This is a discussion guide on member engagement including some recommended ways to encourage member engagement, preventative practices, and engagement measurement ideas. This guide aims to stir up new ideas in your co-op to continue the discussion on member engagement.
Co-ops are businesses designed to pool resources to serve a specific economic need of their current and future members. At the same time, co-ops hold a principle of Concern for the Community and often use those pooled resources contributed by individual members to serve as a social safety net for the membership collectively. This is a discussion guide that offers a few discussion prompts and some practices for balancing the tension between these goals.
Below, are the recordings for NASCO Institue 2020 sessions by room. Please share lessons learned with your cooperatives and communities.
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Print out this meeting hand signals infographic to hang in your meeting space or to pass around before meetings to ensure that members are on fair footing when participating in group discussions.
This presentation and workbook are from a workshop titled U"npacking Violence: Liberation Within Chaos" presented by the D.O.P.E. Collective Savion Mingo, Jason Cathcart, and Caitlin Blue at NASCO Institute 2017.
An ally's guide to fostering anti-oppression in housing cooperatives, collectives, and democratic communities.
This document is layed out for double-sided Zine printing.
These materials orignated in a workshop at Institute 2011 presented by Erin Hancock and Kim Penna.
Action Camp: Lessons Learned
Table of Contents
Anti-Oppression: Key Words
Fabric of Oppression
Levels and Types of Oppression: Examples
Organizing and Facilitation Tools
Starting a Diversity Committee in Your Co-op
Websites and Collectives
Books, Readings, and Publications
This is the packet that action campers receive prior to Action Camp to ensure a basic understanding of issues being discussed at Action Camp.