|RE: National Ad||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Exchange) (RobsanExchange.MICROSOFT.com)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 11:03:00 -0500|
One of the problems with national advertising is there is no national network to respond. It would be much more effective if there was a national coordinating organization, but this seems to have gotten talked about, then stalled out. Regional organizations seem spotty at best with RMCA being one of the more organized. The National Cohousing Network COULD do a lot of things, but doing things requires people and money, which don't seem to be available currently. The journal survives, which is good, but it is barely in the black (if it is, Don?) and there is no other national presence. (Support the journal, Buy a subscription for your local library) If the Journal was at newstands everywhere, like Communities magazine, then we would have something more of a presence. As it is now, there is a lot of good focused project energy that is scattered all over. While synergy cohousing is great, and I am absolutely delighted they are taking on the futurist conference along with Liberty Bell, I hope in the next couple years the folks who are DONE with projects and doing promotional work all the time to sell their own last couple of unit will be willing to put in energy to the movement as a whole. It is very disappointing to me that in my own region, with 3 built projects, I can count on the fingers on one hand the number of people who have energies for cohousing movement stuff (and I have lots of fingers left over). There seems to be little energy to look past our own homes. It may very well be that it will take having 100 or more built and occupied projects before there is enough energy to sustain a national organization that could do national level promotion, write grants, etc. What cha think Rob Sandelin Northwest Intentional Communities Association > > >
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