Link Loving 31.01.12

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

Campaigners – Join The Common Cause Action Learning Process

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

Through case studies and coming together in community, a growing number of campaigners are exploring how to use a values approach in their work.

As part of that, my colleagues and I have put together an action learning process, which will take campaigners through a five month learning and innovation process.

Who is this for: Campaigners from UK-based medium/large NGOs who interact with the public and/or partner organisations. Each campaigner will need a colleague from their organisation to take part in the process – so that we have 20 campaigners from 10 NGOs. You’ll need to be willing to try new things inside your organisation and to take some risks. If you feel stuck in your work but believe in what’s possible – then this is for you.

When is it happening: Full days on 23rd February, 9-11th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July. We’ll happily approach your NGO leadership with you to negotiate time to take part.

What is the cost: None, though we will be asking you to host trainings at your organisation (if there is room).

How many hours per week does it need: 2-4 hours a week for reading, sharing insights with your learning partner, and documenting the process.

Download the pdf with full details and details here.

If you’d like to take part or have any questions – please contact me: or 07912 491812.

Link Loving 30.01.12

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Community Organising In The UK

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Solar Schools

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

School children = totally adorable social change strategy.

Link Loving 29.01.12

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

  • How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the ‘1 percent’. George Lakey.
  • The billionaire bankrolling Newt Gingrich. Molly Ball.
  • International Development NGOs – retire at 60? Michael Edwards.
  • Doll ‘protesters’ present small problem for Russian police. Miriam Elder.
  • Raymond Aubrac: How I tricked the Gestapo. A story of leadership in the French Resistance.
  • The smart politician’s guide to avoiding scandal. Alan Greenblatt.

Get Ready To Be Amazed

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

I won’t ruin the surprise – but this is insanely cool. Imagine this as a campaign – just, WOW.

Link Loving 28.01.12

January 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

  • Is anyone benefiting from the wealth of the super rich? BBC News.
  • The New Decembrists”- the yuppie revolutionaries of Russia. Michael Idov.
  • John Elkington shares the top ten lessons he has learnt from being on the inside of sustainability for 25 years.
  • The more you means-test, the less poverty alleviation you achieve. Andrew Harrop.
  • Predicting the future of computing – by crowdsource. New York Times.
  • The Bad Luck Generation. Youth unemployment is only getting worse.
  • A London temple for Atheists. Amen. Robert Booth.

Written Out Of The History Books No Longer

January 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Bayard Rustin.

Below a trailer for the biopic “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.” Five years in the making and the winner of more than 20 awards, “Brother Outsider” illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A tireless crusader for justice, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the legendary March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. “Brother Outsider” reveals the price that Rustin paid for this openness, chronicling both the triumphs and setbacks of his remarkable 60-year career.

Link Loving 27.01.12

January 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

  • Girl time – all the time. Luluvise is a social network for women only.
  • The Metta Center for Non-Violence hosts a webinar on building the world we want.
  • Is the next Karl Marx a management consultant? Justin Fox.
  • Taking the revolution inward. Aydin Yassemi.
  • Occupy your soul. The Christian Left gets active. Symon Hill.
  • A fantastic, reasoned interview with Olympic commissioner Meredith Alexander as she resigns on air over the involvement of Dow Chemicals – who are still claiming to have no responsibility for the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

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