DTES Kitchen Tables Project: A New Wave of Open Source NGO Coalitions?

A new trend of non-profit coalitions is emerging. Rather than formal agreements, groups are coming together - sometimes extremely quickly - in connected and collaborative groups. They are using the open source model to link themselves together in service of a common strategy yet allowing tremendous flexibility in tactics. Whether it was the broad-based TckTckTck … Continue reading DTES Kitchen Tables Project: A New Wave of Open Source NGO Coalitions?

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Demonstrating Value – Building a Dashboard for Potluck Cafe

Last year I worked with Heather O'Hara, the Executive Director of Potluck Cafe to put into practice some of the techniques I have been writing about. As you can see from the story below, experience taught both of us a lot about the value of this work and how to make it more effective in … Continue reading Demonstrating Value – Building a Dashboard for Potluck Cafe

Open innovation ideas: Building reclamation social enterprise

As part of the Google Power of 10 to the 100th contest, I submitted 11 ideas and thought this would be a good, if belated way, to follow up on my last post about sharing ideas for comment. I hope that anyone interested will comment, contact me, or take the ideas and run with them. … Continue reading Open innovation ideas: Building reclamation social enterprise