Networking and Partnerships

Networking and Partnerships is the second module in the ViSEnet learning materials – and offers practical guidance to explain the benefits of networking (virtual and in-person) and partnerships for rural social enterprises. This module is composed of 5 chapters, which cover:

  1. Social enterprise networking
  2. How to organise networking activities
  3. Guidance for digital networking
  4. Social enterprise learning exchanges
  5. Partnership working

A more in-depth break down of these chapters is given below. Note that it isn’t necessary to work your way through all of the chapters, and you can dip in and out as you need.

Networking and Partnerships builds on the information and skills learned from Module 1, and goes on to explain the basics of networking, how to host and attend events, and why it’s important to have a wide network of peers and supporters to reach out to, and learn from.

The final chapter explains the benefits of partnership working for smaller, rural enterprises – who can come together to deliver services and create impact which would be more difficult, or impossible to achieve through working independently.


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