Of Starlings & Social
Change:
the non-profit sector as an
innovating structure
mstruthers@ryerson.ca
Canadian NPO Sector
161,000 nonprofit organizations
• about 50% are charities
+ grass roots organizations
• about 30/1000 ...
Two frames on human organizing – people
working together to make change
Two frames on human organizing – people
working together to make change
“Order for Free” Stuart Kauffman
Evolution in Organizing
Yaneer Bar-Yam: New England Complex Systems Institute
If you want to
change the
world…
you have to
change the
metaphor
Joseph Campbell
Of Starlings & Social Change - Marilyn Struthers
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  1. 1. Of Starlings & Social Change: the non-profit sector as an innovating structure mstruthers@ryerson.ca
  2. 2. Canadian NPO Sector 161,000 nonprofit organizations • about 50% are charities + grass roots organizations • about 30/1000 people
  3. 3. Two frames on human organizing – people working together to make change
  4. 4. Two frames on human organizing – people working together to make change
  5. 5. “Order for Free” Stuart Kauffman
  6. 6. Evolution in Organizing Yaneer Bar-Yam: New England Complex Systems Institute
  7. 7. If you want to change the world… you have to change the metaphor Joseph Campbell

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