Join the Center on Network Science as they kick off their Network Leadership in the Field Webinar Series with Katie Edwards, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Centers Network.
The first step to forming a network is getting the right people in the room. The second step is to get them talking to one another. Katie Edwards, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Centers Network will shares tools for getting your network members to share deeply, discover common goals, and map your way to collective solutions. Since 2004, The Nonprofit Centers Network has focused on bringing togethering nonprofits under one roof with the goal of sparking collaboration. While some connections will happen organically, NCN has seen significant improvement in the degree of connectedness and activity when one person takes the role of a network facilitator. They designed the Collaboration Launchpad as a half-day intervention to spark new connections and relationships within a network. During this webinar, Katie will share lessons learned and discuss how you can employ these tools in your own community.
Presenter: Katie Edwards has worked with the shared space community for over seven years in a variety of ways. Since 2012, she has worked at The Nonprofit Centers Network, with a primary goal of connecting NCN members with the resources they need to make their projects a success. She holds a Master’s in Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University, where she studied nonprofit co-location as part of her coursework. Combining her rigorous research background and her first-hand experience with the Co-location Task Force for the Indianapolis’ Early Intervention and Prevention Initiative, Katie provides thoughtful analysis to move projects forward or make course corrections to best meet the clients’ objectives. While at The Nonprofit Centers Network, she has worked on many feasibility studies for developing projects, most recently for the Volunteers of America – Colorado Branch,