With its small but inspired and dynamic team with a shared vision for the future, the FKI aims to play a key role in bringing about the free knowledge society. This project requires an institute which is sustainable, efficient, and effective in its own right, in keeping with its aim of inspiring and enabling growth of free knowledge communities in multiple domains.
The figure above maps the intermediate objectives we have set if we are to play this key role.
Central to our strategy is establishing sustainable communities of participants around the FKI: a stable network of partners and peers with whom we can work and a certain number of learners who can study the different aspects of free knowledge while becoming active participants (learning by doing). If this is to work, the FKI needs to be in touch with learners, sensitive to trends and able to anticipate student needs.
The FKI has a modus operandi which supports and nurtures the relationships needed to sustain the FKI itself and the surrounding communities of learners, researchers and domain practitioners.
This, of course, influences our internal and operational effectiveness. Well managed internal relationships extended to partners and peers lead to positive relationships with the communities associated with the Institute.
Since we see strong relationships as the key to success, our communication strategy keeps us up to date with all the information sharing and interactions required to keep these relationships vibrant and active. The FKI continually explores innovative models for sustainability - both monetary and non-monetary.
The FKI is basically sustainable, -beyond economic models-, because of its social impact, and the support it receives from communities also striving to create a more just world.