Browsing All posts tagged under »collaboration«

Possibilities of Social: 10-Years behind us, and a look ahead

May 21, 2019 by

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It was 10 years ago this spring that the #smchat community made our initial foray into the online exchange of ideas. The topic? Exploring the value proposition of Social Media, where we asked about the possibilities. Much has changed, but the questions are still relevant.  Arguably, the opportunity for collaborative exchange has been eclipsed by […]

Getting Started on Pinterest. It’s #smchat #contentseries 9/27 1pET

September 26, 2017 by

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Nothing sparks the interest of a creative person like a new idea, especially if there’s a visual connection. A strong image, a visual metaphor if you will, can be a powerful catalyst, a great source of inspiration. We see an image. It sparks a new thought. If we’re paying attention, great things happen. It’s true inception, […]

The Future of Online Chat: LIVE at the #smchat 7-yr Gala WEDS 5/25 1pET

May 24, 2016 by

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Happy Anniversary, my friends. Much has changed since May 2009 when the first #smchat tweet posted. Some will remember we were a spin off of the #innochat group. For fun, here’s our very first 2009 #smchat Q1 (courtesy Twitter): keep the intro's coming; meantime, here's Q1: What do we seek from online #chat interactions that […]

Social Accountability: 1 of 6 Building Blocks in a Social Change Framework

July 21, 2014 by

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It’s not unusual to grapple with accountability in both our organizations and our personal lives. More often than not, it’s about taking ownership and following through on commitments. So what makes accountability is social ecosystems so difficult? For starters, it’s a numbers game. A community has lots of people with lots of different opinions. That […]

What is Social Change? [7/24 1pET]

July 20, 2013 by

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We’re 6 months into our new Social Change series, and so far, we’ve touched on: JAN: Social media as strategic tool (what is possible?) FEB: Economic models MAR: Social entrepreneurs and collaboration MAY: Social entrepreneurs – how would you spot one? JUN: Social capital We’ve had some truly great conversations. But it seems we’ve broken […]

Are you building Social Capital? [WEDS 6/26 1pET]

June 24, 2013 by

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Over on the sourcepov blog, I’ve just started a series on Social Capital. There I frame the concept a bit in the context of community engagement and leadership. I’ll share the definition I used there; does it resonate in the Social Change context ..? When we engage in a real way, we’re building social capital […]

Should Social Entrepreneurs Collaborate? 4 Reasons Why

March 26, 2013 by

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In our new Social Change series at #SMCHAT, we’ve been discussing how to recognize a Social Entrepreneur, a person who is intentional and focused on advancing the social good in a sustainable way. It’s a noble pursuit, but one that can be extremely difficult to pursue in a vacuum. So let’s ask a relational question. […]