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 +# Networking situations
 +Some online resources are no longer available
 +The networking [methods](/​networks/​netmethods) 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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