HelloThank you for participating in the first event of the Stanford PACS new initiative onPhilanthropy, Technology, and Policy. We are excited about the ReCodingGoodCharrette. With your help, our meeting can help to shape the social economy of thenext century.Thats a big task. We know we can do it. Were going to get started on Tuesday,January 24 at 2:00 p.m. At the end of this short note youll find the logisticalinformation you need to be in the right place at the right time. All the meetinginformation is also available at http://recodegood.posterous.com/ Before you come, skim the attached slide deck and agenda. The agenda has thequestions were going to ask, explore, and try to answer. The slide deck will orient you to our frame for this conversation. For more information on the sharingeconomy, please check the resource section of http://recodegood.posterous.com/ For decades, philanthropy and nonprofits have been the primary ways weve usedprivate resources for public good. But today we also start social businesses, loan ourmoney to peers, invest our funds for social impact, depend on companies to do good,act as part of local, national, and global networks, use ethical consumption as a toolfor change, and use public data sets with an eye toward improving the world. Thisexpanded set of enterprises, resources, and behaviors make up what we call the
new social economy
. And within it is the rapidly growing universe of
- tech-enabled networks that help people access information, goods, andservices without owning them.These sharing platforms cover quite a range of activities. From car sharing to urbanfruit swaps, co-working office spaces to peer-to-peer lending there are thousands of online sharing platforms. Weve been drawing from the Mesh network for ourexamples. If youre not familiar withMeshing.it , please take a minute to scan theirdirectory of sharing companies.The attached slide deck (including notes pages) will orient you to the conversation.Here are two questions to think about as warm up to our brainstorm:
o all sharing platforms produce environmental, financial, andcommunity benefits?
What policies should we consider for expanding the public benefits of these sharing platforms?Please come prepared to think big and ask crazy questions. Thinking about thesharing economy is one step toward our larger goal of thinking about the policieswe need for the social economy of the 21
Century. Thanks in advance to NealGorenflo, our co-host from Shareable and to you. See you on the 24