The operation of TheCommon.org is very simple, but really useful. Somebody with a certain need will be able to find another person of its community that has the suitable ability for what it wants to do. It puts in contact people within a community to help each other; this is based on groups of people that form a community in real life, or of neighbors, with common interests such as defending of the mill sparrow or a sports youth association.
Let us imagine that a person has or wants to develop a determined action as it would be a beneficial swap-meet in his district; then it is as simple as to register themselves in its local community in TheCommon.org and to make a listing of the necessities which are raised by the task he wants to accomplish. Then, TheCommon.org selects between the members of this community those that have in their list the abilities that best match with his needs.
Another interesting case would be the one of a person which has to organize an activity for teenagers with some type of handicap; the following thing would be to look for help in TheCommon.org, to find a community or several which are related to this handicap, register within this one and make a list of the needs to cover, leaving TheCommon.org to look for the right person or people who count with the right abilities with which they will help you.
It is oriented, fundamentally to parochial associations or people in general with non for profit and voluntary spirits, you can register as a person or as a community or group with a common mission its leaders, will be those that make the proceeding to register in the commons and will be also responsible to accept or reject new members to its group
This formula very has been used in one of the oldest communities par excellence: the towns. When one needed aid for something very concrete, like for example fixing a door, constructing a corral or buy a horse, it used the contacts within its community to find out who could give a hand. And another good example was the religious community, in which the aid request even could go beyond a community to another one.
Internet, with the social networks is favoring the recovery of a system that enormously facilitated the life of our ancestors, and this form of networking based on the communitarian aid and the “today for you, tomorrow for me”. In The Common.org this customs and process is improved significantly since it even provides aid for the development of the activity or project once it has created the contact by means of related simple tools.