The role of social change institutions in leading us through this time of multiple, deepening crises in our culture, our communities, our planet, and our spirits couldn’t be more clear. It’s time to modernize your institution so it is part of driving the real, big change we need, or get out of the way to let others lead.
As part of the research leading up to our Networked Change Report, I explored in detail how groups like 350.org and Hollaback! are empowering self-starting leadership across the world while keeping it all focused on shared objectives.
The Act on Climate March mobilized 25,000 people to the streets of Quebec City, three days before the Premier of Quebec’s provincial climate summit. By bringing together the best of modern organizing, communications, and digital campaigning we were able to elevate our issue, change the conversation around it, and frame it in a way that boxed our opponents in, all while achieving breakthrough success in traditional and online media.