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Maine Network Partners Launches Fellows Program (pdf) (Press Release)

A Common Sense (pdf)
Maine thought leaders are working to drive a widespread social, environmental and economic change through collaboration.

Channeling Change (pdf)
This follow-up on the popular “Collective Impact” article provides updated, in-depth guidance.

Catalyzing Networks for Social Change: A Funder’s Guide (pdf)
Grantmakers for Effective Organization’s newest guide, co-published with Monitor Institute, explores what it takes for grantmakers to cultivate a network mindset, and offers recommendations for how funders can effectively build the capacity of networks and share what they’re learning with the broader field.

Barefoot College (video)
In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men — many of them illiterate — to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It’s called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works in this video. 

Boston Green & Healthy Building Network: A Case Study (pdf)
Beth Tener and Al Nierenberg of Sustainable Step New England and Bruce Hoppe of Connective Associates describe how nonprofits and government agencies in the Boston area are working together to promote green and healthy buildings.

Building Community in Place: Limitations and Promise (pdf)
Bill Traynor explores a broader approach to community redevelopment including an aggressive effort to redevelop the civic and social infrastructure alongside the physical infrastructure.

Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril, and Potential of Networks (pdf)
This report by Diana Searce addresses the dilemma that we now face as a result of becoming increasingly connected and better able to share information.

The Networked Nonprofit (pdf)
This article by Jane Wei-Skillern and Sonia Marciano from Stanford Social Innovation Review argues that organizations should focus less on growing themselves and more on cultivating their networks.

Building Smart Communities Through Network Weaving (pdf)
This paper by Valdis Krebs and June Holley investigates building sustainable communities through improving their connectivity—internally and externally—using network ties to create economic opportunities.

Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System (pdf)
A case study of the RE-AMP Energy Network.