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Tom Liacas
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Networked advocacy wonk
Networked advocacy wonk

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My latest in SSIR examines how even policy-oriented NGOs are now using distributed organizing to mobilize global audiences on progressive issues like more humane drug policies.
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Am happy to be involved in this year's edition of Memefest 2016, an online festival that celebrates the work of young creatives and strategists in support of progressive social change. Details in this article and submission deadline is Sept. 20 in case you know some folks who would like to participate!
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The Networked Change Report maps out the strategies and practices that made 47 of today’s most successful advocacy campaigns work while so many others failed to create lasting change. Read this summary in the +Stanford Social Innovation Review
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Expect to see some tangible breakthroughs in 2016, when networked social movements gain the upper hand at the expense of businesses, governments and institutions.
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My latest piece on Mashable: It's up to activists now to make sure world leaders follow through on climate pledges and that dying industries don't try to sabotage this. Stories from 350.org, Avaaz, Greenpeace International and NextGen Climate.
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Below I am sharing a detailed look at how new internet-based advocacy networks like Avaaz and Sumofus have raised millions and become self-sufficient through microdonations from millennials. This buys great freedom and also means that no corporate target is off limits. Big businesses can expect some tough love in the future from these orgs.
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Latest digital mobilization news put together with friends from Mobilization Lab.
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My new article in Open Democracy examines how advocates can use the corporate reputation of tech giants to their advantage when lobbying for digital human rights.
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Do you get geeky about digital activism? If so, then here is my video presentation and paper submitted to the Social Media Activism and Organisations conference at Goldsmith's, University of London.
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