A Collection of Voices: We Are Open Co-op Day: September 2017 Edition

On the first day of September in the Year of Our Lord 2017, the We Are Open Co-op joined together in a celebration of piety towards intellect. Wait…what am I doing here? I’ve been reading Shakespeare and watching Braveheart. Ignore that voice, I was trying too hard. The We Are Open Co-op finally got together […]

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A Collection of Voices: We Are Open Co-op Day: September 2017 Edition

3 tips for helping creative people work openly

Leading offline groups can be challenging. These three tips make it easier. Participants in open source communities collaborate in online environments differently than they do offline. Online, we open source enthusiasts tend to think participation is easy—as long as we’re using open tools and have documented how people might get involved. We create structures, strategies, […]

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3 tips for helping creative people work openly

What storytellers can teach open leaders

Learning from great storytellers makes us better open leaders—as long as we understand what these roles have in common. People are natural storytellers. From the moment we learn to speak, we use stories to communicate and to express our needs and desires. Great storytelling happens when the person telling the story is emotionally involved in […]

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What storytellers can teach open leaders

Release Early, Release Often

With a project like Planet 4, a plan needs to be flexible. Considering our broader scope and innovative ambitions, we constantly have to explore and dig into problems, before finding and testing solutions. This constant cycle of defining a problem, coming up with hypothesis that addresses it, making something to test those hypothesis (even if […]

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Release Early, Release Often

Greenpeace, the Open Organization and All Things Open 2016

Walking into the Red Hat Tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, I was feeling particularly upbeat. For over a year, I’ve been writing about open organizations on Opensource.com and serving as an Ambassador for the Open Organization. I was about to meet “my editor”, with whom I have a hilarious backchannel and a number of other […]

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Greenpeace, the Open Organization and All Things Open 2016

Why I can’t wait to represent at All Things Open

In two short weeks (OMG!!), I’ll be attending All Things Open. The 3 main reasons why I’m excited: I will connect. All Things Open has an incredible line up with passion and experience from across the Open Movement. The attendees of such a conference are bound to have some commonalities with yours truly. Others will […]

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Why I can’t wait to represent at All Things Open

“Open leaves too many questions”

In our team meeting today (notes here), we talked about some feedback that we’ve received from people within Greenpeace. Some of our friends have commented that they don’t feel our updates have been relevant to them. That we aren’t really explaining how to get involved. That we are sharing too early. Bear with us! Such […]

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“Open leaves too many questions”