Hope social.coop-ers are feeling engaged and happy with the instance.
It's been a bit of a slow start for me personally this year, but am very grateful to be connected with all these pockets of inspiration around the world through this instance.
Looking forward to many more opportunities for collaboration and co-creation this year!
Next edition of social.coop Happy Hour!
Informal debrief zoom chat on the recent Platform Cooperativism conference at the New School in NYC, with @LeoSammallahti @mattcropp @michaelafisher and other Social.Cooperators who participated. All are welcome to join.
December 7th @ 4pm EST!
Zoom link to be posted before the 7th! Hope to 'see' many of you on this call!
So happy to be here! Here's my #introduction: I'm a lifelong social justice activist and Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs from the UK, currently involved in several initiatives that are transitioning into co-ops. I'm becoming very enthusiastic about co-ops and worker-ownership models as a way of democratising the economy and keen to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, and help contribute to the movement! I'm also a big fan of decentralised social networks!
Also, FYI to members that the proposal to appoint @wu_lee and @nicksellen as co-tech leads for a 6 month term passed the Tech WG, and the budget allocation is now subject to a ratification vote by the full membership. The vote will be open for 6 days on Loomio.
Tech WG Update and Vote Show more
Tech WG Update and Vote Show more
With an eye towards getting the Tech Working group on firmer footing (including more regular updates), there is a proposal in the Tech WG to appoint @nicksellen and @wu_lee, who've been carrying much of the volunteer work, as "Co-Tech Leads" for a 6 month period, at which point a status review will be done.
If you're in the Tech WG, feel free to weigh in. If the proposal passes, as it has budget impacts, it will go to a vote of the full membership for ratification.
Anyways, this is why I'm thinking a consumer cooperative might make more logistic sense. A group of users organizing to hire who they need. Maybe (and definitely eventually!) a hybrid cooperative with developer and user needs administratively balanced. Wonder if there's anyone on @SocialCoop who could help set that up. @redoak @mattcropp any ideas?
So many great ideas for how to make social.coop work better for us- its members!
Results here: https://www.loomio.org/p/MjUZshCQ/-i-would-be-a-bigger-social-coop-fan-if-in-500-characters-or-less-?membership_token=vQN1bkeamoCKL36UwJZXLR7n&set_outcome=true&utm_campaign=poll_mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_source=poll_expired_author
Looking forward to incorporating some of these insights into our strategic visioning call happening on October 30th.
For more details on the call:
Last chance to participate in our latest (3rd) poll for our "what is social.coop?" survey:
"I would be a bigger social.coop fan if...." (in 500 characters or less)
Soooo many great responses to our recent social.coop status check!
"I would be a bigger social.coop fan if..." (in 500 characters or less)
If you haven't responded you still have another 6 days!
What is social.coop? Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?
We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.
Third question: "I would be a bigger social.coop fan if..." (in 500 characters or less)
social.coop Strategy Session Show more
If you can make that time, please RSVP and check the tentative agenda via this link: https://www.loomio.org/d/qkHaAuoC/october-2019-social-coop-strategy-thread
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