Any interest out there in doing a session on how to organize a cooperative Mastodon instance?

New publication from, which "shows how can promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability in their communities in an inclusive, democratic and collaborative way."

Lasting Impact. Measuring the social impact of worker and social cooperatives in Europe: focus on Italy and Spain:

A while back I and others here and at discussed the possibility of a "study-into-action" group exploring open tech enabled solidarity food systems. I'm hoping we can pursue that in part through Prosocial Commons. They're using as one shared platform, something are also developing (community-platform-collabathon)

I've spoken with hylo and OT folks and they're interested in collaborating with us (including Open Food Network) once OT launches their hylo platform in April...

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Introducing Prosocial Commons, Feb 22 1pm EST

Commons will help groups explore and apply Prosocial World's facilitative approach in a variety of contexts.

Drawing on several fields, including behavioral science, cultural evolution, and Ostrom’s work around commoning, it helps groups work together more effectively in support of shared values and goals.

I'm applying it to my solidarity economy, food systems, and community development work.

Come join us!

@LeoSammallahti writes about The Staffing Coop (now part of Obran) at :

Hive-mind: are there other examples of or literature about cooperatively owned/run staffing agencies?
Links/suggestions welcomed!

I'm particularly interested in food and ag sector applications, where there are major labor issues a coop approach could be quite helpful in addressing.

Some exciting stuff, closely related to conversations I've been having with folks here of late (and project proposals I'm working on related to that):
community-platform-collabathon,,, and are helping people engaged in regenerative agriculture have access to tools they need for coordination, collective governance, and finance.

White paper just out from in North Carolina:

A Journey Through Cooperative Ecosystems, written by Margaret Lund

As part of its ongoing Global Action effort, the OECD hosted a virtual conference this past week on

The Social and :
From the Margins to the Mainstream

Recordings of the sessions are available here:

The Summer 2021 issue of Non-Profit Quarterly looks like a great read!

It's focused directly on principles, practices, and strategic directions for developing a .

I really like the direction NPQ has taken since Cyndi Suarez assumed leadership there...

Interactive session led by network weavers June Holley and Ari Sahagun on Sept. 8th, to explore and help co-design, "a platform specifically designed for and with networks (and networks of networks) working on social change".

Hive mind - whence study-into-action? How is this different from and related to popular education, participatory action research, christian base communities, or other forms of critical pedagogy linked to action? Open Collective is using the term, which they seem to have gotten form Art.Coop. Any leads?

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Online course @ International Labour Organization's Training Centre

Academy on Social & Solidarity Economy:
Building back better: the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in a human-centred and planet-sensitive recovery

Nov. 15–26, 2021

New post introducing myself to the community, and things I'd like to work on with others:

Full Stacks and Full Hearts for Full Plates

This looks like a great new publication, edited by Elias Crim. It offers an ecosystem perspective of the Social and , and the importance of things like cooperation among cooperatives ()

My latest post for the series 𝘞𝘦 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘞𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 - 𝘚𝘤𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯, 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘱𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵

Places to Intervene: Roads, Palaces, Platforms, and Ecosystems

Call for Papers (due May 7) for OECD Global Action conference Sept. 13-16, promoting SSE ecosystems

The Social and on Stage: from the Margins to the Mainstream

transition here in Upstate New York, facilitated by Rob Brown, director of Business Ownership Solutions at the Cooperative Development Institute (

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