Thanks @Matt_Noyes @anaulin @Zee @sam @ntnsndr for your advice! Sounds like Open Collective might be the best option, I'm gonna try that out for now!

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cw: climate grief 

When I was a kid, my family participated (part time) in an intentional living community in northern New Mexico, in an extremely beautiful and bio diverse part of the Sangre de Christo mountain range. I haven’t been back for many years, but it’s been on my bucket list. Now, there’s huge wildfires raging in the area, and everyone’s worried the whole community will burn… Feeling so much climate grief, how do you go about your day when everything is like this?

question for the community--if I'm starting a coop and want to have an early launch fundraising event, what platform do I use to collect funds? Gofundme, diff fundraising platform, just venmo?

@mattcropp you might have suggestions!

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

So there's one positive outcome of Elon Musk buying Twitter... We have a bunch of new Social.Coop registrations! Let's show them how non-oligarchical we can be 👍 :TwinPines:

The fediverse today trying to explain to newcomers where they are.

Has anyone here started a credit union or know someone who has?? Just met someone who's interested in that and trying to make some connections!

Minutes from the CWG Ops Team Meeting today:

Folks on-call this month, feel free to toot @ us if you have any concerns... we also like jokes and high fives :)
3/7 ~ 3/13: @Matt_Noyes
3/14~3/20: @emi
3/21~3/27 : @sam
3/28~ 4/3: @michaelafisher

@SmokeAndAsh I'm the mod on duty this week, welcome to!

straight up I am in love with water fountains. whenever I look at a public water fountain I go "this is literally a monument to a functioning civilization." when I look at a public water fountain I think about all of the technology, all of the water filtration and pipes and infrastructure that came together to provide Me drinkable water in a public space
some urban designer built Me a fountain to drink from because I might be thirsty. Literally the opposite of hostile architecture.

I got the NYC Small Business Services commissioner to talk about worker coops on a podcast! Yay! Check it out and also hear from Brooklyn Packers, a very cool NYC coop here:

Another event that might be of interest to this crew! Employee ownership in social tech companies, featuring's very own @ntnsndr

please share with your tech networks!

June 8, register at:

👏 join unions 👏 join co-ops 👏 join collectives

Folks in sustainability businesses, spread the word about this event to promote cooperative ownership models!

Share your knowledge or just hold community space for the members of at Office Hours! Sign up for a slot here:

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.