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Organisation Elements Brainstorming

Organisation Elements/Linguistic

What are we willing to organize?

For Set-Up
  1. Information Management Tools: Where and how to create information? (please list)
    • Archives: Members List, Project Sheets, Minutes, Presentations, .. (google ?)
    • List of Introductions and results
    • Events Group and partnership activities
    • collaborative editing (wiki google ?/this site)

  2. Communication elements: For any task it can be decided which element to be used.
    • Groups (ning?)
    • Email-group
    • threaded discussion board, (ning?)
    • chat, (Skype, www.dimdim.com, www.talkingcommunities.com/, ..?)
    • personal meetings,
    • polls (?)
    • video-conferencing?

  3. Communication process and information flow: who will meet whom, why and when (communication cycles) ?
    • Personal meetings: Regional (monthly), Country (Quarterly), parallel Continent (1/2 year), global (yearly)
    • web-meetings: chat, voice, video. All: weekly. Management every 2 weeks.
    • Levels of Transparency: Transparent,  Confidence, Privacy .. (Tags to be used information flow and management) 
    • Participants and Interfaces: Affected parties, internal- and external interfaces. This topic is important to design information and communication flow, as well as recognize cooperation- and informal partners.
      • Internal: member-member, member-management, management-management, .. 
      • External: For this part a list of NGOs and Groups is under development to where we can know with whom we are intersecting.
        (please list)


  1. Efficient networking = semantic tagging: All member profiles provide meaningful information, which can be used to reach the vision of the community. Any discussion or statement can be tagged to certain area of focus or reference. Any action item can effect other projects and groups. Tagging becomes the key for integral solution in web2.0 era. What can we tag?
  • Area of Focus AoF: Mepeace.org will have 1 Focus which is Peace and Peace Building/conflict solving research. Other communities may have other AoF.
  • Location L: To know who shares a certain locale will facilitate personal meetings for example. This information will be available for any individual or managerial logistic planning as well!
  • Origin O: Gives a background of cultural commonalities. 
  • Competences pool CP: Tag informal competencies each member can provide. This topic is important to 1. Know the existing resources 2. define the technical requirements to operate the community 3. know existing competencies 4. estimate our possibilities 5. to facilitate pre-planning capabilities 6. open the chance of informal learning; essential part of social networks/Community university  . (please list valid competencies):
    Politics, Journalism, Art, Music, Culture, Literature, Information Management, Web-Programming, Sponsoring/Fund-raising, Media, Translation, Peace and Peace Building/conflict solving research, Contacts, NGO and government contacts..
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  1. Semantic Tagging Schemes

  2. Functional Teams FT: Allocate functions to serve the community and its objectives. FTs will intervene with CPs for specific tasks (please list)
    • HOP Website team (?)
    • Events Group activity teams

      Building Functional Teams

Management organs

Managerial levels of complexity and decision-making: Activists having different talents and professional back-grounds can enable us to deal with different levels of complexity and interaction in specific phases of decision making.
    1. WIP - Steering members working with the Board, with decision-making capabilities, when needed. WIP invites the Board and assigns the Steering Committee
    2. Board - high level review of the activity connection to the "outside" world. review quarterly and yearly plans
    3. Steering -  group that steers activity to manifest the yearly and quarterly plans; assigns the Project leaders
    4. Project member - members that address and follow specific tasks, activities and responsibility
    5. Active member - participant in any of the activities, by voluntarily contributing time or other resources
    6. Member - any one who signs in and shows interest, and does not contradict any of the rules of Etiquette 

    7. Levels of complexity

    To be put in data-base template

    • The Abraham Fund
    • Sufi organizations
    • Breslaver Organizations
                    To Investigate regarding possible cooperation:
    • Combatants for Peace, Family Forum, IPCRI, Othervoice, PRIME, Shovrim Shtika, Negev Institute, Psycoactive, Almagor
    • Bassem Eid & the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group