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!

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So happy to be here! Here's my : 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!

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@emi is taking over the reigns as moderator for the week!

Please feel free to poke us on the admin account or toot @emi directly about... well... anything!

Thanks to @mattcropp for being on-call this week - passing the baton to @Matt_Noyes for the coming week!

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

@zanny
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?

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)

loomio.org/p/MjUZshCQ/-i-would

Juicy stuff!

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!

loomio.org/d/K2o5QbDH/social-c

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)

loomio.org/p/MjUZshCQ/-i-would

A little late... but results from our second social.coop status check poll!

"What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?"

Looks like most of us are co-op members and general co-op fans! Wahoo! Goooooo co-ops!

social.coop Strategy Session Show more

5 more days for our social.coop poll!

What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?

loomio.org/d/K2o5QbDH/social-c

@canonicalbrud @harris

These are great questions! We have a tech working group and a community working group.

Currently the community working group (CWG) moderates the instance and manages intake of new members. There are three of us (@mattcropp @Matt_Noyes and @emi with two vacancies)

The tech working group is headed by @wu_lee who has been looking into doing an upgrate soon.

We'd love more members to join the WGs. Check out the loomio page for more info! loomio.org/socialcoop/

Do you already have plans for early November? You might want to reconsider.
Who Owns the World? Nov 7-9, 2019 NYC
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Musician, academic here. Most importantly for this place, I sit on the board of directors for my housing co-op and have put a considerable amount of thought into the housing co-op model over the last year or so. It's how I can afford, as an artist, to stay in Toronto. Wisdom across the housing co-op sector is a huge part of how I can help make my home co-op better, and I look forward to dipping my toes into this space.

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