21NTC Session

Scale Change, Activate Support, and Invite Stakeholders Inside through Network Leadership


Your organization has invested in social media and network building, and yet people are sitting on their hands and wallets waiting for you to make them feel known, heard, and acknowledged.

A new relationship with our communities requires a new way of leading. Network leadership is a shared set of values, open two-way communications, co-creation of strategies, and an experimental mindset. Both on land and online, network leadership invites and activate others.

During the session, the panel will share our successes and strategies building and activating large networks of passionate supporters for causes. We will evaluate what we’ve learned from working inside both large organizations (350.org, SumOfUs, Black Lives Matter movement) and small budget-strapped nonprofits, discuss what to avoid, and describe how to be resilient in the face of opposition and resistance.

Join us for an active working session to think expansively and creatively about bringing the network leadership framework inside your organization. Leave with at least one leadership experiment to put into place when you return to the office!

Session Type


Social Media


Thurgood Marshall West


March 23, 2017


1:30pm – 3:00pm

CFRE Credits


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