Sitting in this session about Social & Political Action via Network Building – Boom or Bust? Are social networking strategies here to stay or just a passing fad? Lotsa good ideas. But how can we implement network-centric advocacy if we don’t understand this model and apply it in our own organziations? I have worked for a wide range of nonprofits, from 4 to 400 employees. Every single one has used a 75-90% ego-centric model. I didn’t know these terms a year ago, but this is the same problem that young people in nonprofits have been struggling with for years.
It’s easy to see how networks are organically growing up to be network-centric. But what about existing organizations?
How do we move the mountain?