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Resources

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