Social Change

Organizing without organizations: stroke 2

In yesterday’s post I focused on the growing perception by some people–especially young ones–that traditional cause-oriented organizations aren’t very agile, and it’s difficult to have much influence in them. So they’re going around established institutions and generating advocacy movements almost spontaneously using tools familiar to them like blogs and social networks: what Clay Shirkey calls “organizing without organizations.” Most activist ...

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Join the Obama Admin discussion about health care

Change.gov is the website set up by the “Office of the President Elect” to get citizen input about all the issues facing the Obama administration. One of them is what should be done about the health care system. You can put in your two-cents-worth (an old expression) by going to: http://change.gov/page/s/healthcare Here’s their invitation: Health Care — Of the People, ...

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Pop! Tech Starts Today

My favorite technology conference starts today and you can attend it too. Pop! Tech is a conference held each October in beautiful Camden, Maine. I had the pleasure of attending in 2006 and I not only enjoyed it, I benefitted from it as well. The theme this year is Scarcity and Abundance. Speakers include Malcolm Gladwell, and Chris Anderson. Unfortunately, ...

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Presentation from Greenlights Conference

Social Media: Getting the Word Out in the New Information Age View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: nonprofits socialmedia)

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