The Action Network
The big question:
How do we weave together the good work that people are doing around social impact / innovation in a way that catalyzes the most positive change?
The Action Network is our best guess on how to do this. It’s like having access to a think tank focused on your project.
It combines Action Research with Design Thinking to create a support network for change makers who are looking for ways to increase their effectiveness dealing with the wicked social, economic, and environmental problems we are currently facing.
When you join the network, our community animator will work with you to create a profile that summarizes the skills and services you offer, the kinds of projects you are interested in working on, and your personal Theory of Change.
When you need help thinking through a project, we will contact members of the network who seem like a good fit and set up a Skype meeting of 3 to 5 people who are willing to help. You get to frame the meeting agenda and use the advice you receive however you see fit, but our hope is that you might also find one or more people in the group who are willing to continue on in some capacity.
We will also host regular check-in meetings for members of the network who are looking for on-going support implementing and moving forward on a plan. We ask that anyone interested in participating in the check-in meetings complete a 13-week action plan with weekly or bi-weekly milestones that can be used to gauge progress.
NOTE: The Action Network is currently in a developmental phase. We are looking for willing guinea pigs who want to get in on the ground floor and don’t mind a few growing pains as we move forward.
If you are interested, fill out our online application form to get started.