Hosting a workshop

Hosting a workshop

This article was originally written as guidance for workshop organisers during an open space meeting in October 2016.

This is a place where civil rights activists meet to discuss change. During our three days together, we have plenty of space for spontaneous sessions as well as for pre-organised ones. What happens in your session is up to you: a workshop, a lecture, networking, practical action… Here are a few […]

hackAIR: citizen science and open hardware

hackAIR: citizen science and open hardware

In the coming three years, ON:SUBJECT will support the EU-funded project “hackAIR: Collective awareness platform for outdoor air pollution”. The overall objective of hackAIR is to develop and pilot test an open platform that will enable communities of citizens to easily set up air quality monitoring networks and engage their members in measuring and publishing outdoor air pollution levels, leveraging the power of online social networks, mobile and open hardware technologies, and […]

Project: Changemakers Forward

Project: Changemakers Forward

2014-2015 | Changemakers Forward

Changemakers Forward is an online community for, by and about being changemakers, supporting each other to thrive and sustain our mission to make the world a better place.

Like many others, we’ve always loved making a difference. Too often this meant traveling a path that doesn’t exist yet. It’s hard to know where to start or how to have what it takes to follow through.

Together we can change this: Through […]

Report: Technology Innovations for Sustainability Standards

Report: Technology Innovations for Sustainability Standards

2015 | ISEAL Alliance

Today’s sustainability standards systems are challenged to keep up with a rapidly evolving technological landscape. While the corporate world has learned to integrate data flows across global supply chains, most standards systems are lagging behind. This report explores the relevance of current trends in technology to sustainability standards – from mobile data collection and the internet of things, to open data and blockchains – and proposes […]

Project: ASI Client Satisfaction Study

Project: ASI Client Satisfaction Study

2013-2015 | Accreditation Services International

Accreditation Services International (ASI) is one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies for sustainability standards systems.

ASI conducts an annual survey to solicit feedback from its clients, i.e. scheme owners and certification bodies for ASC, FSC, MSC, RSB and RSPO. The results are used to inform the organizational development of ASI and to instigate conversations with clients and stakeholders.

Since 2013, ON:SUBJECT is the lead contractor for the study. As […]

Revue: Pathways to Change at #15NTC

Revue: Pathways to Change at #15NTC

So, I spent most of last week in Austin at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (also known as #15NTC). I’d been working with NTEN (the host organization) for a while on their Editorial Committee, and I was very grateful for the invitation to link up with the community live and in person.

I feel the same way Austin, but I think we should see other people. #15NTC pic.twitter.com/svV5cc1qrD

— Doug Phillips […]

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning (PSP) is a consensus-oriented process that helps an organization, network or community come together in developing a strategic approach for the next few years.

Part of the suite of processes called Technology of Participation, Participatory Strategic Planning consists of four stages:

First, the group determines their vision for the future of the organisation or community.
Second, they describe the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their vision.
In the third stage they move on […]