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New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

It comes at the same time that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the importance of community builders/managers/leaders or organizational voices to give permission back to the community members. 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.

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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. My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me!

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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. Applications like Causes also enable individuals to give voices to your work that you don’t have to control or manage - campaigns that benefit you because your supporters believe and appreciate the work you are doing. ( Check out a great post from Ivan Boothe of Rootwork on this topic.).

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