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Matterness Launch Roundup
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Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media
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3 Steps to Go-Go Juice
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Why the NFL Needs to Be Different Not Just Do Different
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ALS’ Happy Problem
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Return of the Thought Police
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The NFL: Followship Not Leadership
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What Makes the Ice Bucket Challenge Go

Matterness Launch Roundup

Wow, what a day yesterday! Hundreds of tweets, Facebook posts, Instagrams, emails to support the launch of Matterness! In addition to individual posts, there were a number of articles up about the book. Here is a roundup of the articles: What Matters to Online Communities? Breaking Free of the Technology Trap. An interview I had[...]

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Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media

Today is the launch of my new book, Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media! Matterness is the culmination of ten years of my thinking and writing about how people and organizations can be better together with social media. What I have found is that when people matter the[...]

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3 Steps to Go-Go Juice

It is just about a week from the launch of my new book, Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media! Here is an excerpt published last week in the Nonprofit Times about the variety of different ways organizations (and people) have available to them to raise capital for their[...]

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Why the NFL Needs to Be Different Not Just Do Different

Here is an op-ed I wrote for the Chronicle of Philanthropy as part of their Rethink Pink series. October 14, 2014 Against the NFL’s ‘Limousine Philanthropy’ By Allison Fine On September 27, Roger Goodell stepped from his limousine to spend three hours visiting the offices of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The stories he heard[...]

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ALS’ Happy Problem

What would you do with an extra $100 million? That’s the happy problem facing the ALS Association after this summer’s mega-viral ice bucket challenge. According to the ALS, the Challenge raised over $100 million from over 3 million people. Compared to $2.3 million last summer. One of the first thing the organization did was let[...]

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Return of the Thought Police

In 1984, George Orwell introduced the Thought Police, the omnipresent, omniscient surveillance force that arrested and re-programmed people having heretical thoughts. We are living in a society that is coming dangerously close to Orwell’s dystopian vision. We live in a surveillance state where nearly every utterance  and act is being captured digitally. What is different[...]

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The NFL: Followship Not Leadership

Yesterday, Ray Rice was expelled from the NFL for hitting his wife. Of course, we have known this for seven months. We didn’t learn anything new yesterday, but we saw it for the first time. And that changed everything. Unfortunately. What yesterday’s reaction from the Ravens and the NFL did most of all was highlight[...]

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What Makes the Ice Bucket Challenge Go

In the midst of a dreary summer of war and disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge has popped out as an opportunity to have fun and support a cause collectively. The essence of the challenge is that people post videos of themselves pouring buckets of ice water over their head and challenge three other people to[...]

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