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How Communication in Networks Differs from Communication in Organizations

How can we work well with others?

Here is a chart on challenges that network face in their communications. Network Communication Challenge Actions/ Strategies People are in different organizations and use different communications tools and platforms. Need to decide on a set of platforms and tools and provide training to network participants Practice groups will need design session for their comm ecosystem…

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Starting a self-organizing learning group to write a book.

LEarning cluster

It’s bothered me for a long time that very few folks in the non-profit sector produce practical materials that others can easily adopt or adapt. I’m a prime example of that. I’ve been trying to write a book about self-organizing for two years, and haven’t made much progress because I’ve been too busy doing the…

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RE-AMP’s Pool of Funds

One of the issues for networks is how to determine priorities and have sufficient funding to support a set of innovative, experimental projects. RE-AMP,  a climate change network of around 125 organizations and foundations in the Upper Midwest, has had tremendous success with a pooled fund with funding from a group of funders combined into…

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