Facing Social Change at the Dinner Table

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By Scott Rampy: The word “social change&# for me is intimidating. It implies that there has to be an attempt to resolve a social injustice, shortcoming or reversal of public opinion.

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Defining Sustainable Social Change

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It seems to have an aura around it as we all work to define exactly: What is sustainable social change? The environment folks read it one way, nonprofiteers another and you have a whole other group transforming it into social innovation, social capitalism and/or social entrepreneurship.

Love Social Change? Join us and #read4change.

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The Big Idea: An Online Social Change Book Club. Here’s the list of books for us to consider for the first pow-wow, based on some recent recommendations I’ve received myself: The Social Atom by Mark Buchana (recommended by Susannah Fox ).

Social Change: Art or Science?

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When explaining social media, I find myself, at times, explaining how it is half art and half science. On the social marketing list serv, Godin’s post inspired a discussion on how this debate applies to social marketing.

The Pollyanna Principles for Social Change

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You could have a bigger list of e-newsletter subscribers, but still question if what you’re doing is achieving the change you want. You can change the life of one person and wonder how you can change the life of another. This is why I turned to social marketing.

Defining SocialButterfly–Social Change, Social Marketing and Social Media

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As we go forward, you’ll see me working to align my work, content and chatter around this working vision: Make SocialButterfly a resource for information and dialogue on social change, social marketing and social media.

Scarcity and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

What makes scarcity an important idea for social marketers and other change agents is that it captures the mind; scarcity changes the way we think. Scarcity is more than an economic idea of there being limited resources to meet everyone’s every need.

Looking for a Job in Social Change? Look No Further

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Change.org made a major announcement Thursday in response to Obama’s call for public service: Jobs for Change. The goal: Spark a nationwide movement toward careers in the common good – including nonprofit, government, and social enterprise jobs.

Is Talking About Spirituality and Social Change Taboo?

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How does your world view influence your work to change the world for the better? How do we go about changing the world for the better if we can’t talk about either? How does Spirituality + Social Change Add Up? How does the spirituality fit into social change?

#INTERVIEW: Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D., Designer of Public Health & Social Change Programs, Discusses Social Marketing

Non Profit Marketing 360

is an internationally known designer of public health and social change programs. His blog, On Social Marketing and Social Change ,” has been ongoing since 2005. NPM360: You commented recently that it was a great time to be a social marketer.

#Interview: Allison Fine, Author & Analyst — Examines Intersection of Social Media & Social Change

Non Profit Marketing 360

Allison Fine researches and writes about the intersection of social media and social change. She hosts a monthly podcast for The Chronicle of Philanthropy called “ Social Good. ” Money can be raised through social media. Social media is a part of it.

Is Talking About Spirituality and Social Change Taboo?

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How does your world view influence your work to change the world for the better? How do we go about changing the world for the better if we can’t talk about either? How does Spirituality + Social Change Add Up? How does the spirituality fit into social change?

Defining Social Change

A. Fine Blog

When does radical, disruptive change become blase? At the same time I was also noticing what I think is the loose usage of the term “social change.&# Sign a petition for social change. Buy this yogurt for social change.

Macromarketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

"Most social marketing programs occur within a micromarketing environment. That is most, if not all, attention is given to understanding and influencing people through the actions of producers - the organizations that fund, create, and implement social change programs. In contrast to the micro, or individual, view of social marketing, the macromarketing view provides a substantive base for moving social marketing to a new level of relevance for social change.

Social Marketing and Social Change: A Review

Social Marketing and Social Change

"The book goes beyond the theoretical steps of social marketing to address the larger questions of how social marketing can help solve the most urgent and complex social and public health issues of today.". For change agents, the book provides tools that are relevant immediately.

Mobile Tech for Social Change and Micro-volunteering

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Today, I attended "Mobile Tech for Social Change DC", sponsored by Mobile Active and Google. It was a great day full of learning, sharing, and musing with professionals from all walks of life--community organizers, vendors, academics, nonprofit and government professionals, you name it.

Most Popular Articles of 2014: On Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

But whether you are an email subscriber, get a RSS feed, follow new posts on social media (Twitter and LinkedIn), or are one of the searchers, we all share a passion for understanding and learning how to do good better. Next up: the best social marketing papers of 2014.

Why Use Marketing in Social Change Programs?

Social Marketing and Social Change

My discussion on social marketing and social change with Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 , was published this week on the MKCREATIVE blog ( #INTERVIEW: Craig Lefebvre, Designer of Public Health & Social Change Programs, Discusses Social Marketing - you will have to scroll down the page to find it). MKC: You seem to be making a good case for thinking about problems from a marketing perspective, even if you’re not a social marketer.

Social Media for Social Change – The Mobility Edition

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Social Media Breakfast – Boston today. It was great seeing everyone and talking about the intersection of social change with social media and mobile devices. The words change, the strategy is the same.

The Introduction to Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

Social marketers use marketing to serve the purpose motive. Much research has focused on questions about applying marketing to social issues. Previous social marketing textbooks have devoted little, if any, space to describing the research base of the discipline.

Read the Book: On Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

Five years of the most popular posts on social marketing and social change are now available for personal and classroom use in the easy to use print version. Without listing them all, beginning with “Making Change Happen” comes a collection of ideas about social marketing.

Lessons from Mobile Tech For Social Change on using Mobile for Fundraising

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As promised, below is a summary of some key takeaways and lessons from Mobile Tech for Social Change. There were loads of other great ideas and examples--the guys at Mobile Commons are doing some neat stuff with encouraging social action viral through texting and connecting texting with actual phone calls.

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ISO Photos of Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

The reason the blog posts have been slow in coming is that I have been focusing my time and words on a textbook for social marketing - nothing like you have seen before, trust me. SO here's the offer: Submit one or more images, high resolution please, to me before 9 August 2012 and your picture will be considered for publication in Social Marketing and Social Change: Strategies and Tools for Improving Health, Well-Being and the Environment (Jossey-Bass, publication in early 2013).

How Do You Engage People in Social Change?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Web of Change 2011 from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Check out this thought-provoking video from some super smart folks at Web of Change 2011 - a gathering of passionate organizers working at the intersection of technology and social change.

iParticipate and Social Change

A. Fine Blog

Tags: Social Media EIF Greg Baldwin IParticipate VolunteerMatch

Social Media for Charity? Or for Social Change?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Just posted a comment in response to Beth Kanter's provocative post on whether social media fundraising for good should actually be characterized as social media fundraising for charity , which I've edited and amended below: So, the charity vs. social change is not a new debate. The tools have changed, and that's what opens up possibilities for doing more, better of each.

The Power of Stories in Social Change

A. Fine Blog

This month’s Social Good podcast is on the power of storytelling and it introduces a brand new format. Basically, most organizations are struggling keeping up with the world – everything is changing so quickly, information is zooming all around the web, opinions are shifting quickly (hello, Komen !) And, of course, given who I am and where the world is headed, the discussions will include social media.

Digital Divide and Social Change

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Tags: Social Media Andrew Sears Pew Internet and American Life Project TechMission

Top 10 Posts for 2009: On Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

Ready to start, expand or re-energize your social change efforts in 2010? Demographics of Social Network Users. Planning a Social Marketing Program. An outline for social marketing plans proposed by a group of senior social marketers.

Catching Up on Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

Check out the current issue of Health Affairs that includes an article T ake Two Aspirin And Tweet Me In The Morning: How Twitter, Facebook, And Other Social Media Are Reshaping Health Care. Tuesday the American Public Health Association hosted a day-long expert round table on social media and risk communication in times of crisis. Best Universities has posted a list of the 100 Best Blogs for Those Who Want to Change the World. Been Busy!

Who Pooped in Your Cereal?

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This image is taken from Franke James’ book “ The Real Poop on Social Change. &# In it, James delivers an important message regarding awareness vs. behavior. Sometimes, you have bad days. When those bad days hit, those are the days you could use some inspiration.

Top 10 Bloggers on Social Media for Social Change

Marketing for Nonprofits

Check out these A List bloggers who help nonprofits to use the social web for social change. You won't be disappointed. Jocelyn.

Fellowships for Social Entrepreneurs To Turn Innovations Into Sustainable Social Change

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Deadline: December 2, 2009 Echoing Green Opens Application Period for Social Entrepreneur Fellowships Each year, Echoing Green awards twelve to fifteen two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs. Fellows receive seed funding and technical support to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable social change organizations. Tags: RFP social enterprises grants fellowships the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

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Grants for Nonprofits or Artists Promoting Social Change, Resisting Oppression, and Empowering Marginalized Communities

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Deadline: October 25, 2010 Left Tilt Fund Invites Applications for Social Change Work The San Francisco-based Left Tilt Fund is a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to promote social change, resist oppression, and empower marginalized communities. The fund supports 501(c)(3) nonprofits and individual artists with fiscal sponsors, whose work addresses the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice. From The Foundation Center. [If

You Want Start Up Funding for Social Change?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Go here. But your project idea had better be good. These folks have been around and they mean business. For those of us who want to support innovation like this , we can directly support one of the Echoing Green fellows in what looks like an innovative funding program with American Express. But yikes! I'm in a rush, running out of town today and jammed with work and more until their deadline of Sept. My problem? I'd like to pitch in, but.

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Just in–Causewired’s Tom Watson Will Join Us and #read4change

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The other week, I announced a new way for us book lovers to connect in a fun and meaningful way–through an online social change book club named #read4change. What’s better than friends, social media and books?

Social Change & Other Dates and Holidays

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3 Mindfulness Day Feb. 9 Lunar New Year, rooster Feb. 19, 1942 Internment March 1, 1961 Peace Corps est. Mar. 4 World Day of Prayer Mar. 15 The Ides of March Mar. 19 Swallows return Mar. 31, 1927 Cesar Chavez born Apr. 11, 1968 Civil Rights Act Apr. 18 Holocaust Remembrance Apr.

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Oh! The Places We’ll Go

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This page offers a listing of 40+ interesting conferences, events, observances and programs to keep you up to date in the world of social marketing and related areas of social change, social innovation, non-profits, and tech.

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Michael Jackson & Iran: Music to Your Ears

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Tags: Changeblogging: NP, activism, social change + Video activism change democracy freedom Human RIghts Iran michael jackson social change They Don't Care About Us twitter voice

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Can We Do It? 7 Roofs, 7 Families, 7 Days… and 7 Questions

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So Sound Off: What questions do you have when it comes to fundraising change? Marketing and communications professionals can learn by studying, learning, training and from doing. In the next seven days, I am going to learn by doing and invite you to join me. What exactly do I mean?