Connecting Networks

What We Do

Connecting Networks

Bringing together foundations and other institutions to develop the skills and leadership necessary to drive the desired change and innovation.

Foundations and other institutions have developed strong relationships with large numbers of individuals and organizations dedicated to making a positive impact. We have provided resources, built capacity, advocated for causes, facilitated connections and offered a wide range of other types of support. Yet few, if any of us, have found ways to further empower these people, their ideas and their organizations beyond the direct, time-bound support of our established programs.

Connecting alumni – grantees, fellows, partners or employees – in a wider network is not only a great opportunity, it will be a critical amplifier for future impact. By instilling a shared sense of belonging and facilitating direct connections between these thousands of alumni, a significant increase in resources, engagements and ideas dedicated to making a positive difference in the world can be expected.

Connecting Networks is a community of 25 foundations and other non-profit organizations that want to strengthen and further develop their networking approach. With Connecting Networks, we have established a community that offers network builders a learning platform with regular training opportunities and peer exchange. We are taking on network-building at many different levels, including: strategy, developing personal skills, solidifying organizational commitment and shaping a community of peers. Together, we make a joint effort to inspire network building in the philanthropic field. 

Connecting Networks combines engaging workshops and collaborative online learning with bespoke individual coaching. We work together with participants selected from foundations across Europe to jointly identify opportunities and pathways to become network builders, learn new tools and techniques required for the task, and develop the skills and leadership necessary to drive the desired change and innovation.

Get an insight into the Connecting Network journey 2018 by browsing the brochure below.

Darius Polok
Managing Director

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