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New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

When I say “give permission,&# in this post, I’m really saying that you should balance the herding and collecting of the community with the encouragement and empowerment for the community to go wherever it wants with your message or information. You have to trust that the community will monitor or respond to comments or issues in a way that matches the way you would (that you’ve modeled the behavior the way you want it repeated).

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. Share your thoughts in a blog post of your own, in the comments below, or on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.

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New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that’s really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. Share your thoughts in a blog post of your own, in the comments below, or on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.

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Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Have Fun - Do Good

They broadcast and unite women's voices from around the world into a powerful force for change. If your angle is using this training as an outlet for local empowerment and development, then you very much want to bring in mentorship. We brought professional empowerment mentors and coaches, and also professional editors. "I would wake up in the middle of the night and still hear their voices.

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Care2

Over 200,000 comments sent to the FCC and Senate and overturned and FCC ruling to block monopolies in media companies. Constituent Empowerment. Came up with sassy email newsletter and went against broadcasting best practices. Each year, at the annual Convio Summit, Convio honors a few of their clients who have pushed the envelope with their online campaigns. Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program.

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program Honorable Mention: National Parks Conservation Association Winner: Freepress for their StopBigMedia.com campaign Over 200,000 comments sent to the FCC and Senate and overturned and FCC ruling to block monopolies in media companies. Email Communications Honorable Mention: NRDC - National Resource Defense Council Winner: KQED Came up with sassy email newsletter and went against broadcasting best practices.

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