In recent years we’ve seen the power of movements. They can bring people together in support of a common cause and drive meaningful change in the social good community. But how do they start? What gets a movement started, and once a movement has been started, what causes it to grow and accelerate?
To help us answer those questions and more, joining Steve on this episode is Henry Timms. As president and CEO of the 92nd Street Y in New York City and a co-founder of GivingTuesday, Henry is familiar with the powers that drive movements. He has also co-authored the book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You
together with co-author Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose. Listen to this week’s episode to hear what Henry has to say about new power and how it is shaping and affecting modern movements for social good.
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“When you start to look at the world, you start to see these themes emerging, which is that the people who are coming out on top are the people who understand mobilization.”
“We’ve all realized now that the assumptions of the 20th century, that if truth was on your side you’d come out on top, we know that’s no longer true.”
“The key to a movement is that it’s only a movement if it moves without you.”