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Retrofitting Movements: A Pioneer’s Guide to Advancing Advocacy in a Networked World Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation Heather McLeod Grant, Founder, McLeod Grant Advisors Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union – N. California.

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Retrofitting movements a pioneer s guide to advancing advocacy in a networked world

  • Retrofitting Movements: A Pioneer’s Guide to Advancing Advocacy in a Networked World

  • Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

  • Heather McLeod Grant, Founder, McLeod Grant Advisors

  • Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union –

  • N. California


Retrofitting movements a pioneer s guide to advancing advocacy in a networked world

A New Model for Social Change


Retrofitting movements a pioneer s guide to advancing advocacy in a networked world

Program Focus

Year-by-Year

  • Toolkit

  • Grants

  • Forums

  • Capacity-building


Retrofitting movements a pioneer s guide to advancing advocacy in a networked world

Looking Back…

  • December 8, 2009: ACLU-NC Executive Director Application

  • Engagement: “From lobby days to the next phase of internet organizing, volunteers are critical to the success of the ACLU.”  

  • Reach: “Building capacity to protect civil liberties in the Central Valley.”  

  • Diversity: “People of color, young people, and the LGBT community must be three cornerstones of broadening the membership of the ACLU.”

  • Collaboration: “The ACLU affiliates in California have a tremendous responsibility to work together … for maximum impact on state and federal policy.”  

  • March 30, 2009 9:00 a.m.

  • Start the new job on Cesar Chavez Day!

  • September 24, 2009 9 a.m.

  • Meet with Merle Lawrence, Daniel Lee, and Lateefah Simon.


Spending money to make friends

Ads start again

Spending Money to Make Friends?

Increase to $20/day

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miACLU Facebook page ads start ($10/day)

miACLU tour launches


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

People care

Networks matter

Ads work


Retrofitting movements a pioneer s guide to advancing advocacy in a networked world

Discussion Themes

Leadership and Change Management

Collaboration and Movement Building

New Models of Philanthropy and Grantmaking

Social Media and Technology


Retrofitting movements a pioneer s guide to advancing advocacy in a networked world

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