If you’ve ever heard me talk about network-centric strategy, then you’ll appreciate this: Thanks to the always-inspirational Evonne Heyning for sharing this.Continue reading "Network in nature"
As I mentioned last month, I gave a 5-minute Ignite talk called “How to think like a network” at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. It’s the latest version of my ongoing rant/spiel about network-centric advocacy. Below is a video of the talk with the actual slides underneath so that you can follow along at home. Think you can keep up?Continue reading "How to think like a network… on fire"
I had a great time today at the 2010 N.C. Tech for Good Conference. (Izzy enjoyed the reception afterward.) I did a talk called “How to think like a network,” which is my latest iteration of my favorite subject: the five aspects of effective networks, a.k.a. network-centric advocacy. I’ve been talking to nonprofits, geeks, and …Continue reading "How to keep thinking like a network"
It’s so obvious, but nobody does it. We say we’re working for “The People” (or poor people, or immigrants, or women, or African Americans, or whoever) but do we really accept their leadership? Do we even listen to the voices we think we are empowering? Zack Exley’s manifesto “An Organizer’s Guide to Trusting the People” …Continue reading "Reality check for grassroots organizers"