April 2011 Archive

April 8, 2011 » People Matter

I spent the day processing everything that’s been happening over the past week, work-wise: I spent two days at the Network of Network Funders meeting, thinking with and listening to a group of funders who are trying to apply network-thinking in the nonprofit space I also spent a lot of time on my primary project […]

April 6, 2011 » Quick Thoughts from the Network Funders Gathering, Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Network of Network Funders gathering. It was my kind of gathering — great crowd, thoughtful conversations, strong design (a Diana Scearce staple), incredible stories. Wanted to share three observations from yesterday: Holding the tension. Working with networks from a position of traditional, institutional power is a tricky business. […]