Designed with community networks in mind, PARTNER is an organizational network analysis tool that measures and visualizes both the structure and quality of your organizational partnerships. This is key: most network mapping tools focus only on structure: who is working with who. While this is helpful, it doesn’t really provide you the information you need to create a strategy for your network. PARTNER provides metrics like trust, reliability, openness to discussion and mission-alignment, key to improving how your network functions.
Launching any survey can cause anxiety, and while we have made the PARTNER tool as easy to use as possible, users still have questions. Over the years, I’ve put together this list of tips to share with users and am excited to share them with you here!
Using PARTNER data, network managers can be more strategic in how they build, manage and evaluate their networks to improve processes and outcomes alike. However as with any tool, there can be a bit of a learning curve when you are first starting out. If you’re thinking about using the PARTNER Tool but haven’t launched your survey yet, we wanted to provide some tips and best practices to make the most of your analysis before you get started.