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Are you part of the charity industrial complex?

This is Seth Godin at his disruptive best – speaking at last year’s NextGen:Charity conference on the topic of “Embracing Risk & Failure in Philanthropy”. Most charities are part of the charity industrial complex, he says. Ouch. This is not … Continue reading

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I attended the Guardian’s Activate summit this week and was heartened to see a sprinkling of attendees from our sector. It is refreshing to witness many of our oldest charities embracing technology and the social web like toddlers finding the … Continue reading

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The emancipation of the charity employee

It’s already been a pretty damn good week. I gave a keynote on Monday at the Third Sector Social Media Convention (#nfpsm), and it was a huge thrill to be invited on stage by Jon Snow. Later, on the train … Continue reading

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Shall we flow? Making connections ‘in the moment’

Much of the value in the stuff we call social media stems from its immediacy. Your employees now have the ability to report and share what they are experiencing right in front of them. In real time. In the moment. … Continue reading

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