September 2017 E-Bulletin

COCo Note

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Conflict in Nonprofits is Hard, and We Need to Get Better at It

We recently revamped a document we’ve been using for years here at COCo, the “Conflict Continuum”- one that we wanted to share more widely with the community groups in our network. The model seems pretty simple at first glance, but we’ve found it to be a very powerful tool when organizations, or individuals within those organizations, are considering how they want to respond to a conflict. 

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COCo Picks: News, Tools, and Tips from the COCo Team!

Resource: Messaging This Moment Communications Guide

Resource: Messaging This Moment Communications Guide

We were excited to stumble across this “handbook for progressive communicators” last week. Although very focussed on the American context, this guide puts “base building” front and center. It is an easy to read, chock full of examples and clear instructions, and very focussed on helping us making our messages intelligible and inspiring. Enjoy!

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Board training

Resource: Designing a Great Board Orientation

One of the most common refrains we hear when we work with Boards of Directors who are struggling is that they were not given any real training or support when they joined. In any situation, it takes a while to truly understand an organization and figure out how best to support it; without some good training when they start, Board members will easily feel lost, disengaged, and ill-prepared to be the stewards of the organization.

So here is some free but high value advice from us over here at COCo: if you don’t have a robust Board orientation, now is the time to build one! To help you do that, we dug up three tools that can help get you started. Read more.

Job Offers

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