What ways could First Tech Federal Credit Union and #platformcoops cooperate?
- 2nd financial institution in the world to perform secure internet transactions.
- Biggest credit union investment advisor.
- 456k members
- 11.4$ billion in assets.
#SocialCoop could organize members to take part in FTFCU board elections. I will put 50$ to their campaign!
In 2017 FTFCU contributed 30,000 hours volunteering and 3.1$ million in charity. Even 5% going to #platformcoops would be a huge deal!
I didn't know about this -- selected Social.Coop content is on We Collective:
I think we need to develop a smartphone app that allows users to find and connect to solidarity economy organizations in Colorado, maybe starting on the Front Range.
Colorado.coop is a good start, but we need something more user-focused and easy to use so people can quickly find coops, credit unions, social enterprises, etc.
I suppose step one is recruiting a team to brainstorm this or maybe organizing a meet-up to talk about it.
What was the most brilliant project added in the @internetowners directory in July 2018?
#WeCo is a #platformcoop Reddit with:
- Better categorization (on Reddit physics and science are separate subreddits, on WeCo physics is a childbranch of science).
We'll be a legal coop soon, allowing equal co-ownership to all.
We got a 680£ grant to to recruit users and want to fund individuals and groups that share our values and want to grow WeCo. We're open to all ideas.
If you're interested, toot me or join our discord:
- 45% approve, 47% don't.
- 22% want more power for #unions, 11% did in '09.
Unions enable election campaigns without oligarch money. Pro-union stance can split the republican vote. Unions could:
- Help retiring business owners move to #employeeownership.
- Boost #platformcoops.
- Help #creditunions against big banks.
I've just created a #Loomio group, for the development of #Fediblog https://fedi.blog/ (Easy self-hosted, ActivityPub, Markdown, PHP, NoSQL, fully customisable blog engine for noob web devs and others!)
We need a social.coop speakers bureau! People who are willing to travel for speaking engagements, less formal exchanges, skills shares, etc.
I'm particularly intrigued by the way Outlandish use CoBudget to
> "put surplus profit into a central pot and assign funds to pro bono projects
I wonder if this could work on a larger scale? What if a global network of ethical tech cooperatives used a shared CoBudget instance to pool some funds in a central pot, and decide together how to distribute this as funding for pro bono work?
Does anyone have any resources to look at re: structuring co-ops? (Esp housing co-ops.) My friends and I want to make a good one in the next few years and while I def think we can do our dishes and pay rent on time, are there organizational things we can do to make things easier and be more successful?
"Let's become artists of ownership, and get creative about what ownership can mean"... YES!
OP Group is a cooperative and the biggest bank in Finland. It's spending 400€ mil./year on digital development. It's also expanding to electric car renting and owning hospitals.
Googles 1$ mil. is as far as I know the biggest single investment to platform coops so far. That's less than 0.25% of OPs 400 mil budget.
- How would you like to see OP invest in platform coops?
- Would you be more likely to contribute to a platform coop project if it was funded by OP and not Google?
Dairy Farmers of #America (DFA), a #cooperative owned by members in 48 US states, pilots #blockchain #technology for food supply https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-us-dairy-co-op-pilots-blockchain-technology-for-food-supply
Anybody know anything about this project? Worker Co-op conversion with attempted funding through Indiegogo:
Credit unions nominated for Ethical Financial Services Provider award in #UK https://www.thenews.coop/131912/sector/credit-unions/credit-unions-nominated-ethical-financial-services-provider-award/ #coop
Platform cooperative replacements that allow anyone from anywhere to join at anytime below:
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here