Clay Shirky’s famous (at least in Internet theorizing circles) for his ideas about collaboration and organization through new technology. He inspired me to think about the possibilities of this new style of organizing for social good/social justice/social change/nonprofits, etc.

During my last semester of grad school, I collected information from research movements that were successful as well as those that weren’t in an effort to find deeper insight into why. I asked: Why do some issues cause enough waves that major organizations reverse decisions? Why do some political leaders ignore public outcry? Why do some movements succeed and others fail?

The evidence was collected in the Research Project category.


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