A resource for change makers

Bringing people together is pretty easy, but building working relationships and solidifying an organization with shared purpose is a challenge.

Frog Design put this free downloadable resource together to help make that work less of a struggle.
(via REconomy – a Transition Network project)

The Collective Action Toolkit (CAT) is a package of resources and activities that enable groups of people anywhere to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community. The toolkit provides a dynamic framework that integrates knowledge and action to solve challenges. Designed to harness the benefits of group action and the power of open sharing, the activities draw on each participant’s strengths and perspectives as the group works to accomplish a common goal.

A resource for change makers

Link : http://www.frogdesign.com/collective-action-toolkit

The linchpin’s language …

Dan Roam – Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work [Authors at Google]

Dan has last book “Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work”, continues where The Back Of The Napkin left off by introducing new tools and frameworks to help anyone — not just the graphically inclined — translate their ideas into useful, helpful, and understandable visuals.

The digital linchpins …

The Impact of Kickstarter, Creative Commons & Creators Project

The internet has intensified connections between people across the planet.

In this video we take a look at the impact of this new interconnectivity on the art world.

Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership have arisen to accomodate for remix culture, and artists are finding ways to connect physical art experiences and traditions to the internet.
In the digital era, the experience of art from the perspective of the artist and the art audience is shifting rapidly, and bringing more people into the creative process.

Imagine a life …

Imagine - Chris-Guillebeau - the 100$ startup
Imagine handing a letter to your boss that reads,

Dear Boss, I’m writing to let you know that your services are no longer required. Thanks for everything, but I’ll be doing things my own way now.

Imagine that today is your final day of working for anyone other than yourself. What if—very soon, not in some distant, undefined future—you prepare for work by firing up a laptop in your home office, walking into a storefront you’ve opened, phoning a client who trusts you for helpful advice, or otherwise doing what you want instead of what someone tells you to do?

All over the world, and in many different ways, thousands of people are doing exactly that. They are rewriting the rules of work, becoming their own bosses, and creating a new future.


The money you have is enough. Chris makes it crystal clear: there are no excuses left. START. Start now, not later. Hurry.

Seth Godin



More about the 100$ Startup and the tour …