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This is a blog for people who want to vastly improve ways to address critical challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, corruption, water, security, the financial system, forests, and marine resources. These are global challenges that require big changes in us as individuals, our organizations and our societies. We are developing organizing innovations to address these challenges, and this blog aims to spur further development and dissemination of those innovations.

A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on November 16, 2017

Tens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and …

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Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on October 7, 2017

“Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. Amen to that. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and …

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The Next 10 years of Social Innovation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on July 26, 2017

Indy Johar writes:

The last ten years have been an important, formative period for the revival of social innovation, we have seen a new generation of actors contribute to the renewal of our societal goods. The work of the Young …

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Climate Change Transformations Paper Call

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on July 11, 2017

Call for Papers to a Special Issue of Action Research journal on Climate Change Transformations

The science of climate change tells us that too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is disrupting climate patterns (IPCC, 2014). It is clear that …

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Transformation and the Measurement Challenge

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on June 21, 2017

What is the relationship between traditional measures, such as national indices, log frames, results frameworks, and efficiency concepts, with the complex quality of transformation? How can/should the field of knowledge and practice advance? This webinar brings together three people who …

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