How initiatives work
Once we choose a topic we’ll engage in a dream phase where anyone and everyone in our person-to-person or online community can add an idea to the possible solutions we’ll undertake.
A small committee from our Alliances community (those that will eventually take over the projects) then decide which small experiments can and will build relationships and inspire trust to move forward with. Learn more about our Alliances
Often we’ll do a small crowdfunding campaign to fund any startup costs, although depending on the topic, that might not always happen.
These small campaigns will never exceed what we need to launch these super small experiments. If we do go over, we save that extra money to turn over to our Allies to support maintenance costs of the program.
Then we start to create, play, and engage with community with the small experiments we came up with.
We are not afraid of feedback or a pause, in fact we welcome these things as it keeps us humble, honest, and trustworthy. It also allows us to ensure that the things we are experimenting with build community, inspire trust, and restore value.
We also want things to be so small that anyone, no matter how much money, time or interest they have, can experience what we are doing. We believe strongly that an emodied experience supports us all in building trust within ourselves and restoring our own value in what we can give and receive from our communities.
Finally, once an initiative has become sustainable, meaning there’s robust community support and/or financially stable we work with our Alliances to pass off the maintaining of the small experiments.
Some experiments may never reach sustainability, that’s okay to us, because along the way we built relationships, inspired trust and restored value.
Other experiments will be passed off to our partner nonprofits, organizations, or individuals who will infuse new experiments and life into what we blossomed together into the world while we move onto the next initiative.