Introducing the Social Change Book Club (And comment for a chance to win Getting to Maybe!)

Posted 5 years ago at 4:47 am

The Collective Impact Forum is excited to share the news about a new Forum member activity—The Social Change Book Club!

The Social Change Book Club will be a virtual book club here on the Forum where every month, a book or article will be selected, and together, Forum members who wish to participate can read along, and share comments, questions, and insights about the readings.

Why the “Social Change” Book Club? Well, there are so many topics and themes that can shine a light on our own collective impact work, so whether the book examines topics like complexity, change management, or community engagement, there are always keen learnings that could be discussed and applied to the day-to-day and year-to-year work within collective impact efforts.

What will the Forum be reading? We welcome your recommendations, but we have a few books lined-up for the next few months. Here’s what’s on the docket:

  • February: Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed by Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, and Michael Patton
  • March: Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up by Paul Schmitz
  • April: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • May: Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times by Paul Born

February’s Book Pick: Getting To Maybe

For our first book club pick, we are choosing the recent “classic” on social change thinking, Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed by Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, and Michael Patton.

We chose this book first both for its ground-breaking thinking around social innovation, but also to honor the recent passing of coauthor Brenda Zimmerman, who was an inspiring leader on complexity theory.

Comment for a chance to win a free ebook of Getting to Maybe

Leave a comment on this thread between now and February 2, and you will be automatically entered to win a free ebook (Kindle or Nook version) of Getting to Maybe. On February 2, we will choose 3 random commenters and send them the ebook for free, in the format of their choice.

The Fine Print: This contest is limited to ebooks only, and only Kindle or Nook versions.

In February, come join us for a discussion on Getting to Maybe, and for each person who comes and shares their thoughts about the book, you will automatically be entered to win a free copy of our March book club pick, Everyone Leads!

We look forward to reading with you, and comment below for a chance to win!