Working with Hollyhock

Article written by Camille Jensen, Axiom News. One of the first events I attended as a newcomer to Vancouver was Vert-ality, a once-a-year party for the sustainability movement. Entering the event I was handed a small booklet entitled “Hollyhock,” while overhearing fellow patrons strike up conversations about their most recent Hollyhock experience or upcoming course at the lifelong centre located on Cortes Island.

Trust and Networks

Critical thinking by our colleagues, Alumni from Web of Change.

Trust and Networks

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes.

Web of Change

September 22 – 26, 2010
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC
Much more than just a technology conference, Web of Change brings together a diverse group of change-makers for an experience designed to facilitate key conversations, strengthen movements, and support leadership development.

Social Tech Training

Renewal friends in the Web of Change community are planning their second Social Tech Training in Toronto.

Designing for Democracy

March 5, 2009
District 319, Vancouver, BC

Web of Change has returned! They're hosting a special event in Vancouver to kick off this year’s schedule.

Newbies to web technology and the non-profit world are invited to join our past WOC alumni at Designing for Democracy — a limited engagement event starring one of North America’s leaders in technology, arts and social activism, Favianna Rodriguez.

Changemakers Contest

Changemakers is running a $50,000 competition to find the best new ideas in media and technology, looking for the next Flickr or the next Witness. If you have an idea for a new non-profit or business that uses media or technology to improve the world, please enter here. If you know someone else who has a great idea, please nominate them here. The deadline is January 21, 2009 so get to it!

Web of Change 2009

September 23 – 27, 2009
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

Since 2001, Web of Change has been convening events that bring together tech-savvy social change leaders from across North America to hone their skills, connect with other leaders, and refresh their passion for work, change, and innovation.

Open Everything: A Web of Change Retreat

September 3 – 6, 2008
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Web of Change, a project of Communicopia, presents, in collaboration with Mark Surman, Michael Lewkowitz, David Eaves and Jason Mogus, a retreat on "open source thinking, doing and being." 

Communicopia

Canada’s leading online strategy and design company for social change

Jason’s Story

Jason Mogus was an enterprising 22-year-old of the .com boom—drawn to the hip, cultural, storytelling space that the World Wide Web promised to be. An activist at heart, Jason joined with friends under the business name “Communicopia” to create online strategies for groups with a social purpose. At Communicopia they were all activists, full of passion and indifferent to profitability. “We ran our business how we lived our politics, supporting those whose objectives advanced our world views. We still do,” explains Jason.

Communicopia — Making Money While Doing Good

I met Jason Mogus in the mid 90's as a very young web keener ready to change the world overnight. His company, Communicopia, was determined to provide web and interactive services to the best triple bottom line organizations in the world.

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