Network Leadership Resources

Our Resource Library contains dozens of articles, infographics, and webinars related to building, managing, and evaluating cross-sector community networks. Start by searching for a topic of interest or read our Intro Guide below.

Introduction to Network Leadership
Blogs

Network Leadership is the practice of building, managing, and evaluating cross-sector community partnership with a network approach. While traditional leadership emphasizes hierarchal styles of leadership, network leaders must manage a dynamic environment without formal roles, hierarchies, or authority. There are a lot of common examples

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Accountable Communities of Health & VNL
Case Study

Our Work with Accountable Communities of Health

Across the United States, Accountable Health Communities (ACHs) are collaborating and partnering with communities, and the people and organizations within them to deliver on a shared goal – building places that thrive and improve health and wellbeing for all community members. Learn More Background Visible

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Briefs

Network Survey Timing: Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs Our clients often ask us, ‘how often should we be surveying our network and conducting follow-up evaluations?’ While we wish there was a simple answer to this question, in reality, it depends on your unique context and

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Blogs

Highlighting Our Work for NAPCRG’s 50th Annual Meeting

At Visible Network Labs, we work closely with organizations to map, track, and visualize their networks. We’ve collaborated with non-profits, government agencies, and private entities. In April 2022, in recognition of its 50th Anniversary and Conference, we worked with NAPCRG to conduct a survey that

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VNL & DPS' Partnership
Case Study

Helping Denver Public Schools Visualize its Networks

When school administrators within Denver Public Schools’ Central Office identified a need to better understand their evolving internal professional and community relationships, they turned to Visible Network Labs to get clarity. Learn More Executive Summary Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) mission is for all students, regardless

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Network Science Reference Guide
Blogs

Network Science: A Reference Guide

Network science. We engage in it everyday, knowingly or not. But how? And what is it? Networks are all around us. Human beings have formed and utilized networks from the beginning of humankind; to hunt, gather and prevent inbreeding, to begin revolutions and wage war,

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Boston Tea Party
Blogs

How Networks Helped Foster the American Revolution

Human beings have been creating, joining, and relying on networks since the beginning of our species. Research from an international group of academics found that early humans living in the area of what is now known as Sunghir – a famed archeological site in Russia

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Network Management
Blogs

5 Tips on Network Management from our Data Science Team

Network managment can be an imperfect science: Unlike typical hierarchical organizations, a network is horizontal, with few formal mechanisms for accountability through control. Network leaders have to rely on more abstract ideas like trust and mission alignment to keep their partners accountable, engaged, and committed

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RECETAS Project
Case Study

Our Work With RECETAS

Explore our partnership with RECETAS, a global project. Visible Network Labs’ Data Science team used our PARTNER CPRM tool to analyze organizational networks in six cities around the world – to help RECETAS better understand an innovative way of promoting mental health and well-being. Learn

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raising your response rate
Briefs

Raising Your Response Rate: A Brief

A Network Science Brief from Visible Network Labs A high response rate is ideal for any survey, but it’s a critically important necessity when it comes to a network survey. This is because network data is not representative, as with most surveys. Each individual in

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How to Analyze a Network Map
Infographics

How to Analyze a Network Map: An Infographic

If you’ve ever looked at a map of a social network, it probably looked like a jumble of interconnected lines and nodes. Without the right skill and training, analyzing such a network map is an incredibly difficult task. You need to have an understanding of

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