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Author: Alex Derr

Building ecosystems
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Building Ecosystems for Social Impact: 6 Lessons From the Tech Sector

The concept of ecosystem thinking and strategies continues to spread among social impact professionals. As such, it’s helpful to revisit the roots of this exciting new way of thinking. While there are differences between for-profit and non-profit approaches toward ecosystem-building strategies, there are also many

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Hub and Spoke Networks
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What is a Hub-and-Spoke Network: 9 Tips, Benefits & Limitations

Network science offers powerful insights into how organizations can work together to address intricate social and environmental issues. One particularly powerful structure is the hub-and-spoke network model. Often used in contexts ranging from transportation to communication systems, this model can also be applied in an

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Coalition Communication Tips
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11 Coalition Communication Tips for Telling Your Network Story

The role of communication and marketing cannot be overstated in the realm of networks and coalitions. As entities aimed at achieving common objectives, their strength lies in the synergy of their members. However, this synergy can only be achieved through effective communication and strategic marketing

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PHAB Accreditation: Leveraging Relationship Mapping for Success

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation process is a rigorous assessment of a health department’s capacity to serve its community effectively. By achieving PHAB accreditation, health departments demonstrate their commitment to high-quality performance standards and continuous improvement. One of the key aspects of the

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