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 Show more
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 Show more
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 Show more
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
social.coop federation announcement Show more
qoto.org instance has been silenced. This means that posts from that instance will only show on timelines of those users who are following the instance.
social.coop reopening Show more
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 Show more
#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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