Develop and Grow Networks for Large-Scale Social Impact

Most people are natural networkers, but it takes real know-how and skills to develop and grow networks that achieve large-scale social impact.

Network Impact is accelerating and spreading the use of networks to advance positive change. Working with a variety of real-world networks, we provide consulting, tool-building, and research services to support social-impact networks, foundations, and the emerging field of network builders.

Upcoming Webinar: Strengthening Network Practice through Evaluation
Wednesday, July 15 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern

Using real-life cases, this webinar offers an introduction to basic network concepts and approaches with an emphasis on how practitioners can strengthen their network through systematic monitoring and evaluation. Highlights from a recent framing paper and casebook developed by Network Impact and the Center for Evaluation Innovation include examples of leading evaluation frameworks and practical methods/tools. You can sign up to participate in the webinar at the Leadership Learning Community.

Investing in Networks Grows Impact - Stanford Social Innovation Review recently featured a blog post we wrote examining the results of the Garfield Foundation's investments in the RE-AMP Network over 10 plus years. More »

Network Evaluation in Practice: Approaches and Applications - Network evaluation research conducted in partnership with the Center for Evaluation Innovation is featured in the summer 2015 issue of The Foundation Review.

More About Our Services

  • Network Start Up and Design
  • Network Planning and Management
  • Network Research and Evaluation
  • Investing in Networks
  • Tools and Technology for Network Development

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Building Networks

You can increase impact by taking a more deliberate approach to building your network in areas that include creating and strengthening network ties, designing the basic infrastructure for healthy network functioning, and managing your network's development.

To learn more, take a look at our post Network Planning: Where to Start.