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 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.