Enhance your Influence

Increase your visibility and learn how you can leverage the power of your relationships to maximize the impact of your National Society.

Strengthen the Ecosystem

Collaborate and coordinate your efforts to strengthen your National Society.

What is STARNET?

STARNET is a collaborative online platform that maps civil society organizations and other actors working in civil society. These actors include Red Cross and Red Crescent institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic entities, government ministries, private corporations, intergovernmental organizations and donors.

STARNET is dynamic

Unlike other network analysis tools that provide a static snap-shot of a system, STARNET updates collaboration networks in real-time. STARNET members can regularly update and monitor their evolving relationships and watch as their capacity development networks at the country, region, and global level change over time.

STARNET is a tool for discovery

The platform is designed to expose the roles different organizations play within a system. STARNET users can easily and quickly identify the key resource hubs, active networkers, influencers, and brokers within networks as well as explore their own positions.

STARNET is empowering

STARNET provides members with critical information on how to leverage their influence and resources to maximize social impact, strategically build new partnerships, and spread ideas, standards, and practices across civil society.

How does STARNET work?

STARNET enables your organization to map institutional relationships and to generate a visualization illustrating where you are positioned in relation to others. These maps are backed by powerful network analysis-derived statistical statistical metrics to illuminate relationships and structures that may not be visible or intuitive.


1. Create public profile

for your organization

2. Describe your relationship

with other actors in the network

3. Leverage your influence

to maximize your social impact

How to participate in STARNET?

After you have received an invitation to STARNET, you create an organizational profile and answer short surveys about your organization's relationships with others in the network. Relationships with others in the network are updated in real-time, immediately producing a visualization of relationships between organizations working in civil society with identification of key actors. Information specific to your own organization's position is instantly available.

As a member of the network, you can easily update your own relationships with newly joined organizations, allowing all users to visualize and track the constantly changing ecosystem. You can invite other organizations with which you collaborate to join the network and help to grow the network. For questions or technical support, please contact info@rootchange.org

About Us

Root Change is a mission driven social enterprise working to drive innovation in social, economic, and environmental development across the globe. Software platform for participatory network mapping is provided by LOME social networks. Read more >