Network training

and toolkit

Explore learning opportunities and access our free network toolkit,
including templates and guides referenced in the book, Impact Networks

toolkit

Impact Networks - Discussion Guide

A discussion guide filled with questions to spark reflection and conversation as groups read Impact Networks together.

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Convene the People
Racial Equity Lens

By engaging tools like this equity lens, we can work toward a more equitable society and shift systems toward collective liberation for all.

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Other Tools & Resources
Impact Networks - Book 
Graphics

Graphics and network maps from the book Impact Networks.

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The Enabling Infrastructure
Network Participant Survey

The network participant survey will help to illuminate areas of strength as well as areas that would benefit from additional attention or support.

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The Enabling Infrastructure
Indicators of Network Health

Evaluating network health involves assessing the degree to which the network is cohering around shared goals and developing a positive culture of collaboration.

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The Enabling Infrastructure
Conducting a Social Network Analysis

To help you map and analyze your network’s connectivity as it evolves, we have developed examples of how we have used social network analysis (SNA) in practice, along with a survey template you can adapt to capture data for your network map.

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Collaborate for Systems Change
Mapping the System

An exercise to make sense of the current forces affecting the system, and to reveal critical leverage points for action—places where targeted action can produce outsized impacts.

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Collaborate for Systems Change
Exploring Future Scenarios

An exercise to imagine possible futures by exploring how certain trends and uncertainties might play out.

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The Enabling Infrastructure
Constructing a Historical Timeline

An exercise to surface and reflect on events related to the network’s purpose that have influenced the current system. 

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Tech Tools for Impact Networks

The right set of tools can drastically amplify the network’s ability to stay connected and self-organize.

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Coordinate Actions
Rapid Coordination

A simple and reliable exercise to help participants coordinate their existing activities and support each other’s work.

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Building an Asset Map

An interactive asset map provides network members with an easy way to identify the resources, areas of expertise, and geographic regions present across the network — and to connect with each other.

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Cultivate Trust
True Stories

An activity to form deeper relationships between participants.

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Cultivate Trust
Network Weaving Questions

A list of questions weavers can use in their conversations with network participants.

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Cultivate Trust
Group Agreements for Networks

A process to identify group agreements, with a list of some of our favorite examples to consider adopting.

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Convene the People
Framing Questions

A selection of framing questions to get participants warmed up, to connect them together, to build shared understanding, and to prompt reflection.

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Clarify Purpose & Principles
Purpose Stands

An exercise to share the personal motivations - the “whys” - that inspire people to join a network.

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Clarify Purpose & Principles
Network Charter Template

This template contains section headings, sample content, and prompts for developing a network charter.

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