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Web of Change: So Much More Than a Conference

Web of Change 2014

We've just wrapped this year's event up at Hollyhock and it's clear that Web of Change is so much more than a conference. Yes, we dove into online engagement metrics and theories of change. We covered best practices for building organizational partnerships, and learned about creative online campaigning techniques. But, we also started to build authentic relationships with colleagues who will inspire and nourish us throughout the year.

Notes from the Lake: A WOCL Wrap-Up

It's been two weeks since the first-ever Web of Change Local happened near Los Angeles and the excitement hasn't warn off yet.

There were lots of questions heading into Web of Change LA. Could we recreate the Web of Change magic in a new place and with few alumni? Would Los Angeles change makers take a chance on us, especially when they didn't know Web of Change and what it has to offer? Could we start to build community in just one overnight?

Web of Change Los Angeles Gets Underway at Big Bear Lake

Over the next two days, change makers from Los Angeles are breaking from the daily grind to tackle big questions and build new friendships in the San Bernardino Mountains at the first-ever Web of Change Local.

We Have an Almost Infinite Capacity for Compassion

Genuine, thought-provoking conversations that challenge conventional wisdom and urge us to innovate are at the heart of Web of Change. That's why I want to share this recent blog post by longtime Web of Changer and fundraising guru, Mark Rovner.

In There's no such thing as compassion fatigue, Mark calls fundraisers' preoccupation with "compassion fatigue" into question.

Web of Change is Coming to Los Angeles!

The first-ever Web of Change Local event is coming to LA next month!

From June 19-20 2014, dedicated social change organizers and practitioners will break from the daily grind and head to the lovely San Bernardino mountains, just 90 minutes from downtown LA but deep in the heart of nature, to:

Re-Energized and Inspired by Web of Change

Contributed by Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez  

I didn’t know what to expect at my first Web of Change. As soon as I got on the bus headed to the ranch on the outskirts of Austin, Texas my heart started beating a little faster. The thought of being in the same room with some of the most talented techies, organizers and leaders in the progressive movement seemed overwhelming. 

Zeroing In on Talent at Web of Change

Derek Johnson wasn’t sure what to expect when he arrived at the Hollyhock Retreat Centre for his first Web of Change conference. “I was out of my comfort zone. I had recently shifted from policy work to a campaign-focused role.” The Executive Director of Global Zero was attending the event based on the glowing recommendations of a couple of colleagues.

Apply to Attend Web of Change 2014 at Hollyhock

APPLICATIONS FOR WEB OF CHANGE 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED.

This year, Web of Change returns to Hollyhock Retreat Centre, a remarkable place deep in Canada's temperate rainforest.

From September 3-7, 2014 we'll share frontline experiences, reflect on our impact and find the network and meaning we need to do transformational work.

Web of Change 2014 Planning Underway

Planning for Web of Change 2014 got underway on Saturday, March 15 at the WOC Advisors' Meeting in Washington DC. Thanks to NTEN's big draw, many out-of-town Web of Changers were in DC and joined in to help envision the next Web of Change. What a great start to this year's event!

Twenty-five advisors generously signed on to play roles in these key areas:

The Year Ahead for Web of Change

Welcome to the wonderful New Year, Web of Change!

Nerd confessional: I love reading about composers. I liken them to fun mad scientists that make awesome art (like a 4-person string quartet played in helicopters) instead of drones. But really, I connect to how they embrace experimentation, risk and collaboration, which are all hallmarks of my experience with Web of Change.

We're Hiring: Managing Director [position hired 03/2014]

It's awesome here

***Applications period closed. Position Hired 03/2014***

Want to put your people skills, event chops and operations know-how to work for leaders and causes you believe in?

Want to be part of a vibrant and diverse professional network at the frontier of technology and social change?

Want to spend your days with close-knit, whip-smart people (and zero jerks) who work very hard, and laugh a lot?

Online Tools for Decision Making

Micah Sifry

Session Preview!

Online Tools for Decision Making: What are easy to use tools that enable large groups to collaborate and make decisions together? And why does it matter? In this session, we'll look at how our tools shape our strategy and culture, and take a close look at a new platform just coming out of closed beta, Loomio.org, which grew out of the Occupy movement in New Zealand.

2013 Agenda Notes

Session in OHall

Hey everyone, on behalf of the agenda team, here's a heads-up about how we're going about organizing all the kickass content coming up at this year's Web of Change.

While Wednesday evening and Sunday morning will be general opening and closing, each of our three full days together will follow an overarching theme. Through plenaries, breakout sessions, and informal conversations, we'll tackle some tough questions relating to the day's theme and hatch innovative re/solutions.

Austin: Tips from a Local

Why come to Web of Change? (VIDEO)

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Why come to Web of Change? What do you get out of it?

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