Category: Network management

How to create and manage a community of practice or peer network

When you’re building big movements for social impact, it helps to provide a safe space for the leaders in the network to come together positively (think appreciative inquiry, rather than ‘stitch and bitch’). And one of the most exciting things we’re doing right now is convening the #peoplesCOP – a Community of Practice (CoP) of 13 experts who run peer networks supporting community businesses across the land. So what are CoPs, why do they work and how do you create one? Well, since you ask – we’ve put together a handy how-to guide.

Our 60 second guide to creating a powerful network to change the world.

At HouseParty14 there were a number of sessions run by those wanting to start their own networks and they were all based on a set of key elements, we developed after conducting thorough research last year around building powerful networks for change.

We were asked by everyone who attending our session to release our 10 considerations when building networks for social impact. So here we go- *take a deep breath*!!!