Alter of SeToolbelt refer to as “finding the building blocks” for enterprises to work more effectively with their Information

Stay tuned for upcoming discussions on Personal KM, Stemming the Brain Drain, and
Knowledge Exchanges/Knowledge Cafes

Access to Information for Social Entrepreneurs

SocialEdge: perspective of those who are actually working in the trenches, building social enterprisesand creating tools to deliver practical work.

How do you find the building blocks to create the solid foundation that will root your idea in practice?
Is part of starting a social enterprise figuring it out from scratch, or do you need resources to create solid foundations to root your idea in practice? Caroline Young and Kim Alter, with seToolbelt, Skoll Foundation SocialEdge, July 5, 2011

Building Blocks for a Solid Foundation

Communities of Practice Facilitate collaboration
Strategies to retain organizational memory and knowledge assets
Intranets and Portals

You’re a Social Entrepreneur. You have a great idea for a way to use the market to fix some major issues. You’ve got some money, maybe, some mentors, and a lot of ambition and potential. You have talked to many people who have helped you get started. Now you need to build an organization. Where do you go? How do you find the building blocks to create the solid foundation that will root your idea in practice?

SE Toolbelt: Work Outside the Box

    • Do social entrepreneurs even need resources? Is part of starting a social enterprise figuring it out from scratch? Or is there a way to share resources among entrepreneurs, who are do-it-yourselfers?
    • How can we collect those back-of-the-napkin type resources that so many social entrepreneurs have, but don’t have time to refine and share?
    • What are the reasons to share and/or not share?
    • How can these resources be available right when social entrepreneurs need them, without having to search? What are the channels and avenues that social entrepreneurs use to search for information? And what format is the most useful for dissemination of these resources?

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