Charter for Compassion Sectors

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The Charter for Compassion works within the operational structure of sectors. These sectors represent the ways in which communities work. The ultimate desire is that there is an interdependence and an interconnection between the sectors and that no one sector operates in a silo. An idea for the need of one program may generate in one sector but may require the participation and involvement of one or more other sectors to make it successful. For example, our Compassion Tree project was started by the Environment sector, but has involved the Arts/Media sector to further extend its work, and of course, compassionate communities as adopted the Tree Project locally and have even challenged other cities in a tree planting co-opetition.


Get involved with the Charter for Compassion by partnering or volunteering in a sector!

It is important to note that each sector has its own section on the Charter website. In addition, as you go to the section you will see listed along the right hand margin additional pages: coordinator(s) of the sector, sector partners, the Compassion Reader for the sector, in most cases an annotated bibliography and resource section and a reports section. In addition, you will find an icon(s) that relate to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. These goals should help drive the mission and vision, not only of the Charter for Compassion, but for the sector as well.

Review the work of each sector by clicking on the appropriate button below: 


For Everyone

It is important that sectors work to assemble a team to do the work at hand. The team should operate in tandem to:

  1. Determine its mission and vision and discern how their direction confirms the work of the Charter for Compassion.

  2. Utilize the steps of Building a Community on the website to form and reform the  team on a regular basis.  This objective will take some creativity with the steps outlined, but as you go through this section of the website you'll be able to discover how similar the steps are to your own work as a sector. Note that in Step 4, there is a model, the Tuchman Model, that can be helpful to keeping you on track.

  3. Consider what are the most grave issues that are a part of the conceivable work of the sector--realizing that dealing with all problems and concerns simultaneously are not possible. 

  4. Consult the UN's SDGs, when appropriate and review how the facts/figures and goals and targets correspond to the sector's own mission and vision. 

  5. Share issues with other sectors and determine how some sectors can work together collectively.

  6. Create operational goals and design a short and long term strategic plan to realize these goals.

  7. Solicit new team members as possible and mentor new members as they come onboard. 

  8. Keep in contact with sector partners and invite new partners to participate in the work of the Charter.

  9. Make certain that at least one team member attends the regular staff and volunteer meetings and allow for conversation in sector meetings to update others on what is going on with the Charter. 

  10. Committee members may be provided with materials to review, such as reports, proposals, or draft policies. It is the responsibility of the committee member to review these materials thoroughly and to share their observations about the materials. 

  11. Upon occasion, team members are invited to participate in special meetings and retreats. It is hoped that a team works out who may represent their section regarding such meetings.

  12. Encourage one another as a team to participate in the Charter's Education Institute. By being a member of a team all team members are encouraged to take Charter Education Institute courses free of charge. 
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