WeCo received a grant and wants to use it to fund Social Coop - 7 ideas how to do that.
WeCo is a platform coop for discussion and link sharing similar to Reddit, with distinct tools such as polling and more sophisticated categorization. On Reddit r/geology and r/science are separate subreddits. On WeCo b/geology is a childbranch of b/science.
We'll be legally a cooperative soon, allowing equal co-ownership of the platform to all users, while keeping registering as an user free.
We got a 680£ grant from UnFound to to recruit users. Instead of buying ads from the neofeodalist landlords, we want to fund projects that share our goals and can help WeCo grow.
Social Coop is most ideal such project. WeCo has a branch for Social Coop, which has two childbranches: one for the Reading Group, and another for coop ideas, where I have collected links to toots about ideas for new cooperative. I also linked a 50+ toots long thread about the Platform Cooperative Consortium Toolkit from June, and hope to make the b/socialcoop into an archive members can use to find old, coop related toots from our instance.
WeCo will donate 1$ to Social Coop each time you (a social coop member) do one of the following:
Post your first comment on b/co-ops, a branch in WeCo for sharing and discussing links about cooperatives.
Follow a WeCo Mastodon account that would toot all links shared in b/co-ops (account doesn't exist yet).
Add a link to WeCo and Resonate in your Mastodon profile bio chart (example).
Post at least one comment on b/co-ops a week (1$/every 2 weeks).
Working Groups activities
These are activities Working Groups can organize where membership participation will result in funding from WeCo.
Community Working Group
Have a poll on best idea for a new platform cooperative tooted(example of such a poll).
Set up a Q&A session on WeCo with an author of a Reading Group book or an article posted on b/co-ops.
WeCo will donate 1$ per SC member who makes at least one comment in the Q&A thread.
Have a webcam interview with an author and choose questions and comments from WeCo.
WeCo will donate 1$ per SC member posting questions or comments in WeCo for the interview.
If you wanna start doing this right away, remember to mention in the comment that you are a SC member :).
I'm open to adjustment or new ideas. These are concrete but also potentially narrow ideas. Would be also happy to just give 50 $/month donation to social coop if there's a dozen of social coop people sharing links and comments about cooperatives in WeCo regularly.
Let me know your thoughts, especially if something I explain is unclear. I tried to keep it as brief as possible.