Tools

Tools

About this resource site

One of the key takeaways from your feedback was the need to further explore tools and techniques for network-building. We invite you to share helpful tools, cases or perspectives in the Twist channel. Additionally, we have created this exclusive site - available only to Connecting Networks members - to provide resources and tools that can support you in refining your network strategy.

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Collective Impact

Discover the collective impact approach, which helps tackle complex problems through cross-sector collaboration. (John Kania and Mark Kramer)

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Communities of Practice

Explore the concept of ‘communities of practice,’ defined as ‘people who engage in a process of collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor.’ (Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner)

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Communities of Practice Towards Social Change

Get an insight into the Idea Camp as a concept and the communities it has brought together. It delves into the issues and strategies highlighted through the different ideas discussed and developed.

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Community Canvas

This canvas is designed to help you build meaningful communities. (Fabian Pfortmüller and Nico Luchsinger)

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Cultivating System Change

This book provides examples of what organizations and companies such as the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, WWF and Nike are doing, along with practical strategies and an overview of system change theory. (Anna Birney)

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Design Thinking Toolkit

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovate and solve concrete challenges. 

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Intrapreneurship Toolkit

Make change happen where it is hard. This toolkits helps you to bring your idea forward within your organisation

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Network Weaver

Learn how to build sustainable communities by improving their connectivity – internally and externally – using network ties to create opportunities. This paper by June Holley is a key resource when building networks that matter. (June Holley)

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Network Weaver

Twenty questions inspiring deep reflection that you should ask during and after every project. (June Holley)

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New Network Leader

Learn from several leading network entrepreneurs, who share their experiences and lessons in catalyzing networks for social change. (SSIR)

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New Power

Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? Be inspired by this book that takes a look behind power structures. (Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms)

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Partnership Canvas

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

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Rainforest Canvas

The Rainforest Canvas allows you to visualize your own ecosystem of innovation for your organization or community. Based on the book, “The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley.” (Victor W. Hwang)

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Refining Your Ideas

Great ideas can sometimes be overlooked, because they aren’t well understood or described. This tool helps you carefully consider and frame your ideas early on, giving you the ability to clearly articulate them. (Galen MacLusky and Sarah Hennig)

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Reinventing Organization

Take a radical leap and adopt a whole new set of management principles and practices. (Frederic Laloux)

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Social Innovation Generation

Learn about the conditions that promoted Social Innovation in Canada.

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Systems Practice

Learn to use a systems thinking approach to move from “impossible” to impact.

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Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

Find out how your strategy can adapt to external factors and be specific for your organisation and ecosystem. (Martin Reeves, Claire Love and Philipp Tillmanns)