New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

—– A new report from the team at Forrester came out last week: Tapping The Entire Online Peer Influence Pyramid. The evaluation and recognition of peer influence, something that is not only prevalent but inherent in social media, is something that help empower and sustain your communities AND increase your staff capacity. Now, what about peer influence? Giving permission to peer influence. My latest post is up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Because individuals network together online and the biggest influencers are our closest friends in our network. 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.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

Because individuals network together online and the biggest influencers are our closest friends in our network. 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.

Connected Citizens Report: The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Decentralization and Individual Empowerment: As power is pushed to the edges, individuals will have an increasing ability to exert influence through social and broadcast media. We will be influenced by what our connections think and information production and distribution will become more participatory.

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. The most powerful impact we found was actually in the women's leadership and influence locally. They also started doing training of other women citizen journalists, and training illiterate women how to read and write, and developing all of these programs that were influencing hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of other women.

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