Collective Agency has 70 members and growing. There are weekly activities/events: Tuesdays 3:30pm Civics to talk about and decide what we want here followed by 4:30pm Happy Hour, Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch every weekday 11:45am, and conversations often (but mostly people are productive working). This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures.
Since January 4th, we have been having weekly civics meetings at Collective Agency, Wednesdays 10am-10:45am. Today, the second item asked about by members was: changing the civics meeting time. Members at the morning meeting unanimously agreed to change weekly civics meetings to 3:30pm Tuesday. About half of our members (not people at the morning meeting) … Read More
Thanks to Summer Abbott for serving on our Coordinating Council from June 15th 2011 through January 2012. Summer says, “I am happy to have brought my love of education and community to the table, to have been a part of this Council, and to have helped get Collective Agency off the ground. I will think … Read More
Any member can call a vote at “Collective Agency” on anything that people here care about and is actionable. Here is how I did. I outlined a quick chart with a problem statement, proposed solutions, and a place to tally votes. Simply walking around and telling people here about it seemed to be very motivating. … Read More
We just had our first direct democracy vote. There was laughter, chuckles, more conversation about voting process than about the actual issue, and then, within the hour, results. Fitz is writing up what the process is for members to start and have a vote. After the vote, within an hour we got results (For results: … Read More
DeskMag.com is the international coworking magazine (coworking is one of the movements that inspires us, and many people call our place a “coworking space”). I’m thrilled to see such an in-depth article on our Constitution and educational events. The article is: Helping Coworking Members Interact. By Anna Cashman of DeskMag. January 25th, 2012. “Collective Agency” serves as an exceptional … Read More