Networks | Beth's Blog - Part 9

Archive for the ‘Networks’ Category

Shifting our Role in the Hub

Guest post from Annie Hernandez

The day I heard about the concept for this gathering of grant makers I knew I had to be involved.  As a member of the planning committee, I became even more geeked out about this intimate, interactive learning opportunity.… Read More

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” (, 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

Doing the Conventional, Unconventionally

Guest post by Anna Muoio

“Doing the Conventional, Unconventionally”

How Wikimedia tapped into the wisdom of its network of 100,000 global volunteers to write their strategic plan…and why


When Sue Gardner, Wikimedia’s Executive Director set out to draft her organization’s strategic plan, she didn’t do what most ED’s do: select a handpicked and “elite” team and sequester them in a room for a few days to think about the future of the organization and what needed to be done to get there.… Read More

Networks are beautiful

Photo by Rumpleteaser

Guest post from Stephanie McAuliffe

Bob Agres Executive Director of Hawai’i Alliance for Community Based Economic Development said that network weaving is the humility to discover the unique gift of each person you encounter and to connect it with a need.… Read More

Day Two: Growing Social Impact in a Networked World – Focus on the How to

Guest post by Laura Efurd

While we continue to grapple with some key questions around supporting, investing in and growing networks, on day two of the conference we got a bit more down and dirty with practical matters like “how to”.… Read More