InCommons Mission and Vision
To inspire and support the courageous leadership necessary to engage communities and solve problems.
Initiate a network that connects people and lets them find and share credible tools, knowledge and resources for solving community problems.
Co-creation. InCommons will grow and develop through the participation and input of the people who use it.
Listening. Dialogue begins with listening. InCommons encourages active listening and the learning and open exchange of ideas that follow. The InCommons network itself functions as an open feedback loop, soliciting input from stakeholders and using the input for ongoing systems improvement.
Local. The InCommons network brings people together online and face-to-face. Lessons learned in one community become starting points for addressing similar issues in other towns and cities in Minnesota and the region.
Get and give. Ideas advance through energetic collaboration. Everyone has talent and insight to share. Everyone has a need that a community of peers can address. InCommons will grow through the mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and best practices.
Diversity. The communities that come together through InCommons grow in strength and resilience by weaving together the unique contributions of all constituents.
Safe. The best learning environment is also a safe environment. InCommons is committed to the highest standards of respect and civility in both online and offline forums. Published InCommons standards will help shape a tolerant, self-governing environment.
Transparent. The agenda, goals and plans of the non-partisan InCommons initiative are open and accessible to all.