|Re: Levels of membership||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: George and Rosannah Stone (gnrstoneeasystreet.com)|
|Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 18:34:00 -0700 (MST)|
----- Original Message ----- From: "Katherine Fugitt" <kfugitt [at] purplebear.com> To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 1:06 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_Levels of membership > At 08:57 AM 11/28/01 -0500, you wrote: > >Our Chesapeake Cohousing Group is in the site > >finding-close-to-acquiring-land phase. It has been mentioned often to > >create different levels of membership. I would like information from other > >neighborhoods as to how this works or doesn't work, if time of creating > >this is important ( now or later), benefits, etc. > > The "easy" answer is that at the point when the group starts needing lots > of cash, you need different levels of membership for the people who have > put in serious money (thousands of $) versus the people who have "merely" > put in hundreds of $. The way people make decisions and the compromises > they are willing to make (or not make) is often very different depending on > how much money they have on the line. It can be helpful for people to put > this "serious" $ into the group kitty before a site is actually acquired, > but I don't know that it is necessary. Having an Associate membership level > also lets people get involved gradually and find out if the whole idea > works for them before they make a big financial commitment. > > Our Seattle-area group has been in-and-out of this stage several times in > the past two years. In our experience, people who hadn't put in > equity-level $ were a lot less willing to compromise on what they thought > was absolutely essential in a site. > > Two cents from a lurker, > Katherine > > > ---------- > Katherine Fugitt > kfugitt [at] purplebear.com > Lake Washington Cohousing (at Forbes Creek Commons we hope) > It Takes A Village. We're Building one. > www.rosehillcohousing.org > > ---------- > > _______________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list > Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: > http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l > _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Levels of membership Dennis Jay, November 28 2001
- RE: Levels of membership: economic burdens Rob Sandelin, December 1 2001
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