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Meet our new Network Scientist: Dr. Amanda Beacom!

2019-10-15T13:33:15-06:00

This month we welcomed two new staffers to our Projects Team! This week we spoke with the first of our two new team members, Dr. Amanda Beacom, Senior Network Scientist, to get to know her better. Next week, check back for our discussion with Kyle [...]

Meet our new Network Scientist: Dr. Amanda Beacom!2019-10-15T13:33:15-06:00

Defusing and De-escalating Conflict in a Network

2019-10-05T10:57:42-06:00

If you're part of a network of organizations working towards a common goal, you know that conflict and discord is inevitable. While we often agree on a great deal, no two partners agree on everything. When making major decisions, about long-term strategy, goal-setting or funding, [...]

Defusing and De-escalating Conflict in a Network2019-10-05T10:57:42-06:00

How to Leverage Value in your network

2019-10-05T10:58:09-06:00

People collaborate for a simple reason: We find value from building networks with other individuals and organizations. We can do more together than we can alone. However we often view value one-dimensionally through the context of our needs. For example, if we feel we need [...]

How to Leverage Value in your network2019-10-05T10:58:09-06:00

The First Follower: What Ducklings Taught Me About Building a Network

2019-10-05T10:59:11-06:00

What can a freeway, seven ducklings and a construction worker teach you about Network Leadership? To my surprise, last year they all taught me quite a bit!Last year, my morning commute from Boulder to Denver included a part of the highway that Coloradoans used to [...]

The First Follower: What Ducklings Taught Me About Building a Network2019-10-05T10:59:11-06:00

How to Evaluate your Network for One Hundred Dollars

2019-10-05T11:02:26-06:00

A Network Evaluation Makes Collaboration Easier. If you’re involved in collaborative work, you know how difficult it can be. Whether it’s a political coalition, cross-sector network or alliance, or just a set of partnerships, managing a network is a unique challenge - totally different than [...]

How to Evaluate your Network for One Hundred Dollars2019-10-05T11:02:26-06:00

How to Analyze Your Network Data: Build a Cupcake!

2019-10-05T11:10:20-06:00

Putting the analysis features of the PARTNER Tool online in the Dashboards has given us the opportunity at VNL to install a few upgrades to the already well loved PARTNER analysis tool. The legacy PARTNER Tool in excel allowed you to draw maps based on [...]

How to Analyze Your Network Data: Build a Cupcake!2019-10-05T11:10:20-06:00

Understanding Perceptions of Relationships Makes Your Network Stronger

2019-10-05T11:15:25-06:00

To Work Together Authentically, We Have To Be Comfortable With Knowing Perceptions Of Each Other A community partner on a project recently declared in a data meeting that “You cannot authentically engage people in a network unless you understand the perceptions we all have of [...]

Understanding Perceptions of Relationships Makes Your Network Stronger2019-10-05T11:15:25-06:00