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Appreciative Inquiry

In this excellent book, Corbett and Fikkert discuss the role of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a way of identifying the good gifts that God has placed in a community and of dreaming about how those gifts can fix what is wrong. They use the tools of AI as part of the...

Leadership Paradigm Shifts

Leadership in the typically “organic” processes common to social and spiritual movements reflect some of the lessons being learned in today’s “virally networked” organizations. Michael Hyatt offers several lessons he’s learned from...

Movements Require Kingdom Thinking, not Marketplace Thinking

In a lot of ways, churches (and ministries/movements, etc.–mine) operate like the marketplace; we keep our ideas and strategies and talent and experience (good and bad) to ourselves. It mostly makes sense in the marketplace, where that kind of proprietary,...

The Lessons of Social Networks

The research into network science has led to some new ways of thinking about social behavior. This research into networks offers multiple insights into movement building—the connecting, transforming, multiplying, generating, and cultural changing aspects of all...

A Network Mindset

Yet another post from Forces for Good. The authors argued that high impact nonprofits nurture networks. A network strategy allows these nonprofits to reach more people and to have far more social impact than they could through their own organization. Through expanded...