Beirut Diary: I'm in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project, a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach. I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on the curriculum and coaching methods, model transparency, and serve as meta network weaver. I have the honor of co-training with some of the best folks doing work in this part of the world. The E-Mediat project is sponsored by MEPI, US Department of State’s Middle East … [Read more...] about E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building
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When we apply a network mindset to the way we work - whether as an individual or as part of a network strategy, we believe that value is created through our connections, interactions and building relationships. That's social capital and it does have value. The impact, longer term, is innovation or the result of the network in action. Let's focus on the very first steps. Once you or your organization views the world with a networked mindset, then you need to visualize the network. There … [Read more...] about What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?
Today, I'm headed to Beirut, Lebanon for the E-Mediat project, a multi-stakeholder capacity building project for NGOS and Social Media in the Middle East. I’ll be sharing insights about the project as it unfolds here on my blog and other social media channels, including #Emediat tag on Twitter. The project is a rich opportunity for learning because it is a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach. I’m the lead for Zoetica where my role is to deliver training, advise on … [Read more...] about E-Mediat: Beirut Bound – Guess What's In My Suitcase?
Crowdsourcing is the process of organizing many people to participate in a joint project, often in small ways. The results are greater than an individual or organization could accomplish alone. There are many examples of crowdsourcing techniques used by nonprofits and foundations and The Networked Nonprofit devoted an entire chapter to the topic. Does crowdsourcing enhance or bring value to face-to-face conferences? Where is it most useful? Planning for the overall conference agenda, … [Read more...] about Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences
The Colbert Report Tags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Last week at the TechSoup Global Summit, I had an opportunity to meet Annie Leonard and do a quick interview about their lessons learned working as a networked. As I listened to her speak about their experience, I knew this would be a terrific case study to share in Beirut as an example of working in a networked way. Annie was kind enough to give me her notes so I could … [Read more...] about The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action