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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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National Network for Collaboration - Framework for Collaboration
This page on the Community Toolbox of the University of Kansas website shows these goals: "Learn how community partnerships, support and intermediary organizations, and grantmakers can collaborate to build healthier communities.


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National Services Resource Center
This is the resource and knowledge center page of the Corporation for National and Community Service. It connects service programs and others with targeted training and information.

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Navigating complexity through-collective sensemaking
From this blog article: "The goal of a collective sensemaking process is to help individuals endure greater complexity than we normally can handle. At some point, we still have to simplify the system in order to process it as individuals, but the hope is that, by raising the overall bar, you end up at a higher place than you were before." Read the article and view the video. Finding people who can help facilitate this sense-making process is critically important in bringing any group of people together to understand and solve complex problems.

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NerdGraph - site hosting infographics
This site hosts a wide range of visualizations that illustrate ways to communicate data and ideas.

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Net Map - Influencing Mapping of Social Networks
From the web site: "Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes" Editor comment: This looks like a valuable resource. Would be valuable to work Tutor/Mentor Connection is doing if funds could be found to apply the talent to use it.

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Network mapping - Optimice.com
This site illustrates a way to map who you're connected with and provides many other ideas on social network analysis.

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Network of Networks - connecting universities
From the web site: "The Network of Networks (NNs) is the concept of a comprehensive network linking existing networks of universities and research institutions, enabling cooperation that will utilize the respective strengths of its members more effectively. By increasing opportunities for high-level joint research projects and student exchanges among members of existing networks, the NNs aims to provide a framework for the development of a new, integrated base of scientific knowledge leading to solutions for complex global challenges.
The Network of Networks (NNs) website supports this by offering a free search tool that will help you discover academic papers, programs and networks among institutions in the field of sustainability science."

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Networking Action - Organizing for the 21st Century
From the web site: "Global Action Networks (GANs) are a specific type of network. These are a new, innovative network that are addressing critical global issues like climate change, poverty, health, education, and human security. They do this by integrating seven characteristics. These global, multi-stakeholder networks are organized around specific issues. They include Transparency International (corruption), the Forest Stewardship Council, Social Accountability International, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, the Global Water Partnership, and the Sustainable Food Lab." Read more from the web site.

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Networking effect - Living Cities Annual Reports
From the website: "Founded in 1991, Living Cities harnesses the collective power of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice. Together, we are working with cross-sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low-income people. Our investments, research, networks, and convenings catalyze fresh thinking and combine support for innovative, comprehensive, local approaches with real-time sharing of knowledge to accelerate and deepen adoption in more places." For those working to bring people together to solve complex problems this report offers a lot of good information to support your efforts.

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New Models of Collaboration: GIS Coordination in New York State (2013)
From the web site: "Governments around the world are attempting to improve public services through the use of advanced information technology. Increasingly these efforts rely on cross-boundary collaboration among government agencies, the private sector, and non-profit organizations.

This guide focuses on the key elements of these new working arrangements of particular importance to the people who will design and manage them."

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New Tactics for Human Rights - on-line space to network, share ideas
From the web site: "Since 1999, New Tactics has created unique resources – organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than that of specific issues, geographic regions, or target groups – that allow advocates to clearly recognize the unique elements of their situation, and to seek promising approaches that have worked elsewhere in order to apply them to new regions or issues. "

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New York State health care system - Public Facing Dashboards -
From the web site: "These dashboards were developed by DOH and Salient HHS to assist with planning, community needs assessment and application development for the DSRIP initiative. These interactive dashboards will help you build your network and select strategies and projects based on community needs." View the tutorials and learn how to use the dashboard.

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NextDoor - the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community.
From the web site: "Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free." The EveryBlock site has been merged into Next Door as of 2019. Browse the web site and learn more.

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Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL)
From the web site: "Welcome to OERL, the Online Evaluation Resource Library. This library was developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations. The purpose of this system is to collect and make available evaluation plans, instruments, and reports for NSF projects that can be used as examples by Principal Investigators, project evaluators, and others outside the NSF community as they design proposals and projects. OERL also includes professional development modules that can be used to better understand and utilize the materials made available."

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Online Groups - facilitates online collaboration
From the web site: "OnlineGroups.net has been boosting collaboration for over a decade. Organizations from around the world trust us to deliver reliable, quick email and have a history of those messages presented with a beautiful web interface." This link points to the organization's blog.

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On-Line Writing Lab at Purdue
From the web site: "The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."

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Ontario Nonprofit Network - Collaboration model
From the web site: "ONN has several projects, constellations (working groups) and sector-wide initiatives, all in various stages of evolution and activity. In addition to our constellations, we are also working closely with a number of other networks including the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, Imagine Canada, OSER, Creative Enablers Network, Volunteer Centres of Ontario and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, just to mention a few."

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Open City - Civic apps built with open data
From the web site: "Open City is a group of volunteers that create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy. " Projects on the web site include a) a crime mapping page showing crime rates for each of 50 Wards; b) a map showing how Chicago Public Schools (CPS) places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic "tiers" and requires selective schools to reserve the same number of spots for the students from each tier.

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Open Indicators Consortium (OIC) - archive
From the web site: "The Open Indicators Consortium (OIC), which operated from 2008 to 2014, was founded by partners from across the United States who came together to support and guide the development of the Weave software and its application as a high-performance open source data analysis and visualization platform free to all.

The consortium’s goal was to transform publicly available data into visually compelling and actionable indicators to inform public policy and community-based decision makers. An independent firm took over the development of the software in 2016.

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Open Space Technology - Open Space World.org
From the web site: "Open Space (Technology) is a simple way to run productive meetings, for five to 2000+ people, and a powerful approach to leadership in any kind of organization, in everyday practice and turbulent change.

The intention of OpenSpace World is to bring together just enough of the Open Space story to get you started, suggest some basic patterns, and send you (back) out into the web and the world, to find and do more opening.

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OpenIDEO - platform for creative thinkers and social problem solvers
From the web site: "OpenIDEO is part of IDEO, a design and innovation firm that uses a human-centered, collaborative approach to solving complex issues – a methodology we call design thinking. Modeled on this approach, OpenIDEO enables people everywhere to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges."

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Optimice - platform for visualizing networks for business purpose
Optimice is based in Australia and offers a powerful example of ways network mapping can support business purposes. Check out the "friends" page. Add yourself and connect your network.

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Orgnet - Social network analysis software and services
From the web site: "Valdis Krebs, Founder and Chief Scientist, at Orgnet, LLC is a management consultant, researcher, trainer, author, and the developer of InFlow software for social & organizational network analysis." This site provides a wealth of understanding about concepts of social network analysis, as well as services that can be purchased for doing this work.

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Orion Magazine - focuses on nature and community
From the web site: "Orion Magazine invites readers into a community of caring for the planet. Through writing and art that explore the connection between nature and culture, Orion inspires new thinking about how humanity might live on Earth justly, sustainably, and joyously."

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OuiShare - Scaling a Shared Vision Across Countries
From the web site: "OuiShare is a collective – an international community focusing on the collaborative economy and open source.

We produce knowledge, organise events, and connect people, ideas and projects around the sharing economy, fab labs, crowdfunding, the peer-to-peer economy, and society in general."

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