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Are there any members of Stocksy on here?

@Steve I suspect not. Becoming a member is hard, partly because current members have sought to close the door behind them.

@ntnsndr Hmm. That doesn't seem very cool.

I'm examining their structure as a possible model for my co-op, if it were to scale up to a platform co-op. I've talked to Trebor and to Ana Aguirre, and they both encouraged me to take the course in the fall.

@Steve yeah. I recommend designing incentives that encourage members to get excited about being inclusive rather than fearing it.

@ntnsndr I don't need much convincing, because providing a variety of languages is emerging as a competitive advantage for us. But it's hard to say how that benefits any particular interpreter.

@Steve I believe Arizmendi in SF has a strategy where worker owners get bonuses or something whenever a new job gets created or something like that.

@ntnsndr I'll try to think of something along those lines. A non-financial perk would be nice, but I'm not coming up with any examples. Maybe set the bar for membership at a point where the prospective member has already demonstrated their financial value to the co-op, like doing $5000 worth of work in 12 months. Then the current members wouldn't need an incentive.

Stocksy making membership difficult or impossible is really bothering me. It violates the first word of the first co-op principle.

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