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Posts From February 2012

Collective Agency has many members and growing. There are various staff- and member-initiated activities/events: optional half-hour member meetings, Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch weekdays at 12pm, happy hours, open houses, and conversations often (but mostly people are productive working). This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures. (Click the blog titles to see pictures and the full post.)

New day/time for Weekly Civics Meeting

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

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

Thanks to Coordinating Council member for her service

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

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

How We Voted

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

By Fitz Ryland,

Categories: Democracy

Our first direct democracy vote

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

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

International press on our democratic process

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

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Democracy

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