The field of practice for social-impact networks is growing rapidly! Here we list some resources, both foundational and emerging, that help us in our journey. We are still building out this page: let us know if there’s something you suggest adding!

Network Overviews and Case Studies

Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact By Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Taylor, and John Cleveland

Network Weaving Handbook by June Holley

Global Action Networks: Creating Our Future Together By Steve Waddell

Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System By The Monitor Institute

Systems Change

Systems Thinking and Race By John A. Powell

Emergent Strategy By Adrienne Maree Brown

Adaptive Action by the Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Pattern Spotting by the Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Simple Rules by the Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Culture and Values

White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun

Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing