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The Megacommunity Manifesto

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Thanks to Greg Hirsch for connecting me to this article, a segue from our revolutionary plottings with Stacy Caldwell: The Megacommunity Manifestoby Mark Gerencser, Fernando Napolitano, and Reginald Van Lee 8/16/06Public, private, and civil leaders should confront together the problems that none can solve alone. "A megacommunity is a public sphere in which organizations and people deliberately join together around a …

What Fundraisers Can Learn from “The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received”

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I came across an interesting piece in Harvard Business Review by David Silverman in which he talks about the best cover letter that he ever received: “Here’s what I like about this cover letter: It’s short. It sums up the résumé as it relates to the job. It asks for the job.” Read the letter here: https://hbr.org/2009/06/the-best-cover-letter I blog this because …

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Listen the Gift: How Donors Donate

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Thanks to Arena Consulting for this powerful overview of some of the best ideas from Jerold Panas, one of the most insightful fundraisers I’ve had the privilege to meet. His idea of “listen the gift” has had a profound impact on me. If I could get him and Phil Cubeta on a panel discussion in front of a few hundred fundraisers, …

Robert Egger thinks Nonprofits face “A Starbucks Moment”

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Robert Egger blog, One Voice for Change, recently featured an article that describes the unique employment opportunity facing the nonprofit sector, and how approaching it in a different way could cause a permanent and productive shift in the sector’s long-term impact and sustainability. A Starbucks Moment for Nonprofits? http://www.robertegger.org/blog/?p=407 The full article is at the link above or posted below. My …

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Five Blogging Rules to Make a Great First Impression

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Andy Beal, co-author of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online and a recognized expert in online reputation management, offers this: Five Blogging Rules to Make a Great First Impression Rule 1: Dress Your Blog to Impress Rule 2: Mind Your Blog Language Rule 3: Always Bring a Gift Rule 4: Listen as Much as You Talk Rule 5: Don’t …

Bill Gates on “Three Magical Things”

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 UPDATE: You can hear Bill in his own words in the video above. Bill Gates shares the three things he loved about working at Microsoft and how these same elements manifest in his work at the foundation Chance for the big breakthrough. Strong personal fit  (and is “fun every day”) Chance to bring together great people and organize things to bring about the …

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Survey Says… Social Media Emerging as a Direct Marketing Channel

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StrongMail Systems, Inc., the leading provider of commercial-grade solutions for marketing and transactional email, today announced new survey data that points to the emergence of social media as a direct marketing channel and significant planned investment in email marketing and social media programs in the second half of 2009. More here: http://www.fundraisingsuccessmag.com/article/new-strongmail-survey-shows-social-media-is-emerging-direct-marketing-channel-408456_1.html

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How To Save Newspapers

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Thanks again to the eternally vigilant insomniac of the social enterprise movement, Stacy Caldwell, for connecting me to this article on the L3C movement ( Sally Duros: How To Save Newspapers (Huffington Post) http://digg.com/d1uFoZ?t Chicago's newspapers could find a lifeline to solvency and a return to social purpose in a new kind of business structure called an L3C, or low-profit limited …

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Social Enterprise 2.0: The Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C)???

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Thanks to Stacy Caldwell for connecting me to the fascinating concept of the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C). Stacy is a Social Entrepreneur/Cultural Anthropologist/Blogger who leads the Dallas Social Venture Partners in addition to being the inspiration behind my Two-Word Strategic Plan. And, of course, thanks to Robert Lang of the Mary Elizabeth & Gordon B. Mannweiler Foundation for creating the concept of the L3C …

The First Adopters (“List of Change” blogs)

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Per my previous post, here are the current members of the List of Change (ranked by their “score,” a composite figure based on the aggregate of their Teechnorati rank, Technorati Inbound Links, Bloglines subscriptions, Alexa rank, Google Pagerank and Yahoo Inbound Links):

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Over 160 Bloggers on the List of Change

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Thanks to CRT/tanaka‘s Geoff Livingston for having the vision to create the List of Change… and more importantly, the talent to execute it as a first-class affair. I am very impressed by the names on the list, but also really appreciate the way that the list aggregates the various “scores” that demonstrate the reach/impact of a blog. Metrics for social …

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Christian Fight Club, or, Putting Your Organization Out of Business

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Thanks to Baxter Underwood for connecting me to the Society Room Movement.  Society Rooms are a new, yet historical way to explore issues of faith and culture in the context of an action-oriented, group learning environment. The Society Rooms of the late 1600’s and the Clapham Circle of the early 1800’s are riveting examples of small gatherings of leaders that would …

Megacommunity Thinking

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Thanks to Stacy Caldwell at Dallas Social Venture Partners for connecting me to the Megacommunity Movement: http://megacommunities.com/ From the site: The megacommunity recognizes the necessity (and power) of business, government, and civil society working together on global issues.  A megacommunity is a new approach to solving problems which span business, government and the communities in which we live. A megacommunity is: …

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The Rush for Facebook Vanity URLs

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Alas, I slept in and missed the chance to beat a 14-year old to my vanity URL www.FaceBook.com/jeremygregg . . . and so I am stuck  with www.FaceBook.com/greggjeremy. Read about the mad rush here: Claim your name! Facebook gets ‘vanity URLs’Site joins rival MySpace in letting users create profile page addresshttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31212881/