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The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “Mobilization Journal” as part of  the Knight News Challenge.  It’s open for comments and feedback right now – or “applause.”   This blog shares some thoughts about this project and I have to give it a big round of applause.… Read More

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

GivingTuesday,  a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations, will take place exactly 28 days or four more Tuesdays from today.   GivingTuesday is building on the success of its first year — moving from an grassroots-style event organized on a short time schedule to a global charity movement.      … Read More

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Recognizing remarkable creativity and effectiveness by non-profits across the globe, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named 13 organizations as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1.5 million, depending on the size of its budget.… Read More

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

I’ve just returned from keynoting  the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis,  sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.   Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists,  and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.… Read More

Watching Our Vote Live on Twitter

I am in Brasil to keynote the Social Good Brasil Conference (had to vote early), but I can still watch democracy unfold in real-time through my friends updates on Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels.     I love seeing these photos of polling places where my friends are voting.… Read More