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A call for the networked resistance

ShareTweet It’s a rainy day in D.C. after a shocking election. “Upset” doesn’t seem like a big enough word to characterize what has happened. As we struggle with the outcome, the Netcentric Campaigns team has shed tears and hugged. We … Continue reading

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We Can’t All Be Pilots

ShareTweet I was flying on a tiny shuttle plane from DC to Atlanta. We were running 40 minutes late and I only had an hour-long window before a presentation (the sole purpose of the trip.) The pilot announced we were … Continue reading

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Communication Tools: 1/7 of an Effective Advocacy Network

ShareTweet Check out my thoughts on what my experience in communications taught me about effective advocacy networks. Hint: It’s a small piece in a bigger pie!

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Great video that inspires action: How non-profits can better use this fast-growing medium

ShareTweet Video is one of the fastest-growing attractions on the Web. It brings new viewers to your site and can engage potential donors in new ways. So how can non-profits make the most of this valuable medium? I was really … Continue reading

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When buzz turns to bucks in a disaster: Hope for Haiti

ShareTweet Buzz often starts with a great story. When Americans heard about the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, there was a lot of buzz. And one group that did an excellent job of turning that buzz into bucks was … Continue reading

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Why Foursquare is a Bad Idea…and Twitter still reigns

ShareTweet Foursquare is what some in social media circles are calling the Twitter of 2010. It is a social media game that rewards you for logging your location at any point in the day.  Eating a burrito? Tell the world … Continue reading

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How dog fights and old couches can define a community

ShareTweet Craigslist and outdoor markets both form communities, but in very different ways. Many would argue that a physical community will always be stronger than a virtual one, but even the biggest fear-mongers for the evils of technology admit to … Continue reading

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Mad Men in the Groundswell? I don't think so.

ShareTweet Perhaps one of the reasons I like social media so much is because it seems to go against the very foundation of traditional marketing practices. Reading Forrester Research’s “Groundswell” you almost feel like you’re reading a self-help book for … Continue reading

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