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Author Plastrik, Peter, author.

Title Connecting to change the world : harnessing the power of networks for social impact / Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor and John Cleveland.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages)
Summary "Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists now recognize that to achieve greater impact they must adopt a network-centric approach to solving difficult problems. Building networks of like-minded organizations and people offers them a way to weave together and create strong alliances that get better leverage, performance, and results than any single organization is able to do. While the advantages of such networks are clear, there are few resources that offer easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Drawn from the authors' deep experience with more than thirty successful network projects, Connecting to Change the World provides the frameworks, practical advice, case studies, and expert knowledge needed to build better performing networks. Readers will gain greater confidence and ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities. Easily understandable and full of actionable advice, Connecting to Change the World is an informative guide to creating collaborative solutions to tackle the most difficult challenges society faces."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Generative Network Difference -- Chapter 2. Start Me Up: Designing a Network -- Bonus Track-Advice to Funders and Other Network Engineers -- Chapter 3. Connect the Dots: Weaving a Network's Core -- Chapter 4. Network Evolution -- Chapter 5. Enable and Adapt: Managing a Network's Development -- Chapter 6. Know Your Condition: Taking a Network's Pulse -- Chapter 7. Back to Basics: Resetting a Network's Design -- Chapter 8. Three Rules to Build By -- Afterword -- Resources for Network Builders -- Appendices -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Note Print version record.
Subject Nonprofit organizations -- Management -- Technological innovations.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Social change.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Nonprofit Organizations & Charities.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Taylor, Madeleine, author.
Cleveland, John, author.
Other Form: Print version: Plastrik, Peter. Connecting to change the world 9781610915328 (DLC) 2014017541 (OCoLC)876350478
ISBN 9781610915335 (electronic bk.)
161091533X (electronic bk.)
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