Networks | Beth’s Blog - Part 15

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Bringing a Network Mindset To Nonprofit Boards

Note from Beth: A few weeks ago, the Leadership Learning Community invited me into their board meeting.   Not just to quietly listen, but participate in the discussion about applying a networked lens to nonprofit governance.    (If you want to better understand what the term network mindset and what it has to do with nonprofit leadership, check out their recent paper on the topic.)

Guest Post: Bringing a Network Mindset to Our Nonprofit Board by Deborah Meehan

Over the last month as we prepared for the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) board meeting we decided to turn the light back on ourselves asking, “How might governing in a more networked way help us to fulfill our mission of promoting leadership approaches that are more networked and collective?… Read More

TechSoup Global Summit: Inspiration Overload

I spent the last two days at the TechSoup Global Summit getting inspiration overload about social media, networks, social network mapping, networks of networks,  global peer learning, building a sector, nonprofit technology, and many other ideas I’m passionate about.  But it wasn’t just the ideas, it was also the people and making connections to colleagues I’ve known for more than a decade and connections to new people.… Read More

Integrating A Network Mindset Into Your Daily Work

Adopting a networked mindset is believing in abundance rather than scarcity.   Scarcity thinking is the conviction that we need to do everything ourselves.   That holds us back from embracing  networked ways of working. … Read More

How Networked Nonprofits Visualize Their Networks

Two weeks ago, the social media maven from the National Wildlife Federation, Danielle Brigida, tweeted the above photo showing how they were mapping one of their networks with one of my favorite low tech tools:  sticky notes.    This got my attention because I was designing a Networked Nonprofit workshop for E-Mediat and will incorporate a network mapping exercise.  … Read More

Some Social Media Capacity Building Inspiration from MLK

Today is the  25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, to celebrate his work  and legacy.   One of the most powerful and lasting ideas was his belief in strengthening communities and empowering individuals.  His vision helped him achieve a great many goals and he has inspired many generations of Americans.… Read More