Open, Participatory Leadership

Being Open: History and Analysis

What does it make possible when we open our doors? And what led us to try such a thing in the first place?

The articles and blog posts listed below provide a rich history and analysis of what it has meant to invite full participation from our community.

If you are curious to know more, just ask us!

History of the Decision

Background information that led to the decision: Full Frontal Engagement

Summary of the Board’s discussion and decision: Openly Inviting Participation

Watch our very first live board meeting! (We didn’t promote the meetings much in the first few months, just trying to work out the tech bugs)

Watch our recent meetings, where community members often outnumber board members

Analysis

The following articles were penned by our board members, looking back over two years experience of being open and participatory.

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Beyond Transparency