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The networking methods you use will depend on the who, where and why of networking - the situation. For example:
If you aim to provide network services to members, supporters or volunteers, you might:
- Set up a contacts database with profiles of members - Carry out an audit of skills - Create an events calendar - Develop a newsletter - print and/or email - Run surveys and polls to find what people are interested in - Run workshops and other events If you wish to create a collaboration network for a project or programme:
- Map who knows who, and what they are doing - Run a co-design workshop to plan together what you aim to do - Hold telephone conferences - Set up an online workspace - Visit each other and socialise In order to improve communications among core staff and/or committee members:
- Organise some social events - if you aren't doing that already - Run a planning workshop so that everyone is involved in thinking through what's needed - Develop action learning sets to help people learn from each other - Apply internally some of the networking methods that you are using with members and other organisations To develop a wider range of personal contacts
- Read a professional networking guide - see resources - which may recommend for example … - Widening your range of contacts through events - Nurturing your contacts and relationships - Identifying who can help - and then asking. People usually respond well - Understanding people's differences - see also People section - Making use of the Net

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