"Each of us is an expression of hope in the world. And we all have within us the power to move our world forward. Each small action we take is a determination in the direction of humanity. There is no need to wait for someone else to save us. Wishadoo! provides tools to help build the communities we want. Together, we have an abundance of abilities, an abundance of ideas, and an abundance of solutions.
By sharing the vision of a compassionate, caring community, we take humanity to the next level; where we share from our abundance. Wishadoo! is about meeting in community to meet the needs of humanity. Transforming the way we conduct ourselves in community, in business, in life, because the business of community is life. Wishadoo! supports strategies that support life. We are longing for the connection that comes from real community action; meeting our needs and the needs of others. This is our heritage as humans. From our hope for a bright future, springs the change we bring to the world.
Our future is in our hands. I invite everyone to join the hand of friendship, community, vision, that is offered to you now, in this space. Come join us at Wishadoo!, where we bring community to life."
~ Wishadoo! Founding Member, Bonnie York
READ the founder of Wishadoo's STORY to learn how the idea of Wishadoo! was born (more about Dena). CLICK HERE to see an infographic (click once to enlarge) summarizing the tools and resources at Wishadoo! If you believe we're all in this together, you belong here.
WHAT IS WISHADOO?
Wishadoo! (The Community Good Network) is an innovative community of purpose and intention – a community of communities -- designed to support us as we connect, engage, create, help/be helped, wish and do.
Providing a safe space and offering many familiar online tools and resources under one roof for all sectors of community, our vision is to cultivate compassion, cooperation and authentic community in myriad ways, online and in our own backyards.
The cornerstone initiative of Our Good™, Wishadoo! is a personal and cultural awakening, sparked by an awareness of our interconnectedness, sustained by a passion for the Common Good.
To be an exemplar for a Culture of Care, Compassion and Cooperation. Reduce suffering, increase joy.
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
By cultivating compassion, cooperation and authentic community in myriad ways, online and in our own backyards. Wishadoo! provides safe, respectful spaces and many familiar online tools and resources under one roof for all sectors of community. These tools offer us different ways to put caring values into action in meaningful, practical ways each day.
Our vision is to:
* Cultivate a Culture of Care & Trust
* Connect one-on-one to give, receive, pay it forward
* Foster Universal Justice & Equality
* Gather Circles of Support, Service & Intention
* Discuss, plan, create, share & more
* Bring Care, Community & Common Good to life!
All projects under the umbrella of Our Good -- a Common Good Community Enterprise -- share the same values:
First and foremost, we value CARE: caring about, for and with in order to reduce suffering and increase joy.
With a foundation of genuine care, we can then act with more empathy, compassion, courage, optimism and respect to support our transformation to a more inclusive, collaborative, just, equal, regenerative and thus sustainable world.
The need for a Big Vision, for ONE space -- one gathering place, one gateway, one clearinghouse for a culture of care, compassion, cooperation and community -- has become clear. So many are struggling and don't know where to turn and are often too embarrassed to ask. It's time for people to join together to help one another in countless ways....ways we have yet to imagine, beyond the existing avenues. Wishadoo!'s safe spaces encourage people from all walks of life to dream a better world and feel empowered to take action. We can brainstorm about new types of structures (co-ops, bartering clubs, time banks, etc.) and new ways of doing anything and everything. At Wishadoo! we can come together to develop innovative ideas and transform our world.
Wishadoo! is where people can open their hearts and minds to dream, share those dreams, and then work together to bring dreams which benefit The Common Good into reality.
It is time for HEARTS to be WIDE OPEN. It's time to reduce suffering and increase joy.
I'm often asked, "Where did you get the name 'Wishadoo'?"
Many years ago as I was driving one day, after having an existential conversation with a friend, I was pondering how some people are "do'ers" and others are "be'ers." And how some people are always wishing, and others are always doing. And that some people are always wishing they could do.
And thus the word "wishadoo" was born.
The WISHADOO! COMMUNITY site is for everyone. It is the core humanity we all share that brings us together. This site helps us reach out to others -- near or far -- with respect, dignity, and personal responsibility, regardless of spiritual or religious beliefs, political ideologies, personal interests, etc. Here you will find the space, tools and supportive environment for people to gather to help, be helped, pay it forward, dream, brainstorm -- and then implement -- new ways of doing...everything. Wishadoo! is unique — it is a new way — so we need to “rewire” our thinking to understand Wishadoo! and how to use this space. Please enter with an open mind and open heart and envision the possibilities.
Now that you know more about the intentions and vision of Wishadoo!, you can SIGN UP/REGISTER and START HERE!
[At this time Wishadoo! is not a 501(c)(3), so any support is not tax deductible. We will let the community decide how the structure of Wishadoo! evolves. Wishadoo! is currently organized as an L3C in North Carolina, laying the groundwork to create this as the first member-owned social network cooperative enterprise, with a nonprofit foundation to be developed as well.
The L3C entity is a new legal entity -- a hybrid of nonprofit and for-profit -- with the social mission being the primary goal of the organization. Read more here.]