Bobby Fishkin’s CrowdDoing

Another systems-related initiative that has been going for some time, this is a self-organising group focusing on Systems Change, meeting regularly online on Saturdays

more info including dates and links in pdf:

What is CrowdDoing?

CrowdDoing works in sustainability, anti-poverty, public health, education, and research. We
aim to address UN Sustainable Development Goals and beyond through our social innovation
efforts. CrowdDoing approaches each collective challenge by harnessing operating leverage for
systems change via social innovation. This allows us to identify different under-utilized
capacities that could make addressing problems in our society more feasible in the future.
Because first believes in the exponential potential of global collaboration to de-risk and
develop social innovations and leverage diverse capabilities to realize shared goals. CrowdDoing
leverages multiple intervention points and under-utilized capacities to achieve operating leverage
for systems change. CrowdDoing is able to achieve this kind of operating leverage for impact
across our portfolio areas from homelessness prevention, prevention derivatives, health benefits
from spending time in nature, medicinal foods for stress and anxiety, and preventing isolation as
a side effect of virtual volunteerism. All of these are anticipatory solutions which allow people to
get ahead of their risks of catastrophe. CrowdDoing leverages under-utilized capacities to make
it feasible for our solutions to potentially reach the scale of the problems we face together.
At CrowdDoing, each of us adopts a dimension of a larger challenge. We collaborate within our
convenient feasibility on this with others. We don’t expect ourselves to have every expertise. We
rely on each-other. We include broad participation by micro-leaders in systemic change through
specific social innovations that we can build together.
CrowdDoing aims to scale participation through skilled volunteering and service-learning
opportunities to help enterprises and institutions foster social innovation. Better mental health,
physical health and productivity among employees are among the intrinsic incentives that prompt
companies to adopt employee volunteer programs. Learning, creating impact, and achieving
mental and physical health benefits are intrinsic incentives that prompt employees to participate
in volunteering & service-learning programs. Service learning focused on social innovation can
be efficient simultaneously at achieving impact, and at teaching skills needed in the future.
Service learning and skilled volunteering have demonstrably been efficient and effective
approaches to helping individuals acquire skills for a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity,
and ambiguity) world in a diversity of fields—from human resources to engineering to project
management to data science. Service learning combines learning objectives with community
service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal
needs. Service learning and skilled volunteering helps to bridge skill & social innovation gaps to
achieve sustainable development goals. Research shows professional development is most
effective when done in a hands-on manner through engaging challenging / new projects and

experiences. Micro-leadership at CrowdDoing means that while each person adopts a dimension
of responsibility for a collective problem in our society, each of us does not take on the worry
about the whole. We take on a level of responsibility that is safe for each of us to have comfort

Initiatives list (more info in pdf)

(1) CrowdDoing is developing an app called Nature Counter which aims to promote the
benefits of spending time in nature by allowing users to track their time spent in parks and
other natural areas.

(2) Medicinal Foods & Herbs for Stress and Anxiety by CrowdDoing–now called

(3) Zero Subsidy Affordable Housing (ZSAH)

(4) CrowdDoing Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention

(5) Implicit Marginalia

(6) #systemschange is a dialogue hosted by with leading thinkers and
practitioners in systems change, systems thinking and social innovation. This dialogue is
public facing and connects to theory and real-world problems. The conversation develops
narratives about how we can achieve agency regarding collective challenges. The
organization, CrowdDoing’s #SystemsChange brings together individuals in social
innovation, impact investing, complexity sciences, social entrepreneurship, collaboration
studies, ecosystem services, the arts, and artificial intelligence for social good. The goal is to
reach a regenerative future and address global problems before they become impossible to
solve. The conversations will be recorded for public release on video and audio platforms.
CrowdDoing also shares the output of #SystemsChange’s work on it’s Youtube channel

under #systemschange.15 CrowdDoing stewards #SystemsChange as a social innovation
organization. CrowdDoing’s #SystemsChange invites individuals to join a series of
international conversations about deepening collaboration across fields to address human and
environmental needs.

(7) Relational Capital by CrowdDoing.

(8) Project Blackthorn (the New Stock Exchange for Systems Change)

(9) Generative AI Course on Backcasting from a solar punk future on Udemy

(10) Ikigai by CrowdDoing

(11) Common App for Volunteer Request

(12) Initiative for a Systems-Change “Solar Punk Fund for Sweat Equity

(13) Deliberative Democracy

(14) CrowdDoing Hackathon

(15) Dopplegangers United by CrowdDoing

(16) Mutual “Debt for Nature” for Accelerated Biodiversity Conservation

(17) Radical Collaboration on Addressing Solar Punk Narrative Gap

(18) Vertical gardens in hospitals by CrowdDoing

(19) Service Learning Singularity

(20) Spaceship Earth Knowledge Management

(21) Democratization of Shareholder resolution proxy voting

(22) Crypto-Impact Potential: The CrowdDoing Crypto Impact Potential project