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270 Strategies | February 25, 2014
Eleis Brennan reflects on the Winter Olympics.
It's nice -- if only for a moment -- when we’re all on the same team.
270 Strategies | February 18, 2014
Alina Hooper on making Fruitvale Station count.
The film is so real, so raw and so intimate in its details that viewing it is a painful, yet revelatory experience.
270 Strategies | February 14, 2014
Santiago Martinez on making data meaningful.
If I wanted to listen to my record collection end to end, it would take me six days, twenty-two hours, fifty-eight minutes, and twenty-two seconds. How do I know something so ridiculous? Simple: I have the data to back it up. Since 2010, I've been keeping a catalog of my record collection--from its humble beginnings as a few records that I boosted from my dad's collection, to a collection that, in my mind, has grown fairly respectable.
270 Strategies | February 13, 2014
270's Bridget Halligan shares the best content to come out of Sochi.
270 Strategies | February 07, 2014
270's Kate Catherall on the new year, new beginnings, and "empowerment organizing"
We're more than a month into 2014. New beginnings. New chapter. Whether we believe in resolutions or not, most of us are in the midst of trying to execute plans to be better versions of ourselves. It gets you thinking about what's important.
270 Strategies | February 05, 2014
270's Michelle Kleppe on what it means to be a leader
270 always says--that it's key to open up and allow opportunities--space--for staff and stakeholders to really live inside the vision of their organization. And there are a number of ways to do this…
270 Strategies | February 04, 2014
270's Lenora Hanks shares 5 inspirational black women you should know about.
270 Strategies | January 20, 2014
Our own Douglas Ely on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and one of his greatest mentors
In the past year we have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks' historic act of civil disobedience, and second inauguration of the first African American President of the United States. As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s enduring legacy, I'd like to note the influence of one of his mentors, Howard Thurman.
270 Strategies | January 07, 2014
What do Beyoncé and 270 have in common? Our own Alice McAlexander has the lowdown
While thinking about the groundbreaking release of "Beyoncé," I can't help but think of the parallels between Beyoncé's approach to her work and 270 Strategies approach to organizing. Her stealthy debut provides many lessons any organizer should follow
270 Strategies | December 19, 2013
270's Andy Oare discusses the challenges in implementing a large government website and how to do it right
From 2009 to 2011, I worked as a New Media Specialist at the Department of Energy, and was part of the team that undertook a massive redesign of Energy.gov. How long did that redesign take us?
270 Strategies | December 18, 2013
270's founding partner, Mitch Stewart on mounting enthusiasm surrounding Ready for Hillary
The organic excitement Ready for Hillary has harnessed is already making a difference in issues that matter now and will be a huge asset for Democrats across the country in the short-term.
270 Strategies | December 09, 2013
270 partner, Meg Ansara highlights an issue that impacts nearly every city in the U.S.
As a recent transplant to Washington DC by way of Chicago, though originally from Boston I've been thinking a lot about the meaning of specific ZIP codes, and what it means to live in a certain place.
270 Strategies | November 26, 2013
270 partner, Lynda Tran on Seattle-Tacoma minimum wage increase
With the final outcome of the Seattle-Tacoma minimum wage ballot initiative certified and official today, area voters have made clear they agree that the community's hardworking families ought to be paid a minimum of $15 per hour.
270 Strategies | November 20, 2013
270's founding partner, Jeremy Bird on Latest ObamaCare Numbers
Since the White House released early health care enrollment numbers last week, many in the media have been calling the stats "disappointing."
270 Strategies | November 18, 2013
270's Ashley Bryant on what it means to be a leader
I'm aware that I've become a bit of a thought leader within the digital/social media space but in such a connected-disconnected world, what truly makes a leader?
270 Strategies | November 14, 2013
270's Eleis Brennan follows up on voting in Virginia and yesterday's victory
Yesterday, Democrat Virginia state Senator Mark Herring defeated Republican state Senator Mark Obershain by a margin of 163 votes, making it one of the closest races in the state's history.
270 Strategies | November 12, 2013
Digital Partner, Betsy Hoover, addresses government's use of smart technology in meeting new challenges.
Technology is now part of everything we do. It has become the basis for how people communicate with one another, receive information, and keep track of data. It changes and evolves constantly as people find new ways to solve problems that have long plagued society. It's a dynamic, innovative and growing space.
270 Strategies | November 05, 2013
270's Eleis Brennan talks about the importance of voting and today's races.
Across the country, voters will go to the polls today.
Still, it won't be nearly as many who went to the polls in 2012, or who will go in 2014. Historically, off-year elections mean lower turnout. A lot of people just don't get excited when there isn't a marquee race. Sometimes they might even forget to vote.
270 Strategies | October 29, 2013
By Max Wood
Catherine Bauer Wurster, a young housing reformer in the early 20th century, might be an odd person to profile in this space. She was not a political strategist, nor did she set out to be an activist. Instead, she was a pragmatic, solutions-oriented idealist with a background in architecture. Bauer Wurster's ability to apply clear, long-term thinking to highly complex issues brought her to the forefront of the progressive-era social justice movement in a time of considerable need. While her name is not often recognized today, her time in that spotlight makes her a model for all of us.
270 Strategies | October 26, 2013
Having never been west of the Mississippi, 270's RJ Kosineski discusses his desire to travel.
I work for a company that prides itself on a mission to change the world and improve people’s lives. With this in mind, and as a citizen of this country, I know I should and can do better to understand this place I call home and the people in it.