What is the best way to go about creating our mission statement? It was always my intention that Appropedia be not just a repository of Appropriate Technology projects, but much more alive. I hope that our mission statement can meet that. The original mission statement/description, unfortunately too simple, stated: '''Appropedia is a living library of appropriate technology'''.
An expert facilitator has offered her services in cocreating a mission statement. See http://www.holonconsultants.com/ for some of her work. Any suggestions on some ways to develop this? A teleconference mixed with Appropedia editing? Just exchanging thoughts here? While we work on this, I think it is
important to note that we can keep tweaking and changing our mission as Appropedia develops. I think it is an important part of appropriate technology, and an ability of wiki, that we change to meet the needs of our stakeholders. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 11:27, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
:Great idea! I think we can make some good progress (already have) via postings, then when we get a little stuck, or even if we think we are there, we can engage with your expert and "put a bow on it". --[[User:Curtbeckmann|Curtbeckmann]] 15:58, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
::I believe she will be posting some questions here to help guide us. Look for them soon. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 18:45, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
*this is included just for an idea, it is obviously not fully developed and not part of a mission statement. In fact only the first sentence is really part of a mission statement.
==QUESTIONS to consider as the mission is developed==
'''APPROPEDIA MISSION KEY QUESTIONS: As you envision Appropedia 5 years into the future:'''
*What are your highest hopes for Appropedia?