An improvement community is any group involved in a collective pursuit to improve a given capability. Examples include a professional association, community of practice or consortium, a corporate initiative to innovate management practices, a local task force to improve our schools, or a medical research community seeking to cure a specific disease.1
The members of this website are (arguably) an example of an Improvement Community with the goal of making Local Government more efficient by sharing knowledge.
An improvement community that puts special attention on how it can be dramatically more effective at solving important problems, boosting its collective IQ by employing extraordinary tools and practices in novel ways, is called a networked improvement community (NIC).
If any one has any ideas about how to encourage the creation of a Local Government Networked Improvement Community please feel free to add to this page or leave a comment on the Suggestions page.