Just started thinking about cooperatives I'd like to start or have already tried to start IRL and it made me very sad. I've tried…
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With 0 success. I think the problem with community run organizations is that you have to already have a community, or have some way of reaching a large audience in your local area. How do you actually find people?
@sam People who start co-ops are “community people” who see a shared unmet need and maybe a business-based solution organize around meeting it. Mostly on a volunteer basis. People who organize “regular” platform businesses are friggin barracudas with very specialized management and/or technical skills who will just short of kill to meet their financial goals.
@beckett by platform I mean platform co-ops like social.coop, but yah, I'm with you in general. Sadly, I apparently have no idea how to do either.
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.