Connecting to Change the World
248 pages, 6 x 9
20 figures
Release Date:15 Sep 2014

Connecting to Change the World

Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Island Press

Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations today need to do more andto do better with less. Increasingly, they are adopting anetwork-centric approach to their work, building networks oflike-minded organizations and people that give them better results thanany single organization can accomplish. There are, however, fewresources that offer straightforward information and advice on how tocreate and manage social-impact networks. Drawing on the authors’deep experience in creating successful network projects, Connectingto Change the World provides the frameworks, practical advice, andcase studies needed by a new generation of social change agents forcreating collaborative solutions to the most difficult challengessociety faces.


Peter Plastrik and John Clevelandcofounded the Innovation Network for Communities, a national non-profitthat develops and spreads scalable innovations that transform theperformance of community systems. Madeleine Taylor hasconducted policy and evaluation research for the public and non-profitsectors since 1987.

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