Time capsule thoughts on rapidly changing role of NGOs in change-making; on successful “engagement” [vid]

What am I most inspired by these days? That’s the question the staff of Hollyhock threw my way while we enjoyed their edenic retreat center on Cortes Island — once again the setting for our annual Web of Change conference in September.

Here’s my answer, which feels particularly bound to this moment in time, immediately on the heels of the Arab Spring and on the cusp of the Occupy movement going to scale. 

And Jason Mogus (Communicopia), our founder, had some really smart things to say about opportunities for new thinking and radical digital approaches in the face of major recent setbacks:

Finally, the real prize. Charles Tsai wisely asked several participants and colleagues to give us a sense of what successful supporter engagement meant to them, and he captures some great quotes and thoughts from some brilliant minds in this video for the Knight Foundation:

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