Netcentric Campaigns Projects

"It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Learning Through Action. Better Perspectives Gained From Movement

There are people that write and talk about networks and network building but the work is a skill. It is like reading about swimming or bike riding. You are not likely to pick up a skill without practice. Don’t place much faith in instructions from people about how to swim until you see them in the water. Projects are the root of our practices and learning. In addition to training, our teams and fellows actively engage in hands-on work building networks and supporting people putting network building into action.

To the casual review, the work from the villages in Ghana, to the city of Pittsburgh may not seem related. They are. The good people that we serve, whether they are working to save Rhinos, fight human trafficking, or fighting the harms of fracking, are all struggling with some very solvable network building problems. Problems that Netcentric Campaigns helps them solve again and again.

Our vision is as a nonprofit, to continue to elevate network building for the field and tools available for network builders, to work in service to more organizers and causes, to create a strong connection among practitioners, all to accelerate the success of public interest social cause work. The work is necessary. The work is hard. The work is important. We are good at it.

Project Case Studies

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Building STEAM in Atlanta

Network Opportunity Assessment for Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation launched its Pipeline Project in 2015 with the goal of increasing the number of low-income, preK-12 students in metro Atlanta demonstrating demand for and proficiency in STEAM subjects. Since that time, the Pipeline Project has reached 86,000 students and 22…

Moving Maryland Forward Network

Through the Moving Maryland Forward Network (MMFN), a diverse network of leaders who are working together to create policy change across a wide swath of vital issues. Funded by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, MMFN brings together dozens of advocacy leaders to share their expertise, participate in trainings led by each other and collaborate on…

RWJF Leadership Network

With more than 12,500 members, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Leadership Network is a place for thousands of the most dedicated leaders across the nation to connect and engage with each other and RWJF on building a Culture of Health in America. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Leadership Network is where people who…

Halt the Harm Network

The Halt the Harm Network is a people-powered network connecting leaders and supporters in the movement to halt the harms of fracking in order to solve problems, collaborate, share ideas and inspire each other to halt fracking’s impact on our families, communities, and environment. Since the start of the boom in unconventional drilling in America,…

The Breathe Project and First Clean Air Day

Netcentric Campaigns led a series of advocacy projects in Pittsburgh that brought together organizations and advocates working to improve the region’s air quality and increase their capacity to win future campaigns. Working alongside grantee organizations from The Heinz Endowment, our team oversaw a series of campaigns to achieve policy change and increase the capacity of…

Prevent Obesity Network

Netcentric Campaigns transformed the childhood obesity movement when it launched PreventObesity.net, an advocacy network of more than 3,800 leaders and 315,000 grassroots supporters dedicated to reversing this troubling epidemic. PreventObesity.net empowers people working in support of policies to reduce childhood obesity nationwide. Netcentric Campaigns’ work on PreventObesity.net spanned the original design and launch with the…

Network Analysis: Indigenous Women and Girls

Understanding that the greatest energy and wisdom in a network lies in its edges, Netcentric Campaigns worked in partnership with the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program to better understand the network of connections between Indigenous women and girls across the United States and Canada. Netcentric Campaigns supported the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program for Indigenous Women and…