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Connecting to change the world : harnessing the power of networks for social impact

Author: Peter Plastrik; Madeleine Taylor; John Cleveland
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Plastrik; Madeleine Taylor; John Cleveland
ISBN: 9781610915328 1610915321
OCLC Number: 876350478
Description: xiii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor, and John Cleveland.

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A comprehensive guide to creating and managing social-impact networks that tackle complex, unpredictable problems. Written by the three leading thinkers and practitioners in the non-profit field, it  Read more...

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