Network strength can be evaluated by the presence of the Seven Elements of Effective Networks. The following questions can be incorporated in evaluation tools to indicate the presence and strength of the ties between the people in your network.

Are People in the Network Building Strong Connections?

(Relates to the presence of Social Ties, Shared Vision, Common Language)

Does the Network Draw on Strong Leadership?

(Relates to network actors)

How Effective are the Network’s Tools?

(Relates to the presence of Communications Grid, Feedback Mechanisms, Shared Resources)