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Let’s Practice Network Thinking
Using a network science lens can create powerful, actionable insights for building and leveraging networks effectively. For example, network analysis considers how network members view each other and how those perceptions lead to varying outcomes. This is one of the insights of a network way
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
Strengthening Social Support with our Social Care Platform, PARTNERme: A Webinar
While most providers, social workers, and other helping professionals now realize the importance of social support and care, few have the information, data, tools, and resources required to make an impact on those they serve. We need better ways to screen for social needs, analyze
What Can the AIDS Crisis Teach Us About Community Inclusion in Networks?
By Marissa Baron & Jenny Lawlor Research shows that community coalition and collaborative network effectiveness is connected to member participation, diversity, and group cohesion (Zakocs & Edwards, 2006). To realize this in practice, networks must be set up with engagement in mind. Two theoretical perspectives
Timing Your Network Evaluation: How Often Should You Survey Your Partners?
By Marissa Baron & Jenny Lawlor When working with clients and community partners, the VNL team is frequently asked two questions: When is it the right time to conduct a network evaluation survey? When is the right time to conduct a follow-up or second round
Thinking Like a Network Scientist Makes You a Better Networker
This article is adapted from a presentation by our CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda, called Thinking Like a Network Scientist. Click here to watch the session. Two decades ago, public and nonprofit sector leaders started to cultivate a new practice called ‘the network way of working.’
A Call for Social Resiliency 10 Years After Hurricane Sandy
It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the eastern coastline. It has taken years to recover from the superstorm’s record-breaking storm surge, with many areas still working toward recovery. Neighborhoods across New York City and the
Meet the People Behind the PARTNER CPRM Grab and Go Platform
Following the launch of the new PARTNER CPRM Grab and Go package, we wanted to meet some of the VNL team members responsible for designing our improved platform. We talked with Zac Thompson, our VP of Product, Brandon Davis, our Product Manager, and Steve Stremsterfer,
NEW: PARTNER CPRM Grab and Go Subscriptions are Now Available
https://youtu.be/qcLfO6yPCwU Visible Network Labs is excited to announce that our new PARTNER CPRM Grab and Go subscriptions are now available. Our new software packages offer a streamlined interface and workflow you can complete independently. Click here to contact us to learn more, watch the video
Strengthening Social Connectedness Using Public Policy: Webinar Recording
Numerous studies demonstrate the link between social connectedness and our health and well-being. Strong, supportive relationships with people in our community help us access resources, manage our stress, and live happier and more fulfilling life. Despite this understanding, few government policies and programs specifically work
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,
Using Network Centrality to Identify Key Players in Your Network
Network centrality measures the degree to which a node is ‘central’ in a network. This makes it a great tool for identifying the key players in your network. These are typically the community partners most centrally connected within your network, as they access more information
Using Diffusion of Innovation Science to Build Better Network Science Software
At Visible Network Labs, we know that taking a network science lens on the world can be a transformative approach. Investigating and understanding the web of connections that link people and organizations can introduce new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. On the
It’s a Small World, Kristen Bell: The Invisible Networks Linking Us All
Kristen Bell is an award-winning actress known for her roles in The Good Place, Frozen, and Veronica Mars. She doesn’t know this, but she’s a perfect illustration of the visible and invisible connections that link us all. To be clear, I don’t know Kristen Bell.