Strengthen your network with a data-driven strategy
PARTNER allows you to track and visualize your community partnerships over time, enabling you to demonstrate your shared impact on stakeholders while finding more effective and strategic ways to collaborate. Our team of network science experts is here to help at every step along the way.
The "Network Way of Working" is the New Normal..
The PARTNER CPRM uses an easy-to-build survey to collect data on the structure and quality of your network. As an all-in-one tool, it then maps and visualizes your data so you can identify gaps and opportunities for more effective collaboration. With numerous report options and the ability to export network maps and visible network profiles, you can easily share your results with partners and the community.
Powered by network science and social network analysis.
Collaboration has excellent potential – working together increases access to new information, resources, and solutions. However, collaborating requires an investment of time and energy that you could spend elsewhere. How do you know if your network is creating a return from your investment of these critical resources?
Nearly a decade ago, we began developing PARTNER to fill this critical gap for networks. By analyzing the structure, quality, and agreement across a network of community partnerships, we can identify more efficient ways to collaborate and reach shared goals. Request a demo below to get started and see the CPRM for yourself.
“Using the PARTNER CPRM fundamentally transformed our work. It gave us insight into how well we were doing as a network and informed our strategic approach to development, continuous improvement, and outcomes. It was one of the most important tools we used.”
The First 2000 Days Network
How Does the CPRM Work in Practice?
Who Uses the PARTNER CPRM?
Foundations and Philanthropists
Whether you are funding social impact networks or just trying to manage your network of grantees, we can help.
We work with local, state, and federal government organizations to help them strategically leverage networks.
Nonprofits and Community Networks
PARTNER can help you find a more effective way to collaborate while also helping you demonstrate your impact.
Sample PARTNER CPRM Implementation Timeline
Shifting Your Network Mindset
We start with a 1-hour webinar called “Thinking Like a Network Scientist.” The goal is to help shift your perspective when it comes to building and evaluating networks. This first step will lay the groundwork for the future.
Building a Strategic Foundation
In our Kickoff meeting, we walk you through our network strategy planning process to create a foundation to clarify your goals and help guide your approach throughout the project.
Designing Your Survey
You will spend several weeks designing your survey and deciding what questions you should ask of your partners. Most clients start with our validated survey and then customize it further.
Identifying Your Community Partners
Bounding the network involves determining who should receive your survey. This is often the most difficult step in the entire process, as it requires significant reflection about whose perspective you want to hear.
Launching Your Network Survey
With your survey designed and your partners identified we can finally launch your data and begin collecting data. This process takes several weeks to ensure you have a high enough response rate.
Analyzing and Reporting Your Data
As we finish collecting data we begin summarizing and analyzing the results. Our team can prepare one of several kinds of reports to help you share your results with other stakeholders.
Building Capacity for the Future
We finish by training your staff to continue using the CPRM over time to continually track your progress and adapt your strategy accordingly.
PARTNER CPRM Benefits
PARTNER identifies where you may be over networked so you can cut down on unnecessary partnerships and do more.
Quickly identify the key players in the network with the most influence and connectivity to help you reach your shared goals.
Pinpoint where trust is vital in the network and where it can be improved to guide your relationship-building efforts over time.
Inventory all the resources your partners have available for the network to leverage, such as funding, data, and staff time.
Get an overall sense of how aligned your community partners are regarding your goals, priorities, tactics, and progress.
Attribute new partnerships to your network-building efforts and measure process outcomes to demonstrate progress.
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Explore our CPRM case studies and ongoing projects.
Learn more about how the PARTNER CPRM works in practice with one of our case studies and project pages. We have dozens of case uses to read through and explore.
Visit our Network Leadership Resource Library.
Building and managing a network of partners is no easy task. We create and curate a resource library full of network leadership articles, infographics, research, and webinars.
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