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Simple Giving

"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.

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Formula for Social Change

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.

(Source: givby.com)

10 Points About the Science of Spreading Good


spread 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

Original article in PopTech. Photo from DailyGood.

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.