The Model Communities Association offers a structure that allows organizations to connect autonomously, equitably, and collaboratively.
The traditional and default way of organizing involves a board of directors, Roberts Rule of Order, and majority rule. We suggest that equitable outcomes cannot be achieved by this model.
Model Communities offers a means by which decision-making is collaborative, resources are conserved, and responsibilities are shared. This framework harmonizes the opinions of those who do not have like minds. People commit to talking through differences so that a balanced outcome can be achieved.
By collaborating, these groups ultimately become more invested in the land, the larger community, the culture, environment, and history of the area where they exist. These arrangements Exchange information and resources while building trust grounded in first-hand experiences. Form connections based on understanding, self-sufficiency, and equity. Encourage participants to look for new ways to share responsibilities, resources, and goals for managing properties, businesses, and communities
Wondering how this could all work? Let’s explore the apartment building’s Model Community.