Since the DEAL Community Platform launched in September 2020, there has been a lot of interest from people looking to connect around the ideas of Doughnut Economics with other DEAL Community members where they live, whether in their town, city, region, state or country.
In many instances, these initial local meet-ups have developed into self-organising groups, coalitions and networks, meeting regularly, deepening their learning together, developing visions for their place, and beginning to turn the ideas of Doughnut Economics into action.
By pioneering new methods, they are offering inspiration to others in the DEAL Community through tools and stories
, but we recognise that there isn’t a dedicated place on the platform where you can find these groups, coalitions and networks, connect with, and learn more about them.
We also recognise that DEAL is part of a wider movement
for change with many dynamic, evolving networks of organisations moving towards distributive and regenerative economies, and when we launched the platform, we didn't anticipate this level of interest in forming local groups.
So in the spirit of going where the energy is
, we're keen to hear your thoughts and ideas on how the DEAL Community Platform could best support local groups and the DEAL Community members who are looking to connect with and learn from them.
- Should a local group have its own page or space on the platform?
- Would such a page have owners or moderators or facilitators?
- Who would add new local groups to the platform? The DEAL Team?
- Should local groups appear on the proposed DEAL Community Map?
- What other platform features would be useful for local groups?
- Should group-created tools & stories be attributed to that group, rather than the individual who posts it?
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