CASE STUDIES

We spent 18 months examining the role of networks and how they support community business to grow. We have captured this learning in a series of case studies, insights, films and more, to help you with your network building.

NETWORKS TO EMPOWER ACTIVISTS

NETWORKS TO EMPOWER ACTIVISTS

We spoke to Tim Gee from Friends of the Earth about how they use their network to campaign.

Creating a social network map

Creating a social network map

Rebecca Watts and Sarah Perry from Living Wandle Landscape Partnership talk to us about mapping the network of the Wandle Valley...

Supporters Direct on moving a network online

Supporters Direct on moving a network online

James Mathie from Supporters Direct talks to us about why they created an online space for their network members...

How peer support can help transform a network

How peer support can help transform a network

Emily Jewell from Community Managed Libraries Peer Network talks to us about how they've used the resources and peer support through ...

What makes a network sustainable?

What makes a network sustainable?

Jane Wood talks to us about building a sustainable network by listening to members, being clear on the unique value...

Lessons from Which? on building communities for change

Lessons from Which? on building communities for change

How do Which?, the largest consumer membership body, engage with their membership?

How the SOUP movement has travelled the world

How the SOUP movement has travelled the world

In network theory terms, there's a stage of innovation referred to as scaling out. This stage occurs after inspiration, ideas, ...

Four networks, four business models

Four networks, four business models

Here you'll find four examples of network business models drawing funds from a variety of services: public funding, private ...

The Power of Collaboration for Leaders

The Power of Collaboration for Leaders

Georgina Wilson attended our Networks & Coffee event. She explains how practising collaborative leadership can help people build ...

Eden Project Communities listening to voices of experience

Eden Project Communities listening to voices of experience

For those of us who are part of, or support, networks, this article poses an interesting question. Should we work to re-establish a ...

Community food growing network in transition

Community food growing network in transition

We know instinctively that ideas and energy move horizontally, organically and unstoppably. No matter the size or scope, networks are ...