Convening & Collaboration

At Purpose Built, we understand the power of connection and collaboration, which is why we meticulously design, coordinate, and host in-person convenings for our Network Members. These gatherings are invaluable, serving as a catalyst for sharing experiences, challenges, and triumphs. They offer a unique platform for members to engage in deep, meaningful discussions, exchange innovative ideas, and learn from each other’s successes and setbacks. Through experiential learning opportunities, such as visits to Purpose Built neighborhoods across the country, members gain firsthand insights into effective strategies and innovative solutions. This rich exchange not only strengthens individual capabilities but also collectively enhances our network’s effectiveness in driving positive change in communities.

Communities of Practice

Purpose Built enhances its support for Network Members by organizing and fostering communities of practices focused on key areas like racial equity, education, economic vitality, and fundraising, as well as based on geography or other shared interests. These cohorts convene regularly, creating a dedicated space for like-minded individuals to learn and take action together. The true value of these groups lies in the deep, focused collaboration they enable, allowing participants to delve into the nuances of their fields, share specialized knowledge, and develop targeted strategies.

Resources & Publications

Purpose Built leverages over a decade of rich experience from the Network to create and disseminate a comprehensive suite of resources essential for the growth and success of its Network Members. This trove of knowledge, encompassing lessons learned, best practices, and innovative strategies, is a vital tool for all members. These resources provide members with information and actionable insights that can be directly applied to their community revitalization efforts.

Resources & Publications

Purpose Built Connections

Purpose Built enhances its network support through a robust intranet, a crucial digital platform exclusively for Network Members. This private online space is a hub of collaboration, offering various interactive features like forums for discussion, areas for sharing news and announcements, a rich repository of resources, and directories for connecting with fellow members. The intranet’s value lies in its ability to facilitate seamless communication, idea exchange, and knowledge sharing, fostering a sense of community and collective learning regardless of geographical boundaries. This digital platform is more than just a tool; it’s a dynamic virtual community, vital for nurturing relationships, sparking innovation, and consolidating the network’s collective efforts in driving transformative community development.

Learn more about the community of practice model, and how we use this approach to support the network.

Community of Practice Overview
Purpose Built Communities