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Web of Change 2009: A Recap

In September, Drew Bernard and I spent five days immersed at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, for Web of Change 2009. While it’s true we spent a bit of time gazing into eyes, finding our inner woo woo, and sharing feelings, we also spent a ton of time learning from each other best practices from our daily work of changing the world.

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Be A Groundwire Super-Multiplier

Be A Groundwire Super-Multiplier

Posted by sfreedman at Nov 23, 2009 03:10 PM |

Have you doubled your money yet? It's the last day of our Fall Fund Drive and the last chance to have your gift doubled, thanks to a generous matching grant. Your gift today gets social media tools (multiplier!) into the hands of hundreds of environmental nonprofits (super-multiplier!).

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Our Fall Fund Drive Continues!

Our Fall Fund Drive Continues!

Posted by sfreedman at Nov 20, 2009 11:40 AM |

Our Fall Fund Drive continues on. If you've made a gift -- thank you so much for your support! If you are getting ready to give -- hit that Donate Now button and watch your money double thanks to a generous grant.

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Our Fall Fund Drive Starts Today!

Our Fall Fund Drive Starts Today!

Posted by sfreedman at Nov 18, 2009 10:50 AM |

This is the first day of our Simple Social Fall Fund Drive. By making a gift now, you are helping hundreds of environmental groups harness the power of the most popular social networks in the world. Talk about a multiplier effect! Oh—and did we mention your gift will be matched?

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5 Ways to Talk About Climate Change

5 Ways to Talk About Climate Change

Posted by sfreedman at Nov 12, 2009 04:50 PM |

An Alex Steffen presentation on climate change is different. His kinder, conspiratorial approach gently coaxes you away from “I can’t take an hour and a half of Mad-Max talk” to a place of “Oh, yeah, we can do this. We really can.”

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Hello World

Hello World

Posted by gideonr at Oct 28, 2009 07:50 AM |

Welcome to the Groundwire blog! This is our outlet for some of the ideas buzzing around Groundwire – most of them around how to use technology to connect and engage people in social change.

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The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Posted by sknox at Oct 12, 2009 02:50 PM |

A synopsis of a presentation delivered by William Dietrich, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist on the art of telling your story to inspire environmental stewardship.

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The Post-Print World

The Post-Print World

Posted by sknox at Oct 12, 2009 12:40 PM |

Groundwire Training & Support Manager, Sam Knox, recently presented at the North Cascades Institute's Learning Center "Will Write for Change" seminar.

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Happiness and the GDP, Part One

Happiness and the GDP, Part One

Posted by christineo at Sep 30, 2009 12:00 AM |

A recent headline featured Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, suggesting that we abandon Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, as a measure of progress and replace it with an index of well-being.

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Our Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change

Posted by gideonr at Aug 12, 2009 03:50 PM |

We explain how each level of our Theory of Change works together toward our final goal: a sustainable society.

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