the Sharing Economy

I'm not quite sure what to call this but I'd love to be part of a group of people jamming / talking shop with others who geek out on economics and are paying attention to trends showing up with names like: sharing economy, gift economy, peer-to-peer, social enterprise, regeneration, community land trust, etc.

I've got a friendship with Jenny Kassan, a well-known New Economy lawyer who specializes in community finance. (http://www.jennykassan.com/)

Partly I want to form this group to generate enthusiasm and support to hire Jenny to advise Spark in its legal formation as hybrid for-profit / non-profit entity. She's ready to work with us!

Please comment here if you'd like to join me.


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  • tagged this with cool 2016-05-27 10:30:29 -0400
  • commented 2016-05-08 22:54:12 -0400
    I think that the economic status of Spark as a Social Enterprise that encompasses both non-profit and for-profit entities is an important step towards long-term sustainability. Non-profits often suffer or fail during times of economic malaise in the wider society, and by having a fluid income stream that can “capitalize on capitalism” when necessary, Spark could be more responsive to changes in the economic landscape. This type of business structure has some atypical complications, and a professional with New Economy experience could save us a lot of time/money/effort in achieving that resilience.
  • tagged this with i am in! 2016-05-08 22:54:11 -0400
  • tagged this with cool 2016-05-06 17:31:37 -0400
  • published this page in Workstations & Meetups 2016-05-01 15:14:52 -0400

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