This is a list of resources I put together for my colleagues in public affairs before I left Planned Parenthood. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep it up to date, so I might as well publish it now before it’s all stale!Continue reading "Helpful links for e-organizers"
Marty’s (http://network-centricadvocacy.net) presentation was great as usual. I’ve seen it a bunch, but there were a few new slides AND he did it in 15 minutes.Continue reading "The network in a nutshell"
Now I’m in a session with a big panel about the tools for doing network-centric advocacy…Continue reading "Power to the edges"
In his book The Wisdom of Crowds, James Surowiecki (a former Daily Tarheel writer, now with the New Yorker) posits that groups of people are naturally smarter than individuals, even smarter than smart individuals. This reinforces my ideas about network-centric advocacy by showing that no matter how articulate and even correct one person (one activist, …Continue reading "The wisdom of the network"
I was going to wait to post this until an official announcment was made to my colleagues, but as usual our leaders are mum about big decisions, so here goes… I found out two weeks ago that I will be laid off from my job on June 30! This is not as bad as it seems.Continue reading "First, the bad news"
OK, here is last week’s presentation on Network-Centric Advocacy to participants in the Open Society Institute’s “Connect US” initiative. Keep in mind that this a very visual and dynamic presentation, below is an outline of the text and links…Continue reading "Connect!"
This week I gave a presentation on “network-centric advocacy” to participants at a southeastern regional meeting hosted by Connect US. I promised I’d post the presentation here on lotusmedia.org, but first I have to go spend some time with my family. Please check back next week for a fill post with a link to the …Continue reading "Connect US"
So Ed Batista blogged the same session that I did below. Compare and contrast. It’s sort of funny since a year ago I was being a big thorn in his side about not encouraging blogging and distributed input at this conference. David Geilhufe asks the perpetual question, “So why is NTEN hellbent on making NTC …Continue reading "Changes"
The session on harnessing networking tools for social change started with Marty‘s standard explanation of the growing power of autonomous social networks. Good stuff.Continue reading "Networking for social change"
I plan to pay a lot of attention to this “distributed activism” panel since I have to lead a similar session next week!Continue reading "Network centricity"