• Helene, Wolfgang,

    Thanks for your welcoming thoughts. CAN now has 125 active members. There are 18 project groups. One of my lessons learned is that early on in an organizations development, keeping as many people as possible in the general discussion is important. Otherwise, groups turn into separate efforts and people lose contact with each other and the overall effort. Maybe you can open a document for me in an existing group such as Commons as Complex Living Systems or Communicating the Commons. What I’ve discovered addresses “complexity” and organizational issues, but also addresses getting various movements to “relate to each other”, tying commons logic to individual action, convergence etc. I’ll pick a “high need” topic area and focus on that. Wolfgang’s suggestion about the “participation” page in NORA is also a good example. I’ll read that and make comments to get started.