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.
I encourage you to nominate yourself, and to encourage others. We currently have a total of 1 person who has nominated themselves for a Coordinating Council position. I think that it is almost impossible to have this be an open to all, inclusive, welcoming place without a Coordinating Council, a regular elected group that reviews and advises. … Read More
Being a coordinating council member requires roughly 1-2 hours a week of meetings with the other council members and depending on what is happening at the Collective Agency at least 1-2 hours a week of reviewing correspondence between different groups, members, and potential members. I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a coordinating council member because … Read More
Update on last week’s democratic meetings: the constitutional amendment to abolish workgroups passed, and the amendment to have an additional scholarship tier passed. Links: - http://collectiveagency.co/2012/04/19/history-of-constitution-amendments-section-3-community-workgroups/ - http://collectiveagency.co/scholarships (linked to from the http://collectiveagency.co/membership/ page) * * * This coming week there are 3 proposals up for debate (clarifying questions, then any concerns) and vote. “Proposal 1: Members can have … Read More
Around 25% (more or less 14 out of 55) of our members are actively and regularly involved in our democratic process of amendments. How does the amendment process work? If you read this carefully, that (the text here) is what it is. I and other members will work on updating this and making it even better. … Read More
On April 17th, 2012, a constitutional amendment passed: “abolish workgroups as they currently exist. Reason why: We have memberships. We have meetings. Terms: to go into effect 30 days after being voted yes.” A minor clarification was added which does not affect the intent: “requirement to establish an alternative by May 1.” which has the … Read More
Position: Main Community Organizer Organization: Collective Agency Applications will go through an initial screening, and the position will be filled through an election by members. Applications are due no later than April 30th 2012. Organization Description Community Mission: A supportive and nurturing place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to. … Read More