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Better Communication in Networks

Better Communication in Networks: Four Research-Informed Tips

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print In our 2019 Annual Network Survey, we found that network leaders consistently reported communication as their biggest obstacle. Maintaining communication between network

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twenty quotes to inspire collaboration and teamwork

Quotes to Inspire Collaboration and Teamwork

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Collaboration isn’t easy – sometimes, a good quote can inspire us to keep working towards our common goals. Here are thirty quotes

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Networks are Inclusive, Equitable and Diverse… Right?

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print This is the first follow-up to the introductory blog “Networks are the Answer…Right?“ by VNL’s CEO, Dr. Danielle Varda, exploring the question

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Create Bias-Free Surveys: Three Pitfalls to Avoid

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Bias is pernicious: it creeps into all kinds of research, including surveys and social network analysis! The more bias you introduce into

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Networks are the Answer… Right?

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print While most of us think networks are the answer, it’s not always true. It’s okay to get a little overwhelmed by how

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Why Most Network Maps Miss the Point

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Network maps are becoming more popular than ever, and it’s not surprising at all. People are realizing more than ever how much

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Three Tips for Better Network Facilitation

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Network Stuck? Get Unstuck with a Facilitator! One of the most important, yet overlooked roles in a network is that of a

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Using Network Analysis to Tell Your Network’s Story

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Using data to enhance a network’s story highlights the impact of collaboration amongst community members sharing a common goal. Networks can use

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Meet our New Research Analyst: Kyle Brees!

Resources Resources Get Updates on Resources Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print This month we welcomed two new staffers to our Projects Team! This week we spoke with the second of our two new team members,

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Meet our new Network Scientist: Dr. Amanda Beacom!

Visible Us Blog Resources Get Updates on Resources This month we welcomed two new staffers to our Projects Team! This week we spoke with the first of our two new team members, Dr. Amanda Beacom, Senior Network Scientist, to get to know her better. Next

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Most of our blogs articles relate back to the five step of our PARTNER method for designing and adapting data-driven network strategies. From shifting your mindset and creating strategy, to collecting and analyzing data, we help in the blog. 

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