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Social Change: A Call for Case Studies

July 21, 2015 by

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Last time at #smchat #socialchange we talked about the value of some good working case studies, to see how some of our ideas about social change might apply in practice. Is that a step we are ready to take? After all, we’ve talked for months about factors that make social change possible. Let’s recap with […]

Are there Initial Conditions for the Emergence of Social Change?

April 22, 2015 by

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Which came first: the chicken or the egg?  It’s a famous paradox with implications in our on-going discussion of Social Change. Most of us are content to wait around for others to innovate, to don the armor of the entrepreneur, to start a non-profit, or organize a tea party. Social change is easy as long […]

Social Accountability and Abundance: Are We Connecting the Dots?

August 27, 2014 by

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As we continue our series on #SocialChange with a Social Accountability focus, I can’t help noticing the success of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. For me, it ended as it did for many with a $100 check being sent to a good cause.  But I was also intrigued by a thought shared by Sharon Mostyn in last week’s […]

Social Media and the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19, 2014 by

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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

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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 […]

Are We Wired for Social Change?

March 25, 2014 by

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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

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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 […]