It seemed like a smart idea when four nonprofits with a shared focus on climate change came together to build an online platform for grassroots organizing. They had financial resources, passion, technical expertise, and time to devote to the project. Yet despite those advantages, the Climate Network sputtered. Within a year, the project was jettisoned.

End of story? Not exactly. This false start lives on as one of several “good failures” being showcased and analyzed on a new website...

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