MagLab & the Network Leadership Innovation Lab

Developed by MAG along with social justice leaders, key thinkers, and fundersMAGLabs is a hub of active learning from collective doing across organizational, issue, and network boundaries.

Through partnership, co-creation, and active learning, MAGLab stimulates innovative thinking that is redefining capacity building and shifting conditions in the social justice ecosystem. 

Network Leadership Innovation Lab

This first iteration of MAGLab was the Network Leadership Innovation Lab– a two-year program that began in 2012.

Sixteen social justice leaders from eight organizations got together to learn with and from each other about common challenges and promising practices of working at the nexus of movement networks and organizations.

It was a program of dialogue, analysis, partnership, co-creation and active learning among funders, capacity-builders, and other thinkers and doers. 

The group has produced a wealth of intriguing questions and insights—and identified some promising practices. Some of our emergent learning is shared in our publications and in the Network Leadership Innovation Lab's evaluation

If you had said to build bridges between movements a year ago, it would have been vague, now I have a better awareness of the landscape, and people I know in different movements.
— May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org