Who We Are
The Community Innovation Network is building a strong foundation for the connection between the everyday lives of individuals and the complex systems in civil society. We connect community building experts, nonprofit organizations, researchers, and people working on a grassroots level through strength-based approaches to community change.
What We Do
We amplify the impact of our members through training, dialogue, coaching, an online library, tools and resources.
Working directly with institutions and systems, we leverage strength-based approaches to bridge divisions, engage communities, and elevate impact.
We open doors for people to connect in two way – to themselves and their communities; and across boundaries and divisions.
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Our Guiding Principles and Values
- People are at the center of community.
- Changemaking can't happen without giving the people who are most proximate to the issue(s) power at the decision-making tables.
- Better practices develop when people have the space to co-create and learn together.
- Organizational and system change happens best in a cohort model.