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Post-Obama Organizing? It's Already in the Streets
By Tom Watson on November 19, 2008 | One Comment

Understandably, there’s been a lot of discussion in the last two weeks about the future of the powerful Obama Internet operation. Does the vast, empowered constituency serve as a virtual public advocacy campaign for Obama …

Change.gov vs. Change.org
By Tom Watson on November 13, 2008 | No Comment

If President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team are looking for a model that uses the power of social networks and citizen democracy to open up government, they ought to bring their own homepage – …

What Obama's Victory Means for the Social Sector
By Tom Watson on November 7, 2008 | 2 Comments
What Obama's Victory Means for the Social Sector

[Cross-posted from onPhilanthropy.com]
In a victory that holds deep lessons for how nonprofit organizations and cause-driven ventures will organize volunteers and build support in the future, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States Tuesday …

CauseWired Politics: Remembering the Near Past
By Tom Watson on November 4, 2008 | No Comment

By this time tomorrow, the United States will likely have a new President-elect – and just as likely, he will be the product of the most socially-wired campaign in American history. Maintaining tight message control …

Not So Fast! Election Day Monitoring Goes Mobile
By Tom Watson on October 29, 2008 | One Comment

Just three weeks ago, social networking gurus Nancy Scola and Allison Fine of techPresident and the Personal Democracy Forum tossed out a big idea: why not use mobile technology and the kind of short-messaging techniques …

Bill Clinton and the Economic Crisis: A Blogger's Chat
By Tom Watson on September 23, 2008 | No Comment

The question for philanthropy says former President Bill Clinton, is whether “people give more or less” during the unfolding American financial crisis.
“I think there’s at least a 50-percent chance they’ll give more,” he told a …

A Nomination Won Online
By Tom Watson on August 29, 2008 | No Comment

When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for President on Thursday night, he capped a long and inspiring campaign that set records for fundraising and personal involvement – and he also put the exclamation point …

Cause Creation: Teen Dies in Transplant Outrage, and a Movement Begins
By Tom Watson on December 24, 2007 | No Comment

When 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan died on Dec. 20th while awaiting a liver transplant her insurance company refused to pay for until it was too late, her case moved beyond one family’s desperate struggle to save …

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