New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Through social innovation, libraries may adopt new functions and roles and even act as innovation catalysts in networks of increasingly interdependent stakeholders from different sectors. We discuss the implications of this approach for expanding the role of public libraries from providing access to collections to becoming social innovation and community catalysts. Just published: A. de Moor and R.

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. and SaaS, models with consumer underpinnings that are turning traditional IT approaches inside-out. Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia.

Consultants as Catalysts for Community Change

Hildy Gottlieb

The combined experience of this group of 7 practitioners easily approaches or even surpasses 100 years. We know if we model these approaches with the attendees, they will learn to model those same approaches with their clients. What will it take to ensure a consultant is a catalyst for community change? It is the end of Day 3 of our Pollyanna Principled Immersion Course for consultants.

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Thus, public libraries are getting new, societal roles as city labs and social innovation catalysts. Underlying the approach is a solid methodology, of which the CommunitySensor methodology is becoming an integral part. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Further, communities can be a catalyst for development and innovation, and will be critical to future business models. Image © Leigh Prather.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

To have any chance of long term success with customer communities, mindsets have to evolve beyond a fixation on cost savings to a more enlightened view of communities as a valuable catalyst for growth. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Further, communities can be a catalyst for development and innovation, and will be critical to future business models. Image © Leigh Prather.

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Burton Group Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

If you are looking for another reason to attend Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Diego, here's the brief write-up below on my social networking workshop. For additional information on Deals & Discounts for Catalyst Conference 2009 and registration. Technology: platform approaches winning out. Notes from the Field: Social Networking in Action. Tuesday 7/28 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (half day). Mike Gotta.

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the paragraphs in the announcement about the user adoption approach: Merck is using Office 365 to replace a group of disconnected technologies including Lotus Notes, Sametime, and WebEx, that we had deployed over the years. We see Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a major catalyst in this next phase. They were available to answer questions after the initial migration, and will be used going forward as the new tools translate into new approaches.

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Replay Information: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Burton Group's Catalyst conference will be in San Diego, July 27-31. Catalyst is a very unique attendee experience. Technology: platform approaches winning out. If you missed the live webcast today on enterprise social networking, you can listen to the replay my following this link: Enterprise Social Networks: A Field Research Study. The webcast will show up under "Recorded" with a date of March 18, 2009. It's about 45 minutes in length.

Portals as Community Hubs


It is a catalyst for the building of relations between people, applications, and business processes. More about how we approach this from a community perspective in a later post.

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CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

If the group continues to learn after the course is over, the course then becomes the catalyst for the beginnings of the community. Darren shared this information with me, which reinforces this idea that some domains are ripe for using a community approach. .

Mr. Community President

Making CommunitySense

His is very much a way of community (informatics) thinking and working, both in philosophical outlook by putting community first and in practical approach, see, for instance: [link]. We were wondering if anybody would have any idea how we as a community of social change catalysts could practically link up with the now permanent campaign for social change forming around the Obama nucleus? [The text of an e-mail I just sent to the Community Informatics Researchers-mailing list ].

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From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


From being blamed from all sides for everything that goes wrong, to become the catalyst enablers helping transform not only the way we all work, but also, essentially, the corporate cultures we breathe in day in day out. Language matters. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself about how important it is to build a narrative you would feel rather comfortable with when interacting with other people, whether your peers, your customers, your business partners, even your competitors.

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Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally

Social Reporter

Steven is particularly informative on the hard slog of achieving an inclusive approach , which may come more by knocking on doors and using email lists than new social tech functions. Second, take an asset-based approach nationally.

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Will Mobile Devices Usher in a Renaissance in Local News?

Alchemy of Change

In recent posts, I’ve looked at a social enterprise approach to local news and the role social networks could play. The catalyst for this series was the announcement in May that Google News was rolling out “ news near you&# for your phone.

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Media Trust offers some answers on Newsnet

Social Reporter

Would you join in a workshop to develop some joint approaches? We’re not aiming to prescribe any set approach, simply to be a catalyst, an inspirer, an connector and an amplifier of brilliant ideas and content and make sure they are shared as widely as possible.

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Grass roots inspiration from graduating social entrepreneurs

Social Reporter

While people would question how it was possible get young people to write, Maggie explains how her approach succeeded and acted as a catalyst to inspire and change lives.

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Exploring the new community enablers, and how digital may help them

Social Reporter

Several things have acted as catalysts to turn this into a package. Join us in an exploration of the new roles, skills and approaches of community enablers, including how can they can include digital technologies in their tools for network building and neighbourhood change. During the exploration we will be interviewing key people in the different movements and organisations, curating information on the different approaches, and blogging about new developments.

2012 141

Exploring the new community enablers, and how digital may help them

Social Reporter

Several things have acted as catalysts to turn this into a package. Join us in an exploration of the new roles, skills and approaches of community enablers, including how can they can include digital technologies in their tools for network building and neighbourhood change. During the exploration we will be interviewing key people in the different movements and organisations, curating information on the different approaches, and blogging about new developments.

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3 tips for science communications

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s an approach that’s pretty universal for structuring stories. Tell us what the catalyst for change was – the need, the want, the search for understanding… 4. It’s National Science Week here in Australia.

Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

My opinion is that there is no single right approach, no single best strategy that you can simply apply from one situation to the next. A top-down approach enables project teams to leverage management as champions. The difference between a bottom-up and viral approach (to me at least) is that bottom-up is a designed intent. The hope is that certain individuals will acts as catalysts for others to join, creating network effects that lead to more rapid uptake. .

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

Strategy - make the Notes client a catalyst to participation. -. the old approach - the more I know myself the more valuable I am). -. There will be migration tools provided, and licensing approaches.". -. Chris Crummey from IBM is presenting the opening general session at AusLUG 2013 in Brisbane. Some notes: 1. The big picture - from liking to leading. Trying to take the success of what we see in social media and apply the ideas into the organization.

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Decentralized communities & Spaces

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Friday June 08, 2007 Decentralized communities & Spaces I picked up my copy of The Starfish and the Spider again to look back at how they describe their approach to building a community. Per the book, there are five elements that help to make such a system successful: circles, a pre-existing network, ideology, catalysts, and champions. To help shape that ideology, you need catalysts and champions who help raise and direct the circle.

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Social entrepreneurs add zest to RSA’s civic innovation mission

Social Reporter

So far this approach hasn’t been very successful. There’s now a Catalyst Fund to support project ideas from Fellows, but sums are small, and Fellows can’t get paid.

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As the Knowledge Hub faces closure, might a creative Twitter mob help with re-invention?

Social Reporter

One of the catalysts to organising in any locality is a threat or other challenge to life as usual: it may be redevelopment, closure of services, community safety. The likely result of the current approach is that the Knowledge Hub will just close, or drift into some further iteration that will be less satisfactory than the current setup. However, as Carl says, hard times may require a change of approach.

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Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee

Circulate and spot the open groups and the lone rangers and as you approach, make eye contact, smile and say the magic words 'Hi - may I join you?' As you introduce people to each other you become the catalyst and connector and they will thank you for doing it and of course remember you.

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

and it was ringing away as we approached. My Research Director was a ‘Catalyst’ for change. Sometimes it takes a broker, in the form of a catalyst, to awaken the explorer in us. Others seek out these experiences, without the need for such a catalyst.

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Relationship Centric Teaching – Part 3 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

I also wanted to focus on relationship centric teaching using conversational approaches. This was supported by a graphic facilitation workshop, which in the end, applied the relationship centric approach while introducing the joy of visuals and graphic facilitation in teaching and learning.

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Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Community Toolkit Published by Nancy White Last edited 10/07 Thinking about building or hosting an online community? Looking for specific tips, tools and ideas? Start here. The following is a collection of articles that may help inform your work.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

Not to be forgotten: Universities are still major catalysts for innovation. I’m excited about the LanguagePods because they are approachable, inexpensive and demonstrably effective, but I’m wondering if Ken has ambitions on pushing into other disciplines as well.

When “Best Practice” is Bad Practice

Hildy Gottlieb

In the end, the approach you choose will come down to a question that is simultaneously simple and complex: How much do you trust your own judgment and ability? If you are a consultant, join us at our new blog: Consultants as Catalysts for Community Change!

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Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

And if you're looking for yet another reason to attend Catalyst, Burton Group is hosting a Concordia workshop (details below) that, in part, will bring this topic more out into the open. and SaaS, models with consumer underpinnings that are turning traditional IT approaches inside-out. Security and policy approaches to address virtualization and the cloud.

Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? : RSA blogs

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

These and other similar cities are beginning to work together more closely through the Key Cities group to develop shared approaches to economic policy. City Growth Commissioner , Greg Clark, makes a strong case for an approach that promotes a system of cities as part of a nation’s overall approach to inward investment. RSA Catalyst. RSA BLOGS RSS FEED. Arts and Society. Design and Society. Education Matters. Enterprise. Fellowship. Recovery. Social Brain.

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A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

How to Save the World

There are other types of collaboration (peer production and idea markets most notably)that organizations may benefit from as well, that would perhaps requirea different approach. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. April 25, 2007 A Methodology for Web 2.0

What Makes A Successful Community Manager? - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Behind every successful community, youll find an uberchampion of that community, an instigator of conversations, and a catalyst for change. Be there to listen to your community, even when its members dont approach you directly, to understand what it believes it needs to be successful, and then be strong enough to take corrective action and change your roadmap to help the community achieve those milestones. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS.

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What Could the Future of Money Look Like? « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Reply Openworld permalink March 9, 2010 1:55 pm I’m in favor of a “stalactites and stalagmites&# approach to alternative currencies. Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? What Could the Future of Money Look Like?

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More on Trust in the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The sixth looked more specifically at the role of trust in the social enterprise, and raised the possibility of using social objects as catalysts for building tacit trust. John Hagel and later Brooks Jordan underlined the need for a holistic approach [Brooks, incidentally, Im a big fan of Christopher Alexander , have signed copies of A Pattern Language and The Nature of Order. and rejected a business approach to alleviating poverty. Skip to content. confused of calcutta.

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Empathy: Getting in Touch With Our and Others' Emotional Needs

How to Save the World

The above list suggests to me that there may be another, 'through' approach in addition to the 'around' approach that Moss advocates. That 'through' approach entails healing ourselves and others through empathy , helping them and ourselves to satisfy and fill these forty intellectual/emotional needs, by caring and attention and appreciation. It's almost the antithesis of Moss' approach, and I see the merits of both approaches.


The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Girls and women are certainly catalysts for this in many parts of the world. Awareness creation, motivation through live real examples of success stories and improving emotional intelligence will be a better approach.

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How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

development and security approaches by testing through use (called "the perpetual beta") and by keeping access to data open by default. Cisco Catalyst Switches are now more affordable.

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Why Some Consultants Are Always Ahead of the Pack

Hildy Gottlieb

“I want to understand how to bring along those individuals who have been at this for 20 years, who have so much vested in approaches that simply are not creating community change.&#. It is because they want their consulting practice to be a catalyst for social change. Anymore I can usually tell how good a consultant is in the first few minutes of our conversation. By how much they listen. By how much they want to learn, no matter how much they already know.

Problem Solved, LOL: Scientific American

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

But how widely the approach will be adopted is unclear.