Note From Beth: Yesterday, I attended a convening called “Beyond Dynamic Adaptability” for arts organizations about cultural participation in the arts. A hot topic: How do artists and arts organizations engage audiences in the creative process? One of the slides shared (from a study by the Irvine Foundation) presented a ladder of engagement for arts audiences – from receptive to participatory.
As part ongoing work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I am designing, facilitating, and delivering workshops with Compasspoint. Last week, I had the great pleasure of presenting a one-day workshop with colleagues Holly Minch, JD Lasica, Janet Fouts, and Susan Tenby. … Read More
Guest post by Scott Bechtler-Levin
After spending a couple days with nearly 150 smart, network weavers at the GEO/ Monitor Institute “Growing Social Impact in a Networked World” conference (http://www.geofunders.org/networksconference.aspx), I am reminded of one of my favorite quotations:
“The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know…” (Socrates, according to Plato)
One of many ‘ah-has’ came early during the well facilitated conference. … Read More
Guest post by Paula Goldman
The wisdom of crowds, the insanity of crowds.
Mention the word “network” to most people and their reactions tend to sway between these two polar extremes. It’s either “crowdsourcing is the answer to everything” –or it’s a complaint that social networks like Facebook and Twitter are just “too full of chatter.”
If I have one takeaway from the GEO/Monitor Group conference on Networks earlier this week, it’s about how crucial the curator is in determining the difference between a successful network and one that simply makes lots of noise.… Read More