Announcing The New Networking

Partnering Resources

Have you ever wondered why networking feels so fake? It’s because networking, as we know it, was created for extroverts and salespeople. For years, my colleagues at Partnering Resources and I have been helping people learn new, sustainable ways of developing their networks.

2017 158

Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible! Do you think you have a terrible network? Networking Myth #2: Lots of Business Cards –> Lots of Success.

2018 138

Networked City development

Social Reporter

I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech.

2018 159

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Communities and social networks overlap.

2018 219

Loyalty in Social Networks


that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks. cultivate and build informal trusted networks. ” [Emphasis mine]. Have I lost, along the way, my own loyalty to the social networking tools that once gave me birth ?

2016 211

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks. de Moor (2018).

2018 130

Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Our paper has now been published on the Networked Learning site, as have all the papers.

2016 169

Networks as Learning Systems

Networking Action

Most networks have “learning” as an important activity, but I’ve seen no impressive examples of systemic network learning strategies. The International Land Coalition (ILC) has made a big step forward to develop just that, described as its Systematic Knowledge and … Learning ILC

2015 169

Network Hubs as Franchises?

Networking Action

Can network hubs be structured as franchises in a global change network? The Institute is developing a global network of hubs to realize … Blog Net Dev That’s a question that arose in some recent work that I did with the Savory Institute.

2013 201

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

For business leaders shaping online community strategy, AI holds promise to help solve two of the biggest challenges with online communities: 1) Quantifying the value of community investment and delivering timely and actionable insight and 2) Managing large networks of relationships at scale.

2018 46

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

2012 159

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. Trust builds living networks that are highly resilient, flexible and efficient. That’s network resilience.

2011 206

Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

Partnering Resources

Leadership Rules for our Networked World. Instead, Olivia developed the ideal leadership style for our networked world. The post Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World appeared first on Partnering Resources. Leadership Networks and Networking

2014 175

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

I thought it might be interesting to have a travel log (including an evolving network map) which starts with people we meet and then support this with the places that we meet, rather than the other way around. Networks aren’t selective.

2014 130

Updates on Networked City – and the RSA

Social Reporter

I’m currently blogging over here about the London Networked City exploration , and also about the RSA’s own Networked Cities initiative. In addition, I’m helping start a Fellows’ Forum for the RSA, and have put together some history of past RSA online initiatives on a wiki about OpenRSA. All posts

2017 159

New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

Partnering Resources

Network maps make the invisible world of organizational transactions, relationships, and knowledge flows visible. Each case study shows how one client used network knowledge to advance their strategy. Case Study #1: Using Network Mapping to Globalize an Organization.

2016 163

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace. Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems. Using Network Maps as Leadership Tools.

2017 168

How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

Another entry in our ongoing series on Networking Tips.~~. You’re at a networking event and you’re here to meet a lot of people, so you simply say that. I know we’re both here to network, so why don’t we meet some other people? Networks and Networking

2013 192

The Introverts’ Networking Survival Guide

Partnering Resources

Despair that you’ll never be gregarious or outgoing enough to succeed at networking? My consulting business blooms or withers largely on the basis of my networking prowess. I signed up for a networking event in Washington, D.C., and the anticipation proved nearly as damaging as the networking itself: What was I going to talk about? We don’t have to be flaming extroverts to be successful networkers. Networks and Networking

2014 132

Three Notorious Networking Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Partnering Resources

We need networks to be successful. But don’t make one of these notorious networking mistakes. Have you ever had the feeling that you’re not networking correctly? You might be making one of these notorious networking mistakes. Networks and Networking

2014 172

Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Place-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place. Contextual Computing Local Android Facebook Google iPad iPhone location mapping mobile place Place-Based Networks social networks

2012 154

The Untold Costs of Social Networking


Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

2016 202

The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet

Partnering Resources

The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet. Often, the hardest part of networking is getting started. To read the rest of this post, which just went live on, click here: The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet. The post The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet appeared first on Partnering Resources. Networks and Networking Here’s a manageable way to change your perspective and begin building fruitful relationships in the next 30 days.

2014 126

NEW ARTICLE: Transform Your Network with Three Simple Practices

Partnering Resources

Would you rather go to the dentist than to a networking event? Here’s an excerpt from our recently published article, “ Transform Your Network with Three Simple Practices ,” on Communication World: Networking is considered a professional necessity. Conventional wisdom states that if we don’t build and sustain our networks properly, we’ll lose out on opportunities like promotions, new jobs, and important information. Networks and Networking

2016 126

How to Network in a Professional Association

Partnering Resources

These organizations are supposed to serve serve as your networking and education hub. You go to meetings, learn interesting things, keep up with your profession, and expand your professional network… supposedly. Networks and Networking Image by Ginny Huo.

2013 168

Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

We know that networks exist. Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. The article covers: Three kinds of organization networks: connectivity, action, and alignment networks. Critical connectors : the five to ten percent of nodes in a network that have disproportionate influence over the whole and how to leverage them. Networks and Networking

2014 137

Network Pattern Cards

Net-Map Toolbox

By relating their own experience to prototypical network patterns, groups can get a deeper understanding of how they work together (or not) and what the opportunities and challenges of each of the different patterns of self-organization are.

2015 127

Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference Hotseat starts on Sunday 8 th November and will run until the 14 th. Should we as educators respect students’ concerns to limit or bound learning networks, or should we strive to overcome them? 1996) Cutting the Network.

2015 151

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

2016 250

A blast into network space with Christakis

Endless Knots

Christakis's topic at HeadCon 13 , "The Science of Social Connections," is definitely worth the 30 minutes (not 3, 30) if you're at all interested in networks.       Networks and Networking Social networking

2013 148

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Why we need a Community of Practice for networking London civil society.

2018 207

Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Ads are driving down the price of regular online ads: A recent analysis by ComScore shows social networks, primarily Facebook and MySpace, have over the last year drawn an average CPM of only 56 cents, compared to the $2.43 Twitter: Reputation Management in Social Networks (20).

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

This resource is the informal human network. Behind every organization chart are informal human networks that people access in order to get things done. Using a tool called “network analysis,” they gained a picture of the informal relationships within the organization.

2014 178

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I recently wrote about how we need to rethink networking : what it is and why we do it. I confessed that I am, in fact, an introvert and that I force myself to get through large-scale, cocktail-style, traditional networking events. A Starter List: Networking for Introverts.

2012 206

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

Decide to Network by Robert Muller

Endless Knots

  Boston Networks and Networking Every now and then, we get a request for copies of the "Decide to Network" postcard, backstory here. One such came yesterday, prompting me, post-Boston Marathon, to remember the power of this message.

2013 161

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today’s networked organizations. To make and share the maps, I use Kumu , a powerful tool for network visualization, analysis, and sharing. Facilitating workshops to roll out community mapping in your community network.

2016 205

Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

2013 199