We are social creatures, down to our genes. We live together because it’s an advantage for us, individually and collectively.
Creating Marine Protected Areas: A Matter of Scale
Doing something good once can be easy, spontaneous, energizing. But doing good repeatedly, at scale, is crucial to creating meaningful impact.
Six Characteristics of Sustainable Organizations
Someone once asked business strategist and lapsed biologist Martin Reeves a simple question: How can I build a business that lasts 100 years?
Free Tools! Streaming Video With Open Broadcast Studio
Video has been a hot medium since 2005 and the launch of YouTube. Now, streaming is becoming a common way to deliver content, and it’s not just for NetFlix anymore. Take advantage of video in your public- and social-sector marketing with free streaming video tools from Open Broadcast Studio for broadcast and recording.
Estonia Runs On Digital Government
I visited Estonia in the mid-1990s. Back then, I said it would be fascinating to return in 20 years and see what changed.
Measuring The Fair Distribution of Social Goods
When human communities subsisted as hunter-gatherers, we recognized the evolutionary benefit of fairness. As our social nature evolved to living in settled communities, some people started having more than others. We accepted a certain level of inequality–as long as everyone had enough. But that begs the question: what is the fair distribution of social goods?...Continue reading
Four Ways to Design Cities That Fight Climate Change
Earth already has a majority urban population. According to urban planner Peter Calthorpe, by 2050 our planet’s urban population will double. That means providing social goods and services to billions more city dwellers. How we accommodate that urban growth will say a lot about who we are and want to be. We can choose to...Continue reading
Free Online Storytelling Course From Pixar
Take a free, online master class in organizational narrative! Khan Academy is offering a free online storytelling course from Pixar.
The Power of Pricing: Paying for Public Infrastructure
In their recent report card, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave US infrastructure a grade of D+. ASCE also said bad infrastructure costs U.S. households $9 per day in higher prices, poor service, repairs, and wasted time. For just $3 per day, they say we could fix the problem. Those numbers sound small,...Continue reading
Don’t Start Yet Another Nonprofit
“If you’re the kind of person who tends to succeed in what you start, changing what you start could be the most extraordinary thing you do.” I previously featured this quote in a post about why society needs great marketers. If you’re a marketer interested in or working in the public and social sectors, maybe...Continue reading