Phil has been licensee of TEDxRainier in Seattle for 2011 and 2012, and he was co-organizer for TEDxRainier in 2010. He was a presenting speaker at TEDxSummit, TEDGlobal2012, and TEDActive2012 for TEDx organizer workshops.
He has a background working with philanthropies and nonprofits to face community and technology challenges, and is also a business consultant with ProjectLine Services and consults for Microsoft. Phil has built web database applications and online toolsets. He was the lead designer and developer on the TechAtlas project, an online tech planning toolset, expertise distribution and recommender system used by over 20,000 nonprofits and libraries worldwide, which was acquired by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
From 1989-1994, Phil helped organize the nonprofit sector in the Northwest US by publishing a weekly listing of nonprofit jobs and by writing a guide to working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector.
Phil holds an MA in Literature, focusing on world literature written in English. His MA thesis developed the idea of Extraculturality, which examined the effects and consequences of being outside one's familiar cultural context.
Phil Klein's work has been funded by grants to nonprofits from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gill Foundation, PhilanthropyNW (a consortium of funders), DeWitt Wallace Readers Digest fund, Rockefeller Foundation, and others.
the evolving social self, intercultural openness, social software, philanthropy, community, education, philosophy, and transformation
1) Ethnoglobalism over Ethnocentrism 2) The web, with engaged participation, is a social problem-solving platform and environment. Social problems that had been too complex and costly to solve can be addressed now, due in part to sociotechnological capabilities that can handle complex data, interdependent processes, distributed organizing and task management. Data analysis can handle deeper complexity, software development and science has given us skills in solution modeling, testing, iterative learning and practice producing results – KM and just-in-time production and better data integration, that melds data collection, analysis and process tuning allow solutions to evolve rapidly and continuously. And because we have new methods for solutions development and delivery (such as peer production, user-centric design, social entrepreneurialism, distributed expertise, and intercultural translation processes) social capital and globally distributed resources are apped, lowering costs
philanthropy, survivor readiness and success, TEDx, KM, data, Lit, social software, Intercultural relations.
appreciating the sunrise and other moments, caretaking memories, reading, crazy good day dreaming, listening to my daughters.
I met TEDster Siegfried Woldhek at a tech for nonprofits conference. (I'd seen Siegfried's talk on the Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait talk) and we spoke about his commuity tech project, NABUUR.com the global neighbor network, and he said I belonged at TED. A year later, while living in Martinique, I went to TEDGlobal 2009. I then spoke at TEDxAnchorage and TEDxTamaya and began attending TEDx events and returning to TEDGlobal. I've now organized TEDxRainier in Seattle, producing in 2010 and curating in 2011 and 2012.
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