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The Collective Impact of Love

Note from Beth: I have the honor of leading a “Networked NGO Training” in Delhi for grantees of the Packard Foundation and have lined up some guest posts to supplement my reports from India.

The Collective Impact of Love guest post by Stefan Lanfer,  Barr Foundation

Martin Luther King once said “love is mankind’s most potent weapon for personal and social transformation.” There is a lively debate these days in the nonprofit sector about how the solutions to intractable problems depend on “collective impact” and what it means to be “outcomes-focused.” A new case study in the Stanford Social Innovation Review injects that most potent of weapons – love – into the debate.… Read More

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change.    The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption.     The video reminded me of the classic video, “The Machine is US/ing Us.”   I often used the video at social media workshops back then to generate discussion about how our world is changing.  … Read More

Rwanda and Twitter

I’m headed to Rwanda to participate in a training for the  ACE project, a network of African Women’s Leadership organizations in the Sub-Saharan region.  … Read More

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

My friend and colleague, June Holley, has written a much anticipated book, The Network Weaver Handbook.  If you are interested in building networks or working as Networked Nonprofit, you need this book right now!

The Network Weaver Handbook is designed to give you skills and resources you need to build effective and innovative networks.  … Read More

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US.    Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a group of Population and Reproductive Health grantees from Pakistan on a peer learning group called “The Networked NGO,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit.    … Read More