We may be used to thinking of philanthropy as something separate from ourselves - a separate class of people or a separate kind of work. But the point of democracy is acknowledgment of our interdependence, and behaving accordingly. We must rely upon each other for resources and expertise and engage in discourse that represents the depth of our self-governance....
Harold Feld, speaking at the Community Wireless Summit (where human rights advocates joined community networkers) said that the difference between mob and movement is in coordination and intentionality. We've got to intend to work together towards our higher purposes. We need to participate in a higher collective vision. Working effectively and authentically across a global network is our challenge. What tools facilitate that? Which get in the way? Can we be more agile? We're trying to be intentional in the selection and design of our tools as part of a civic network infrastructure.
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