Impact Stories

Web of Change '09

We are very lucky that Kety Esquivel was one of our conveners at this year's Web of Change.  Kety was an active member of the convener team leading up to WOC09 and brought so much to the gathering.  She is the New Media manager for National Council of La Raza and has an impressive career with a focus on diversity, advocacy and civil rights.  Kety facilitated two sessions at this year's Web of Change and attended many others.

The Gathering for Justice

We are very fortunate to have Gibran Rivera, a Senior Associate from the Interaction Institute for Social Change as our leadership facilitator at Web of Change this year.  Gibran’s work focuses on igniting social transformation and uncovering ways that old organizational models can transform to make way for new emerging frameworks.  Just like Web of Change, Gibran focuses on catalyzing collaborative action with the intention of creatin

I Gave Your Organization $500 & All I Got Was This…

Alia McKee-Scott is a leading thinker in online fundraising and is a co-conveners for this year's Web of Change Conference.  In this blog post she outlines some of her most innovative thoughts on how fundraising is evolving to adapt to a more transparent, open Web 2 world.

STT Booms into Toronto


The Social Tech Training and NetChange Week 2009 have come and gone, but after the dust settled what remains is a strong and growing community of emerging leaders filled with new ideas for innovation in their digital campaigns, tools, and programs, and maybe even something a whole lot bigger.

12 Million Videos for Mom

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That’s the current count for the viral success of US NGO’s Mom of the Year Video launched earlier this month. Leveraging great production value and clever customization that features Byonce, Brad Pitt and President Obama, this overwhelmingly successful viral campaign lets anyone give their own mother the nod for Mom of the Year in a television style “news” clip.

How did they do it when most non-profit videos fizzle out after a few thousand views?

A Humble Model of Success - Jeff Regen Interview

Jeff Regen is a pioneering leader in online strategy who has built a formidable digital program at Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, DC. Since 2004, their online community has grown to more than 800,000 e-supporters, tacks one million yearly advocacy actions, and brings in $5 million-all on the back of an innovative online model that embraces the best of emerging web tools, and which formed the foundation for this year's Social Tech Training.

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Biro Creative Communicopia EchoDitto Groundwire Interaction Institute for Social Change Sea Change Strategies

Movement Builders

Care2 Engage Network Gott Advertising Mobile Commons Turtlebox Productions


Fission Free Range Studios Hollyhock Network For Good RAD Campaign Salsa Labs New Organizing Institute Brainerd Foundation