An Introduction to Network Weaving

This practical guide is useful for individuals or groups interested in gaining the basic skills to improve the effectiveness of their networks. Spiral bound for easy use.

150 pages. ©2013.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

ShannonJ

Review posted August 12, 2019

3

It wasn't what I expected based on the description, but it offered good information.

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Review posted June 20, 2019

4

I expected this book to be a little dated when we have such interconnection through online social networking tools now. Yes, that is a missing part of this older book. But so much of network building is about how to make real connections with respect, not just with a click. It is also about how to pull connections closer when there are shared concerns. This book is a great way to re-think networks and increase the effectiveness of them in a very personalized manner through worksheets and questionnaires. Most profound about this is the respectful and compassionate tone and processes. This is an excellent tool for building leadership and community with INTEGRITY.

kcbolton

Review posted May 17, 2019

4

This is a great resource, that has more value each time I read it. Recommended.

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Review posted May 7, 2019

5

"An Introduction to Network Weaving" was enlightening and provided ideas that were new to me.

L1lfish

Review posted May 4, 2019

3

It was OK. Fairly basic.

cwickstein

Review posted April 12, 2019

5

Excellent and informative book

econdev

Review posted April 11, 2019

5

This is a great tutorial for those that are beginning networking but also a good refresher on process. This is a good resource for non-profits and beyond. I appreciated the format of this book and the ease of reading it provided.

EMConnor

Review posted March 18, 2019

5

Honestly- this book is perfect for my needs. My organization has been struggling with lack of volunteers, and a good portion of that has been a lack of a solid network. We've gone through this and begun to go over worksheets in here to help implement it into our program and I have full confidence that it'll help turn things around here.

Colene.madd17

Review posted November 7, 2018

3

It wasn’t helpful for what I thought it would be but it did help me in my day to day job !

heatherg

Review posted October 31, 2018

4

Great introduction book about the difference between management styles, and how to move toward a more networking type of management. I learned what type of manager I wanted to be and what type I am now. Really good information, laid out in a non-threatening way.

weschmidt56

Review posted October 29, 2018

5

This book is very thought provoking. Well written and put together. I will recommend it.

Brian Mahoney

Review posted September 26, 2018

3

This book was useful because of the various approaches and advice given to building and strengthening networks. It was interesting because it has some Oregon examples. The troubleshooting networking problems section gives valuable practice examples.

reganemmons

Review posted September 15, 2018

5

I am the coordinator of a food system network, and I have found this to be a useful reference on the theory of networks, of how they work and why they work. It is also a practical book containing ideas for exercises and worksheets that allow the practitioner to take the theory and put it into practice. I cannot wait to employ some of the ideas in this book. My only criticism of the book is that some of the tools mentioned may be outdated, and others (such as Doodle, Google Docs) are now so commonly used that they are no longer innovative practices.

pennielayn

Review posted August 12, 2018

5

Loved this workbook. Good information!

Joanne Gordon

Review posted July 27, 2018

2

This book was a little too technical for my style of networking.

El1ana83

Review posted May 29, 2018

4

Fascinating, much more of a handbook or guide than a book to read cover to cover. Many useful ideas and ways to approach getting work done in communities.

bngbrookie

Review posted February 28, 2018

5

This book is a treasure for community building organizers. Weaving the network is something our community is actively engaging in and this book is a great resource! Thank you!

Sebastian

Review posted February 24, 2018

4

A very good resource for networking practices and techniques. I enjoyed the read and I'll keep it handy as a reference tool.

Somewhere

Review posted February 13, 2018

3

This is an incredibly structured, detailed, and complex book, and I am looking forward to putting the exercises into practice. I truly believe that the future of non profit success is in collaboration.

Gerilyn

Review posted January 16, 2018

4

A well-written workbook that allows you to fill in the blanks with your unique scenarios and data. A wealth of networks are shared to see how you might set your own up. The methodically laid out flow helped me from creating a lot of false starts.

kwhitso

Review posted January 8, 2018

5

This is a useful handbook to working with networks through system approach. Many great resources to incorporate into planning groups and processes.

angelascott108

Review posted December 3, 2017

5

This is a very helpful book. It has worksheets, lists for organizing, and other valuable resources. Well done!

DonnaBarnes

Review posted November 13, 2017

5

Networking is such a valuable tool to affect change. This book will guide you through thoughtful exercises to improve the networking strengths of your organization. It is a great resource for a beginning group or an on-going initiative that needs to re-evaluate its effectiveness.

jamiesmith

Review posted October 16, 2017

5

Great workbook... very detailed. Great charts and great to share with other non-profits and in networking. Took a little longer to get through but was well worth the time!!!

mandy.stanley

Review posted January 27, 2017

5

Good book