How Startups Can Benefit From Government Auctions


For startups on a budget, government auctions offer incredible deals on vehicles and other useful equipment your business might need. The post How Startups Can Benefit From Government Auctions appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud government auctions Greg Berry

Campus Culture: Governance Challenges Facing Higher Education Boards

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We’ll look at what has changed in governance in higher education post-pandemic and best practices for governance in higher education moving forward. How COVID Has Changed Governance. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).


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Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum. I asked him to share an update on his work on teaching lean techniques to local governments. Our goal is to foster innovation principles and practice in local government by changing the way government employees think about innovation and act on their ideas. Building a Government Innovation Curriculum.

The Difference Between Governance and Management

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Whether you take a broad or a narrow approach to the difference between governance and management, the differences are specific and distinct. The Role of Governance. The board of directors takes on the role of governance. Board and Governance. Governance Skills.

Governance in Healthcare: Best Practices after COVID-19

Board Effect

Just as healthcare organizations struggled with how to adapt to mergers and meet the evolving needs of their communities, COVID-19 struck with a vengeance forcing changes in governance in healthcare. The current climate in healthcare governance begs further questions.

Digital Governance Best Practices

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Best practices for digital governance are just beginning to evolve and boards that lack the necessary IT expertise may fail to recognize and abide by digital governance best practices. What Is Digital Governance? The Purpose of Digital Governance.

Verizons Ethics and Governance

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In 2007, when Verizon was negotiating Congressional immunity for its role in wiretapping, I wanted to be a fly on the wall to hear how its Shared Success Council (its ethics committee which reports to the Board) was reconciling government

AI Startups Need Data, and the Government Needs Help


Due to their unique oversight, governments have a surplus of data at their fingertips. Here are the facts about AI startups needing data , and how that helps governments. Governments are replicating the trend to make data more accessible all over the world.

Governance Strategy Examples

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Businesses and other organizations have an overall governance corresponding strategy. There can be different types of sub-governance frameworks within a main governance strategy. Governance refers to how groups or individuals interact and who has the decision-making authority.

How to Improve Governance for Your Hospital Board

Board Effect

How to Improve Governance for Your Hospital Board. Hospital governance encompasses many different areas, including audit, education, compliance, regulation, security, and education. Good governance anticipates problems and develops processes to arrive at solutions in a timely manner.

Basics and Best Practices for Nonprofit Board Governance

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Nonprofit board governance serves two very important purposes – fulfilling your nonprofit’s mission and ensuring its sustainability. Separately and together, nonprofit boards and governance play essential roles in the nonprofit sector, and it’s important to note the distinction between them.

Innovation @ 50x in Companies and Government Agencies

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies trying to adapt and adopt Lean Methodologies. In doing so I’ve learned a ton from lots of people. I’ve summarized my learnings in this blog post , and here and here and here and put it all together in the presentation below. if you can’t see the presentation click here. But the biggest surprise for me was getting schooled on how extremely difficult it is to be an innovator inside a company of executors.

7 Key Steps to Digitizing Governance

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Digital processes for governance practices allow nonprofits to enhance their services, reduce costs, and improve the quality of life for people within their communities. 7 Key Steps to Digitizing Governance. The post 7 Key Steps to Digitizing Governance appeared first on BoardEffect.

Hospital Governing Board Structure

Board Effect

These shifts have necessitated major changes to the hospital governing board structure as we’ve known it in the past. Today’s boards and managers are struggling to keep up with the changes and adjust their governing board structures to meet the needs of their organizations.

IT Governance Checklist

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Along with that comes the responsibility for managing it appropriately and according to IT governance best practices, which is a relatively new issue for boards to address. Your initial attempts at governing information technology will certainly feel overwhelming.

The Wealth Transfer Movement: An Opportunity to Reimagine Nonprofit Governance

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With philanthropic giving at an all-time high, it’s generating a new sense of freedom for nonprofits, allowing them to reimagine governance like never before. Nonprofits: Ready, Set, Reimagine Governance. The future of nonprofit governance has the potential to look very bright.

Why Companies and Government Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation

Steve Blank

The type of disruption most companies and government agencies are facing is a once-in-every-few-centuries event. Ultimately, companies and government agencies need to stop doing this or they will fail. If they were a commercial company, they figured out product/market fit; or if a government organization, it focused on solution/mission fit. By process I mean all the tools that allow companies and government to scale repeatable execution.

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

And from then on, innovation in semiconductors, supercomputers, and software would be driven by startups, not the government. Today, every government agency, service branch, and combatant command is adopting innovation activities (hackathons, design thinking classes, innovation workshops, et al.) The Government Can’t Act Like a Startup. The government isn’t a bigger version of a startup and can’t act like a startup does.

Nonprofit Board Governance Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Board Effect

Has your board taken stock of the ramifications of nonprofit board governance mistakes? In light of ensuring good nonprofit oversight , let’s look at 10 nonprofit board governance mistakes and how to avoid them. Board members aren’t aware of the laws governing nonprofits.

8 Good Governance Practices to Implement Today

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Good governance practices ensure that your board can handle anything that comes its way. That being said, how can you be sure your board is practicing good governance? To that end, is your nonprofit board equipped with the right tools to support governance best practices?

Announcing our investment in DemandStar, a marketplace for government procurement  

Version One Ventures

The Seattle-based company provides an online marketplace for business-to-government commerce – it connects local and national suppliers with government procurement officers. . It should come as no surprise that government procurement is riddled with inefficiency.

The Importance of Board Governance Training

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Whether they have years of board experience or whether it’s their first board director position, all board members benefit from governance training. Continual training in governance makes average and good boards great. Why Board Members Need Governance Training.

Senior Citizen’s Day 2022: 10 Governance Challenges For Healthcare Boards

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Healthcare boards are challenged by many governance issues, and the health of seniors is one of them. var dimensionValueR = ','; ga('set', 'dimension12', dimensionValueR); 6 Governance Challenges for Healthcare Boards. BoardEffect.

Municibid CEO Reveals How Startups Can Benefit From Government Auctions

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Here's how startups can benefit from bidding in government auctions. Grow Operations business equipment business operations business supplies government auctions GSA auctionsDo you need to purchase company vehicles or business equipment?

Governments and Business Model Innovation

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The DOJ is suing Apple and several book publishers over e-Book pricing. In a word, I am ambivalent. In my new book, I have a whole chapter on business model innovation facilitated by technology. Here is an extract: It was. Industry Commentary

Lean Government

Startup Lessons Learned

TLDR: Two things: 1) Uncle Sam (and I) want you to be an entrepreneur inside the US Federal Government as a White House Innovation Fellow. They wanted to tell me about work they were doing to make the federal government more entrepreneurial. Aneesh is there again, recently retired from government. His stories and specific examples of "lean government" in action left the audience with a simple message: if they can do Lean Startup in government, what's my excuse?

Governance Committee Charter Template

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The duties and responsibilities of the governance committee are important enough that boards need to assign them to someone. The best and easiest way to do this is by forming a governance committee. Governance committees are sometimes called nominating committees or board development committees. The basic role of a governance committee is to ensure that organizations have a qualified board to oversee them and plan for current and future needs.

The Dangers of Poor Governance for Nonprofit Leaders

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Service to the public and accountability go hand-in-hand, and that means good governance is paramount. What Are the Dangers of Poor Nonprofit Governance? Poor governance ultimately leads to failure for nonprofits, and the sense of security that the general public needs will weaken.

How Can Boards Leverage a Governance Consultant?

Board Effect

Boards need to be able to see risk and uncertainty as an inevitable part of both innovation and governance. Not all boards can handle these issues on their own accord and that’s the right time to considering working with a governance consultant.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

When I read policy papers by government organizations trying to replicate the lessons from the valley, I’m struck how they seem to miss some basic lessons. Regions building a cluster around scalable startups fail to understand that a government agency simply giving money to entrepreneurs who want it is an exercise in failure. Any government that starts public financing entrepreneurship better have a plan to get out of it by building a private VC industry.

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.” By which they mean: Without stupid rules that assume employees are dumb or evil, without everything taking ten times longer than it should, without wall-to-wall meetings, without resorting to hiring anything less than the top 1% of the talent pool, and so on.

Board Governance Policy Template

Board Effect

Good governance encompasses an array of issues. When corporate and organizational issues are going well, we tend to give credit to good governance practices. On the flip side, we also tend to blame poor governance practices when companies and organizations aren’t doing well. Whether those beliefs are accurate or not, the fact is that good governance helps organizations and businesses run well today and in the future. What Is the Purpose of a Governance Committee?

FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work

The Startup Magazine

Consider this breakdown of government loan programs. FHA loans are one of the most commonly used types of government-backed programs. The government also offers loans designed to help develop rural areas. The post FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work appeared first on The Startup Magazine. Using a home loan can often help you have capital available for your startup.

Enterprise Software Churn: UNIT4 in UK local government

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The general presumption in the enterprise software marketplace is customers stay loyal for lifetimes – the more realistic thinking, of course, is they stay loyal for long periods, but not that long. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was. Industry Commentary SAP Nation Book

Is There a Set Process for Corporate Governance?

Board Effect

If you’re looking for an established, easy process for corporate governance , you’re likely to spend hours of futile time looking for it and be disappointed altogether. That doesn’t mean that it’s not worthwhile to understand what good corporate governance is or to work toward achieving it.

12 Tips to Master Governance and Compliance for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

The growth of nonprofits, along with concern over how they’re being governed has prompted greater scrutiny over charitable organizations in general. Nonprofit boards face plenty of risks when they don’t have a full grasp on what’s required of them in the areas of governance and compliance.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Shared Governance Models for Higher Education?

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The current climate forces higher education boards to focus on the issue of the shared governance model and how it might serve to give administrators and staff members the authority and control to save their institutions. With that in mind, the view of shared governance is murky at best.

Shared Governance Model for Higher Education Boards

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The concept of shared governance in the higher education space came about during the 1960s, which was a time when colleges began to modernize many of their processes. Today, the meaning of shared governance has become distorted. If you talk with various faculty members, they may tell you that they believe they are responsible for governance. Shared governance is decision-making authority that incorporates input from staff, faculty and sometimes special interest groups.

Data Governance Framework for Boards

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Without a data governance framework, staff often duplicates efforts because there isn’t a designated way to locate needed information from a central source. After the financial crisis and the collapse of major corporations such as Enron, governments and regulators took a deeper look at the types of data that corporations were gathering and looked for ways to ensure that corporations were collecting accurate, reliable data. Developing a Data Governance Framework.

What Does Good Governance Mean for Today’s Boards?

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What is governance and what does good governance mean for today’s boards of directors? Good governance of today accounts for longstanding governance practices, as well as modern governance principles. What Are the Components of Good Governance?

Accepting A Non-Dilutive Government Grant? 5 Surprising Mistakes To Avoid


Non-dilutive grants are a great way to fund your research, provided you’re working on a project that directly benefits the government according to current needs. Many companies pursue non-dilutive government grants because they don’t require giving away ownership in the company. . Are you pursuing a non-dilutive government grant or contract? All employees who charge their time directly or indirectly to the government award are required to record all their time.

What Is Governance Management and Why Is it Important?

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Governance is a term that most people have some familiarity with, but they don’t necessarily know what it means. Good governance and good management aren’t synonymous. The regular practice of good governance principles leads to good outcomes in governance. What Is Governance Management? Governance management encourages efficient use of resources and accountability for the stewardship over those resources. Why Is Governance Management Important?

Keeping Your Information Safe When Ordering Government Documents

The Startup Magazine

Hackers are now so advanced that they even attack government institutions and demand for payments. That’s because most government services are now online. To help you stay safe online, here are four tips to keeping your information safe online when ordering government documents from home. It is very enticing use free public Wi-Fi when filling up forms for government services. Ignore pop ups while accessing the government portal.