I’ve been doing a few presentations lately that include the basics of network-centric organizing, so I thought it would be helpful to post a refresher here. With props, as always, to Marty Kearns from whom I learned a lot of this. Update 6/25/10: Here’s the latest version of my presentation on network-centric thinking: https://lotusmedia.org/how-to-keep-thinking-like-a-network Update …Continue reading "Five aspects of effective networks"
Yesterday I gave a talk to an undergraduate class at UNC (COMP 380, Computers & Society). Thanks to Robert Peterson for connecting me with professor Jeannie Walsh. I spoke about my two favorite topics: network-centric advocacy, and OrangePolitics. Here is a video of my talk (warning, it’s 75 minutes long), and below are the two …Continue reading "Ruby goes to class"
And here’s the proof: Marketplace: Giving goes online, too I thought Janet Babin’s story was quite good, and she effectively got the point across that nonprofits need to do more to put their supporters in the driver’s set. She even pronounced my name right! I have just two small clarifications: 1. I am not a …Continue reading "Why yes, you did hear me on your NPR station last Thursday!"
Thanks to the Triangle Community Foundation for bringing Rob Stuart to town and organizing today’s Civic Engagement and Technology Workshop. I really enjoyed seeing a lot of my old NC nonprofit friends as well as making new ones. As promised, here are the materials I used in my sessions. First, my seven-minute overview of OrangePolitics. …Continue reading "Civic engagement and technology"
The bad news: Anil Dash is not going to be able to attend and speak at ConvergeSouth today due to air travel problems. He’s a smart guy and a good speaker and I know he’ll be missed. The good news: I will be sitting on the Social Networks panel instead of Anil! I don’t think …Continue reading "Social networks at ConvergeSouth"
I had a few requests for the presentation on network-centric advocacy that I did at Yearly Kos and at BarCampRDU last weekend (two sessions for the price of one PowerPoint!). I’ve posted it on Flickr, and am also working on a more substantial blog post about our session on “Politics 2.0” at yKos. Until that …Continue reading "Advocacy 2.0: the slideshow"
I’m in Raleigh at BarCampRDU today, but I’m still following Yearly Kos through Twitter. To be fair, I’m not feeling entirely “there” though. Later at BarCamp I plan to facilitate sessions on network-centric advocacy, and on geeking for good (using web 2.0 for civic engagement on OP and other stuff). I am one of about …Continue reading "Being in two places at once"
Oops, I was just about post some links to the panels I am on at Yearly Kos, but it appears the online schedule has been removed to avoid “inaccuracies” in favor a of PDF (which unfortunately does not list the sessions by time and day). So you can check that out if you want to …Continue reading "Yearly Kos’s schedule offline"
Cross-posted from NetcentricCampaigns.org. After blogging about who I thought should be Time's "person of the Year," I was a little disappointed with their announcement that "you" (in other words: everyone) was the winner. It felt like a cop-out. But the fact is, it's also true. Time says: It's a story about community and collaboration on …Continue reading "Time’s gimmick"
Why do I mention it? Well neither of my brilliant proposals for sessions at South by Southwest Interactive 2007 were accepted, but I really, really want to go. It’s a lot easier to ask my organization to foot the travel bill if I can get a free registration and a little good publicity for our …Continue reading "I am a great panelist"