7 Elements of an Advocacy Network

“Little details have special talents in creating big problems!” Mehmet Murat ildan

Just as artists learn to use perspective in their works, they forever shift the way they put pen to paper to achieve accurate representations of reality, understanding netcentric campaigning changes the way organizers approach work and the ways they apply the traditional tools and assets of their trade to achieve more powerful results.

Healthy, successful networks typically share certain components and characteristics. This section outlines the basic structure of a network and the elements that make a strong network. We have a course and program introducing this framework in greater detail and discussing the ways they are applying lessons in many contexts, scales, and cultures.

For an advocacy network to be successful, the players need to not only come together but work alongside one another to achieve a common mission. Through our work, we’ve learned that there are Seven Elements of an Advocacy Network that must be incorporated in order for it to succeed:

Lesson Summary: 7 Elements of Networks

Leaders

Leaders

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

Common

Common Language

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

Communications

Communications Grid

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

Feedback

Feedback Mechanisms

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

Shared

Shared Resources

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

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Clear Vision

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

Social Ties

Social Ties

Building and reinforcing social ties among the people in the network, both online and in-person. This creates trust among network participants, allowing them to collaborate and making it easier to overcome potential strategy disagreements.

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