So you want to start a community...
AND IT CAN ALSO BE HARD
90% of new communities don't make it past the 5-year mark.
That's why I recommend getting some expert help to ensure your success.
But wait! I hear you say, We can't afford consultation. We need all our money for buying land and fixing it up.
But communities rarely fail for lack of good physical structures. Most fail for lack of good invisible structures.
I help collectives overcome their barriers to creating good invisible structures, so they can avoid conflict and realize their goals.
Vision and Launch
You hold a vision in your mind of your ideal collective. But what steps do you need to take to make it a reality? I can help you craft the essentials to bring your dream to earth. We will focus on your mission, vision, values, and goals.
You've launched! Fantastic. Now let's focus on defining your membership, and creating structures for good decision making. All our efforts will be geared toward building a strong foundation of invisible structure to support your collective for years to come.
Your collective is alive and functioning. And yet, you know it could run more smoothly. Let's focus on conflict resolution and building your communitarian toolkit. We'll address the specific problem areas and find solutions tailored to your unique collective.
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LET'S EXPLORE YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
Whether you're still just dreaming about your ideal community or you've been up and running for years, let's talk about how I could be of service to your vision.
THE 3 PILLARS OF HEALTHY COMMUNITY ARE STRUCTURES, SKILLS, & RELATIONSHIPS. ALL MY SERVICES ARE DESIGNED TO HELP YOUR GROUP STRENGTHEN IN THESE AREAS.
Good facilitation is key to effective meetings. I can make sure your meetings run smoothly, so all your members can focus on the topic at hand.
Conflict is an inherent aspect to collectives. I can help resolve conflicts between individuals or groups, so that you can harness the potential power of your differences.
Every developing collective could benefit from expert consultation. I can help you develop a firm foundation of "invisible structure" that will allow your collective to stay solid in the years to come.
FIND THE TOPIC THAT WOULD MOST BENEFIT YOUR COLLECTIVE
All of these can be done as standalone workshops, or linked together to create a more comprehensive learning experience for your group.
The Basics of Consensus
what consent is, what it isn’t
how to create agendas for useful meetings
how to keep good minutes
the right groups for the right decisions
stepping up, stepping back
how to use stand-asides and blocks
common hurdles, traps, and challenges in community
balancing the needs of individual and group
social ecology and different roles
power and hierarchy
best practices for sex and romance
how to hold accountability
Mastering Group Facilitation
different tools for harvesting group wisdom
creating meeting agreements
establishing good meeting culture
what to do when the group is stuck
the difference between content and energy
working through unexamined group assumptions
understanding the roots of conflict
ways to keep conflict from building up in the first place
harnessing the power in differences
tools and techniques for mediating
when to address conflict in a group versus in person
tools for sharing expenses (kitties versus divvies)
how to set up a community barter network
valuing the many different kinds of currency
how to address economic disparity