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Are you interested in being a partner for the Leadership and Networks collaborative research project?

Joining as a partner will enable you to connect and align your work with others in the fields of leadership development and networks to improve the capacity to catalyze, develop and support leadership networks and network leadeship in the social sector. Some benefits include:
  • Play a key role in helping bring a stronger network focus to leadership work
  • Engage with other top experts around the issues that matter to you
  • Gain exposure for your work – increase the reach of your work by tapping into leadership development networks across the social sector
  • Opportunity for acknowledgment of your participation on the final publication (if you choose to participate in co-branding efforts)
You may decide on your level of involvement with LNE, based on your availability. Here are some of the ways Research Partners usually contribute:
  • Contribute to framing the questions that are essential to explore
  • Share relevant resources on the LNE topic website
  • Participate in discussion via webinars, calls, face-to-face meetings, online discussions, etc.
  • Help write or edit the synthesis on the LNE website, as well as the publication – if you want to co-brand the publication
  • Endorse and promote the content of the publication, tools and/or online resources
If you are intersted in being a partner please contact Claire Reinelt.

Current Partners

  • Beth Tener is Principal of New Directions Collaborative, a consulting collaborative that helps leaders and organizations work in networks to build alliances to address common challenges; learn with peers and share what works; and make new connections to advance individual and common goals, particularly related to sustainability.
  • Bruce Hoppe is Founder and President of Connective Associates, a networked organization with expertise in leadership development, collaborative innovation, and community transformation. He is co-author of a forthcoming paper in Leadership Quarterly (with Claire Reinelt) on Social Network Analysis and the Evaluation of Leadership Networks. Twitter account: http://twitter.com/behoppe
  • Claire Reinelt is the Research and Evaluation Director at the Leadership Learning Community. Claire is co-­author of a 2010 article in Leadership Quarterly on “Social Network Analysis and the Evaluation of Leadership Networks.” Twitter account: https://twitter.com/creinelt
  • Deborah Meehan is the Executive Director at the Leadership Learning Community. Deborah has extensive experience in developing network strategies to connect leadership program graduates. Twitter account: https://twitter.com/deborahmm
  • Diana Scearce and the Monitor Institute. They published a recent paper entitled Working Wikily 2.0: Social Change with a Network Mindset. The paper examines how networks and working with a network mindset—embracing principles like openness, transparency, decentralized decision-making, and distributed action—can help funders and activists increase their impact. Monitor and the Packard Foundation partnered on a two year inquiry on Philanthropy and Networks Exploration (PNE) into how foundations can tap and support the power of networks.
  • Eugene Kim is cofounder and principal of Blue Oxen Associates and LLC Board Co-chair. He has developed collaborative strategies for a number of organizations, focusing especially on inter-organizational collaboration and collaborative learning. In a recent blogpost he talks about the difference of face-to-face and online collaboration. Twitter account: https://twitter.com/eekim
  • Gibran Rivera is a Senior Associate with the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Gibran frequently facilitates network development and often writes in his blog on networks and community. IISC has compiled Network Building for Social Change-- a resource list on network mapping tools, networks in action, network technology, network blogs, and readings. Twitter account: https://twitter.com/GibranX
  • Grady McGonagill, McGonagill Associates. Twitter account: https://twitter.com/gradymcg
  • Kathy Reich is a Program Officer in the Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Program, working with grantees across the Packard Foundation to improve their management, leadership and impact.Twitter account: http://twitter.com/kdreich
  • Kendra Harris, East Carolina University. "I completed my dissertation on a shared locus of leadership and collaborative leading and would like to continue to explore, research and contribute to the literature on these emerging perspectives."
  • Natalia Castaneda is the Marketing and Communications Director at the Leadership Learning Community. Most recently Natalia has focused on exploring how to best leverage collaborative technologies and social media to communicate and establish relationships to support collaborative projects. Twitter account for LLC: https://twitter.com/LeadershipEra
  • Patti Anklam is author of Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World. She writes a blog Making Networks Work At Work and in the World. Twitter account: https://twitter.com/panklam

Thought Leaders and Potential Partners

The following people and organizations are doing work that is informing a point of view about leadership and networks. We invite you to add people and organizations that have expanded your thinking and practice about leadership and networks and to give a brief description of their contributions. For those who are already mentioned here, feel free to add additional resources or make changes to the descriptions.

  • Madeline Taylor and Peter Plastrik partnered with the Barr Foundation to publish Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits. The Barr Foundation convened a group of experts and facilitated a study on the growing use of network strategies by nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and foundations. This report includes their key findings. Madeline, Peter and the Barr Foundation also collaborated on Net Gains- A Handbook for Network Builders Seeking Social Change. The Handbook starts with the point of view that networks provide social-change agents with a fundamentally distinct and remarkably promising “organizing principle” to use to achieve ambitious goals. The handbook provides practical advice based on the experiences of network builders, case studies of networks small and large, local and international, and emerging scientific knowledge about “connectivity.” They also collaborated with Bill Traynor on a case study of Lawrence CommunityWorks.
  • Bill Traynor and Lawrence Community Works. Bill recently published an article in Nonprofit Quarterly entitled Vertigo and the Intentional Inhabitant: Leadership in a Connected World. Bill also wrote an article on Building Community in Place with valuable advice about how to build community in a network environment.
    Bill was a keynote catalyst at Creating Space IX and spoke on the ethic of reciprocity in community networks. Here's a youtube conversation between Frankie Blackburn (Impact SilverSpring), Bill Traynor and Judith Rosenberg (TEAMS).
  • Janice Epstein, Beth Beard and Impact Brokers. LLC awareded Impact Broker’s Boston Member Circle a Community Seed grant to support an online learning lab to explore the themes of social capital and networks within the framework of adaptive and collective leadership. Janice Epstein wrote a series of blog posts published on the LLC site that focused on leadership in a network environment. The blogs draw on learning and experiences of Impact Brokers, a cooperative of nonprofits, investors, consultants and community partners that is coming together to improve collective capacity to tackle complex social challenges. In many ways IB represents a “network of networks.”
  • The Social Network Team at Annie E. Casey Foundation (Audrey D. Jordan, Annie E. Casey Foundation;
    Mary Achatz, Westat; Nilofer Ahsan, Center for the Study of Social Policy; Bahia Akerele, Annie E. Casey Foundation; Terri Bailey, The Piton Foundation; and Bill Traynor, Lawrence Community Works). They have overseen the publication series of five reports that looks at the definitions, research, power, practices, and insights relating the impact of social networks on family strengthening and community change as part of their Making Connections Initiative. Audrey Jordan who leads the Social Network Team at AECF published A Reflection on Why Social Networks Are Critical to Sustainable Change

  • June Holley has been helping communities around the globe form Smart Networks by training and supporting Network Weavers.
  • Valdis Krebs is a leading researcher on applying social network analysis (SNA) and organizational network analysis (ONA). A series of case studies is available on the orgnet.com site.
  • Beth Kanter writes a fantastic blog on How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change
  • Steve Waddell, Networkingaction.net

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