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Why Most Network Maps Miss the Point

Network maps are becoming more popular than ever, and it’s not surprising at all. People are realizing more than ever how much social connections matter and influence outcomes. Network maps…

Three Tips for Better Network Facilitation

Network Stuck? Get Unstuck with a Facilitator! One of the most important, yet overlooked roles in a network is that of a facilitator. A facilitator is a person that makes…

Using Network Analysis to Tell Your Network’s Story

Using data to enhance a network’s story highlights the impact of collaboration amongst community members sharing a common goal. Networks can use data to demonstrate to partners, stakeholders, and funders…

Meet our New Research Analyst: Kyle Brees!

This month we welcomed two new staffers to our Projects Team! This week we spoke with the second of our two new team members, Kyle Brees, our new Research Analyst! …

How to Leverage Value in your network

People collaborate for a simple reason: We find value from building networks with other individuals and organizations. We can do more together than we can alone. However we often view…

How to Survive Change: Trust is the Key

My wife and I have a tradition of watching the sunrise together every year on our anniversary. The first time was on the day we got married. Like most couples,…

How to Nurture a Culture of Exchange

Almost a decade ago, Dutch blogger Joitske Hulsebosch used a phrase in her blog that has stuck with me. The phrase has proved to be quite useful, and as relevant…

PARTNER Report Builder: How-to Guide

Once you have collected data for your project, you are ready to begin building a report.  The PARTNER Report Builder allows you to quickly and easily create a report about…

What is Community-Led Innovation?

Writing from a desk at a company that identifies as a Social Enterprise & Technology Start-Up, it might sound counterintuitive to say that we at Visible Network Labs do not…

Inclusive Entrepreneurship: The Future of Social Impact

Last week I had the pleasure to speak at the Forward Cities National Conference – a national gathering of people committed to building the ecosystem to support inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship. While…

How Limited Bandwidth Can be Liberating

On a cold, snowy January morning, I laid on the couch with my foot elevated, two weeks post-op from surgery to repair torn cartilage and ligaments in my right foot.…

Thirty Best Network Quotes

Who doesn’t love a good quote? Through our workshops, webinars, forum and social media, we’ve collected quite a few of our favorite network quotes over the years. We decided to…
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