From Impact Investor Associations to Community-Bridging Organizations

By: Tiana Reid - Jun 13, 2013
This SocialBusiness.org top list of purpose-fueled networks, which is by no means exhaustive, includes organizations and social businesses that value making connections between people as well as other organizations in and around their field as a way to increase the effectiveness of the business and expand the reach of the mission itself.

A network can range in size but ultimately involves creating links through various nodes, whether it's a social network, a community group or a weekly reading that brings people together who might not necessarily get the chance to meet and share ideas.

From impact investor associations to non-profits that attempt to bridge disparate communities and stakeholders alike, these purpose-fueled networks believe they have more power through the more links they make. Are they right?