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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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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."

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Online Groups - facilitates online collaboration
From the web site: " 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 Space Technology - Open Space
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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Orion Grassroots Network - focuses on nature and community
From the web site: "Orion’s mission is to inform, inspire, and engage individuals and grassroots organizations in becoming a significant cultural force for healing nature and community."

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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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PACT - Supports Poor and Marginalized Throughout the World
From the web site: "A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in more than 30 countries to improve the lives of those who are poor and marginalized. We strive for a world where all people exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future."

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Partnering Intelligence - Lessons for Non Profits
Much of the articles on this blog focus on business strategies, but these are lessons non profit leaders can also apply, in building stronger organizations and networks to achieve their mission.

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Place/Matters - non profit think tank for civic engagement
From the web site: "PlaceMatters is a Denver based non-profit think tank for civic engagement and process in planning. Our work creates opportunities for informed, inclusive decision making in the planning of vibrant cities and communities."

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Promising Practices in Building Social Movement Networks
This 2013 article in the Nonprofit Quarterly addresses the challenge and complexity of building and sustaining social movements.

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Relationship Based Engagement - blog
David Wilcox wrote this article on a blog titled "Designing for Civil Society".  In introducing his ideas he wrote "think about the purpose of any participation or collaboration, the people involved, and only then about process".  Read more and apply this to your network building.

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Resolve - Results Through Consensus
From the web site: "The terms “consensus building” or “alternative dispute resolution” (ADR) are often used interchangeably to refer to a collection of procedural options for settling disputes (or building consensus on solutions to controversial problems), generally involving the assistance of a neutral." Read more and view tools to support consensus building and dispute resolution.

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Role of partnerships in advancing educational opportunities for low-income children and youth
From the web site: "In June 2013, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Institute for Educational Leadership convened a group of stakeholders, researchers, and practitioners in Washington, DC. The group discussed the role of partnerships in advancing educational opportunities for low-income children and youth in the United States. They examined topics including who participates in partnerships, what the purposes of partnerships are, and where resources for partnerships come from. The convening also discussed four next steps for policymakers, administrators, and practitioners: leadership, policy support, accountability, and implementation." Visit this web site and download the summary of this meeting.

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Role of Regional and State Intermediaries supporting Collective Impact
Articles on the Living Cities blog, such as this one, provide ideas for ways collective efforts of many organizations within defined boundaries (cities, states, etc.) can be supported by intermediary roles.

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Sembl - A system for visual, dialogic thinking
From the web site: "Sembl is a powerful system for thinking in a divergent, creative, social way. ‘Sembl thinking’ involves:
* resemblance – understand a thing by exploring its kinship to another thing
* visual dialogue – understand a group of things by seeing them in spatial arrangement

It starts as a digital board game. Look at a seed item – a photograph or quotation – and find something that resembles it. The challenge? Be interesting."

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Service Design Network
From the web site: "Service Design is crucial for all private and public organisations that want to innovate and improve their service strategies, offerings and the user experiences. The Service Design Network (SDN) is the platform to connect you with like-minded passionate service designers from companies, agencies and universities, and with curious innovators who embrace and apply this approach for the better of their organisations and for people."

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Sharing Cities Network
From the web site: "The Sharing Cities Network connects local sharing activists in cities around the world for fun, mutual support, and movement building." Since 2013 cities around the world have been mapping their shared resources via annual #MapJam events.

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Social Capital - a strategy for collaboration
This 2008 slideshare shows the value of networked people and organizations. Imagine if all of the people connected via the web links and visitor traffic on this web site were connected, and interacting, in the way that is described on this presentation. That is the goal of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, formed in 1993, and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, formed in 2011.

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Social Capital - ideas for community development
This site provides extensive understanding of social capital and it's different shapes and potential benefits.

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Social Media Club
From the web site: "Social Media Club hosts conversations that explore key issues facing our society as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other."

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Social Q&A - engage your audience more completely
I attend many meetings with more than 20 people and am constantly frustrated by how difficult it is to ask questions, engage with speakers, or with other participants. This Social Q&A application could be a solution to such problems. Take a look.

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StackExchange - collaboration tool
From the web site: "Stack Exchange is a network of 150+ Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the preeminent site for programmers to find, ask, and answer questions about software development. Founded in 2008 by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, the company was built on the premise that serving the developer community at large would lead to a better, smarter Internet. Since then, the Stack Exchange network has grown into a top-50 online destination, with Stack Overflow alone serving more than 40 million professional and novice programmers every month. The broader Stack Exchange Network has expanded to cover topics as diverse as Mathematics, Home Improvement, Statistics, and English Language and Usage." The Area51 page is where people go to launch new conversations.

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Strategies of Social Service Intermediaries
From the web site: "During the past decade, "intermediary organizations" have proliferated across the nonprofit sector. These organizations are typically positioned between funding entities (e.g., government agencies, foundations and corporations) and direct service providers. Intermediaries play an important roll in connecting organizations that share a common interest--and working to enhance the services these organizations provide, build larger service networks, promote quality standards, and monitor programs on behalf of funders." This paper discusses the work intermediaries do.

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Strategy, Leadership and the Soul
From the web site: "Strategy, Leadership and the Soul presents a new paradigm for organizations. In building their case, the authors present a unique analysis of the dynamics of organizational evolution since 1850 to the present day, reflecting on how the context of the changing nature of society over time has informed the necessary adjustments in structure and leadership, and in what way these have been vital to the sustainability of those organizations." This is one of many resources on the Agility3R site.

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