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Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks

Thanks to Network members’ innovative and strategic collaboration over the last decade, the RE-AMP Network has been featured in a book published in 2014 called Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact, by Peter Plastrik, Madeleine Beaubien Taylor, and John Cleveland. The book provides the frameworks, practical advice, case studies, and expert insight necessary for designing generative social impact networks—an emerging model for creating systemic change.

If you’re curious to learn more about the model that has led to RE-AMP’s success, we encourage you read the book. (You can order it from Island Press here: Not only will it give you a better understanding for why we do what we do, but also a deepened sense for why the Network is creative, strategic, and on the cutting edge of social organizing.

On the Leading Edge: An Overview of RE-AMP, a Network of Heartland Nonprofits and Philanthropies

On the Leading Edge is an overview of the RE-AMP Network, produced by member organization Fresh Energy in 2011, that explains why the Midwest is so strategically important, discusses who is involved in the RE-AMP and why they find it valuable, catalogues the impressive accomplishments the Network has helped facilitate, and, hopefully, motivates organizations to learn more about how joining the RE-AMP Network can further their own clean energy and climate protection goals.

Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System

Produced by the Monitor Institute in 2010, theTransformer report covers the RE-AMP Network’s innovative approach to systems thinking and network development. By looking closely at the six-year history of RE-AMP, Monitor identified six key principles that Network members followed to build their work. With this insight Monitor gives other groups interested in building a collective network to address a systems-level problem a roadmap to follow.


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