Managing groups and communities: An introduction to Canvas

Many are familiar with Business Model Canvas, a template created by Alexander Osterwalder that enables organizations to map out their new or existing business models. Since Osterwalder’s initial work in 2004, the concept has risen in popularity and is now used by numerous companies worldwide.

Over the years, the original concept has been adjusted to serve different purposes. In the field of networking, Canvas can support you in structuring and managing larger groups and communities.

The Community Canvas

This Canvas is designed to help you build meaningful communities. It adds three sections to the traditional concept: identity, experience and structure.(Fabian Pfortmüller, Nico Luchsinger, Sascha Mombartz)

The Partnership Canvas

The Partnership Proposition Canvas is a prototype tool for modelling key business model partnerships. Dig deeper into what partnership means and how to best generate value from it. (Bart Doorneweert)

The Rainforest Canvas

The Rainforest Canvas allows you to visualize your own ecosystem of innovation for your organization or community. It is based on the book, “The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley” by Victor W. Hwang and Greg Horowitt.

Do want to learn more about how to use Canvas for your group or community? We will be happy to share our knowledge!

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Darius Polok