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Social Accountability and Abundance: Are We Connecting the Dots?

August 27, 2014 by


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


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) […]

Alchemy of Social Change: What’s in the DNA of a Strong Community?

September 26, 2012 by


Back inJanuary we introduced the notion of chemistry .. or maybe even alchemy .. to discuss what makes up a great community.  In that conversation we were discussing social communities in general, including #SMCHAT. But in the world of social change … which spans Non-Profits and NGO’s but  also includes change initiatives in large ecosystems like […]

Saving the World: One Twitter Follower at a Time

September 28, 2011 by


Not For Profits (NFPs) very rarely have large budgets. They are more likely to be composed of people who want to do something good for others, their community, or the world. Because of this, resources can often be limited or hard to come by. This creates challenges that demand creative solutions and, thankfully, we live […]

Non-Profits in the Business World

August 24, 2011 by


Non-Profits and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) do amazing work. Nobody’s arguing that. They attempt to alleviate the world’s problems around disease, hunger, war, disaster relief, homelessness…and the list goes on. There is an unmistakeable merit to these kinds of contributions that becomes almost magnetic. Recently, I’ve been meeting recent college grads, and well established PR guys, […]

What Can Brands Learn from Taking a Sustainability Approach to their Social Media?

July 26, 2011 by


I have always expected people who truly understand social media to also get sustainability. The two, in my mind, are based upon the same principles: being sustainable is not as simple as using low energy light bulbs, just as having a social media strategy is not a simple case of opening a Twitter account. © […]