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Power and Control

Guest post from Marie Sauter

Among many insights gleaned from this week’s conference on “Growing Social Impact in a Networked World” (http://www.geofunders.org/networksconference.aspx), one theme keeps recurring for me:  the importance of grantmakers sharing power and control within broadly construed networks of collaborators in the quest for social change.… Read More

How do funders help established organizations develop a network mindset?

Guest post by Adene Sacks

As the GEO gathering comes to a close, funders are spending their morning on the practical consideration of how adopting a network mindset will change our day to day work.  One of the most interesting discussions I participated in this morning focused on what networks mean for those established field organizations whose names are often synonymous with the work we do.… Read More

The Elephant in the Room: “Funders“ and Power

Guest post by Eugene Eric Kim (http://eekim.com/)

Over the past two days at the GEO / Monitor Institute conference, “Growing social impact in a networked world,”(http://www.geofunders.org/networksconference.aspx) I’ve heard several people ask some variation of the same question over and over again:

What is the role of the funder in all of this?… Read More

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Guest post from Barbara Kibbe

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. The new reality of organizations as parts of networks requires another lens and different perspective

Both organizations  and networks can be means to ends.… Read More

The Story of the Boston Youth Sports Initiative Network

Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating. The design was to share this learning was amazing. In the morning, each of the ten case study presenters gave a 5 minute “teaser” about their case study or what one presenter called “showing a little leg.” After lunch, conference participants got to to choose two presenters to spend an hour with in a small group to ask questions and deepened the learning.

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