Interested in online to offline organizing integration? How to scale social change by building stronger digital teams? Crowdfunding for causes? If so you can catch us at three upcoming events in the next 3 weeks in Ottawa, Victoria, and a North America wide webinar.

Progress Summit – Online to offline organizing

The Broadbent Institute is one of Canada’s most exciting new organizations – an innovative think tank that is very strategically working to help build a more progressive Canada. They offered to make me one of their Fellows, which is an incredible honour due to the calibre of the other leaders in their network, and means I get to share what I know with more of the progressive movement.

One of the ways they do this is their second annual Progress Summit, in Ottawa ON next weekend. The event will bring together a few hundred of the most active progressive campaigners, communications, organizers, and policy leaders in the country. I’m speaking with Julia Pope from, Jennifer Hollet who is the digital director of Olivia Chow’s Toronto Mayor’s campaign, and Quebec based campaign strategist Simon Lafrance. More info at:

Scaling Social Change – Building Digital Teams

EchoDitto’s Scaling Social Change series of educational events helps global non-profit leaders explore how to scale their innovations, and I’m excited to be speaking at their next event:

A critical part of scaling up your social change effort is building an effective digital team. A rock-solid digital team is critical to take advantage of the “netroots” model of scaling up, but even the “functional organizing” model will be more effective when using digital outreach strategies. We’ll be focusing on how to build a digital team during the next Scaling Up Social Change event, scheduled for Monday, March 24, from 2 – 3:00 PM ET.
Our panelists are:

What makes Crowdfunding work for causes

On April 10th I’ll be in Victoria BC to share what I’ve learned running or advising a few highly successful crowdfunding campaigns for social causes (sneak preview, most of my tips are already shared here in this recent blog post).

In recent months, crowdfunding has emerged as a viable alternative financial vehicle for causes. It seems to work best on “non-traditional” organizations: business start-ups, creative projects, films, and social causes that don’t come from NGO’s. Our panelists will share their stories of the ups and downs from running successful crowdfunding campaigns. 

You can register for that by clicking here.