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In the coming months, we will be aggregating some of the best posts from North America’s social tech leaders.

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 open today for Web of Change 2014!

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.

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,, 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)


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

Web of Change supports you in your endeavours to make the world a better place.

Reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re going (VIDEO)

Hard to believe it’s been six months since my Web of Change 2012 journey ended with a mad dash to the seaplane. Would’ve been nice to stroll through Cortes Islands’ old growth forest instead, letting the wisdom and warm fuzzies sink in slowly.

Lifeboat – Friends at their Best

At WebofChange 2012, Tim Walker and Alia McKee gave a rousing Ignite talk and held conversations on friendships and what we can do to make them better. Now, they’re launching Lifeboat with this new video for you and your friends.


How to encourage diverse digital social change

The digital divide that was anticipated with the rise of the Internet didn’t come true. Minorities not only have access to the Internet but are some of the highest users of social media. 

But another digital divide is emerging; one Fission Strategy co-founder and Web of Change (WoC) alumn Cheryl Contee spoke to during her 2012 Personal Democracy Forum presentation.

Meet your board of directors

Please join me in welcoming your new Web of Change Community board for 2013-2014.  They are:

How NGOs Can Win on Facebook -- Darren Barefoot and Theo Lamb at WebofChange Ignite

See what high-performing social media nonprofits are doing and how they're making their messages and ideas gain wide viewership. Learn what works -- it's more than what you already know.

Young Sexy Farmers - Sara Dent at WebofChange Ignite


We want you! More young sexy farmers are needed to grow our food and our future. Watch and share this fun talk by Sara Dent that shows ways to make our tables and our farms places where delicious, healthy, and sustainable food is the widespread norm.

Jessy Tolkan at WebofChange Ignite

Jessy Tolkan shares her story, her motivations, and her passionate drive for change.

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