Monday, November 25, 2013

My So-Called Housing Cooperative Episode 2: The Long Goodbye now online

Hi Friends,

Episode 2 of My-So Called Housing Cooperative is now online. 

You can view it on Youtube here:

Episode Summary: Corbin tries to move out of the Faire-Op, but things get dramatic when Craig discovers an unapproved modification that Corbin made to his room.  Who knew one whale could cause so much fuss?

My So-Called Housing Cooperative is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds. Each month's webisode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire Bande à Part Housing Cooperative (Faire-Op), a 3 story apartment building in Lewiston, ME.

You can see it on the WebsiteFacebook, and Youtube.

I hope you enjoy it. More episodes to come.

Friday, November 22, 2013

US Federation of Worker Co-ops Sustainer Drive 2013

Got Love for Worker Co-ops? 
Join as a USFWC Sustainer!
Have you been looking for a concrete way to support the growing worker cooperative movement?  

How about helping the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives reach our goal of 200 Sustainer members by December 31st?    

Sustainer Members are individuals who value the US Federation's work and commit at least $10 a month to provide reliable, community-sourced revenue that we can use to do things we might not be able to do with grants.

Years of hard work are starting to bear fruit in the form of a growing movement. Now is the time to ask our allies for a sustained commitment of support.  

"The U.S. Federation has now become the primary source of information and analysis for the worker cooperative field. 
I became a sustaining member because I want to support leadership that is driven by the worker cooperatives themselves."
Steve Dawson
Founder of Coop Home Care Associates 
Bronx, NY
Your sustainer membership will fund our Federation's ongoing work to build our members' power and amplify our voices in discussions of the new economy we are building.

This is work that builds a movement. And grassroots movement-building requires grassroots funding.

That's 200+ of YOU. At $10 a month. Easy peasy!
"I'm pleased to be able to donate a modest amount each month to keep this organization active and productive.  With the donation automatically deducted each month, it's an easy way to be actively engaged.  I highly recommend becoming a Sustainer which feels good, saves time, and supports crucial work." 
Mary Hoyer,  
Union Coops Council and Coop Fund of New England
Please join today as a USFWC Sustainer. Click the 'Join' button or visit to learn more.
With our deepest thanks for your belief in this work, and your willingness to back it financially,

~ The USFWC Board and Staff

Monday, November 18, 2013

Job posting: Senior Business and Economic Development Consultant at the ICA Group

The ICA Group is looking for a Senior Business and Economic Development Consultant to join its expanding practice in community economic development and employee ownership services. This is a full time position located at the ICA headquarters located in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The senior business consultant is an integral part of our small team, taking a leadership position in developing and managing projects. The work involves undertaking market research, analyzing existing and proposed businesses, evaluating alternative business strategies, and developing financial projections. This is an exciting and unusual opportunity for someone interested in using their business expertise and analytic skills for social good.

More information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Job posting: Neighbor to Neighbor MA seeks Executive Director

Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, headquartered in Boston, is offering the opportunity to serve as the executive director of this progressive organization of working class, multi-racial and multi-ethnic people working together to build political and economic power and improve the quality of lives in their communities.  The ideal candidate will be a transformational, strategic, experienced leader who can inspire staff, board and members to reach their full potential.
In the mid 1990’s, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts defined its mission to focus on building power in low-income communities through an economic justice agenda.  Through its offices in Boston, Lynn, Worcester, Holyoke and Springfield, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts focuses its efforts in building grassroots power and organizing for economic and environmental justice. 
This is an exciting opportunity for a bilingual, strategic leader with a strong financial and fundraising background to further this organization’s mission while helping to shape its future.  For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit