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Network impact network of network funders november 9 2010

Beijing

Cambridge

Chicago

Delhi

Dubai

Hong Kong

Johannesburg

London

Los Angeles

Madrid

Manila

Moscow

Network Impact

Network of Network Funders

November 9, 2010

Mumbai

Munich

New York

Palo Alto

Paris

San Francisco

São Paulo

Seoul

Shanghai

Singapore

Tokyo

Toronto

Zurich


Network impact network of network funders november 9 2010

Nicholas Christakis:

The hidden influence of social networks

http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/10/the_hidden_infl/


Network impact network of network funders november 9 2010

What’s top of mind for you about networks (and/or networks and impact assessment)?


Today s conversation

Today’s Conversation

Communities of Practice

Our Domain: Why Are You Embracing Network Approaches?

Our Practice:

  • What Do You Want to Learn About?

  • Insights From Phase I

    Learning Trajectory and Our Next Meeting


Communities of practice

Communities of Practice

COMMUNITY

NNF

PRACTICE

DOMAIN

Source: Wegner, McDermott, and Synder, Cultivating Communities of Practice (2002)


7 principles for cultivating cops

7 Principles for Cultivating CoPs

  • Design for evolution

  • Open a dialogue between inside and outside perspectives

  • Invite different levels of participation

  • Develop both public and private spaces

  • Focus on value

  • Combine familiarity and excitement

  • Create a rhythm for the community

Source: Wegner, McDermott, and Synder, Cultivating Communities of Practice (2002)


Network impact our domain

Network Impact: Our Domain

COMMUNITY

Our CoP

PRACTICE

DOMAIN

Source: Wegner, McDermott, and Synder, Cultivating Communities of Practice (2002)


Why are you embracing network approaches

Why Are You Embracing Network Approaches?

  • Networks for connectivity. Greater connectivity leads to more effective individual and collective work, and therefore better field-level outcomes.

  • Networks for field-level impact. Building and supporting action-oriented networks can drive progress toward targeted outcomes.

  • Networks for movement building. Networks are a vehicle for grass roots engagement and for connecting a range of activities and actors working toward a shared vision of longer-term transformation.

  • Networks as an enabling infrastructure for social change. Networks are an important lever for social change. Increased network effectiveness helps build capacity for social change.

  • Networks as a way of working. Use of social media and embracing web 2.0 principles (e.g. decentralization, transparency) make it possible to tap networks inside and outside of an organization, resulting in better information flows, access to expertise, and field-level impact.


Network impact our practice

Network Impact: Our Practice

COMMUNITY

NNF

PRACTICE

DOMAIN

Source: Wegner, McDermott, and Synder, Cultivating Communities of Practice (2002)


Our practice insights from nnf phase i

Our Practice: Insights from NNF Phase I

  • Why is Assessing Network Impact Challenging:

  • Difficult to clarify desired outcomes

  • Multiple lenses for assessment:

    • Network as an end in itself

    • Network as a means to an end

  • Complexity

  • Decentralized systems

  • Long time horizons

  • Network potential differs depending on lifecycle stage

  • Limited capacity to do evaluation

  • Impact is hard to quantify. Most data is anecdotal

  • Lack of tools for assessing emergent systems

  • Stakeholders expect measurement against conventional criteria

  • c


Our practice insights from nnf phase i1

Our Practice: Insights from NNF Phase I

  • Draft Principles for Assessing Network Impact:

  • Be clear about: the network’s value proposition(s); who the network is accountable to; and the donor’s role in the network

  • Be clear about what will focus your analysis and interpretation of the data.

  • Gather data from diverse perspectives inside and outside the network.

  • Emphasize learning over near-term judgment

  • Focus on meaningful contribution toward impact, rather than attribution

  • Use network evaluation as part of an ongoing dynamic process of network learning and adaptation

  • Share learning broadly


What do you want to learn about you everyone

What Do You Want to Learn About?You = Everyone


What do you want to learn about you network impact cohort

What Do You Want to Learn About?You = Network Impact Cohort


Network impact learning trajectory

Network Impact: Learning Trajectory

Phase One Insights

Network Lifecycle

Network Metrics

(+ iScale Webinar)

TOOLS: Making the Case

+ iScale Webinar

April 5-6 Convening

Crowd-souring

(with Beth Kanter)

TOOLS:

Guidelines for Assessment

Network Weaving

(with Roberto Cremonini)

Complexity Theory Webinar

For details see: http://networksguide.wikispaces.com/Network+Impact+Action+Learning+Cohort


Plan for next week s meeting nov 16 th 11am pt

Plan for Next Week’s Meeting: Nov 16th 11am PT

  • Topic: Network Metrics & Lifecycle. Learning from AEA Think Tank

  • What’s the pre-work?

  • Think about a network you are assessing (or will need to):

    • Reflect on where the network is at in its lifecycle. (Look at lifecycle model posted on the wiki.)

    • What 3-5 measures of network health are most important to assess? (Look at pp 5-12 of iScale paper posted on wiki.)

  • Where to do it?

  • http://networksguide.wikispaces.com/16-Nov+Issue+Meeting

  • How to get help?

  • Contact Kelly ([email protected]) or Diana ([email protected])


Http networksguide wikispaces com 16 nov issue meeting

http://networksguide.wikispaces.com/16-Nov+Issue+Meeting


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