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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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Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
From the web site: "The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is an international affiliate organization of universities in large metropolitan areas that share common understandings of their institutional missions and values.

CUMU is dedicated to its member institutions and to the creation and dissemination of knowledge on the issues that face our urban and metropolitan campuses and the communities we serve."

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18F Method Cards - tools to put human-centered design into practice
From the web site: "The 18F Method Cards are a collection of tools that describe how our teams put human-centered design into practice. We’ve gathered them here and created simplified instructions to help other organizations and federal offices adopt human-centered design into their own projects. These cards are focused on design in the context of digital services, but can be adapted to non-technical design projects as well. stage: beta". This is an official website of the United States government.

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Building Networked Improvement Communities in Education. Getting Ideas into Action
How to connect researchers and practitioners in on-going process of improvement that scales to reach thousands of locations and millions of educators? That's the question this essay focuses on. This essay focuses on an alternative social organization needed to structure and guide the varied and multiple associated efforts necessary to sustained
collective action toward solving complex education improvement problems.

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CISquared.org - community problem solving platform
From the web site: "How do we build appropriate systems to empower all individuals to become contributing members of society? In a world that loves to entertain the debate, “Broken Person or Broken System?”, our answer is to focus on the process." Browse the site and join their on-line community.

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Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change

The Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change" from the Centre for Social Innovation (Canada). This article describes how a larger network of organizations are united by common purpose, with thin infrastructure and bureaucracy, and lots of flexibility and freedom of action by individual members and groups of members.

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations - what is this? (video)
This video describes a form of connective problem solving and enterprise governance that is still evolving. When you look at the video, and see circles of people connecting with each other, imagine those people representing each link in this web library. That's a vision I've had for nearly 20 years.

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E-Governance in Chicago and Cook County - 2018 research
This research by a team at the University of Chicago looks at E-Government and E-Governance in Chicago and Cook County, Il, and proposes ideas for the "Next Stage in Online Government Service."
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Exploring the Role of Boundary Spanning in Distributed Networks of Knowledge
This paper talks about communities of practice, knowledge sharing, network building and the key role of people who the paper describes as "boundary spanners". If we can demonstrate to business leaders that volunteer involvement in non-school tutor/mentor programs is a way to help build communities of practice that connects people from within a location and across many locations we may open a new door to leadership involvement and financial support.

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Feedback Labs - support for non profits
Interesting resource to support collaboration and interaction. Take a look.

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For The Sake Of ALL - St. Louis Org Supports Community Learnking
This St. Louis based intermediary uses its web site to draw people into deeper learning about community issues. Featured in article posted on Community Commons web site: http://www.communitycommons.org/2016/05/mobilizing-to-overcome-the-geography-of-inequality/

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GoCivic Chicago - opportunity to engage in the future of Chicago
From the web site: "GoCivic is a web/mobile community engagement platform that provides citizens with an opportunity to engage with the civic organizations and nonprofits, take action, and positively impact the future of Chicago and beyond."

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Healthier Together Initiative - Florida
From the web site: "Healthier Together, is a community-driven, multi-year, placed-based, funding approach developed by Palm Healthcare. This strategic initiative convenes neighborhood leaders and residents, listens to their needs, and provides financial support and resources to help the neighborhood make positive, healthy changes. Explore this site to learn more about the solutions targeted neighborhoods are creating to address complex health issues. Get involved!"

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Holacracy - a new way of running an organization
This web page describes ways to empower more people in the organization in ways that improves productivity and efficiency. The ideas could apply to a network of organizations, not just to work within a single organization. Add to your reading list.

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How Communities Work Together: Learning from Chicago's Community Networks Study
From the web site: "The Chicago Community Networks study is an unprecedented opportunity to explore and examine how networks are structured and how they function. Conducted in nine Chicago neighborhoods the study takes a mixed-methods approach, combining formal social network analysis with in-depth field interviews in an extensive effort to measure how community organizations collaborate on local improvement projects and how they come together to shape public policy." Bookmark this site and return often. New articles will be added throughout the year.

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How online communities are faring in 2016
Building and sustaining effective on-line communities requires an investment of resources, talent and time. This article shows some of the lessons being learned from surveys of on-line communities.

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How to use "Theory of Change" for Systems Change
From the web site: "We think that, applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems." This link includes free PDF articles you can download.

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Ideas about networks and leadership
Phil Willburn is a full-time faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and also a network scientist. His blog provides many ideas regarding the role of leaders and their relationship to these networks.

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Ideas for building collaborations and networks - Converge for Impact Blog
I connected with this group via a 2015 article posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review, titled "Network Entrepreneurs: The Most Impactful Leaders You’ve Never Heard Of". This is one of many insights they share on their blog.

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Infogagement - Citizenship and Democracy in Age of Engagement - pdf
This 2014 report describes the intersection of open government/civic tech, democratic participation/inclusion, and journalism. For those who seek to build support for those in poverty this report should stimulate innovation in ways we connect.

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Leadership for the future - Otto Scharmer article
This article starts with "“We are collectively creating results nobody wants”, says Otto Scharmer (famous for Theory U). That’s why leadership should help people to see the whole system. It is time to change our organizations and institutions, and bust three leadership myths. Make your difference and start with this blog post!"

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Loomio supports group discussion and descion making
Bringing a group together and facilitating discussion and decision making can be enhanced by on-line facilitation and decision support tools. Loomio looks like a tool that many might use. Try it out.

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Managing Alliances with Balanced Scorecard (HBR aricle)
Building ecosystem of government, NGO and business partners is complex work. HBR article says "Ecosystem creation should include an additional design principle: Align multiple stakeholders around the new strategy. This can be achieved through proven tools from the corporate sector, such as a strategy map—a widely used component of the balanced scorecard tool kit for creating organizational alignment around strategy." This link points to article that discusses the Balanced Scorecard. Be sure to open the links in the sidebar to look at visualizations.

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More articles about social network analysis
Since 2007 Tutor/Mentor Connection has been sharing links to articles about social network analysis and social capital on its NING community group. Since it's possible we may not continue this site, due to rising costs, I've moved these articles to a blog article on Wordpress.

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Movement Labs - Facilitates growth of social movements
From the web site: "The Movement Netlab is a practice-centered ‘think-make-and-do tank’. We are comprised of movement-based activists, organizers and researchers whose goal is to help develop powerful conceptual and practical tools that help facilitate the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time."

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Moving (Rapidly) to a Networked World - 2018 list of networks
In this Network Weaving blog article June Holly lists a number of different change or transformational networks currently operating. This is one of several Network Weaving articles that are included in this library.

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