In this Tedx talk, Dave Oswold Mitchell describes how he and others developed Beautiful Trouble. What is the grammar of social change, they asked. What are the basic units of change? Tactics were the verbs of the language (like a sit-in or flash-mob). Then principles, theories and case studies. “Activism is about problem solving. It’s […]
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Nonprofit Helps: Citi Bikes, Crowdfunding
Dan Frommer’s post on NYC’s new Bike Sharing system shows from a personal perspective how a single new ingredient in a complex system can make big changes.
100 Ways to Improve Something!
100 Ways to Improve the NYC Subway. On his Tumblr site, he announced: “For the next 100 Days, I will propose various improvements to the New York City Subway.”
A Room with a View
Everyone loves a room with a view, one that overlooks a beautiful harbor, a quaint villa or a mountain range. But one room has arguably the best view in the world, and you can visit it for free.
Open Culture for the People!
Now that those unspeakable things have happened on Game of Thrones and the season has drawn to an end, you may find yourself wondering what do I watch now? Maybe you should turn to Open Culture.
By Stephen Bailey Engaging Millennials? Be creative! Millennials are people born between (loosely) 1980 and 2000 (so now they’re between 14 and 33). Also called Generation Y, they’re the children of the baby boomers. If your organization wants to involve them, you may learn from a couple of web sites at Washington University (WashU) in […]
Nonprofit Helps 18
Step right up to April’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, hosted by Katya Andresen, who chose the theme What’s the Best Advice you’ve received. More than two dozen folks share their wisdom. I liked number nine: Ask for Help. That’s something most of us could allow ourselves to do more of. This week the 17th annual Webby […]
Why Climate Change is Not an Environmental Issue
Okay, the presentation is not polished, which kind of makes it work. But the message is clear: we can’t treat climate change as just one more cause. In an earlier post, you can see a visualization of how much CO2 we humans spew into the atmosphere daily. Or you can watch this week’s TED talk in which […]
Perception vs Reality
In 1984, I wrote an article for Seeds magazine titled “Is El Greco Making Maps?” It was a reaction to a new map developed by Arno Peters. What follows, borrows a bit from that piece. In the mid-1980s a map appeared that looked like something straight off El Greco’s easel. It evoked emotions I […]
Profile Update for a Cause
Late last month when the Supreme Court met to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) launched a show of support for marriage equality. On March 25th the HRC urged its followers (and their friends and families) to change their Facebook profile pictures to the red and pink equal sign. […]