Tag - micah sifry

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Putting a Face on #Occupy Wall Street
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Wikileaks ≠ Transparency
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Discount for the Personal Democracy Forum
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Demand Question Time!
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Best Videos of 2009
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Nonprofits and Transparency
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Our "Aha" Moments
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Off to Politics Online

Putting a Face on #Occupy Wall Street

Over the past week a number of folks have asked me what I think of the Occupy movement. I think a lot of things about it (naturally!) and thought I’d try to craft a few thoughts here. Occupy Wall Street is a delicious and irresistible idea. It is a net-centric effort bubbling up online and[...]

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Wikileaks ≠ Transparency

As much as I hate using “gate” moniker, I want to discuss what is being called “Cablegate” because its ramifications for organizational life. If you’ve been leaving beneath your bed for the last few weeks, you may not know that Cablegate refers to the release of thousands of secret State Department communications by Wikileaks. Here[...]

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Discount for the Personal Democracy Forum

One of my favorite events of the year is the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) (full disclosure: I have had myriad business ties to PDF and am now engaged as a consultant with them.) I consider PDF to be my home base for learning about what’s new and hot in the social media, politics and civics[...]

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Demand Question Time!

As always, my friend Micah Sifry and his pals at Personal Democracy Forum and TechPresident are up to some good fun! If you didn’t see the debate that President Obama had with the House Republicans last week, you absolutely must. It was inspiring to see elected officials have real, civil dialogue about real issues. Here’s[...]

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Best Videos of 2009

My last post for this year will highlight my choices for the best videos by nonprofits and for causes of 2009. But, first, I’d like to thank a few people who have enriched my life, taught and inspired me, and helped me in myriad ways this year — and hopefully will continue to do so[...]

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Nonprofits and Transparency

Lucy Bernholz, in her usual smart and insightful way, has written a terrific post on philanthropy and transparency, Downsides of Transparency. She is riffing on an article that Larry Lessig wrote for the New Republic entitled, Against Transparency. Lessig’s arguments are more provocative than right. There is, of course, nothing inherently bad with opening up[...]

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Our "Aha" Moments

I had a terrific time as part of a panel yesterday at Baruch College called Social Media and Technology: What Nonprofits Need to Know. The event was co-sponsored by the Personal Democracy Forum. The other panelists were: Andrew Rasiej, Founder of Personal Democracy Forum Deanna Zandt, Media Technologist, Consultant, and Author of the forthcoming book:[...]

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Off to Politics Online

I’ll be speaking at the 2008 Politics Online Conference tomorrow.  I’m on a panel moderated by Micah Sifry with Ben Rattry of Change.org and Randall Winston of Project Agape which manages the Causes application for Facebook. I’ve been thinking about the intersection of causes and  social networks for a while now and am intrigued more[...]

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