2 FREE webinars to get you collaborating!!!

 On Monday, July 17th at 12:30p ET (9:30a PT)

4 Hacks for Engaging & Collaborative Meetings (That Don’t Suck)!

Meetings can be tricky for all teams, but when well done they facilitate collective alignment and understanding on our work and strategies! Despite how important they may be, how many people actually love meetings?! When you have an organization full of inspiring leaders, tools that hack your meetings into flows and effective outcomes is essential and opens up the space for you to be your full self (and your team!).
Come to our free webinar to learn 4 simple HACKS to conduct engaging and efficient collaboratively-led meetings!  Register here directly and find out more about our Collaborative Leadership Webinar Series here.

On Thursday, July 27th at 4:15p ET (1:15p PT)

4 Tips for Achieving True Accountability in Your Teams and it’s not micromanaging them!

‘How to get accountability’ gets 93 MILLION results in a Google search! Getting workable accountability (for ourselves) and our teams can be really challenging, especially in this day and age with so many competing and complex demands. And, micromanaging our teammates is damaging to both a healthy work ethic and workplace relationships.

Join our free webinar to learn how to get true accountability with the members on your team on a regular basis while expanding capacity to get more done and strengthen relationships at the same time. Register here directly and find out more about our Collaborative Leadership Webinar Series here.

Come learn about Drutopia – A framework for an ecosystem of open source distributions – a hosted CMS

There is a mission to build a Drupal as a Service full featured distribution of Drupal for organizing and campaigns. There is NationBuilder and other proprietary tools that are available, but why not a Drupal solution?

Come learn about the Drutopia distribution and how grassroots groups will be able to easily create a Drupal 8 site with pre-configured selectable features and the SAAS hosting option. Drutopia.org

We will gather at MIT:
E51-145 : http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E51
Date: Tue 07/18/17
Time: 6:30p – 9:00p

Food will be provided by Agaric and there will be a surprise 15 minute movie followed by a short discussion at 8:15pm

Thursday the 13th – At Harvard

We are resurrecting the Cooperation group for a double session of two exciting talks!
First, our friend and BKC fellow Yaso, will share a very successful activist project which is visibilizing unethical political expenditures in Brazil and Italy using Twitter bots, Telegram and open source tools.
Second, a guest and friend, Danny Spitzberg, is here from San Francisco to share the popular #BuyTwitter campaign, an initiative for the Twitter users to buy the platform and turn it into a platform co-op.
Third, we hope to go for drinks afterwards!
As usual, we will convene this Thursday, at 5pm, in the Conference Room at the Berkman Klein Center. Anyone interested in the topic is very welcome. We would appreciate if you spread the word!
Below you have additional info on both talks:
High impact activism with no resources: visibilizing unethical political expenditures (Yasodara Cordova)
Sometimes, you don’t need new and expensive tools to create colaboration. More generally, if a collective has no resources, but a good idea, how can communities aggregate outsiders in digital platforms? The #SerenataDeAmor Operation is a collective effort to mitigate and visibilize small leaks of money (due to corruption and unethical practices) that runs in politics (so far in Brazil and Italy). The project used very cheap infrastructure based in free/open source tools and commercial social media, to go beyond the activist bubble.
#BuyTwitter (Danny Spitzberg)
The campaign #BuyTwitter (https://www.buytwitter.org) aims to democratize the Twitter platform, with broad-based ownership and accountability similar to a co-op. Danny Spitzberg, a researcher studying cooperative conversions, is one of the volunteers behind this effort and will share what the group has achieved so far, as well as several scenarios they’re exploring with Twitter, other platforms, and rural co-op ISPs, too.