What is social.coop? Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?
We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.
Second question: What role(s) do you have in the co-op movement?
@nev Now up to $24,500!
My sense is we need at least $40-50k to make the more modest of the two projects happen (so long as a few other bits fall into place), so half-way there!
We've been given the opportunity for us to give a short (8 minutes) talk at the conference, and thinking it would be a good opportunity to do some community reflection and distill "lessons learned" from our journey thus-far that others might benefit from.
So, interested in social.coop folks' thoughts generally, and knowing who might be in the room and interested in co-presenting?
The Real Estate #Coop project I've been putting lots of headspace into over the past few months is now accepting investment pledges! The next two weeks will reveal how much of the interest local folks have expressed will translate to cash on the bulkhead.
Off to a good start, though, with $13,500 pledged thus-far. How much we can raise will determine whether we kick it off with one or two pilot projects...
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"A Technology Freelancer's Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative" ranks #5 on The 10 highest-rated articles on Hacker News on September 08, 2019 which have not appeared on any previous Hacker News Daily. https://www.daemonology.net/hn-daily/2019-09-08.html. This toolkit is 10 years old. . . .talk being ahead of the curve. #coops
#NorthCarolina is the now has the newest Employee Ownership Center: https://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/42485-North-Carolina-Employee-Ownership-Center-Launches
1. Get bylaws from a co-op that seems to be running well of the appropriate legal form.
2. Do a close reading and leave comments about issues and proposed changes on the doc.
3. Circulate the doc to co-founders for their comments and responses.
4. Have a call and talk your way through the comments, integrating as you go.
5. Founding group adopts bylaws.
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social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here