We Are Nuts!

"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs

Our Narrative

We live in a world of unresolved problems and for many people, unattainable opportunities and yet we are doing the same things year after year.

We need to become better ancestors to future generations by exploring the path of systems innovation, taking action and learning what works to dissolve problems and reveal possibilities.

The future depends on the crazy ones cultivating the ideas today that will produce the verdant, equitable and prosperous communities of tomorrow.

Doing Community is a creation space that helps impact groups learn faster together through action, feedback, and reflection and provides an organizational infrastructure that facilitates connection, coordination and collaboration.

A creation space:

  • Reinforces and amplifies the community narrative.

  • Organizes regular gatherings of impact group participants.

  • Maintains directories of participants and community resources.

  • Systematically measures key results.

  • Sponsors and provisions the organizational infrastructure.

Impact groups are network-centric organizations that:

    • Are organized as small cells of 3-9 people.

    • Develop deep, trust-based relationships between members.

    • Focus on finding pragmatic actions that will have a local impact while making progress toward the over-arching Doing Community narrative.

    • Experiment with many kinds of independent, autonomous and self-directed initiatives to learn what works best.

    • Connect with and between existing community resources.

    • Form teams of teams with other groups to collaborate on complex initiatives.

The organizational infrastructure:

    • Implements Systems Innovation, Strategic Doing & OKRs.

    • Facilitates asynchronous and real-time conversations using Twist and Miro.

    • Organizes the teams' time using shared calendars.

    • Frequently publishes our results using Smart Brevity and Substack.

    • Provides training and technical support.

We are looking for other nuts to join us as we explore the possibilities.

We are based in Pensacola at Socialdesk, 3695 North L Street, Pensacola, FL 32505. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us through e-mail to david@doing.community or in Pensacola drop by Socialdesk each Saturday from 11am to 1pm at these three words ///cobbles.barks.ruled

Doing Community was founded by David Musselwhite, you can read more about him at davidmusselwhite.me.