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We believe that movements dedicated to the greater good always prevail — even if they take decades in the face of devastating setbacks. In other words: You can't deny the will of the people. In the last decade, we've seen tremendous research into new methods that enable organizations and movements to better achieve their goals. Here are some of the thinkers we follow.

March 26, 2017

Storytelling Master Class

Storytelling Master Class Entrepreneur, author and speaker Dan Pallotta gets personal, tells us what he’s going to say, starts with the “why” of the problem (vs. […]
March 26, 2017

Collective Impact

Collective Impact Let’s face it: Lone funders and lone nonprofits can’t solve large-scale social and environmental challenges on their own. We’re inspired by the Collective Impact […]
March 25, 2017

Made to Stick

Made to Stick Guy Kawasaki said Made to Stick would join The Tipping Point and Built to Last on the must-read list for business people. We think Made to Stick […]
March 25, 2017

Start With Why

Start With Why Nearly 32 million views later, Simon Sinek’s small TEDx talk from the Puget Sound continues to make global waves. What he explains here […]
March 25, 2017

Brand is a Story — About You

Brand is a Story — About You Here’s a snippet of wisdom from brand guru Seth Godin. As he says: “The brand is a story. But […]
March 24, 2017

Measuring Impact For Success

Measuring Impact For Success Why do you do what you do? And how will it make a difference? As Seattle’s ORS Impact likes to say: “These […]
March 23, 2017

Winning The Story Wars

Winning The Story Wars It’s a battle out there. Brands do battle for eyeballs. Jonah Sachs has some great, big ideas about how to win. Here’s […]
March 1, 2017

The Center Must Hold

The Center Must Hold History shows that democracies are fragile and they they only last if the center holds. Obviously, America’s center isn’t doing a very […]
October 1, 2013

NYT: Our Democracy At Stake

Friedman: Our Democracy At Stake In case you missed it, Thomas Friedman absolutely nailed a recent op-ed on the U.S. government shutdown. His argument: What’s at stake this […]
June 15, 2013

NYT: China’s Great Uprooting

NYT: China’s Great Uprooting Here’s a great story from The New York Times about China’s relocation of 250 million people from the countryside to cities. In terms of […]
June 1, 2013

The Issue of Scale

The Issue of Scale Recently, we were fortunate to be at Cavallo Point with some of the country’s top thinkers on sustainable investing. The crowd of nearly 100 […]
January 12, 2013

The Economist: The Innovation Machine

The Economist: The Innovation Machine Here at GreatBig.org, we care much more about scale than innovation. But we don’t forget about innovation. Here’s The Economist on […]