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

Brian Mahoney

Review posted September 26, 2018


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.


Review posted September 15, 2018


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 My only criticism of the book is that some of the tools mentioned may be outdated, and others (such as Doodle, Google Docs) are now so commonly used that they are no longer innovative practices.


Review posted August 12, 2018


Loved this workbook. Good information!

Joanne Gordon

Review posted July 27, 2018


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


Review posted May 29, 2018


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.


Review posted February 28, 2018


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!


Review posted February 24, 2018


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


Review posted February 13, 2018


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.


Review posted January 16, 2018


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.


Review posted January 8, 2018


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


Review posted December 3, 2017


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


Review posted November 13, 2017


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.


Review posted October 16, 2017


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!!!


Review posted January 27, 2017


Good book