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The 5 Kinds of Communities / Community

When we talk about building community, we start by acknowledging that many of us live in multiple communities. A community is a network of people who share things in common.

Source: http://www.networkweaver.blogspot.ca/2011/07/5-kinds-of-communities.html

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Place

Place

Neighborhoods, villages, and regions are communities of place. We share common geographies, resources, issues, and possibilities.

2

Past

Past

Families and ethnicities are communities of past. We share common heritages, languages, cultures, ancestors, and roots.

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Purpose

Purpose

Companies, organizations, and institutions are communities of purpose. We share common mission, vision, goals, commitments, and interests.

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Perspective

Perspective

Religious and spiritual traditions, political ideologies and worldviews are communities of perspective. We share common beliefs, stories, and values.

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Practice

Practice

Professional disciplines, crafts, and careers are communities of practice. We share common types of work, knowledge, and learning.