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Alchemy of Change’s New Focus: the Soul

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I'm now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. Announcements Featured Soul soul

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Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

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When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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Trust and Networks

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When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. Trust makes networks work. In Trust We Trust.

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Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

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Part 1 of 4: Marc Gunther just  reviewed  Force of Change , the story of Walmart’s conversion to sustainable business practices.

Cooperation is Never Perfect

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Reality changes all the time. In fact, when you really think about it:  change is reality. The world is not always about cooperation.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

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The Internet changed all that. This summer, my wife and I took our two boys to visit the famous Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. This

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Networks, Organizations and Movements

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When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

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Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

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think you’ll find a lot of GREAT insights about how businesses who really get engagement are changing the way they work. love his work.

Connections are Different than Relationships

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But the relationship database tools now available create a window to change those dynamics again. That line is their relationship. Figure 1.

When Organizational Goals Clash with Social Change Goals

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This morning I received an online petition to support changes to US fuel efficiency standards, and the reasons I didn't sign it say a lot about the problems of the social change sector today. People Power advocacy climate engagement permission marketing

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My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

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This talk will serve as a catalyst to shift my focus here at Alchemy of Change into a place for exploring some of the questions I hope to pique with this talk. I'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company." The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful company

2012 107

Software Will Replace You

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That’s changing now as companies like Salesforce simplify and reduce the cost of capturing what we do in software. Engagement Software.

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The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

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For it was in that year that  newspaper revenues peaked at $48.6 billion. But technology was not the only culprit: greed also had much to do with it.

2011 108

Twitter's Golden Egg

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number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter.

The Divine Right of Capital – A Summary

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If you liked " The Divine Right of Capital – A Summary ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. Chapter 6: Wealth Reigns.

2011 91

The Heart of the Occupation

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Bigger Frame for Social Change. America’s “professional” social change community is not driving the Occupy Movement.

2011 96

Week in Review: May 21, 2012

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Mission & Outcomes Permeability & Networks Social Change Social Media & Information Technology contextual computing hybrid meaning mission mobile networks new economy philanthropySeven ideas on meaningful work, myth, mobile computing, philanthropy, and networks.

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How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

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Every once in a while, technology comes along that helps us re-imagine the way organizations work. Limitations of the Facebook Platform. Tweet.

Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

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The web has changed a lot of things about the way we consume media. Now to be fair, the web does change a few things about advertising.

2011 58

Crowd Sourcing Saves Lives

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If you liked " Crowd Sourcing Saves Lives ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. Speed treatment, and you save lives. Tweet.

2011 92

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

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On the social change front, Social Venture Partners is pioneering powerful approaches to engaging philanthropists in spreading its brand of deeply engaged philanthropy. Subscribe with RSS Subscribe to Alchemy of Change Subscribe with Email Enter your email address: Recent Posts Are You Tapping “Third-Order&# Engagement?

How ‘Engagement Roles’ Blur Organizational Boundaries

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Fairness

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And yet, a better understanding of fairness may just well be the bridge that helps heal our country. How’s That Fair? How can they ignore that?

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

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How This Changes Things. The latest issue of Wired has an  interview with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on his latest venture – Square.

2011 74

“Thick Value” Looks Like a Carpet to Me

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If you liked " “Thick Value&# Looks Like a Carpet to Me ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. So, then we got smarter.

2011 73

Influence: the Flip Side of Permeability

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Part 1:    Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart. Not how you  wish they get made, mind you, but how they  actually get made.

2011 68

Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

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Social technologies change the way we collaborate. It may eventually need to change its name to simply RM –  Relationship Management. To see how this will happen, it’s useful to first look at how CRM is changing the way objects are shared with people outside the firm. Extranets Social Objects. Figure 1. Tweet.

2011 70

In Connection We Trust

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This space is changing rapidly right now, but these slides from the Open Identity Exchange provide a good overview of the Trust Framework approach.

Netflix Explodes Its Customer Goodwill

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A few months ago, pioneering movie rental company, Netflix announced some new price changes that really ticked off its customers.

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

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If you liked " Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. It just emerged from its analysis.

Making Social CRM “Friend Discovery” Real

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If you liked " Making Social CRM “Friend Discovery&# Real ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. The CRM. Tweet.

An Exercise in Balancing Engagement

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” While recently at the Web of Change , I developed an exercise to help people better balance this tension between tasks and relationships.

How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

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Doing so is an integral aspect of their ability to exert influence and change the world around them. Part 2:   5 Steps to Influence Mapping.

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5 Steps to Influence Mapping

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That’s part of the reason it’s hard to truly separate institutional change from personal change.

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What American Idol Teaches Us About Customer Engagement

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If you liked " What American Idol Teaches Us About Customer Engagement ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. Tweet.

What’s Really So Cool About the “Color” Network?

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An ambitious new social photo-sharing service just launched. It’s called Color , and it’s getting a lot of attention for a few reasons.

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3 Principles of “Friend Discovery” Social CRM

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Robots Rising…

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Change the economics of key components of intelligence like vision and nervous system, and evolution is bound to get a nice creative boost.

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If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul?

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If you liked " If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul? ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. The U.S. The U.S.

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What’s Happening with Alchemy of Change?

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Alchemy of Change is taking a little break right now, as Gideon Rosenblatt is busy building out another project.