- Ensure that major decisions about SHIFT resources are informed by the diversity of perspectives that comprise the community.
- Have the mission, vision and values of SHIFT carried collectively by a diverse group, to reduce structural blind spots in how we approach or work and move forward.
- Invite members to participate meaningfully in decision-making as a means of building a community who feel engaged in and committed to realizing the mission and vision of SHIFT.
- Experiment with and contribute to collective learning about how different decision-making systems and shared power structures can contribute to systemic social change. In this approach, SHIFT is itself a "socially transformative initiative".