Talent Matters: Strategic Networking & Effective Leadership

Talent Matters: Strategic Networking & Effective Leadership

This week our National Director Trish Tchume is in the Stanford Social Innovation Review talking about the value of strategic networking:

"What binds us in the social sector is that, regardless of our organizational mission, we want to be impactful and relevant. Most of us realize that while each of us has our own ideas and strengths, figuring out what it takes to achieve greatest impact and relevance involves climbing over our organizational walls. It’s why we join associations and grab coffee to pick a colleague’s brain. It’s why 74 percent of respondents in YNPN’s 2013 member survey cited “access to a network” as the benefit they value most about their membership.

"However, even professionals who understand the importance of networking as a tool for increasing effectiveness seem to miss the fact that they must take networking a step further to offer true leadership around their mission."

Head over to the SSIR site to read the rest of Trish's piece and learn why strategic networking is critical to effective leadership. And while you're there, check out the rest of their Talent Matters series on nonprofit talent development.

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