Category: Interviews

  • MoveOn.org and Crowdsourcing: A Chat with Peter Koechley

    “On one level, everything MoveOn.org does is crowdsourced activism.” –Peter Koechley, MoveOn.org   Last week Peter Koechley, MoveOn.org’s Campaign Innovation Director, gave me 3 great examples of how MoveOn.org has used crowdsourcing: 1. They recently created a We Can’t Afford to Wait Photo Petition. MoveOn.org emailed all 5 million of their members and asked them…

  • Chat with an Extraordinary: Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation

    Jeff De Cagna is a leading voice for innovation in the association community, and the chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation. We chatted last week about how associations could use mobile volunteering and crowdsourcing to achieve their missions. De Cagna feels that associations are in a period where they need to create new business…

  • Chat with an Extraordinary: Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue

    Last week I chatted with Carole Baskin, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue, about the organization’s experience using The Extraordinaries over the last few months.  Big Cat Rescue is an educational sanctuary home to more than 100 big cats (i.e. lions, tigers, wild cats) in Tampa, Florida.  In addition to taking care of their 100…

  • Chat with an Extraordinary: Nathan Hand of Christel House

    A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking with Nathan Hand, the Development Associate for Christel House, about his organization’s experience with The Extraordinaries. Christel House’s goal is to end poverty with a holistic, long-term approach. They have five learning centers around the world that serve children in extreme poverty. The children they…

  • New @Extraordinaries mission: Help MoveSmart.org compile access to community information nationwide

    ABOUT MOVESMART.ORG MoveSmart.org fosters vibrant and diverse neighborhoods by empowering housing seekers to move to opportunity. Until now, information on neighborhoods has been buried in the back of academic reports, pinned to community center bulletin boards, and locked in data sets only available to planners, inaccessible to those who would benefit from it the most:…