“Less is more.” — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
This is true in giving, as well as architecture.
Give to more charities you like, by giving less — and sharing them with your friends. Your friends discover these charities through you & they give too.
This is how giving less becomes giving more.
e = (mm)nt
e = empowerment | mm = market mechanisms | nt = network technologies
Disruptive philanthropy applies network technologies to new market mechanisms that empower people & organizations with new ways of coming together for social good.
—by James Fowler
1. Good deeds are contagious
2. The network acts like a matching grant
3. Messages get amplified when they spread naturally
4. Close friends matter more
5. Our real world friends are online, too
6. Make good behavior visible…
7.… but don’t overdo it!
8. Centrality, interest, influence, and influence-ability are all important
9. Central actors can also help predict the future
10. Realize your network power
James Fowler is an internationally recognized political scientist who specializes in the study of social networks, human cooperation, and political participation. His work bridges the social and natural sciences and is frequently covered by the media.