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The networking methods you use will depend on the who, where and why of networking - the situation. For example:
If you aim to provide network services to members, supporters or volunteers, you might:

  • Set up a contacts database with profiles of members
  • Carry out an audit of skills
  • Create an events calendar
  • Develop a newsletter - print and/or email
  • Run surveys and polls to find what people are interested in
  • Run workshops and other events If you wish to create a collaboration network for a project or programme:
  • Map who knows who, and what they are doing
  • Run a co-design workshop to plan together what you aim to do
  • Hold telephone conferences
  • Set up an online workspace
  • Visit each other and socialise In order to improve communications among core staff and/or committee members:
  • Organise some social events - if you aren't doing that already
  • Run a planning workshop so that everyone is involved in thinking through what's needed
  • Develop action learning sets to help people learn from each other
  • Apply internally some of the networking methods that you are using with members and other organisations To develop a wider range of personal contacts
  • Read a professional networking guide - see resources - which may recommend for example …
  • Widening your range of contacts through events
  • Nurturing your contacts and relationships
  • Identifying who can help - and then asking. People usually respond well
  • Understanding people's differences - see also People section
  • Making use of the Net
networks/netsituations.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/11 12:29 by davidwilcox