“Founder’s joy” can wear off very quickly in the chaos of financial instability and unclear agreements.
For an income-sharing group in Virginia, economic success presents challenges and opportunities.
Earning a living based on responsible competition involves both sharing what we have and asking for what we deserve.
Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free FinancingPosted on June 14, 2014 by
Place-specific currencies can provide critical financing to the small businesses that keep local communities connected and thriving.
Improving our relationships to work, money, and entrepreneurship can dramatically enhance our sense of community and quality of life.
A squatters’ housing cooperative activist describes how Margaret Thatcher broke with her image to support an early “occupy” movement.
The facilitator of a telephone support group offers 14 suggestions from current or aspiring communitarians with significant financial resources.
Shared ownership—including of real estate—has many practical benefits.
“In a legally binding move, founders of The Integral Center, LLC have voluntarily relinquished their rights to control their company as owners. Instead they have ceded authority to a purpose-centered governance process called Holacracy, a model that distributes authority across the organization and gives primary power to the organization itself.” Read more: http://integralcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IC-Holacracy-Legal-Ratification.pdf
Together—but only together—we can afford to keep publishing Communities.
At Acorn, as in the larger world, the most important thing to be able to afford may be giving something away.
A land trust with leaseholds keeps members’ costs down while allowing a combination of autonomy and connection.
Life in a small rural ecovillage can mean embracing complex choices while balancing idealism with necessity.
Innovative ecovillagers turn challenges into opportunities.
To the Compostmeister at a collective house, the cycles of compost embody a new economics that focuses upon human needs and relationships.
Believing that the next phase in human evolution involves a return to the “local” and to community with neighbors, the author focuses his job search close to home, and includes any useful type of work.
A collective financial approach that allows individuals to pool their resources in support of favorite projects, crowdfunding both encourages and thrives upon community.
In Brixton, South London, and Edinburgh, Scotland, right livelihood finds a home in innovative, resource-conserving, grassroots projects.
Many traditional cultures around the world have an economy based not on buying and selling, but on giving, which fosters an intricate network of social connections.