A photo of Kanoko Kamata, Huang Hui, local organizing team members, and 45 participants from NGO’s and community groups from all over Japan. This was Kanoko's first 2.5 day organizing workshop in Tokyo. December 2013.

Members of Serbia on the Move at a recent launching of the new project called "How will your doctor be?" An initial campaign to address corruption in the Serbian health system.

Farhan Latif,  Sarah Smith, Chris Looi, Rawan Zeine, Yusufi Vali and Marshall Ganz, holding a Public Narrative workshop at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. February 23, 2013

On June 2, 2013, the pictured team led a Public Narrative workshop with 30 doctoral students enrolled in the Global Health Leadership Program at Tokyo University. From left to right:  Hui ‘Helen’ Huang, Sayako Kanamori, Kanoko Kamata, Tomohiro Hamakawa, Mariko Gakiya, Marshall Ganz, Naoko Jinjo, Amina Sugi and Miho Shimizu.

Latino Leadership Initiative Coaches & Trainers, June 2013. — left to right:  Melanie Vant, Uyen Doan, Celina Barrios-Millner, Lucia Moritz, Abel Cano, Rawan Zeine, Jacob Waxman, Marshall Ganz and Christopher Torres.

Public Narrative training with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI), April 2013. From left to right: Yusufi Vali, Jenny Howlett, Brie Loskota,Nadia Roumani, Predrag Stojicic, Farhan Latif, Sofia Begg Latif, Rawan Zeine, Nura Sediqe, Marshall Ganz and Sumaya Abubaker.

Community Organizing Training with Canada's First Nations & Environmental Leaders. March 22-24, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Network Training Team included: Dan Grandone, Jake Waxman, Esther Handy & Jennifer Hollett.

Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012"  

Participants of the "Learning Conference 2012" during the Strategy Deep Learning Session  

" Learning Conference 2012" - Strategy Session  


Right for Moms: Mothers who made a power shift in Serbia

Posted on July 21, 2014

We are pleased to share this update from Ana Babovic, team leader of the Serbia on the Move core team.

SOTM moms bravo Being a parent is not an easy job. It is full time, requires proficiency, love, patience and after all money. No matter how difficult it is, everybody says it’s one of the most precious moments in your life when you get that screaming small creature. However, In Serbia moms don’t have that luxurious position to enjoy carelessly those moments. The fact that their salary is late for months put them in the position of worry about how to create sufficient means and satisfy all needs of newly born kids. To be clear, we are talking about fully and legally employed women whose salary during 11 months of maternity leave is guaranteed by state. However, irresponsible state hided itself behind the employer who is in charge of payments for moms, which are then reimbursed by state. This of course functions only on paper since in real life state is late with these payments which puts employer in the situation to finance state and become financially impotent. At the end of the story, employers don’t pay moms and moms are left without salaries in the moment when they need money at most.

With an idea of solving this problem Serbia on the move started a campaign to push the state to take full responsibility for moms and pay them directly from the state budget.
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“How Organizations Develop Activists” – new book by professor Hahrie Han

Posted on July 09, 2014

We are so excited to announce the release of Hahrie Han’s new book about how organizations build and mobilize effective networks of activists. Below is a letter from Hahrie to members of the network. We hope you’ll check it out.

Hahrie HanI first learned about organizing as an undergraduate in Marshall Ganz’s seminar at Harvard. Growing up in Texas as the daughter of Korean immigrants who were more concerned about securing their own financial footing than they were about politics, I had never heard of community organizing. But in that class, I developed a language and framework for understanding the experiences I had attending school as the only Asian kid in a predominantly white, wealthy parochial school. Building power, Marshall’s class taught me, begins with developing leadership.

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LCN Election Report Released

Posted on July 03, 2014

A few months ago, LCN launched its first election, and the participation of the LCN community enabled a Board of Directors to be voted in! We learned a lot in the process of organizing the election, and we wanted to share this learning so others could benefit as well.

Our Network Organizer Ruby Sinreich took the lead on writing this report with great support and advice from Dan Grandone, Marshall Ganz, Sung E Bai, and the Board candidates. We hope you find it useful.

Click here to read the report on Google Docs.

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Election Results In!

Posted on April 01, 2014

We are excited to announce the winners of our first membership-wide board election. We appreciate all 15 candidates for their willingness to serve and engage in this active month-long campaign. And a special thanks to all of you for voting! There were 367 total ballots cast from members across 44 countries. Congratulations to the top 7 candidates (in bold) who become the Network’s new board members! Jacob Waxman           149 Rawan Zeine           146 Christina Sánchez      143 Predrag Stojicic      139 Jesse Wilderman        129 Art Reyes   … Continue reading

Happy birthday, Marshall!

Posted on March 21, 2014

Last week was the birthday of our own Marshall Ganz. One of his students compiled this video with hundreds of greetings from around the world.

LCN 2014 Board Candidate Forum

Posted on March 14, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 LCN Board Candidate forum!

Members of the Leading Change Network will be electing a new Board of Directors in a few weeks. Candidates will have several opportunities to answer questions from members about their qualifications and vision for the network. The questions for this forum will be submitted by members like you, and generated by the LCN Election Committee. Continue reading

What would you like to know about the candidates for the board of the Leading Change Network?

Posted on March 06, 2014

Members of the Leading Change Network will be electing a new Board of Directors in a few weeks. Click here to learn more about the process. Candidates will have several opportunities to answer questions from members about their qualifications and vision for the network.

We invite any members of our community to suggest questions for the board candidates. Here are some of the ways you can do this… Continue reading