Networks | Beth’s Blog - Part 6

Archive for the ‘Networks’ Category

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

What Do Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

 

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline?    One of the changes  was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment”  on Facebook.… Read More

Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Investing in movements or networks for social change is a strategy that some funders are using.  But, how do you measure the results?

Marino Morino, who wrote “Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity” pointed me to this recent report, “Transactions, Transformations, Translations:  Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling and Funding Social Movements” by Manual Paster, Jennifer Ito, and Rachel Rosner with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and funded by the Ford Foundation.  … Read More

Top Ten Things We’ve Learned About Networks

Note from Beth: This week I’m live blogging the GEO conference, but since I can’t cover it all, I’ve enlisted an awesome live blogging team of grantmakers and others attending the conference who will share what they are learning in guest posts on this blog!    

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