Our Team

Alex Serious
Alex Derr, B.A.
Marketing & Communications Manager

Alex joined VNL in 2017, originally supporting our events. He now helps manages our communications and marketing strategy and content development work. Alex creates blogs, infographics, reports, and other content while managing our web and social media presence. He also runs our email marketing campaigns, tracks analytics, and conducts market research to drive our strategy. He supports our entire team with copywriting, graphic design and research, and helps with events, webinars, demos, and other online learning. He’ll graduate from CU-Denver’s School of Public Affairs this fall with a Master’s in Public Administration. Away from work and school, Alex spends his days climbing 14ers (24 done, 34 to go!), visiting Breweries (My favorite is Ratio), and spending time with his boyfriend Jake.

Recent Articles by Alex
Relationship Budgeting
Blogs

Relationship Budgeting: Building Networks with Intent

Visible Us Blog Resources Subscribe to our Blog Newsletter Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print A bigger network is a better network… right? That’s what most of us learn our entire lives. More friends, partners and

Read More »
Publications

Partnerships for Recovery Across The Sectors (PRACTIS) Toolkit

Resources Resources Get Updates on Resources This toolkit demonstrates how to use the PARTNER platform for coordinating and assessing recovery networks. Based on a partnership between VNL, RAND, and the NY State Health Department, the use case is focused on response networks after Hurricane Sandy. 

Read More »
Evaluating Networks using PARTNER
Publications

Evaluating Networks Using PARTNER: A Social Network Evaluation Tool

Resources Resources Get Updates on Resources Today, cross-sector partners are working together and utilizing a systems approach to solve and tackle complex social problems facing their communities. While building cross-sector organizational networks has become a best practice in solving complex problems, there is little guidance

Read More »
Comparing Public and Private Sector Networks
Blogs

Comparing Public and Private Sector Networks

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Two years ago, I decided to apply to CU Denver’s MPA program at the very last minute, many months after having submitted

Read More »
Blogs

May Network Leadership Events: COVID-19 Update

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources COVID-19 Event Update FAQ’s In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Visible Network Labs is making a few changes to our spring Network Leadership events. You can view our Frequently Asked Question section here. Still have questions? Email

Read More »
Activating a nEtwork in Emergencies
Blogs

Activating a Network in Emergencies & Disasters

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Whether due to weather, disease or errors by man, emergencies create huge obstacles for any community to handle. Having to deal with something carrying unknown and uncertain consequences, such as a new illness, poses its own challenges.

Read More »
Blogs

An Intro to PARTNER’s Validated Measures

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources One of the things that makes PARTNER such a special tool for organizational network analysis are the metrics it uses to measure collaboration. Through a two-year process of interviews, surveys & focus groups, our team studied what

Read More »