In early December 2015, Senior Consultant, Anne Whatley, partnered with Tyler Norris, VP of Total Health at Kaiser Permanenete to share findings from recent research on the use of technology tools for data mapping, analysis, visualization, and collaboration at The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, Berkeley. Norris provides an overview of how Kaiser Permanente as an organization is using data and technology tools and Network Impact’s Whatley then highlights patterns and opportunities in the social sector as a whole.
The recording can be found on the CITRIS Youtube channel.
Network Impact is working with Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Division and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to conduct a scan of current and emerging technologies that provide access to population health data and collaboration supports for use by funders and others working to promote healthy, equitable and sustainable communities. We surveyed funders in a range of organizations to identify the best-in-class tools they are using and are conducting interviews with leading innovators and practitioners. The scan will identify gaps, needs and opportunities to advance the field.
You can download a presentation summary of our findings and see an interactive visualization. We are also presenting at the Foundation Center Technology Affinity Group conference on November 11th, 2015 in Los Angeles and the Community Indicators Consortium Conference on November 9th, 2015 in Austin, TX.
We often hear grantmakers talk about leveraging dollars but rarely get to see year-to-year data showing a funder’s investment over time with the additional resources they attract to an issue. The Garfield Foundation agreed to let us review their investments in the RE-AMP network over the last ten years so we could take a closer look at a specific case. Our analysis shows that even foundations with a modest corpus can leverage their charitable dollars many times over by investing in networks. Our latest blog post on this topic is featured in The Stanford Social Innovation Review .
Created by the Connecting to Change the World team, a framework for assessing network evolution that lists network conditions such as connectivity, leadership, activities against an axis of stages of network evolution. The framework can be found on the Connecting to Change the World site.