Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 135

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Guest Post, Networks

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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

Guest Post, Networks

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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Ho’owaiwai: A Network in Hawaii

Guest Post, Networks

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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The Digital Immigrant

Networks

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Guest post by Mary Manuel

“Social networks are not about technology, they are enabled by technology”.  I’m sitting with this thought as I write and publish my first ever blog. … Read More

Plenary Session: A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks

Networks

The morning plenary for A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks was designed to deliver robust, thought-provoking content for grantmakers who want to use a networked approach for the strategy as well as time for people to make connections with others and process and apply these new ideas.… Read More