A cornerstone of the Network's approach to social entrepreneurship is peer learning and collaboration through ‘communities of practice’. Senior executives from our member organizations come together to gain strategic insights and pursue joint efforts that better position their companies for growth and change.
We facilitate bi-annual member meetings, working groups, and online exchanges where nonprofit leaders share ideas, find solutions, and pursue innovation. Our cooperative businesses also promote new ways of solving complex challenges that advance the knowledge and capacity of our industry.
A unique strength of these gatherings is the diverse perspective of the participants who are experts in housing development, community lending, neighborhood revitalization and service delivery. In addition, we host more tightly-focused and topical communities of practice – during in-person and online meetings, and through our internal networking site, Housing Partnership Online. These groups take a comprehensive approach to advancing performance that includes best practices, business collaboration and policy advocacy.
Currently, we are hosting and facilitating the following communities of practice: