BUILDING NETWORKS THAT MATTER
Networks are an often untapped asset that can be a powerful tool for creating impact – especially for today’s philanthropic institutions. While thousands of individuals and organizations have been supported through direct yet time-bound programs, we are still seeking approaches that are more collaborative, creative and continuous, thus increasing the sustainability of our collective impact.
Connecting alumni – grantees, fellows, partners or employees – in a wider network will not only be 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 combines engaging workshops and collaborative online learning with bespoke individual coaching. Over the course of eight months, 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.
Connecting Networks was established by the iac Berlin. It brings together representatives from more than twenty European foundations.