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A movement of movements - RIPESS

A movement of movements - RIPESS | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
The Social Solidarity Economy is already happening through many thousands of citizens’ initiatives, solidarity practices and collaborative networks all over the world.  These practices involve all sectors of the economy: production, finance, distribution, exchange, consumption, regeneration and governance.  But they are not necessarily all monetary forms of exchange. Collective ownership and management structures  Self-management and …
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Learning from Mixed Signals in Online Innovation Communities | Organization Science

Learning from Mixed Signals in Online Innovation Communities | Organization Science | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
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Taking the MENA Community Calls to the next level - OpenVillage / Workspace

Taking the MENA Community Calls to the next level - OpenVillage / Workspace | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it

Powerful example of use of technology to build supportive networks across regions.

 

 

"Over the last few months, and as many of you may know, we have been running community calls in the MENA region. Many amazing change makers, mainly form Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, have joined our calls and we have had great chats with them. We have had with us inspiring women fighting extremism and gender inequality in their communities, young people working on empowering poor kids who have no access to proper education, others working on founding a bio hacking spaces in a marginalized area

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8 guidelines to enable organisational fluidity | More Beyond

8 guidelines to enable organisational fluidity | More Beyond | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
While preparing for my recent keynote at Agile Africa, I came across the work of Prof Adrian Bejan, a mechanical engineer who contributed to the field of
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Network Approach to Fostering Empowerment, Leadership, and Innovation within Public Sector Agencies - YouTube

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The Food Systems Approach: inspiring an innovative way for SDG2 impact?

The Food Systems Approach: inspiring an innovative way for SDG2 impact? | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
The “Food Systems Approach” was one of the buzzwords of the WUR SDG conference of late August. There seemed to be consensus among speakers, panelists and participants that food systems need a transition. Future food systems need to deliver better
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Crowdsourcing the vote: New horizons in citizen forecasting - ScienceDirect

Crowdsourcing the vote: New horizons in citizen forecasting - ScienceDirect | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
People do not know much about politics. This is one of the most robust findings in political science and is backed by decades of research. Most of thi…
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Climate Victory Gardens

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Planting a garden has the power to change the world. Regenerative gardens can help reverse climate change by restoring soil health. We're bringing victory gardens back. This time, it's for the climate.
Planting a garden has the power to change the world. Regenerative gardens can help reverse climate change by restoring soil health. We're bringing victory gardens back. This time, it's for the climate.
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Watch | American Documentary Inc. Participatory Budgeting video

Watch | American Documentary Inc. Participatory Budgeting video | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it

A national nonprofit media arts organization, American Documentary (AmDoc) strives to make essential documentaries accessible as a catalyst for public discourse. This one is about NYC participatory budgeting process. It is excellent!

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Deciding Together

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New research released today by GrantCraft, a free service of Foundation Center, explores how funders can cede decision-making power about funding decisions to the communities they aim to serve. With financial support from the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations, Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking illustrates why and how funders around the world are engaging in this growing practice.
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Social Permaculture: Principles in Action

Social Permaculture: Principles in Action | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
Photo by Lisa DePiano Permaculture as a movement has most of the knowledge, tools and resources that we need to create a regenerative society in the physical sense. Just Google ‘passive solar design’ or ‘aquaculture’ and you will find hundreds of books, articles and how-tos. Certainly we can fine tune and experiment but the harder task lies in transforming our social and invisible systems. This becomes even more crucial when …
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Presencing Institute Transforming Capitalism

Presencing Institute Transforming Capitalism | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
The Presencing Institute is an awareness-based action-research community for profound individual and institutional renewal.
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Nathan Schneider's new book makes the case for cooperatives

Nathan Schneider's new book makes the case for cooperatives | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
In a new book, journalist Nathan Schneider positions cooperative businesses as both radical and traditional–and says all businesses should move toward more democracy.
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An awesome solution for diversifying the environmental movement

An awesome solution for diversifying the environmental movement | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it

e’re creating a program called the Green Pathways Fellowship. Here are a few key components:

Fellows of color will be recruited to work at environmental organizations for two years. They will work at their host sites full-time, leading projects, running programs, and working to advance the organizations’ missions.
They will be placed preferably in teams of two to ensure maximum mutual support, learning, and reflection. And honestly, because POCs totally get isolated when there’s a lack of diversity, so it’s just better for morale to have a buddy.
They will participate in an opening retreat followed by a 5-weeks Leadership Academy. Throughout the year, the fellows will engage in monthly all-day trainings and brown bag meetings for check-ins, peer-coaching, and networking opportunities with community leaders.
Host partners agree to work with our capacity-building coach to develop or continue their equity work. We are looking for partners who are excited to engage in racial equity work.
Host sites will provide fellows a living wage of $21.24 per hour, health insurance, and a profession development stipend.
Host partners will also pay $15,000 per fellow per year for training and program administration, as well as agree to attend regular trainings on supervision and other relevant topics.
There you go, that’s pretty simple, right? Simple and totally awesome, hell yeah! I am pretty excited about this program. Because, honestly, we as a sector have been whining about the lack of diversity in the environmental movement long enough. As I mentioned in a blog post a couple of weeks ago, we tend to intellectualize for years instead of taking action. And we keep talking about building “pipelines,” yet have trouble implementing it. The Green 2.0 report acknowledges this:

“environmental organizations do not use the internship pipeline effectively to find ethnic minority workers. Though environmental organizations host ethnic minorities as interns, they have been very reluctant to hire these talented students onto their staff. In effect, this creates a ruptured pipeline in which talent flows into the organizations but is allowed to dissipate out instead of being nurtured through the entire organization.”

That is a gap that my organization in partnership with Got Green is trying to address. By providing leaders of color opportunities to develop their skills and experience while their host sites simultaneously engage in conversations and actions on equity in the environmental field, we will have a fair chance of tackling this entrenched, systemic problem.

And we didn’t pull this model out of thin air. RVC was founded to address the lack of people of color in nonprofit leadership in general. We started with a program where we recruited leaders of color who are interested in nonprofit careers, provided these leaders with training and support, and have them work full-time at communities-of-color-led nonprofits for two years, where they help their host sites run programs, fundraising, build capacity, and mobilize community.

That program been incredibly successful, with many of our cohort members (about 43%) being hired by their host organization after their fellowship ended. Meanwhile, host organizations have been growing in reach and effectiveness, in part because of the amazing partnership with our fellows. The Green Pathways Fellowship is based on this model, but is focused on environmental orgs. Another difference is that it will actually be self-sustaining after a couple of years.

We aim to launch the first cohort of 20 Green Pathway Fellows in Fall of 2019, and we need to raise $329K per year for two start-up years to do it. If you are, or if you know, a funder who is concerned about the severe and unacceptable lack of diversity in the environmental movement, please hit me up. Help me get this funded so I can spend less time on fundraising and more time developing this program and gathering lessons for the sector. Here’s the two-page concept paper with more details.

Let’s work together to assemble a bench of strong leaders of color. We need them in the fight for environmental justice.



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Centigo: A Prime Example Of A Bossless Organization

Centigo: A Prime Example Of A Bossless Organization | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
One of the pioneers on our Bucket List is Swedish consulting firm Centigo. In this post, we share some crucial elements of their unique organization.
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Building Resilient Community Networks in Challenging Times - YouTube

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Make Change Happen: a new online Oxfam course for activists. Please check it out.

Make Change Happen: a new online Oxfam course for activists. Please check it out. | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
Introducing 'Make Change Happen', a new online course for activists from Oxfam. Registrations are open, and the course starts 15th October.
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Sandpits can develop cross-disciplinary projects, but funders need to be as open-minded as researchers

Sandpits can develop cross-disciplinary projects, but funders need to be as open-minded as researchers | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it

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"The research “sandpit”, where a cross-disciplinary group of academics and practitioners come together for a short time to create new projects around a given theme, is gaining ground as a way to foster innovation and creativity in research design. While sandpits can spark ideas for novel projects better suited to tackling grand challenges and urgent questions, research from Kate MaxwellPaul Benneworth, and Martin Siefkes suggests that until funders are as open-minded as participating researchers are expected to be, the transformative potential of this method will not be realised."

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Elements of the democratic economy

Elements of the democratic economy | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
An entry point for all those looking to understand the various building blocks of the democratic economy currently being constructed from the ground up in communities across our nation and around the world.
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What If More Artists Ran for City Council? – Next City

What If More Artists Ran for City Council? – Next City | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
"We know how to run a shoestring budget. Through art, we already know how to engage and motivate people."
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The Response podcast episode 3: The impact of Northern California fires on the undocumented community

The Response podcast episode 3: The impact of Northern California fires on the undocumented community | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
The third episode of The Response travels to Northern California to provide a unique perspective on the topics of climate change and immigration. California's climate-fueled weather conditions have left the state in an extreme condition that has led to an unprecedented number of wildfires that are burning hotter, faster, and ever more acreage. The largest wildfire in the state's recorded history was the Mendocino Complex Fire, which scorched well over 400,000 acres during the summer of 2018.
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Can Social Permaculture Change the World? «

Can Social Permaculture Change the World? « | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
What is Social Permaculture?
“Social Permaculture” is a term that has become more prevalent in the permaculture world to describe all the aspects of people-care and group dynamics that go beyond the garden and the food forest. 

But perhaps I should take a step back and say that “permaculture” is a global movement based on an approach to ecological design with an ethical framework, that takes nature as our model. By understanding the principles of how nature works, we can create systems—whether for food growing, shelter, or social projects—that meet our human needs while regenerating the environment around us. 
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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia - Appalachian Regional Commission

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia - Appalachian Regional Commission | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia is a suite of research reports and resources to support entrepreneurial development in Appalachia, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis at both the macro and micro levels.
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— Evolution of the Platform Organization

— Evolution of the Platform Organization | Economic & Social Networks - Networked Economy | Scoop.it
I was recently honored to present a keynote in Qingdao China at the 2nd International Renhanheyi Model Forum, held on 20 September 2018, and sponsored by Haier. Other speakers included Zhan
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