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Nnf 11 1 working wik for newcomers

  1. 1. 1 Philanthropy with a Network Mindset Network of Network Funders November 1, 2010 A Member of The Monitor GroupA Member of The Monitor Group Paris San Francisco São Paulo Seoul Singapore Tokyo Toronto Zurich Shanghai Palo Alto Johannesburg Beijing Chicago Hong Kong Cambridge Delhi Dubai Los Angeles Madrid Manila Mumbai Munich New York Moscow London Diana_Scearce@monitor.com Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Unported
  2. 2. 2 Today’s Objectives • Share high-level themes from the SSIR article & recent research • Explore the implications for funders • In the process, develop a shared base of knowledge and language for NNF participants
  3. 3. 3 We’re Seeing Networks Everywhere in Our Work Consultancy Incubator Think Tank Network of Network Funders
  4. 4. 4 FINANCIAL CRISIS BLURRING SECTORS NEW TECHNOLOGIES GLOBALIZATION The World is Becoming More Networked
  5. 5. 5 The world around philanthropy is changing much, much faster than philanthropy itself.
  6. 6. 6 Many of philanthropy’s core practices and principles remain essentially unchanged from the way they were done a hundred years ago.
  7. 7. 7 strategy effectiveness responsiveness
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. 9 a network mindset strategy effectiveness responsiveness
  10. 10. 10 What Is a Social Network? A group of people connected by relationships
  11. 11. 11 network ―adjective: connected, transparent, decentralized ―verb: to connect, to spread, to organize into a network ―noun: a structural form for organizing
  12. 12. 12 We’re Most Interested in Networks: • Of individuals and/or organizations • With many participants (and the potential to grow) • Space for self-organization • Fueled by new technologies for connection, collaboration and / or data visualization Source of photo: flickr
  13. 13. 13 Networks Aren’t New
  14. 14. 14 …and New Online Spaces for Connecting People But, There Are New Tools for Sharing Content
  15. 15. 15 Combined With New Understanding of Social Ties Network map by Marc Smith
  16. 16. 16 Enabling Social Change With a Network Mindset Working Wikily is an emerging leadership style characterized by greater openness, transparency, decentralized decision-making, and collective action Source of network image: orgnet.com
  17. 17. 17 What Does Working Wikily Look Like? Centralized Firmly controlled Planned Proprietary Transactional One-way communications Decentralized Loosely controlled Emergent Open, shared Relational Multi-way conversations Where are you? The answer will be different for different situations Established Practices Network Practices
  18. 18. 18 How Do Coalitions Relate to Networks?  Problem and answer are clear  Whole group decision- making  Whole group planning  Whole group acts  Reach goal through planned action  Problem complex; solution unclear  Network does not make all decisions together  Experimenting, sharing results  Many collaborative projects  Emergent change Coalitions What is needed for your situation? The answer will likely be a combination of coalition and network models. Networks Adapted from June Holley Source: June Holley
  19. 19. 19 Why is it Hard to Work with a Network Mindset? Unlearning past behaviors and frameworks Dealing with information overload Brand and message control Privacy concerns Learning and leveraging new technologies Assessing impact Source of images: Cut Throat Communications, Blog.com, Rutgers University RU FAIR, Kodaikanal International School, flickr Managing for accuracy
  20. 20. 20 5 ways working with a network mindset can fuel social change: 1. Weave communities 2. Access diverse perspectives 3. Build and share knowledge 4. Mobilize people and build movements 5. Coordinate resources and action
  21. 21. 21 Weave Communities
  22. 22. 22 Access Diverse Perspectives
  23. 23. 23 Access Diverse Perspectives
  24. 24. 24 Build and Share Knowledge
  25. 25. 25 Mobilize People and Build Movements Source: Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale, by Heather McLeod Grant and Katherine Fulton; photos from KaBOOM! website
  26. 26. 26 Coordinating Resources and Action
  27. 27. 27 Coordinate Resources and Action
  28. 28. 28 Getting Started
  29. 29. 29 1. Understand the Context and Your Position Within It Government Foundation Non-Profit For-Profit School Unknown Religious Other
  30. 30. 30 2. Combine Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches
  31. 31. 31 3. Follow the Rules of Relationships
  32. 32. 32 4. Open Up to New Inputs
  33. 33. 33 5. Share By Default Source of photo: Chris Burrell for WBUR, http://www.wbur.org/2010/02/22/pollution-settlement
  34. 34. 34 6. Nurture Your Network in Advance Source of photo: Chris Burrell for WBUR, http://www.wbur.org/2010/02/22/pollution-settlement
  35. 35. 35 7. Start Small
  36. 36. 36 “Networks are everywhere. We just need an eye for seeing them.” Albert- Laszlo Barbarasi

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