What Is a GSN Account?

On our website, you can explore problem solving networks, identify those of particular interest to you, and connect with network leaders.

Want to store, edit, and track communications with selected networks? These and other benefits come with your free GSN Account.

Get Involved


Participate as an Advisor, a Sponsor or a Contributor

People everywhere are collaborating as never before in networks, sometimes on an astronomical scale to reinvent our institutions and sustain our planet, our health and our existence. From education and science to new approaches to citizen engagement and democracy, sparkling new initiatives are underway, embracing a new set of principles for the 21st century—collaboration, openness, sharing, interdependence and integrity.

The final frontier of this change is the challenge of solving the world’s most pressing problems and finding new tools and new ways to cooperate and govern ourselves on this shrinking planet.

You are invited to participate in the definitive effort to tackle this challenge. Please join us.



The GSN initiative draws upon a growing network of experts from around the world. The list of our early faculty/advisors is here.

We welcome new faculty/advisors as the program progresses. Please contact GSN Managing Director Joan Bigham if you’d like to discuss this opportunity: joan@gsnetworks.org.


You are invited to join a select group of private sector, government, global institution and foundation sponsors of the GSN program. Early Sponsors include HP, Google, Mastercard, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Sponsorship gives you a voice in developing, shaping and applying the models that are increasingly important in solving global problems. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of leaders from around the world, and a place will be reserved for you at our capstone meeting in 2014.

Sponsorship of this international non-profit program underwrites the cost of research and delivery. Sponsorship includes organization-wide access to all research results. Learn more.


Through a series of major research projects led by global experts, GSN will identify and explain key issues, strategies and approaches that can help the new platforms scale and become material on the global scene. These projects will create a series of publications, cases, field tools, video and ultimately a book authored by contributing members to increase the impact of these new approaches.

GSN contributors are engaged experts in leadership roles, geographic experts, and academic researchers. Click here for a list of current contributors. We welcome hearing from people who have ideas, insights and cases to bring to the GSN research model. Please contact Executive Editor Anthony Williams anthony@gsnetworks.org.