“Membership” charities, churches, co-ops and civil society networks are opening new digital doors for their own communities online.
“Comember” systems go even further with online infrastructure for members to connect and communicate at their own discretion – for their people to coordinate internal networks around their own interests.
Comembers can expect to do this organizing and capacity building in common rooms with their peers and in their own names and voices – proof that polling them and telling them is not enough.
The good story of comember networks is centered on a single old sector of social institutions – entities that strive for internal democracy to support comembers’ power and self-governance.
A comember network can contain any collaboration at any time, but always aids participation in two (2) categories of essential building blocks – Theory and Practice.
Comember spaces are deliberative media for comembers to grow more conversant about their own institution’s theories and practices – and coordinate theoretical and practical contributions from the margins.
What are you doing for comembers? How do comembers lead practices or theories as a learning community for your institution?
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Infrastructure for developing comember interests in all areas of theory – and esp what the institution does or doesn’t value or what it could value
Infrastructure for developing comember interests in all areas of practice – and esp what the institution does or doesn’t make or what it could make
Where in the world 🌍 is your favorite comember network?