Accountability

Introduction to Accountability Models

These activities and worksheets are from a workshop titled "Introduction to Accountability Models" presented by Evelyn Smith at NASCO Institute 2017.

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

"The Tyranny of Structurelessness" by Jo Freeman (1970)
 
Introduction:
 
During the years in which the women’s liberation movement has been taking shape, a great emphasis has been placed on what are called leaderless, structureless groups as the main form of the movement.

BSC Manager Accountability - Video

Berkeley Student Cooperative "Manager Accountability" orientation video.

In the co-ops, some members are elected to be managers at their house. These managers specialize in coordinating different parts of the house's operations, such as food service, maintenance, or social activities.

Rent Payment Policy - Qumbya Co-op

The is the Payment Policy from Qumbya Housing Co-op (Chicago, IL) as of 2013.  This policy was created in 2008 out of a response to series of siginificant member debt losses. The policy is relatively strict by co-op standards. It does allow for payment plans, which may be up to 2 months in duration, and must be approved before a debt is accrued, not after. The wisdom gained from the series of losses which we attempted to base this polic on are:

* If a member gets more than 2 months behind on rent, they are very unlikely to ever catch up.