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Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Mapping Austin's Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

I’m delighted to announce that Nonprofit Quarterly has published an article on the work done last year with the Austin Healthy Adolescent Initiative. “Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis” provides a case study of how we used a specific technique to paint a holistic picture of how the system works from service provider and youth perspectives.

Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the article:

In Austin, Texas, a diverse group of people—service providers, funders, and policy makers—came together to improve adolescent health. They ran into a critical issue: the adolescent health system was so complex, multifaceted, and dynamic that it resisted traditional analytical approaches.

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Who’s at Risk?: Evaluating Burnout through Organizational Networks

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It’s your turn to make the decision.

In this 1-page case study on Board Development, a nonprofit organization needs to find the rising stars among its volunteer pool and identify who’s at risk for being over-burdened. You have the volunteer structure, the volunteers’ work patterns, and organizational networks data.

Who do you think is at risk?

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Organizational Networks for Nonprofits

Organizational Networks at the National Braille Press

There’s been a lot of buzz about network analysis in nonprofits. But what can it really do for you? This short article on Nonprofit Network Analysis answers frequently asked questions about organizational networks, such as:

  • What types of questions can be answered by a network analysis?
  • What are the requirements for a successful study?
  • What does the organization receive as a result of participation?

Read Nonprofit Network Analysis (PDF).

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Measuring the Intangible through Organizational Networks

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There are many ways to evaluate culture, collaboration, employee morale, team performance, and the impact of restructuring. But it’s difficult to measure all five at once without over-stressing the organization. The National Braille Press successfully used organizational networks and network analysis to evaluate its progress and identify simple but effective improvement actions. Read National Braille Press White Paper to find out how they did it.

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