A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net DevTens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge.

Behavior change strategy cards (from Artefact)

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

change. changing people’s behaviors. To use the cards Identify a behavior you’d like the change. Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. Those who played persuaders, and actively argued against smoking, were more likely to change their own. Round It Up America Round It Up America encourages. to change the way they actually. actually changed people’s experiences.1 cards facilitation behavior change

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Trending Sources

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs? How do they help accomplish social change? How do we change values, etc.

Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. DISCUSSING CLIMATE CHANGE. climate change” – does anyone NOT have an opinion? Even if it’s “I wish they’d shut up about climate change” it’s still on our radar, in a big way.

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. These are the underlying principles of one of the most marvelous political innovations in history – the founding of the United States of America. Trust makes networks work.

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What America has lost because Van Jones quit

Chris Corrigan

I had hoped that he would represent the best chance for real change in America, but now it’s clear to me that change will never come from Washington. For that is where real change comes from, not from the bleating talking heads on FOX and MSNBC or the terrified co-dependant money addicts of Washington. Eco-Equity with Van Jones : I’ve seen Van Jones speak, I’ve worked with people who have worked with him, and I take a lot of inspiration from him.

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

The Secret to Virgin America’s Social Business Success (an Infographic Comparison). Social Business is about using the data — social media monitoring data — to make mission critical decisions. What Virgin is doing is listening and integrating that feedback back into their company. Consider a company that does listen and respond. Consider their competitors that are not. Maybe it won’t make a difference today, but look forward 2, 5, or 10 years.

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. Digital Social Grooming (Ed Batista). And while I agree with Boyd’s basic premise–i.e. social grooming is an innate behavior so of course it’s going to find expression within social networks–I also agree with Haque’s critique that those networks are devalued when too much content takes the form of ritual displays of grooming behavior.

Change Management, Etienne Wenger, Matt Moore Visits America, Auditing Lessons, What Got You Here Won't Get You There

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I asked the question that you posed and his answer was twofold - first, he mentioned that the growing popularity and ease of blogs has the potential to slightly change the way community of practice practitioners interact. KM Blog of the Week America by Matt Moore I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. To stimulate behavior change, he suggests imposing fines (e.g., $10

‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

This is a series of programmes examining the major forces that are changing the world around us. It pulled together and tried to explain society’s changing relationship with truth. Events went on to show that when facts are coloured by ideology it is difficult to change people’s minds.

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How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

Which brings me back to my title - and our panel next week at Enterprise 2.0: "How Twitter Changes Everything," on Tues, June 23, at 3:30. Together, we can add our collective intelligence to understand how very short bursts of information can support massive change in "businesses," even the business of statehood. During his 3 year tenure at CNET, Isaac served as a Director of North America Enterprise Sales for CNET Channel.

The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

One thing is clear, however: this movement represents a critique of modern life in the United States of America, of our systems of economic and political power. A Bigger Frame for Social Change. The Occupy Movement means different things to different people.

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What is liminality and what has it to do with behaviour change?

Viv Mcwaters

Among other things, they work with corporate America to surface and tackle racism. Now if there’s one difficult subject for behaviour change, then racism has to be up there. Sounds like it could be another way of describing behaviour change. Good question.

Green Chameleon » Concession

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Concession A very generous concession speech from John McCain just now, asking his supporters to reach out and work with President-Elect Barack Obama to reach common ground and fix America’s problems.

The one reason not to bother with lists about ‘community’


You don’t have to spend time in Northern Ireland to appreciate that, I believe there are plenty of places in north America where the ‘communities’ are quite strong enough thank you.   Cohesion and diversity Mobility and change Space and placeKaid Benfield has written some good stuff, but this latest Atlantic piece – ‘ What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community? ’ - is perplexing. It’s based on this previous article by Scott Doyon.

#openedMOOC: CC licenses

Jenny Connected

This was the request I received by email: Hello Jenny, I am currently acquisitioning photos for a new Smithsonian Museum on Main Street (museumonmainstreet.org) exhibit titled “Crossroads” about the last 100 year change of rural America.

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About Full Circle | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Prometheus Group , Istanbul, Turkey Public Relations Society of America, Seattle Chapter Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC Swedish Hospital and Medical Center Ultraversity UN University University of Washington Human Services Policy Center University of Washington School of Dentistry VERDICT (a research project of the VA) Washington State Department of Health Washington State Department of Social and Health Services The World Bank Share and Enjoy: This page has the following sub pages.

Name Change: The Final Decision Needs Your Wisdom

Hildy Gottlieb

If you are new to the issue we are addressing in this post – changing the name of the Community-Driven Institute – come up to speed here. We have spent months discussing both the process of changing the name and the name itself.

How Online Collaboration is Changing Scholarship


Wulf shared a personal example of how online collaboration has positively changed the way his daughter, Karin, works. She is currently an Associate Professor of History and American Studies at William & Mary where she researches, teaches, and writes about early America.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Time to change a few laws. By the way, in America it’s illegal to stop a staff member criticising their employer on social media, here it’s big trouble if you don’t dob in a mate doing exactly that! Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


They, actually, come from a letter written to Roger Schank by a 15 year old girl in Central America protesting herself about the poor state of the education system in her own country and the very few choices she has got to change the situation herself on her own.

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Media and Mining vs Social Media and GetUp

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

That would be a berak through and give to Australia as it has for America a proper dose of free market thinking. I tweeted this last sentence when it went up, because it was amusing, given the millions of things that crowdsourcing could be, and how it can change the world.

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#SOCRMx End of Week 3 Reflections

Jenny Connected

From the forum posts that I have read, there seem to be people from the States, Latin America, Australia and Europe, but I’m not clear about whether they are students of Edinburgh University or not.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

This Ford Motor Company factory was once the wonder of the industrial world, where Henry Ford pioneered America’s leadership in last-century manufacturing. The Internet changed all that.

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The Number One Fear of Enterprise Social? Mutiny! - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Americas Richest Women. However, as you state, it is about organisational change and cultural change and the key to success is understanding – what kind of creature we are dealing with! We are moving into a world where the market changes quicker that organisations can.

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Why We Can't 'Afford' to Prevent Climate Change

How to Save the World

BLOG Why We Can't Afford to Prevent Climate Change. They also produce an addiction to debt (for most of us, total assets have doubled in the last forty years, but that increase has been totally financed by debt -- net worth hasn't changed at all, so the 'wealth' is all illusory). If you have an ongoing population explosion (like that in North America caused by high immigration), that will mitigate this cycle somewhat, driving up demand and restarting the bubbles.

What you learn looking down on it all

Chris Corrigan

And I think probably the biggest personal change was a loss of the sense of the line between us and them. And then if you just wait until you cross the Pacific  takes about 25 minutes and then you come across the Americas and theres that exact same pattern again.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Come back in 3 years(Australia) or 4(America), you gave us a mandate “ Mandate in their eyes means: I can do what I want, f**k off, I’ll woo you say from July 2016 until 18 January 2017 but before then no calls, no flowers, no courting. And no change on the horizon.

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Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. But it’s CHANGED. Kristen Christian was sick of Bank of America.

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Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Our Beyond the Basics team is about to host our last gathering of the current cycle of offers, back in North America. When I understand why things work I become more resourceful in designing and carrying out process work and supporting good strategic decisions that help us work with change.

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TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

You filter on customers, customers in North America, government customers in North America, etc.   You can see personal information, changes in schedules, catering updates right from your mobile phone as you arrive at the destination.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. In this post ,I listed the top 10 uses of oil (many are surprised to learn that thecost and energy content of oil used in agriculture exceeds thewholesale price and energy content of the food it produces, thanks to $150B in annual subsidies to Big Agriculture in North America alone ). Let-Self-Change & Self-Experimentation.

Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

This is a friend, Sam Dorman describing a project he worked on with the folks at Biro Creative and Etherios for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Well worth looking at… If you liked " Engaging Vetrans with CRM ", subscribe to Alchemy of Change for more good stuff. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video.

The urgency of the moment: why need matters

Chris Corrigan

Here is a section of his speech which is much more infrequently quoted: We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. Good change work goes to die on the rocks of busyness and apathy.

Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

There is no simple solution, there is a frustrating degree of progress and even large shifts in public consciousness (think land mines or climate change) are met with initial enthusiasm but later are eroded by commercial or power interests that have a stake in the status quo and way more influence than activists. All of us in North America depend on slave labour to support our lifestyles. Change must be made from within the problem.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Buy it now » Guide to Getting a Job Whether youre a new college graduate, were laid off, or are seeking a job change, this guide will help ensure that your next move is the right one. America in the 20th century was called a " society of organizations."


The Divine Right of Capital: A Little Rebellion

Alchemy of Change

We must return to America’s founding ideals; among these include: the liberty of states to control corporations. Change begins in the mind, but unfolds into the reality of historic moments – moments of crisis like what we saw in the 1930s.

Internationalism is not globalization

Chris Corrigan

What I think needs to change is globalization. In North America we are entirely helps within global trade agreements with very little internationalization. I’ve been reflecting on the UK referendum results obsessively for the past couple of days. While most of my friends and colleagues voted to remain, I can also understand a little the desire to “leave.”

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