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Visible Network Labs is Proud to Be A Best For Colorado Company

2020-11-19T14:10:26-07:00

As a social enterprise, we exist primarily to make a difference in the world - not a profit. This distinction matters to us a great deal, and drives our decision-making and strategy as we bring new products to market and identify clients to serve. However, [...]

Visible Network Labs is Proud to Be A Best For Colorado Company2020-11-19T14:10:26-07:00

Networks of Networks: A New PARTNER Add-On for Complex Ecosystem Tracking

2020-10-07T10:35:40-06:00

When we first built PARTNER, networked (collaborative) approaches to solving problems was still pretty novel. Fast forward a decade, and the “network way of working” is the new norm. Nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and small community-based organizations are all actively building strategies that involve building [...]

Networks of Networks: A New PARTNER Add-On for Complex Ecosystem Tracking2020-10-07T10:35:40-06:00

Network Leadership Values | Our 7 Principles to Follow

2020-10-07T10:42:49-06:00

As more and more change agents build, manage and evaluate networks to reach their goals, we've worked to provide tools training to help the community advance their work. Over time, we took time to think about the moral and ethical dimensions of network leadership to [...]

Network Leadership Values | Our 7 Principles to Follow2020-10-07T10:42:49-06:00

Tools for Partners to Collaborate Online | Our 9 Favorites

2020-10-07T11:40:42-06:00

In this age of social distancing, it's harder and harder to work with partners in our networks to reach common goals. We've found great success from a number of tools for partners to collaborate online. Some are community platforms, others help with communication or project [...]

Tools for Partners to Collaborate Online | Our 9 Favorites2020-10-07T11:40:42-06:00

Benefits of Using a CPRM to Manage Your Network of Partnerships

2020-10-07T11:47:59-06:00

The Many Benefits of Using a CPRM...A Community Partner Relationship Management System allows you to track, manage & leverage your interconnected network of partnerships. Whether you're a University managing community partnerships, a Government Affairs Department tracking your policy ecosystem, a CPRM offers many benefits for [...]

Benefits of Using a CPRM to Manage Your Network of Partnerships2020-10-07T11:47:59-06:00

From Scattered Fragments to the Spokes and Hub in a Wheel

2020-10-07T11:50:00-06:00

Many churches value local connections and partnerships, but, too often, churches and similar faith-based organizations look to make an impact only among their congregations and immediate constituents. My experience is that these two pieces go hand-in-hand. For local churches to broaden their reach and more [...]

From Scattered Fragments to the Spokes and Hub in a Wheel2020-10-07T11:50:00-06:00

How to Evaluate a Network with PARTNER

2020-10-07T12:02:42-06:00

Today it's common to use a network approach to build and leverage cross-sector partners for collaborative impact. However, very few organizations are evaluating these tactics and strategies to demonstrate their progress and find ways to improve. Collaboration in a network requires time, energy and resources [...]

How to Evaluate a Network with PARTNER2020-10-07T12:02:42-06:00

Ecosystem Strategies Need CPRMs

2020-10-08T16:49:52-06:00

The Era of the Ecosystem StrategyThis 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 on [...]

Ecosystem Strategies Need CPRMs2020-10-08T16:49:52-06:00

I’m a Natural Network Weaver. But Am I a Good Network Leader?

2020-10-08T17:18:23-06:00

I’m not going to lie: I’m a pretty amazing visionary. I’m great at getting people excited about something, moving them to acton, getting them to join me in a cause or movement. I've started a number of clubs, coalitions, networks, and organizations ...even city-wide, cross-sector [...]

I’m a Natural Network Weaver. But Am I a Good Network Leader?2020-10-08T17:18:23-06:00

New Announcements for the 2020 Network Leadership Training Academy

2020-10-12T16:54:13-06:00

If you've attended the NLTA before, you might be amazed at how different the event will be this year! We've taken a digital approach to the program this year in light of the COVID-19 situation, with a 6-month cohort learning structure. Here are some new [...]

New Announcements for the 2020 Network Leadership Training Academy2020-10-12T16:54:13-06:00