Setting up a Workers' Co-op (pdf)
More resources here: https://www.seedsforchange.org.uk/resources
Hey there social.coop folks (and hello again fediverse). I've been on mastodon.social recently but I'm excited to see what's happening here. Hoping to find and share resources on #coops in general, but I'm particularly interested in tech co-ops, small-scale farm/garden co-ops and the role that co-ops play in social, economic and environmental justice causes. I'll probably also toot a bit about #permaculture #design #gardening #regenerativeAg #webdev #nature and maybe #soccer
Call for Community Working Group Ops Team Candidates
The vote passed to re-authorize the Community Working Group Operations Team, and the next step is to recruit new team members! Of the 5 seats, one is definitely open, and two other members are willing to stay on, but also game to step aside if there is sufficient interest.
If you're a co-op member and want to throw your hat in the ring to help with modding, etc., please respond to this poll: https://www.loomio.org/p/2ZRP7ypo/interested-in-applying-to-be-a-member-of-the-community-working-group-operations-team-
Social.coop stats for the week!
126 active users
1523 interactions this week
We also have a new member! Welcome @ssvette :)
Community WG Vote re: Operations Team
Following today's monthly Community Working Group Operations Team, there is now a proposal live to extend renew its mandate for another six month term, with some modifications.
If you're a co-op member, you may vote on the proposal here: https://www.loomio.org/p/J83AmQYn/renewal-of-the-community-working-group-operations-team-s-mandate-for-6-months-with-modifications
If it passes, at least one of the 5 seats on the team will be vacated by an existing member, so we'll be looking for folks to put their hats in the ring!
Co-op Investment Oppty
If you're in the US, the #NH Community Loan Fund is aiming to raise $12MM in new social investment capital by June 30 to help finance their largest mobile home park #coop conversion to date (more than 1k units of affordable housing). Our #CoopInvestmentClub is currently voting on investing a few $k, and details on investment terms are here for those interested: https://www.communityloanfund.org/how-you-can-help/invest
The #SocialCoop Community Working Group has approved re-opening the instance to new member applications, so the Ops team will be working on getting the process up and running this week. We're starting with a test "soft opening" inviting some folks who have reached out over the last few months asking to be notified when we re-open.
If that goes well and the process flow feels clear, we'll start accepting applications more broadly.
social.coop governance updates
#SocialCoop governance updates:
- The straw poll re: making a donation to a charity of Mayel's choice in recognition of his early contributions to the co-op passed unanimously in the Finance WG, & the proposal to allocate $250 is now live.
- The proposal to establish a budget of $170/mo for Tech WG Ops Team comp has passed.
- Following today's CWG ops team call, a proposal has been submitted to the CWG for social.coop to re-start accepting new member applications.
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