Minutes from the CWG Ops team meeting can be found here:
Reminder: This is happening later today:
⏲️ 9am West Coast USA
⏲️ 12pm East Coast USA
⏲️ 5pm London
⏲️ 18:00 Central Europe
☎️ call link --> https://socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e4q-au5
(or in info a fresh toot I made today https://social.coop/@nicksellen/106533727462024051)
I'm looking for help with a website for our media co-op. I've contacted several web design co-ops and also tried my networks here in Tokyo, but haven't had much luck.
It's a wordpress site that a novice (me, so please be kind) put together using some templates.
The issue is that it is multi-lingual and has a paywall. If anyone is available to help, I would be SO grateful.
We have a budget to pay someone for regular maintenance but it is more of a stipend than a wage...
just making coffee and some breakfast. let me know if you're still up for a chat, and no sweat if you're not!
🏔️ 💓 Alright!💓 🏔️
OrganaGardens Cooperative is formally established in Colorado, articles of incorp. filed, bylaws adopted, officers elected.
The organizing process started in October, with lots of ups & downs, but they seem to have stuck the landing. Lots of education still to be done, but great to see all those five finger votes (they use Fist to Five).
Thanks to @emi and my friend Dan Hobbs of the RMFU for supporting my work supporting their organizing.
I just published an interview with Alfredo Lopez, founder and long-time board member of May First, a co-op serving the technology needs of leftist movements. He talks about May First's vision, goals, governance, and more.
Listen or read here: https://realcoopstories.org/alfredo-lopez-may-first-movement-technology/
Both DisCOs and this article attempt to articulate the potential for tokens as a means for supporting the development of cooperatives, but I’m still not fully understanding how it could work in reality. Maybe it’s because I’m so confused about the hype behind the highly speculative world of cryptocurrency to begin with....
Just listened to this inspiring chat between two passionate young cooperators in Canada.
Makes me realize how much I would benefit from being more engaged in the greater cooperative movement instead of just slogging at it on my own in my little bubble.
I'm always pretty blown away by the awesome people on social.coop, but some days I get smacked on the nose with gratitude that I'm part of such a rad network.
WAHOOO can't wait to listen to them!
Real Co-op Stories: https://realcoopstories.org/
Looks like new: https://news.kgnu.org/category/looks-like-new/
Hey! Social.Coop members! Don't forget to register for an account on our new BigBlueButton instance, via Meet.Coop.
About 17 people have accounts, with 33 rooms.
Thanks to the Tech Working Group and the Meet.Coop working group.
Slight change of plans! We will be meeting in this room for Co-opoly!
Just a reminder that we're having a GAME morning/afternoon/night on March 24th @ 6pm EDT/ 10pm UTC/ March 25th @ 7am JST
We'll be trying to play an online session of Co-opoly!
You can join us at:
We're looking for a native English-speaking translator and editor! Help us find it! Spread the word!
If you're anything like me, the idea that you could function in a cooperative network with over 20,000 members that has over 300 meetings a year where there is no voting and everything is up for discussion and anyone can participate... doesn't compute but is SO EXCITING to think about!
I'd love to explore how reading about their organization made YOU feel as a co-operator! What appeals to you? What makes you shudder?
March 3rd at 9pm ET/4th at 02:00 UTC
Check this out! Cecosesola is a remarkable organization in Venezuela, featured in Free, Fair and Alive by Bollier and Helfrich.
"Office Hours" this week will be hosted by @emi on March 3rd at 9pm Eastern/4th at 02:00 UTC as a discussion of "Cecosesola: Towards a Collective Mind"
The event will take place on this meet.coop link: https://socialcoop.meet.coop/adm-udt-ea0-zgo
Cecosesola is an amazing 'educational process' based in Venezuela. Picture the Utopian anarchists of Anarres from The Dispossessed in a community on Earth.
With 23000 members, 1300 full time employees, a turnover of ~$100 million USD annually, they supply food, healthcare, funeral and financial services for 55,000 families in the states of Lara and Trujillo.
I'm hosting a reading group session during office hours on the following paper on 3/3/2021!
Passionate about cultivating relationship centered systems. Studying governance in agricultural co-operatives. she/her
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