The Gift Economy and Communities Magazine.
We’ve altered our economic model with our latest issue of Communities magazine
by offering it for download by voluntary donation (or free!) With more and more news and content sites disappearing behind a paywall we want to make Communities Magazine’s blend of essays and practical wisdom as available as possible. If you don’t want to download the whole issue many of the articles are posted on our blog.
This “gift economy” model for our magazine has been a resounding success: we’ve had more blog hits, downloads and even paid subscriptions to communities magazine this month. Let’s take this as a lesson the next time we feel the pinch of scarcity. If you have something worthwhile good people will find a way to support you.