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Ecosystem Strategies Need CPRMs
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Ecosystem Strategies Need CPRMs

The Era of the Ecosystem Strategy This is the era of the ecosystem strategy (citation), the latest intervention to build an adaptive workforce, tackle wicked social problems, and solve the problem of insufficient resources when going it alone. For decades the nonprofit sector has called

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Networks are Inclusive, Equitable and Diverse… Right?

This is the first follow-up to the introductory blog “Networks are the Answer…Right?“ by VNL’s CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda, exploring the question of whether we have pushed the limits of collaborative networks, and how the risks might outweigh the benefits. She posed three big questions:

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Networks are the Answer… Right?

While most of us think networks are the answer, it’s not always true. It’s okay to get a little overwhelmed by how over-networked we have become: I certainly do. That might surprise you, given that I run an organization whose mission is to support collaborative

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Inclusive Entrepreneurship: The Future of Social Impact

Last week I had the pleasure to speak at the Forward Cities National Conference – a national gathering of people committed to building the ecosystem to support inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship. While most of this event was what I expected, what I did not expect was the

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Building Cultures that Help us Collaborate

You wake up in the morning and turn off your alarm. You get dressed in your jeans and button up shirt. You balance your cup of coffee in your hand as you lock your door. You ride the subway, looking at the ground, listening to

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The Value Non-Profits Bring to Cross-Sector Collaborations

While collaboration across organizations has always existed in one form or another, the need for organizations to engage with others for the pursuit of broad-reaching outcomes in the face of limited resources has increased substantially over the last thirty years. In particular, the non-profit sector

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