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NGOs in NYC or San Francisco

Dear all, how are you? 

I am looking for NGOs that are using Holacracy and are based either in New York City or San Francisco and bay area. I would love to interview some of them to better understand the impact it had in their mission and strategies. Any suggestions?

Many thanks 

Warmest

Lucia 

3 Replies
Jeanne
10/30/2015

Hi Lucia,

 

I am the ED at CompassPoint (www.compasspoint.org); we are in Oakland and we are implementing. So is another Oakland nonprofit called Citizen Engagement Lab.

 

Jeanne

Lucia Nader
10/31/2015
Originally Posted by Jeanne:

Hi Lucia,

 

I am the ED at CompassPoint (www.compasspoint.org); we are in Oakland and we are implementing. So is another Oakland nonprofit called Citizen Engagement Lab.

 

Jeanne

Dear Jeanne, many thanks for your answer! 

 

I worked for a human rights NGO based in Brazil for the last 13 years, being the Executive Director from 2011-2015. Currently, I have a fellowship of the Open Society Foundations to research on how "solid" NGOs are adapting to a "liquid" world. Or, in other words, how are NGOs reacting and adapting to the multiplicity and pace of information, the empowerment of the individual and the crisis of the state. More about it can be found at www.liquidworld.info and https://www.opensocietyfoundat...g/people/lucia-nader 

 

I would love to meet you (and also someone at the citizen engagement lab - do you have suggestion of whom?) to interview you and know more about your experience with Holacracy. Would you be available next week, either Thursday or Friday? Friday anytime before 6pm would be ideal for me, but I am flexible. 

 

If you prefer to continue by email, my email address is lucia.nader@gmail.com 

 

Many thanks!

 

Warmest

Lucia 

 

Michael Paone
11/22/2015

Hi Lucia --

 

It's great to hear about your fellowship and that you're helping OSF think along these lines.

 

I'm also curious to know more about nonprofits in the NYC community who are adopting Holacracy.  I'm hoping that the nonprofit sector can keep up with the private sector in this regard.  Having worked in/with NYC based nonprofits for 8 years, I'm realizing how these "teal" practices are so very necessary to the serious work that needs to be done to make NYC a better place.


I've been making noise about Holacracy in my organization, but since I'm not top-level, I'm not sure how much success it will have.  In the meantime, I'm experimenting in the spaces of influence that I do have, and also within our partnerships and political coalition work.

 

I'd be very curious to know what you are finding and read your research.  Do keep in touch!

 

Cheers,

Michael