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Nonprofit Leadership News Briefs: Peeragogy, ReCoding for Good and Collective Impact

On Collective Impact...

  • In their first article on collective impact (Hanleybrown, Kania, and Kramer), the difference between collective impact vs individual impact was clear -- collective impact made big gains. The article was so persuasive that more and more the collective approach has been used. Now in the follow-up, these authors talk more in depth about how to begin a collective initiative, how to create alignment, and how to sustain the initiative. 
  • Beth Kanter talks about the concept of "peeragogy" -- where peers are learning from one another. Beth describes the origin of the concept and word as stemming from Howard Rheingold's Social Media Classroom. One of his students created a detailed literature review on peer learning and robust peer learning networks.
On Technological Stewardship...
  • Nancy White details technological stewardship and how it mixes with group interactions. She notes that there is rarely just one tool to use, that group interactions can include side conversations -- just like they do in real life -- and that the technology may change as people are using it, which may intrinsically change the conversation.
  • Carsharing, couch-surfing, and peer-to-peer lending: the new economy is about sharing. ReCoding for Good asks how to harness the new sharing economy for nonprofits and how these member networks can shift from being primarily the tech savvy to reaching poorer communities in need of help. 
On Organizing and Facilitation...
  • NetSquared kicks off its series about online community organizing with an interview with Claire Sale. The world of community organizing used to be centered around events, but then social media came along and organizing took place more and more online. The ideal in organizing today is to have online and offline organizing be mutually supportive. 
  • Sometimes facilitation is about doing less, not more. Eva Schiffer reminds us to keep our schedules light, when facilitating. The best connections happen when schedules are not micro-managed and creativity is allowed to flow. 
Top Articles:
Author: Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, & Mark Kramer
Date: January 26, 2012
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Author: Beth Kanter
Date: January 26, 2012
Source: Beth's Blog
Author: Nancy White
Date: February 14, 2012
Source: Full Circle Associates
Author: Rob Reich & Lucy Bernholz
Date: February 13, 2012
Source: Stanford Social Science Review
Author: Stephanie Parker
Date: January 26, 2012
Source: Google Lit Review
Author: Alicja Peszkowska
Date: February 27, 2012
Source: NetSquared
Author: Eva Schiffer
Date: February 15, 2012
Source: Net-Map Toolbox