For a work-related project I recently started compiling a reading list for someone looking to learn about network-centric advocacy. I thought I’d post it here and see if you readers have any additions to suggest. (Also, if you’re still trying to figure out what I do for living, read the first one, it’s a quick …Continue reading "Network-centric reading list"
Network-centric advocacy in action: Young rioters are using blog messages to incite violence and cellphones to organize attacks in guerrilla-like tactics they have copied from anti-globalisation protesters, security experts say. – Reuters: French youths turn to Web, cellphones to plan riots The French government says they haven’t the resources to keep up with the all …Continue reading "Network-centric rioters"
Sitting in this session about Social & Political Action via Network Building – Boom or Bust? Are social networking strategies here to stay or just a passing fad? Lotsa good ideas. But how can we implement network-centric advocacy if we don’t understand this model and apply it in our own organziations? I have worked for …Continue reading "What about network-centric organizations"
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 was Googling for something from an old work project, I stumbled across this interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick from 2006. Marshall and I had met a few years before at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. He has gone on to become a leading blogger on new media issues and is now a Senior Writer at …Continue reading "Bridging The On-Line Real-World Gap"
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"
Cross-posted at http://www.hastac.org/blogs/ruby-sinreich/new-media-and-movement Last week I had the immense pleasure of attending and participating in “The Unfinished Work”: Advancing New Strategies in the Struggle for Civil Rights a conference honoring civil rights pioneer Julius Chambers. The event was attended by several generations of leaders including many former staffers from the NAACPs Legal Defense Fund (one …Continue reading "New media and the civil rights movement"
Today I’m thrilled to be at the annual conference for North Carolina nonprofits. This used to be a regular hangout for me, but in the last decade my work has shifted to more national organizations and I haven’t had the time or funding to attend it in many years. Nice to see all the new and old faces here.
The reason I’m here is that I was invited to be a co-presenter of NTEN’s We Are Media workshop. This all-day workshop is based on the fantastic curriculm developed by the NPtech community with Beth Kanter’s leadership a few years ago. For my breakout session on “Building Buzz” I’ve combined NTEN’s materials on the subject with my own network-centric approach. You can see the results in my presentation…Continue reading "Building “buzz” for your cause"
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"
My current thinking & resources about network-centric advocacy (ie: what makes networks/movements work) @ https://lotusmedia.org/5things # @tbeckett From what little I saw, they seemed to be doing a good job at Camp Wellstone. Spotted Harry Taylor (for Congress) there. # Today is the day for Women Who Tech! http://womenwhotech.com/ # Just realized that I needed …Continue reading "Tweets from 2008-03-31"