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Social Change: Tipping Points and the Psychology of Engagement

June 23, 2015 by


I’m not a psychologist, but I’m a student of why people do what they do. I’m especially intrigued by the dynamics of engagement. When causes two people to connect? What allows group energy to transform a team into a crowd? What are the tipping points of social change? In the social change space, this is […]

Social Media and the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19, 2014 by


The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – have you done it? By now, sports figures, business leaders, celebrities and nearly everyone I know has donated, done the challenge, been called out for it and/or un-tagged themselves from being called out for it! One of my favorite videos (by DJ Waldow, of the Living Your Passion podcast) […]

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

July 21, 2014 by


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 […]

Are We Wired for Social Change?

March 25, 2014 by


As we explore the enablers of Social Change, let’s take a look at our personal networks. The potential of our messages (and ultimately, our impact) will be influenced by the nature and degree of our connectedness. Think about it. Will our friends and followers be receptive? Are the needed connections in place? In short, are […]

Crowdsourcing for Social Change: Finding the people with new ideas

February 25, 2014 by


We’ve talked recently about messaging for social change and the many aspects of the stories we tell that help get folks engaged. But what of the people with untapped ideas? So often in the NFP (not for profit) space there is an established cause or charity that seeks our support, engagement, signatures, likes .. and […]

Crafting A Message for Social Change

January 21, 2014 by


We last touched on social change in late October, as we discussed the many nuances of story .. exploring its role in our learning, our culture, and our desire to make things better. A story informs, and it teaches. It models, and it makes us think. In fact, we could argue that story is the fundamental means through […]

What is Social Change? [7/24 1pET]

July 20, 2013 by


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 […]