Adene Sacks is a senior program at the Jim Joseph Foundation.
I have had a privileged month.
It began at the Grantmakers for Effective Organization’s (GEO) gathering for funders and closed at a convening for Jewish networkers hosted by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. At one event, funders from all corners of the social sector grappled with how to grow social impact by harnessing the power of networks. At the other, skilled Jewish professionals explored the power and possibilities of networks within our Jewish Community.
What is clear to me, as I navigate these two worlds, is that the use of networks to build community and grow impact is an emergent practice. We are definitely in the experimental phase of what it means to pursue social change in a networked world. Read More »