Collective impact to address large community issues
Communities often don’t know how to organize and address the changes they want to see in the places where they live, work, play, pray, and learn. Network Weavers trains people to organize together to make the changes they want to see in their community because we are stronger when we make change together.
A cohort of leaders from around Bastrop County focused on learning about collective impact and how to draw “networks” of engaged community members together to address large community issues.
Network Weaving is an approach to fostering long-term collaborations by convening “cohorts” of approximately 30 local leaders who would like to create a change in their community. These cohorts meet for four training sessions per year, and collaborate at least monthly to discuss challenges across communities. This initiative provides training and access to elected and non-elected leaders, as well as access to a seed fund where Network Weavers can apply for up to $5,000 in funding to seed their community change activities.