Nonprofits are increasingly turning outside to discover and spread insight about their programs, target markets, science, and processes. A powerful organizational model to do this is the knowledge network (also called community of practice). The knowledge network rides less on formal partnerships, markets or hierarchies and more on powerful social ties to drive collaborative innovation and learning. Not all knowledge networks are created alike, but there are some success factors that are universal, such as agile leadership, real-time meetings, effective use of technology, and clear mission and measurement. Please join Kate Pugh, author of Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2011) in a lively discussion about knowledge networks. We’ll look at ten years of research and practice on knowledge networks, as well as some highlights from a 2011 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.