Tag: network


Network Weaving 101: What your network role says about you

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Feb 2019

Network Weaving 101: What your network role says about you

By: John Saunders One key strength to network building is that anyone can do it. In fact, most of us are already weavers to different extents, even if (like me) you might feel you still have a lot to learn. Everyone can develop leadership capacities and play a vital role in network development and growth. And as the leadership capacities of members grow, so too...

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Network Weaving 101: You’re already doing it

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Jan 2019

Network Weaving 101: You’re already doing it

Network Weaving 101: You’re already doing it By: John Saunders Nonprofits survive (and thrive) through their networks. They collaborate to share resources, build capacity, and develop solutions – often for sector-wide challenges. Engaged effectively, networks often amount to more than the sum of their individual members. Network members contribute toward addressing a shared problem or opportunity that involves more than their own selves or organization....

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Leveraging the Power of Networks

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Jan 2019

Leveraging the Power of Networks

Leveraging the Power of Networks By: Lisa Watson If you’re like most nonprofit leaders, you’re devoting significant effort to your networks. But how intentional are you about making your networks effective and impactful? I recently spoke with 500+ nonprofit leaders at Nonprofit Driven 2018 about the power and potential of networks, including the Ontario Nonprofit Network. Participants milled about the huge ballroom connecting with colleagues...

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The big unveil: A strategic plan to strengthen the Ontario nonprofit sector

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Apr 2017

The big unveil: A strategic plan to strengthen the Ontario nonprofit sector

This year, ONN celebrates the 10 year anniversary of our grassroots beginning. With a research fellow, the indomitable Lynn Eakin, a visionary steering committee, an inspiring place to call home at the Centre for Social Innovation, and a founding issue (the good ol’ Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporation Act or “ONCA”), we had set the stage for a new way of organizing: a networked approach to public...

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The value of followship

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Mar 2017

The value of followship

What would you think if I told you that you should become a Follower? From childhood, we are taught the value of leadership. We are encouraged to develop our skills in leadership, from the classroom to the workplace. Often, the benefits of leadership are tied to ideas of individual success. I will lead. I will take charge. I will be successful. What we can often...

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To scale or not to scale?

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Apr 2016

To scale or not to scale?

The following is some early thinking from the ONN on the issue of scaling — why and how it’s done, some challenges and areas of concern, and a call to embrace a network approach. We welcome your insights, feedback, and any examples of scaling that you feel we could learn from. Is this really the question? It’s a complicated issue not least of which is...

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Big Ideas That Inform Our Work

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Oct 2015

Big Ideas That Inform Our Work

The following is an excerpt from Cathy Taylor’s opening remarks at the ONN’s 2015 annual conference. Be bold, the Premier said. Although I am quite sure most of us don’t need a push to be bold – it is a good reminder that we owe it to our organizations, our sector, our communities to strive to be bold – even when it seems like we’re...

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