As the project progresses, it’s important to develop valuable resources that enable the network leaders and members to operate without the deep guidance of outside advisors. Developing these key pieces indicates that the network is ready to operate independently with a higher probability of ease and clarity.
Plans that clearly articulate the shared goals, objectives, and strategies across several domains of work are essential as the network transitions from outside support to internal capacities.
Tangible Resources to support network operations might include:
Seed Funding and In-Kind Resources
Consider budgeting for network seed funding within the innovation challenge, as network leaders will likely emerge from the systems sensing process or the competition. Working with the established programs and institutions that are part of the network to think creatively about what types of resources can be easily shared or provided in-kind (do this while exploring the network purpose and charter). These might include:
Decisions that will set your direction
People you will need to find your way
Technical experts in network design, creation, and facilitation can support the new leadership and network managers’ handover.
Having a dedicated role in managing the handover process will bolster the odds of a successful transition.
Establish who will support network fundraising as we advance.
Review your plan for these critical elements
See the warning signs first
These resources can help you on your journey
This Mural contains exercises for each step in Phase 4 (Galvanize Champions, Choose Modalities, and Leave Resources). Use the bottom portion of the Mural to support the Network to identify milestones.
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