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.

A Guide for Readers: Using Connecting to Change the World to Design, Assess and Strengthen Your Network

Readers of the book have shared with Madeleine and Pete that the book has been helpful to read as a group, providing the opportunity to develop shared frameworks about network building. Based on debriefs with several of these groups the Network Impact authors are sharing a sample of methods for working through the book.  It can be found on the Connecting to Change the World book site.

Investing in Networks Grows Impact

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

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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.