Philanthropy and Government

The video for a panel I moderated in April at NYU’s Heyman Center is up, and I thought I’d share it here. It was quite an interesting discussion. Here’s the description:

Social media and the resulting mass philanthropy movement are bringing rapid and often destabilizing change to the nonprofit world. This panel discussed how some nonprofits are beginning to harness this new force for change, re-configure their missions and manage change in new ways as a result of the Web-powered social networks. The panel also discussed the adoption of new social media tools is a strategic imperative for traditional organizations of all stripes. (Thanks go to Marcia Stepanek for organizing panel and indeed, the discussion series, at NYU).
Panelists included:

  • Andrew Rasiej, founder, Personal Democracy Forum
  • John Wonderlich, policy director, Sunlight Foundation
  • Laura Fredricks, adjunct instructor, Heyman Center
  • Richard McPherson, CEO, McPherson Associates; adjunct instructor, Heyman Center
  • Tom Watson, managing partner and founder, CauseWired – Moderator