Core Values

PIE Network actively cultivates a culture of openness, respect, and hospitality. A set of values helps sustain this culture, enabling honest dialogue and reflection across the Network.

We know there’s no one size fits all.

There’s no universal model, no silver bullet. We’re looking for the relationships, interactions, and lessons that help us find the solutions that are right for our state.

We are stronger together.

By connecting with both similar and diverse perspectives, we problem solve collectively. New knowledge comes from the give and take of interaction. Sustaining relationships across the ideological spectrum is important for the long haul.

We are guided by evidence.

The work is too important for political gamesmanship or fixed ideology. We seek proven results and good thinking from across the spectrum. We remain committed to an agenda that’s cross-ideological and non-partisan in order to ensure a voice for the long haul.

We value and support candor.

We don’t just celebrate success, we get real. We courageously share failures and respectfully debate disagreements for the good of the cause.

We assume positive intent.

When given the choice between being right and being kind, we choose the latter. We allow for disagreement, and we’re quick to forgive when anger comes out.

We practice hospitality.

Conflicts can’t be bridged, minds can’t be changed, solutions can’t be found without generosity and hospitality—and fun. A little laughter goes a long way.