Collaboration & Community Building Links

18F METHOD CARDS - TOOLS TO PUT HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN INTO PRACTICE
https://methods.18f.gov/
From the web site: "The 18F Method Cards are a collection of tools that describe how our teams put human-centered design into practice. We’ve gathered them here and created simplified instructions to help other organizations and federal offices adopt human-centered design into their own projects. These cards are focused on design in the context of digital services, but can be adapted to non-technical design projects as well. stage: beta".  This is an official website of the United States government.

A DATA MODEL TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS UNDERSTAND, MANAGE, AND GROW THEIR COMMUNITY - THE ORBIT MODEL
https://github.com/orbit-love/orbit-model
This page on GitHub describes The Orbit Model, which "is a framework for building high gravity communities.  A high gravity community is one that excels at attracting and retaining members by providing an outstanding member experience."

ACTION FORESIGHT - HELPS JUMPSTART FUTURES THINKING
https://actionforesight.net/blog/
From the web site: "We seek to help people to challenge their assumptions about the future, as this is the pathway to identifying blind spots and being able to see the future with greater flexibility and openness. We design and deliver a number of organizational futures, visioning and strategy workshops, that help organizations to understand the critical emerging issues impacting their sector, and to develop viable and powerful new visions and pathways.  Our workshops are highly interactive and participatory and we include a variety of games and embodied processes."  Read articles on their blog to gain a greater appreciation for the work they do.

AFTER SCHOOL RESEARCH - FROM DALLAS AFTER SCHOOL
https://dallasafterschool.org/afterschool-research/
From the website: “Dallas Afterschool works to level the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by informing community stakeholders, supporting afterschool and summer programs and their staff members, and coordinating community resources. We envision a community with the resources and the will to provide impactful learning beyond the school day for all children.” This page shows some of the research done over the past few years by the Dallas Afterschool

AN ARTICLE ABOUT REPLICATING THE ORBIT MODEL IN MEASURING MOVEMENT POWER
https://www.brittanybennett.com/post/replicating-the-orbit-model-an-exercise-in-measuring-movement-power
This article by Brittany Bennett shares here attempt at replicating the Orbit Model analysis with Sunrise Movement data.  The Sunrise Movement is "a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good  jobs in the process."  Using data to understand a movement's growth and organize better is what this article focuses on.


ART OF SCENARIO THINKING FOR NON PROFITS: WHAT IF?
https://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files/downloads/report-scearce-et-al.pdf
This presentation by Diana Scearce, Katherine Fulton, and the Global Business Network community should be a "must read" for any social good organization, as well as intermediaries and resource providers.  We all need to constantly improve in order to help create the future we want, with the limited resources we have available

ARTICLE ABOUT PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS
https://www.urban.org/features/creating-lasting-change-through-community-leadership
This Urban Institute article is titled: "Creating Lasting Change through Community Leadership:  How Promise Neighborhoods are Working with Residents to Weather Crises and Transform Communities". The three neighborhoods profiled are Camden, NJ,  Perry County, Kentucky and Oakland, CA.

ASSETS FOR THE GOOD IN GROUPS - LUTHER SNOW SITE
http://www.luthersnow.com/asset-mapping-title-page.html
Luther Snow and friends are currently working to develop an online networking and resource site for the sharing and development of Asset Mapping and related positive strategies.   Visit his web site to see the group grow, and to learn from this network of experienced leaders.

AUSTIN COMING TOGETHER - CHICAGO WEST SIDE COLLECTIVE EFFORT
https://austincomingtogether.org/
The goals of this group are "Collaborate to improve education and economic development outcomes in Austin; Build trust through effective communication, transparent operations, and commitment to action; Promote unity by valuing and respecting any individual or entity that shares ACT’s vision."

BLACK MOMS CONNECTION -
https://www.blackmomsconnection.com/ourstory
From the website: "Black Moms Connection is a global online village and incorporated non-profit providing culturally relevant tools and resources to empower and educate the Black woman.  By encouraging mothers to increase the social, emotional, financial and well-being of the Black family– we will positively impact that Black community and the world at large."

BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL
https://www.mapc.org/
From the web site: "The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Our regional plan, MetroFuture, guides our work as we engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future." 

BUILDING A CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE - MATT LEIGHNINGER ON SLIDESHARE
https://www.slideshare.net/mattleighninger/building-civic-infrastructure-nmifc-keynote
This site hosts a variety of SlideShare presentations describing weaknesses of current forms of civic engagement and ideas for improvement.

BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY - VIDEOS AND ARTICLES
http://cultureofempathy.com/
Until someone not living in poverty or distressed circumstances "walks a mile in the other person's shoes" he/she does not have the empathy and understanding needed to help solve that person's problems.  

T/MC NOTE: Volunteer involvement in a tutor/mentor program is a strategy go increase the number of people who empathize with issues of high poverty and who become more willing to commit time, talent and dollars to helping people in poverty overcome their challenges.

BUILDING NETWORKED IMPROVEMENT COMMUNITIES IN EDUCATION. GETTING IDEAS INTO ACTION
https://www.carnegiefoundation.org/resources/publications/getting-ideas-action-building-networked-improvement-communities-education/
reach thousands of locations and millions of educators? That's the question this essay focuses on.  This essay focuses on an alternative social organization needed to structure and guide the varied and multiple associated efforts necessary to sustained collective action toward solving complex education improvement problems.

CATALYST 2030 - COLLABORATING TO ACHIEVE THE SDGs
https://catalyst2030.net/
From the website: "We are a global movement of social change innovators. We are NGOs, social enterprises, intermediaries, funders and other social change innovators, collaborating in the  urgent movement to achieve the United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs).

CATALYTIC COMMUNITIES (CATCOMM) - BRAZIL
https://catcomm.org/
This is a community organizing network based in Brazil and on the Internet. Its database collects and shares information about similar efforts, or related to member interests, from around the world.

CATALYZING NETWORKS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE - A FUNDER'S GUIDE
https://www.issuelab.org/resource/catalyzing-networks-for-social-change.html
From the IssueLab page: This article "Explains how funders can "catalyze" networks to address complex, interconnected issues: weave social ties; access diverse perspectives; openly build and share knowledge; create infrastructure for widespread engagement; and coordinate resources and action.

CENTRE FOR CONTEMPLATIVE DIALOGUE, INC
http://contemplativedialogue.org/
From the web site: "Why do people find it so hard to work and relate in ways that don’t generate conflict and division?  This practice offers proven ways to overcome those divisions. It supports individuals and groups in showing up in ways that make a measurable difference in the quality of life and outcomes we create. It supports building a shared approach that is effective, practical, and better allows us to do what we do best.

CHICAGO INVEST SOUTH-WEST INITIATIVE - COMMUNITY AREA MAPS
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/invest_sw/home.html
From the website: "INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative under Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations, and corporate and philanthropic partners toward 10 communities on Chicago's South and West Sides."   The site has detailed maps of 10 focus community areas that others might use for their own planning and collaboration.

CHICAGO PROMISE ZONE: POLICY REPORT ON REINVENTING HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE
https://uchicago.app.box.com/s/6hdbae1xx9cn4b0mdwkwqvqir40e5s4u
This is a report prepared by students involved in the University of Chicago’s Public Policy Studies Program. Reviews potential of duplicating Harlem Children's Zone in Washington Park and Woodlawn community areas of Chicago.  If you search on the https://pbpl.uchicago.edu/cprt web site for "promise zone" you'll find additional reports on this topic

CHI COMMONS CO-OP: COOPERATIVE AND SOLIDARITY MAP
https://www.chicommons.coop/cooperative-map/
From the web site: "chicommons.coop is a multi-stakeholder cooperative that documents the cooperative and solidarity economies in the Chicago area and produces interesting communications projects in neighborhoods and virtual communities." The list of organizations are shown on a map, organized by categories. Take a look. 

CISQUARED.ORG - COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING PLATFORM
https://www.cisquared.org/mission/
From the web site: "How do we build appropriate systems to empower all individuals to become contributing members of society? In a world that loves to entertain the debate, “Broken Person or Broken System?”, our answer is to focus on the process."  Browse the site and join their on-line community.

CITIES AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
https://jarche.com/2017/10/cities-and-the-future-of-work/
I point to the Harod Jarche blog from a few other links in this library.  This 2017 article talks of "cities as places for learning" and "nodes in a network society".  As we envision a future beyond 2020 articles like this should stimulate your thinking.

CIVITY - A RELATIONSHIP BUILDING INTERMEDIARY
https://www.civity.org/
From the website: "Civity" is a culture of deliberately engaging in relationships of respect and empathy with others who are different. Civity grows, a we/they mindset gives way to a we/all mindset. Civity helps community leaders strategically transform their communities to understand and celebrate differences - across race, class, culture, and politics."

COALITION OF URBAN AND METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITIES
https://www.cumuonline.org/about-cumu/
From the web site: "The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is an international affiliate organization of universities in large metropolitan areas that share common understandings of their institutional missions and values. CUMU is dedicated to its member institutions and to the creation and dissemination of knowledge on the issues that face our urban and metropolitan campuses and the communities we serve." COLLABORATION IDEAS FROM INTERACTION INSTITUTE https://interactioninstitute.org/roles-of-collaborative-leadership/ This 2011 blog article is one of many resources that the Interaction Institute offers on its web site.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT - OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact
This Winter 2011 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) featured article about Collective Impact, and the Strive network in Cincinnati that propelled "collective impact" into a widely followed strategy in the years since then. This article has been followed by many others. Read them all. Share this with future philanthropist. These illustrates the potential of strategies like the Tutor/Mentor Connection, as well as challenges.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT FORUM
https://www.collectiveimpactforum.org/
From the newsletter: "The Collective Impact Forum is the place for collective impact practitioners and those interested in collective impact — from nonprofits, to funders, to people in government, to business leaders, and others — to come together to share success stories, problem-solve, and learn from each other. It is an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, in partnership with many others working to advance the practice of collective impact."

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE: THE ORGANIZATIONAL FRONTIER (2000 HBR ARTICLE)
https://hbr.org/2000/01/communities-of-practice-the-organizational-frontier
This article was written in 2000 before the birth of social media, Google and other internet platforms emerged. It is still relevant. 

COMMUNITY ARCHITECTS NETWORK (CAN) - ASIA
http://communityarchitectsnetwork.info/about.php
From the web site "COMMUNITY ARCHITECTS NETWORK (CAN) is a regional network of community architects and planners, engineers, young professionals, lecturers and academic institutes in Asian countries. Established in 2010, the network has been supporting community-driven projects under the Asian Coalition for Community Action programme (ACCA) regarding people housing, city-wide upgrading, and recovery from disasters. We believe the role of community architects is to build the capacity of people, by participatory design and planning process to make people be their own solution." 

COMMUNITY BUILDING TIPS - BEFORE OPENING A SPACE
https://www.deskmag.com/en/coworking-tools-tips/community-building-tips-before-opening-a-space
This article was written to show how co-working space planners should build community before purchasing space. The steps they recommend are useful for any community organizing effort.

COMMUNITY COMMONS PORTAL - DATA, TOOLS, AND STORIES TO IMPROVE COMMUNITIES AND INSPIRE CHANGE.
http://www.communitycommons.org/
From the website: “Community Commons is a robust online platform that supports change-makers working to advance equitable community health and well-being. For over a decade, we’ve connected those driving change to the best tools, resources, data, and stories to support this work.“

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MATTERS (NOW MORE THAN EVER)
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/community_engagement_matters_now_more_than_ever
This 2016 Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) article focuses on the challenges and opportunities of collaborative problem solving.

COMMUNITY ISSUES MANAGMENT (CIM) SYSTEMS
https://www.slideshare.net/cds09/the-use-of-community-issues-management-cim-to-integrate-community-data-and-facilitate-informed-decisions
This slide show illustrates a very sophisticated facilitation process that is being piloted by the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES), University of Missouri.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROJECT - SF BAY AREA
http://www.communityleadershipproject.org/intermediary.html
From the web site: "The Community Leadership Project is a joint effort funded by three California foundations to strengthen grassroots organizations that serve low-income people and communities of color. The David and Lucile Packard, James Irvine, and William and Flora Hewlett foundations have long traditions of supporting diverse and low-income communities and believe that this grantmaking is critical to our missions."

COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING TOOLBOX
http://web.mit.edu/cpsproject/home.html
From the web site:  " The Community Problem-Solving Project @ MIT, is a resource for people and institutions worldwide. The users of this site work in all three sectors--public, nonprofit (or non-governmental), and private--and across them. They work on a wide variety of issues, from housing and health care to education and the environment, from labor and economic development to crime and public safety and "comprehensive" community change. They are managers, organizers, supporters, investors, educators and trainers, evaluators, everyday citizens, and more, working in cities and rural communities around the globe to tackle important social problems and seize opportunities to promote change."

COMMUNITY WEALTH. ORG - ENGAGED UNIVERSITIES, MORE
https://community-wealth.org/strategies/panel/universities/index.html
From the web site: "Few Americans are aware of the steady build-up of innovative community wealth building strategies throughout the United States. Community-Wealth.org brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth building activity. Community-Wealth.org is a project of The Democracy Collaborative. Our commitment is to advance a new understanding of democracy for the 21st century."  Visit the site and browse the various links.

COMPLEXITY, SELF ORGANIZING, AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS - ARTICLE
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This is an article posted on the Learning Change blog titled "Self-organization in Communicating Groups – the emergence of coordination, shared references and collective intelligence".
From the conclusion of the paper:  "This paper has reviewed the mechanism of self-organization, conceived as the spontaneous coordination of actions performed by different agents. Such coordination helps to make the actions more synergetic, while reducing the friction between them. The result is that coordinated actions achieve their intended goals more easily and more effectively. In particular, coordination may result in an apparently unreachable goal or unsolvable problem getting within reach, as sources of obstruction vanish and missing elements are fitted in."

CONSTELLATION MODEL OF COLLABORATIVE SOCIAL CHANGE
https://timreview.ca/node/183
The Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change" from the Centre for Social Innovation (Canada). This article describes how a larger network of organizations are united by common purpose, with thin infrastructure and bureaucracy, and lots of flexibility and freedom of action by individual members and groups of members.

CREATING COLLABORATION TAKES MORE THAN TECHNOLOGY
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2010-04-20/creating-collaboration-takes-more-than-technology
Article in Business Week by Evan Rosen is worth reading.  I've suggested for years that businesses should provide these collaboration tools to their employees to use in their volunteer work, where their passion to do good is hampered by the lack of time to do good work. Many may learn to use these tools through their social work and bring the experience back to their paid work. Read blog articles by Evan Rosen at  http://collaborationblog.typepad.com/collaboration 

CREATING THE FUTURE - A SYSTEMS THINKING APPROACH
https://creatingthefuture.org/about/
From the web site: "Creating the Future is a collection of people around the world, supporting each other in a grand experiment designed to determine how much better the world could be if the questions we ask in our day to day lives are bringing out the best in each other." 

CRITIQUE OF COLLECTIVE IMPACT - 2016 ARTICLE
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/voices-from-the-field-10-places-where-collective-impact-gets-it-wrong/
This article by Tom Wolfe, titled "10 Places Where Collective Impact Gets It Wrong" expands what people should be thinking about when they decide to build community collaborations.

DECENTRALIZED AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATIONS - WHAT IS THIS? (VIDEO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyi8-qm02hs
This video describes a form of connective problem solving and enterprise governance that is still evolving.  When you look at the video, and see circles of people connecting with each other, imagine those people representing each link in this web library. That's a vision I've had for nearly 20 years. 

DELOITTE UNIVERSITY PRESS - IDEAS FOR BUILDING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS
https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/deloitte-review/issue-12/as-one.html
Deloitte shares its research and ideas in on-line platforms such as this one titled "As One". If you're looking to build a more effective organization or network, many of these ideas can be applied.

DEMOCRACY COLLABORATIVE.ORG - BUILDING COMMUNITY WEALTH
https://democracycollaborative.org/
From the web site: "The Democracy Collaborative is a national leader in equitable, inclusive and sustainable development through our Community Wealth Building Initiative. This initiative sustains a wide range of Advisory, Research and Field Building activities designed to transform the practice of community/economic development in the United States. Another important program is the Next System Project, ongoing intellectual work designed to connect Community Wealth Building to the larger context of systemic economic transformation."

ECONOMIC & SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF COLLABORATION - 2005 ARTICLE
https://irvingwb.typepad.com/blog/2005/08/the_economic_an.html
This 2005 blog article, written by Irvin Wladawski-Berger, is stimulating in its discussion of innovation and collaboration.

E-GOVERNANCE IN CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY - 2018 RESEARCH
https://www.pauldouglasinstitute.org/Publications/E-Governance-in-Chicago-and-Cook-County
This research by a team at the University of Chicago looks at E-Government and E-Governance in Chicago and Cook County, Il, and proposes ideas for the "Next Stage in Online Government Service."

EVERYDAY DEMOCRACY - IDEAS AND TOOLS FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE
https://www.everyday-democracy.org/about/history
From the web site: "Everyday Democracy was founded as the Study Circles Resource Center in 1989. In the early years, we focused on developing a better kind of public dialogue, drawing on the ways people talk in their everyday lives. Then, we championed the idea that public talk is for everyone, and helped communities organize to bring all kinds of people into the conversation. Now we’re helping people connect public dialogue to real solution using our Dialogue to Change Process with a racial equity lens."  To support its work an extensive web resource library has been created. Take a look.

EVOLVING BACKBONE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT INITIATIVES
https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/library/article-connecting-the-dots-collaborative-governance-and-collective-impact-backbone
The Collective Impact movement has been growing since around 2011 and much has focused on the role of the "backbone" organization that leads and supports the effort. This article offers most recent (2020) thinking on how this is structured. Download the Free PDF.

FEEDBACK LABS - SUPPORT FOR NON PROFITS
https://feedbacklabs.org/summits/
From the website: “Feedback Summits are Feedback Labs’ flagship conferences that bring together leading thinkers, practitioners, funders, and researchers in closing feedback loops in aid, philanthropy, nonprofits, and government. Each convening ignites widespread community experimentation and collaboration among organizations that aim to improve people’s lives by collecting and responding to constituent feedback.”

GARFIELD FOUNDATION’S COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS INITIATIVE - RESOURCE PAGE
https://www.garfieldfoundation.org/
From the website:  "The Garfield Foundation’s Collaborative Networks initiative supports the development of highly strategic networks. The Foundation will apply lessons learned during the last decade while developing the RE-AMP Network to another geographic region and/or issue, in collaboration with a new set of foundations and advocates. Our goal is to create collective impacts beyond what has been possible with traditional funding and non-profit practices."

GIS EDUCATORS WEEKLY CHATS ON TWITTER - ARCHIVE
https://worldgeochat.wordpress.com/the-worldgeochat-archives/
This site hosts and archive of Twitter conversations held weekly between 2016 and 2018 in which geography educators from around the world met and shared ideas.  Each chat is full of links to resources that were being shared. The #WorldGeoChat is still active as of May 2020.

GRANT SPACE, BY CANDID - COLLABORATION RESOURCE PAGE
https://learning.candid.org/collaboration/
From the web site: "The Collaboration Hub database includes the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, a comprehensive, searchable collection of 650+ profiles on four types of collaborations: back-office consolidation, joint programming, mergers, and alliances. These profiles are vetted collaborations that were submitted for the Collaboration Prize in 2009 and 2011, and each of them provides information about the collaboration’s participants, methods, successes, challenges, and lessons learned."

GREAT LEADERSHIP - CONDITIONS FOR CHANGE - ARTICLE
https://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2009/01/beckhards-change-equation.html
This article shows "three factors that must be present for meaningful organizational change to take place."  It's one of many articles about leadership on the blog.

HEALTH EQUITY WORKS - WASHINGTON U - ST. LOUIS SUPPORTS COMMUNITY LEARNING
https://healthequityworks.wustl.edu/about-us/our-story/
From  the web site: "Health Equity Works is passionate about the transformative process of data and community collaboration to drive health equity. We’ve worked with more than 100 community organizations to accelerate action."

HEALTHIER TOGETHER INITIATIVE - FLORIDA
https://healthiertogetherpbc.org/
From the web site: "Healthier Together, is a community-driven, multi-year, placed-based, funding approach developed by Palm Healthcare. This strategic initiative convenes neighborhood leaders and residents, listens to their needs, and provides financial support and resources to help the neighborhood make positive, healthy changes. Explore this site to learn more about the solutions targeted neighborhoods are creating to address complex health issues."

HENRY MINTZBERG - REBALANCING SOCIETY AND OTHER ARTICLES
https://mintzberg.org/blog/category/4
Henry Mintzberg is (2013) Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University. He has "worked for much of the past twenty years, in collaboration with colleagues from Canada, England, France, India, and Japan, and now China and Brazil, on developing new approaches to management education and development. Articles like, "Rebalancing Society...radical renewal beyond left, right, and center", offer new ideas for planners and innovators who are working to create a world of the future with equal justice and opportunity for all."

HOLACRACY - A NEW WAY OF RUNNING AN ORGANIZATION
https://www.holacracy.org/explore/
This web page describes ways to empower more people in the organization in ways that improves productivity and efficiency. The ideas could apply to a network of organizations, not just to work within a single organization. Add to your reading list.

HOW COMMUNITIES WORK TOGETHER: LEARNING FROM CHICAGO'S COMMUNITY NETWORKS STUDY
https://www.mdrc.org/chicago-community-networks-study
From the web site: "The Chicago Community Networks study is an unprecedented opportunity to explore and examine how networks are structured and how they function. Conducted in nine Chicago neighborhoods the study takes a mixed-methods approach, combining formal social network analysis with in-depth field interviews in an extensive effort to measure how community organizations collaborate on local improvement projects and how they come together to shape public policy."  Bookmark this site and return often. New articles will be added throughout the year.

HOW DO PEOPLE MAKE CHANGE? NORTHWESTERN U. ARTICLE
https://magazine.northwestern.edu/features/how-do-people-make-change/
In this article Northwestern University experts share the keys to effective social movements.

HOW ONLINE COMMUNITIES ARE FARING IN 2016
https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-online-communities-are-faring-in-2016/#ftag=RSSbaffb68?
Building and sustaining effective on-line communities requires an investment of resources, talent and time.  This article shows some of the lessons being learned from surveys of on-line communities. 

HOW TO USE "THEORY OF CHANGE" FOR SYSTEMS CHANGE
https://www.thinknpc.org/resource-hub/thinking-big-how-to-use-theory-of-change-for-systems-change/
From the web site: "We think that, applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems." This link includes free PDF articles you can download.

IMAGINE CHICAGO - CULTIVATES HOPE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
https://www.imaginechicago.org/overview-about
From the web site: "Imagine Chicago helps harness imagination for public good, encouraging and equipping people to become engaged in imagining and creating hopeful futures for their families and communities through both discourse and action."

INFOGAGEMENT - CITIZENSHIP AND DEMOCRACY IN AGE OF ENGAGEMENT - PDF
http://www.pacefunders.org/publications/infogagement.pdf
This 2014 report describes the intersection of open government/civic tech, democratic participation/inclusion, and journalism. For those who seek to build support for those in poverty this report should stimulate innovation in ways we connect.

INNOVATION IN COLLABORATION - GITHUB
https://www.wired.com/2013/09/github-for-anything/
This article describes how GitHub is growing from an on-line tool for tech folk and hackers to a platform where people can work together to solve any form of social and/or business problem.

INSTITUTE FOR COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - LISC
https://www.lisc.org/
From their web site we learn: "The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development was established to advance the field of comprehensive community development and the positive impact it has in urban and rural communities across the country. The Institute is a place where the community development field can take what it learns from practice and use it as a base from which to provide training, to promote research in comprehensive community development, and to investigate the public policies that would best advance this work locally and nationally." LISC works in 35 cities and works in hundreds of rural communities. 

LAP - LOCAL ACCESS PROGRAMS
http://www.lap.org/LAP/Local_Access_Programs/local_access_programs.html
From the web site:   "The LAP Purpose is to nurture diverse, interwoven sustainable local communities globally by facilitating and modeling the emergence of computer-empowered, creativity inspiring, consensus building community communication centers and networks.   Local Access Programs are any and all visual and performing arts, learning, mentoring, valuing differences, digital storytelling, networking, visioning, mapping or other programs that are consistent with the purpose and principles of LAP. LAP is a catalytic solution for locating, augmenting and propagating programs and resources. Any software programs useful in running LAPs are also Local Access Programs which can use LAP as a cause related marketing strategy by giving to and selling through LAPs."

LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE - OTTO SCHARMER ARTICLE
https://www.leadershipandchangemagazine.com/lead-emergent-future-otto-scharmer/
This article starts with "“We are collectively creating results nobody wants”, says Otto Scharmer (famous for Theory U). That’s why leadership should help people to see the whole system. It is time to change our organizations and institutions, and bust three leadership myths. Make your difference and start with this blog post!"

LEARN ABOUT DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS - WHAT IS IT?
https://doughnuteconomics.org/about-doughnut-economics
From the website: "Doughnut Economics proposes an economic mindset that's fit for the 21st century context and challenges. It's not a set of policies and institutions, but rather a way of thinking that brings about the regenerative and distributive dynamics that this century calls for. Drawing on insights from diverse schools of economic thought - including ecological, feminist, institutional, behavioural and complexity economics - it sets out seven ways to think like a 21st century economist in order to bring the world's economies into the safe and just space for humanity."

LIVING CITIES - CLOSING THE GAP NETWORK
https://livingcities.org/initiatives/closing-the-gaps-network/
From the website: "Founded in 1991, Living Cities is committed to improving the lives of people living in US cities."  This link points to the "Closing the Gap Network" project, which  "is a ten-year initiative that brings together leaders from cities across the country who are committed to imagining what an anti-racist society might look like, and to playing an important role in building it through the transformation of government policies, practices and operations"..  For those working to bring people together to solve complex problems this report offers a lot of good information to support your efforts.

LOOMIO SUPPORTS GROUP DISCUSSION AND DESCION MAKING
https://help.loomio.org/en/
Bringing a group together and facilitating discussion and decision making can be enhanced by on-line facilitation and decision support tools. Loomio looks like a tool that many might use. Try it out.

MANAGEMENT INNOVATION EXCHANGE - "WHEN NOBODY IS THE BOSS"
https://www.managementexchange.com/blog/when-nobody-and-everybody-boss
This article describes organizations that empower all members to share ownership and responsibility for success.

MANAGING ALLIANCES WITH BALANCED SCORECARD (HBR ARICLE)
https://hbr.org/2010/01/managing-alliances-with-the-balanced-scorecard
Building ecosystem of government, NGO and business partners is complex work. HBR article says "Ecosystem creation should include an additional design principle: Align multiple stakeholders around the new strategy. This can be achieved through proven tools from the corporate sector, such as a strategy map—a widely used component of the balanced scorecard tool kit for creating organizational alignment around strategy."  This link points to article that discusses the Balanced Scorecard. Be sure to open the links in the sidebar to look at visualizations. 

MASTER PEACE FOUNDATION - BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER IN 40 COUNTRIES
https://masterpeace.org/
From the website: "The MasterPeace peace movement is run by local well-established NGOs/Social Enterprises in 40+ countries, who are licensed to operate as a ‘MasterPeace Club’ in their locality. They are facilitated by a highly motivated core team based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We offer a unique platform to a large community of changemakers, social entrepreneurs, volunteers, bloggers, journalists, musicians, entrepreneurs and active citizens to connect and support each other with taking action.  We monitor and evaluate the projects of our MasterPeace Clubs twice a year. In 2018, we carried out 350 projects in 40 countries. Our joint learning capacity is THE ‘driver’ for our yearly growth."

MIDWEST FACILITATORS' NETWORK (MFN) - NOW IAF
http://www.midwest-facilitators.net/
Many of the ideas on the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site have been learned by participation in meetings hosted by MFN between 1995 and 2005. MFN is now merging into the International Association of Facilitators, Chicago Chapter. 

MORE ARTICLES ABOUT SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
https://tutormentorexchange.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/social-network-analysis-articles/
Since 2007 Tutor/Mentor Connection has been sharing links to articles about social network analysis and social capital on its NING community group. Since it's possible we may not continue this site, due to rising costs, I've moved these articles to a blog article on Wordpress. 

MOVEMENT LABS - FACILITATES GROWTH OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
https://movementnetlab.org/
From the web site: "The Movement Netlab is a practice-centered ‘think-make-and-do tank’. We are comprised of movement-based activists, organizers and researchers  whose goal is to help develop powerful conceptual and practical tools that help facilitate the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time."

MOVING (RAPIDLY) TO A NETWORKED WORLD - 2018 LIST OF NETWORKS
https://networkweaver.com/moving-rapidly-to-a-network-world/
In this  Network Weaving  blog article June Holly lists a number of different change or transformational networks currently operating. This is one of several Network Weaving articles that are included in this library. 

MULTISTAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING COLLABORATION TOOLKIT
https://www.weforum.org/reports/multistakeholder-collaboration-healthy-living-toolkit-joint-action
From the web site: "To assist stakeholders in initiating and managing multi-stakeholder actions for Healthy Living, the World Economic Forum and the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with Bain & Company, have developed the “Toolkit for Mult-istakeholder Action”. The Toolkit is based on a simple six-block framework to help collaborations structure and progress with their joint work."

NATIONAL COALITION FOR DIALOGUE AND DELIBERATION
https://www.ncdd.org/
From the web site: "The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation is a network of thousands of innovators who bring people together across divides to tackle today’s toughest challenges. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitation leader for this extraordinary community."

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR COLLABORATION - FRAMEWORK FOR COLLABORATION
https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/model-for-community-change-and-improvement/framework-for-collaboration/main
This page on the Community Toolbox of the University of Kansas website shows these goals:  "Learn how community partnerships, support and intermediary organizations, and grantmakers can collaborate to build healthier communities. * A FOCUS ON COMMUNITY (AND SYSTEMS) CHANGE WHAT MAKES IT WORK: SEVEN KEY FACTORS IN COMMUNITY CHANGE
* WHO IS INVOLVED?
* A PROPOSED"MEMORANDUM OF COLLABORATION" 

NET MAP - INFLUENCING MAPPING OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
https://netmap.wordpress.com/about/
From the web site: "Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes"  Editor comment: This looks like a valuable resource. Would be valuable to work Tutor/Mentor Connection is doing if funds could be found to apply the talent to use it.

NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR CHANGE - ARTICLE
https://interactioninstitute.org/network-analysis-for-change-collaborations-clusters-champions-and-coach-weavers/
This is one of many articles on the Interaction Institute for Social Change that demonstrates a use of mapping and network analysis to support collaboration.  Take a look. 

NETWORKING ACTION - ORGANIZING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
https://networkingaction.net/global-action-networks/
From the web site:  "Global Action Networks (GANs) are a specific type of network. These are a new, innovative network that are addressing critical global issues like climate change, poverty, health, education, and human security. They do this by integrating seven characteristics.  These global, multi-stakeholder networks are organized around specific issues. They include Transparency International (corruption), the Forest Stewardship Council, Social Accountability International, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, the Global Water Partnership, and the Sustainable Food Lab."  Read more from the web site. 

NETWORK-ING DOES NOT EQUAL NETWORK WEAVING - 2018 ARTICLE
https://greaterthanthesum.com/not-networking/
The writer explores different concepts of network weaving and challenges readers with this statement: "And I believe that if we tease out a clearer understanding of the values and intent of network weaving, if we tempt our imaginations into this fresh, promising new territory, we go further to affirm and generate the kind of world we want to live in together. We affirm that weaving an impactful and resilient change network." 

NETWORKS, CLUSTERS AND ECOSYSTEMS: TAKING REGIONAL INNOVATION TO A NEW LEVEL
https://www.slideshare.net/edpro/networks-clusters-and-ecosystems-taking-regional-innovation-to-a-new-level-84170228
This presentation describes how organizations, communities and regions can embrace the complexities of open networks and harness the power of collaboration. The report summarizes 12  years of work done at Purdue to develop these concepts. 

NEW MODELS OF COLLABORATION: GIS COORDINATION IN NEW YORK STATE (2013)
https://www.ctg.albany.edu/publications/reports/new_models/
From the web site: "Governments around the world are attempting to improve public services through the use of advanced information technology. Increasingly these efforts rely on cross-boundary collaboration among government agencies, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.  This guide focuses on the key elements of these new working arrangements of particular importance to the people who will design and manage them.

NEW TACTICS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS - ON-LINE SPACE TO NETWORK, SHARE IDEAS
https://www.newtactics.org/training
From the web site: "Since 1999, New Tactics has created unique resources – organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than that of specific issues, geographic regions, or target groups – that allow advocates to clearly recognize the unique elements of their situation, and to seek promising approaches that have worked elsewhere in order to apply them to new regions or issues."

NEXTDOOR - THE PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR YOU, YOUR NEIGHBORS AND YOUR COMMUNITY.
https://about.nextdoor.com/
From the web site: "Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free." The EveryBlock site has been merged into Next Door as of 2019.  Browse the web site and learn more.

ONETEAM PARTNERS AND LISC JOIN FORCES TO CONNECT ATHLETES WITH COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AND IMPACT INVESTING
https://www.lisc.org/our-stories/story/one-team-partners-and-lisc-join-forces-connect-athletes-community-initiatives-and-impact-investing/
This is a January 2021 press release. It reads: "OneTeam Partners (OneTeam) is proud to announce a groundbreaking alliance with the Local Initiatives SupportCorporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development organization, to provide 2,000 professional athletes with opportunities to catalyze opportunity in communities where they live and work."  

ONLINE GROUPS - FACILITATES ONLINE COLLABORATION
http://onlinegroups.net/blog/
From the web site: "OnlineGroups.net has been boosting collaboration for over a decade. Organizations from around the world trust us to deliver reliable, quick email and have a history of those messages presented with a beautiful web interface." This link points to the organization's blog. From the web site: "OnlineGroups.net has been boosting collaboration for over a decade. Organizations from around the world trust us to deliver reliable, quick email and have a history of those messages presented with a beautiful web interface." This link points to the organization's blog. 

ON-LINE WRITING LAB AT PURDUE
https://owl.purdue.edu/
From the web site: "The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."

ONTARIO NONPROFIT NETWORK - COLLABORATION MODEL
https://theonn.ca/our-network/how-we-work/
From the web site:  "ONN has several projects, constellations (working groups) and sector-wide initiatives, all in various stages of evolution and activity.  In addition to our constellations, we are also working closely with a number of other networks including the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, Imagine Canada, OSER, Creative Enablers Network, Volunteer Centres of Ontario and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, just to mention a few."

OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY - OPEN SPACE WORLD.ORG
https://openspaceworld.org/wp2/
From the web site: "Open Space (Technology) is a simple way to run productive meetings, for five to 2000+ people, and a powerful approach to leadership in any kind of organization, in everyday practice and turbulent change.  The intention of OpenSpace World is to bring together just enough of the Open Space story to get you started, suggest some basic patterns, and send you (back) out into the web and the world, to find and do more opening.

ORION MAGAZINE - FOCUSES ON NATURE AND COMMUNITY
https://orionmagazine.org/about/mission-and-history/
planet. Through writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture, Orion inspires new thinking about how humanity might live on Earth justly, sustainably, and joyously."

OUISHARE - SCALING A SHARED VISION ACROSS COUNTRIES
https://blog.loomio.org/2016/01/21/ouishare/
We produce knowledge, organise events, and connect people, ideas and projects around the sharing economy, fab labs, crowdfunding, the peer-to-peer economy, and society in general."

PACT - SUPPORTS POOR AND MARGINALIZED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
https://www.pactworld.org/our-promise
From the web site: "A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in more than 30 countries to improve the lives of those who are poor and marginalized. We strive for a world where all people exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future."

PROMISING PRACTICES IN BUILDING SOCIAL MOVEMENT NETWORKS
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/creating-culture-promising-practices-of-successful-movement-networks/
This 2013 article in the Nonprofit Quarterly addresses the challenge and complexity of building and sustaining social movements.

RADIAN - NON PROFIT THINK TANK FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
https://radianinc.org/
From the web site: "Radian is the only non-profit (501c3) architecture and urban design group in Colorado, bridging the gap between neighborhood-based projects and the development community by acting as a resource that serves all sectors, including private organizations, government/municipalities, community, and nonprofit groups. We focus on urban and rural development to enhance the health, sustainability, and quality of our communities."

RESILIENT CHICAGO - A PLAN FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH & A CONNECTED CITY
https://resilient.chicago.gov/strategy-development
The 2019 Resilient Chicago plan is the result of a planning process that began in late 2016.  This link points to the strategy development page. Download and read the full report. 

RESOLVE - RESULTS THROUGH CONSENSUS
https://www.resolve.ngo/
From the web site:  "RESOLVE forges sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed."

ROLE OF REGIONAL AND STATE INTERMEDIARIES SUPPORTING COLLECTIVE IMPACT
https://livingcities.org/blog/?id=239
Articles on the Living Cities blog, such as this one, provide ideas for ways collective efforts of many organizations within defined boundaries (cities, states, etc.) can be supported by intermediary roles.

SEMBL - A SYSTEM FOR VISUAL, DIALOGIC THINKING
http://sembl.net/
*   resemblance – understand a thing by exploring its kinship to another thing
*   visual dialogue – understand a group of things by seeing them in spatial arrangement
It starts as a digital board game. Look at a seed item – a photograph or quotation – and find something that resembles it. The challenge? Be interesting."  

SERVICE DESIGN NETWORK
https://www.service-design-network.org/vision
From the web site: "Service Design Network was founded in 2004 to strengthen the theory and practice of service design. As a predominately volunteer-driven organisation, we execute our mission through the content we create and share, the events we host, the communities we bring together, the awards we bestow and the outreach activities we undertake. Thanks to our ability to work conjointly with an engaged community of passionate professionals, academics and curious innovators, SDN is raising the profile and application of service design to the betterment of business, government and society at-large." 

SHARING CITIES NETWORK
https://www.shareable.net/sharing-cities/
From the web site: "The Sharing Cities Network connects local sharing activists in cities around the world for fun, mutual support, and movement building."  Since 2013 cities around the world have been mapping their shared resources via annual #MapJam events.

SKILLS FEST - GRASSROOTS PROBLEM SOLVING IN WISCONSIN
https://leanfrontiers.com/
From the web site: "Our vision is to inspire local activity in a way that achieves sustainable (Social, Economic, Environmental) scalable outcomes so that everyone we engage with unleashes their creativity and capability towards their own sustainable aspirations."   See how they are using Kumu.io to map their community.  https://kumu.io/sfc/skillsfest

SOCIAL CAPITAL - A STRATEGY FOR COLLABORATION
https://www.slideshare.net/vaxelrod/social-capital-glue-for-sustainability-542466
This 2008 Slideshare presentation shows the value of networked people and organizations. Imagine if all of the people connected via the web links and visitor traffic on this web site were connected, and interacting, in the way that is described on this presentation. That is the goal of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, formed in 1993, and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, formed in 2011

SOCIAL CAPITAL - IDEAS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
https://infed.org/social-capital/
This site provides extensive understanding of social capital and it's different shapes and potential benefits.

SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB
https://socialmediaclub.org/
From the web site: "Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other."

SOCIAL Q&A - ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE MORE COMPLETELY
https://socialqa.com/
I attend many meetings with more than 20 people and am constantly frustrated by how difficult it is to ask questions, engage with speakers, or with other participants. This Social Q&A application could be a solution to such problems. Take a look

SOLUTIONS-U - WORKING TO BRING SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM TO EVERY NEWSROOM WORLDWIDE.
https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/
From the web site: "Explore SolutionsU, an online learning platform to support solutions-focused learning and teaching about society's challenges.  And, visit Solutions Story Tracker™?, ???a curated database of solutions journalism stories?."  This web site is loaded with useful ideas and information. Take some time to get acquainted.

STACKEXCHANGE - COLLABORATION TOOL
https://area51.stackexchange.com/faq
From the web site: "Stack Exchange is a network of 150+ Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the preeminent site for programmers to find, ask, and answer questions about software development. Founded in 2008 by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, the company was built on the premise that serving the developer community at large would lead to a better, smarter Internet. Since then, the Stack Exchange network has grown into a top-50 online destination, with Stack Overflow alone serving more than 40 million professional and novice programmers every month. The broader Stack Exchange Network has expanded to cover topics as diverse as Mathematics, Home Improvement, Statistics, and English Language and Usage." The Area51 page is where people go to launch new conversations

STRATEGIC DOING - DO MORE TOGETHER
https://strategicdoing.net/intro/
From the web site: "Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face. Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast—just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive."

STRATEGIES OF SOCIAL SERVICE INTERMEDIARIES
https://ppv.issuelab.org/resource/rising-to-the-challenge-the-strategies-of-social-service-intermediaries.html
From the web site: "During the past decade, "intermediary organizations" have proliferated across the nonprofit sector. These organizations are typically positioned between funding entities (e.g., government agencies, foundations and corporations) and direct service providers. Intermediaries play an important roll in connecting organizations that share a common interest--and working to enhance the services these organizations provide, build larger service networks, promote quality standards, and monitor programs on behalf of funders." This paper discusses the work intermediaries do.

STRATEGY, LEADERSHIP AND THE SOUL
https://www.agility3r.com/about-us/strategy-leadership-and-the-soul/
From the web site: "Strategy, Leadership and the Soul presents a new paradigm for organizations. In building their case, the authors present a unique analysis of the dynamics of organizational evolution since 1850 to the present day, reflecting on how the context of the changing nature of society over time has informed the necessary adjustments in structure and leadership, and in what way these have been vital to the sustainability of those organizations." This is one of many resources on the Agility3R site. 

STUDY OF "HOW NEWS HAPPENS" - BY PEW RESEARCH CENTER'S JOURNALISM PROJECT STAFF
https://www.pewresearch.org/journalism/2010/01/11/how-news-happens/
Here are some questions this 2010 article addresses which are very important in 2022 and beyond: a) "Where does the news come from in today’s changing media?  b) Who really reports the news that most people get about their communities? What role do new media, blogs and specialty news sites now play?; c) How, in other words, does the modern news “ecosystem” of a large American city work? And if newspapers were to die—to the extent that we can infer from the current landscape—what would that imply for what citizens would know and not know about where they live?"

SYNTHETIC OVERVIEW OF COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY - FROM P2P FOUNDATION
http://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Synthetic_Overview_of_the_Collaborative_Economy
This PDF contains an extensive "synthetic mapping and overview of the different manifestations of the emerging collaborative economy."  According to the authors, "One way is to read this report for its encyclopedic survey of the various sub-phenomena." The link points to a wiki page that provides further descriptions of the report, and links to the full PDF. 

THE ART OF FACILITATING CHANGE - ARTICLE WITH MODELS TO LEARN FROM
https://designforsustainability.medium.com/the-art-of-facilitating-change-processes-ab124133b7e3
This article shows a few of the "effective and tested ways to facilitate individual and social change processes in communities, organizations, and culture." 

THE CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP - UK PEOPLE AND KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
https://www.churchillfellowship.org/about-us
From the website: "Churchill Fellows are funded to discover the latest innovations and best practice in their chosen topic, anywhere in the world. They meet leading practitioners, observe cutting-edge projects and formulate a report on their findings and recommendations. Then they are supported to make an impact in the UK through sharing their global insights and putting their ideas into practice.  Every year we select up to 150 new Fellows, and since we were founded in 1965 we have appointed a total of 5,800. Many go on to become leaders in their field."

Note: The Tutor/Mentor Connection was visited by Churchill Fellows three times between 1995 and 2008.  Browse the list of Fellow and the reports they generated.

THE COMMUNITY CANVAS - TOOL FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY COALITIONS
https://community-canvas.org/
From the web site: "The Community Canvas is a framework that will help you build and run a new community, or analyze and improve an existing community. It identifies the fundamental themes to cover and helps you ask the right questions. “Community” means something different to every person. We have developed this tool in the hope of supporting anyone who runs an organization that brings people together and makes them feel like they belong, no matter if it’s an alumni organization, a sports club or an HR department."

THE HARWOOD INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC INNOVATION APPROACH - TURNING OUTWARD
https://theharwoodinstitute.org/approach/
From the web site: "The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit that teaches, coaches and inspires people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together."

THE197NFP -
https://the197nfp.org/#
From the website: “We help non-profits, community organizations and NGO's listen and serve better.” Launching Nov 2021

THE MOVE AT MIT - SEEKS TO "REBUILD OUR PUBLIC’S MUSCLE FOR DEMOCRACY"
https://open.mit.edu/c/themove/about
From the web site: "The Move is a movement to rebuild our public’s muscle for democracy.  This movement aims to bring together people of all backgrounds who are seeking to facilitate real civic engagement in today’s democracies. This includes researchers, leaders, academics, and politicians, as well as artists, community organizers, and ordinary citizens -- the people that we at The Move like to call “the front lines of our democracy.”

THE ROLE OF NARRATIVE CHANGE IN INFLUENCING POLICY
https://onthinktanks.org/articles/the-role-of-narrative-change-in-influencing-policy/
It's 2017. Have you heard the term "Narrative change"?  This article attempts to describe and create an understanding of what this is. If you're trying to influence people to change behaviors, practices or policy, this seems to be relevant.

THEORY U AND THE PRESENCING INSTITUTE (PI)
https://www.presencing.org/aboutus/theory-u
From the web site: "Building upon two decades of action research at MIT, the process shows how individuals, teams, organizations and large systems can build the essential leadership capacities needed to address the root causes of today’s social, environmental, and spiritual challenges. In essence, we show how to update the operating code in our societal systems through a shift in consciousness from ego-system to eco-system awareness."    Browse the web site to learn more.

THINKING OF THE FUTURE AFTER COVID19 - WRITING STORIES
https://www.iftf.org/home/
From the website: "IFTF wants to offer the public—communities, policymakers, civic and business organizations—a guide to creating new visions of the common future. Think of this guide as a recipe with ingredients that you will need to imagine what is desirable, what you might want to avoid, and what you need to prepare for. What kinds of scenarios might it inspire?" Visit the site and learn more.

TOOLKIT FOR BUILDING VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES (LAST UPDATED 2007)
https://fullcirc.com/resources/online-community-toolkit/
This is part of a wealth of resources shared by Full Circle Associates in the early years of Internet and on-line community development. 

TOPOS PARTNERSHIP - CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING
https://www.topospartnership.com/
From the web site: "The Topos Partnership has as its mission to explore and ultimately change the landscape of public understanding where public interest issues play out. Founded by Axel Aubrun and Joe Grady of Cultural Logic and Meg Bostrom of Public Knowledge, Topos was created to bring together the range of expertise needed to understand existing issue dynamics, explore possibilities for creating new issue understanding, develop a proven course of action, and arm advocates with new communications tools to win support."

TOWN MEETINGS / PUBLIC FORUMS THAT USE MODERN COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
https://participedia.net/method/145
This article describes "the 21st Century Town Meeting method developed by AmericaSpeaks to increase the number of participants without decreasing the quality of dialogue and deliberation. The method was conceived in an attempt to 'update' the New England Town Meeting format for the digital age by integrating the use of Audience Response Systems and similar connective technologies."

TRACING AND UNDERSTANDING NETWORKS AS POLITICAL PROCESS
https://yannickrumpala.wordpress.com/tag/networks/
The author writes about understanding networks as part of a strategy to influence political action. This is blog of author of "Knowledge and Praxis of Networks As a Political Process"---- Yannick Rumpala from the University of Nice, in Nice, France.

TRANSFORMATIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY (T2S) - INTERNATIONAL
https://transitionnetwork.org/about-the-movement/what-is-transition/
From the web site: "Transition is a movement of communities coming together to re-imagine and rebuild our world. Here we explain what it is, why people do it, how the movement started and give you a sense of our underpinning principles and approach." Visit the site and learn more. 

UNDERSTANDING "SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP" - SSIR ARTICLE
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_dawn_of_system_leadership#
This Stanford Social Innovation Review article describes the role of systems leaders who help bring together many stakeholders to imagine new solutions to complex problems. 

USE YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
https://hbr.org/2020/07/use-your-social-network-as-a-tool-for-social-justice
This 2020 Harvard Business Review article shows that we all are part of networks and we have the potential to use those networks to help further social justice.  Take a look and apply the ideas.

USING SYSTEMS THINKING TO EXPLORE AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS
https://newcommunityparadigms.blogspot.com/2015/07/using-systems-thinking-to-explore.html
This is one of a series of article on the Pathways to New Community Paradigms blog which offers a deeper exploration into Collective Impact using blog articles and concept maps. If you're interested in collective impact, community collaboration or related ideas take time to visit the blog and the KUMU maps that are pointed to in each article.

VIDEO SHOWS GROWING COLLECTIVE EFFORT IN LACROSSE, WI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QmhekE7__k&feature=youtu.be
This video shows how an initiative launched by LaCrosse, WI schools is growing to build a unified system of school and community supports for kids.  Note the emphasis on communications, information sharing and relationship building that are critically important to this effort as well as the long term focus of creating a "legacy" effort.

VIRTUAL COLLABORATION OVERVIEW - VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Mz-8JOWK8
This video by Gene Bellinger, introduces systems thinking presentations created since 2014 that use Kumu and insight-maker,  This focuses on virtual collaboration in a complex world.

WAYS TO IMPROVE COLLABORATION IMPACT - ARTICLE 2018
https://www.zdnet.com/article/idc-research-9-ways-of-amplifying-collaborations-positive-impact/
From the web site: "IDC research found the integration of core business applications, empowering cross-silo conversations, and enterprise adoption of collaborative platforms results in significantly fewer meetings, less email, and faster time to execute projects. That's because work is done in real time, and not waiting for the next meeting. But it takes adoption from the bottom up and the top down to succeed, and often a change in how work is done."

WEB-BASED COLLABORATION RESOURCES
https://www.jordan-webb.net/
Learn how to meet and solve problems via Internet based meeting tools. Read the Web - Based Collaboration section at this web site.  At this site you can also find information about the Midwest Facilitator's Network, which hosted quarterly networking and information sharing meetings for facilitation consultants in Chicago between the late 1990s and late 2000s. 

WELLBEING IN EUROPE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
https://edgeryders.eu/t/social-contract-for-the-poprebel-project-community/10252
This project is described on the Edgeryders web site."It is a collective effort to understand the ways in which citizens in various European countries live, work, and participate in society during times of populism on the rise. It is a platform to share stories, ideas and insights, make new connections, coordinate the work. It is a diverse group of people of all ages, genders, income levels, political ideologies etc., mainly in Central and Eastern Europe but not limited to it. It is a process that brings people together, virtually or physically, to share, inspire, connect and collaborate effectively. Out of this will emerge new ideas, new solutions and new connections that benefit all."

WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY "SYSTEMS CHANGE" - ARTICLE
https://bioneers.org/what-we-mean-when-we-say-systems-change-zp0z2107/
This article is titled "What We Mean When We Say "Systems Change" " and is an "essay by Motaz Attalla, Jennifer Berman, Jessica Conrad, Ruth Rominger, and Eleni Sotos from the Garfield Foundation.".

WOODS FUND OF CHICAGO SUPPORT FOR MOVEMENT BUILDING
https://www.woodsfund.org/movement-building?rq=movement%20building
In May 2010 the Woods Fund of Chicago issued a call for proposals for its "first Movement Building for Racial Justice Fund", which is described at t his link.

 
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