Network Structures Need Heart

As leaders work together to increase scale impact through networks, many of us are asking practical questions about how to create governance and leadership structures within the networks that can advance work, make decisions, encourage accountability, embody stated values, and strengthen our movements more broadly. As we’ve worked with leaders, organizations and networks across multiple movements on questions of governance and leadership structures, some shared elements in the structure of their network formations have emerged.

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Flexible Organization Structures: Some Questions We're Living Into

MAG sits in an interesting place in the progressive movement network space.  We try to keep our eye on the big ecosystem of intersectional movements and work frequently with networks and coalitions.  But for years we’ve been right down in the heart of the organizations that, in part, comprise these networks. We work with them on how to evolve their boards, senior teams, internal communications and learning systems, and their structures to adapt to the network context....

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