|To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: frances woolison (franceswoolisonhotmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:02:16 -0700 (PDT)|
To hire or not to hire a cohousing consultant? We are a small forming cohousing group in a part of Canada where cohousing is as yet unknown. A few years ago, one of our members was in a forming cohousing group in another province. That group had a very negative experience after hiring an American cohousing consultant. The project fell apart and the group collapsed. Our group has been busy, mostly working on marketing and recruiting new members. After a year of limited success, we feel like we’re going in circles. How do we know what this project will cost? When should we incorporate? How do we keep the interest of individuals who come to our information sessions, and those who become associates? How and when do we set up equity memberships? And the big question, should we hire a cohousing consultant? Knowing from the experience of other groups, that hiring a consultant doesn't guarantee success, our membership is divided on this issue. The alternative of simply hiring a local project manager has been presented, partly because there are no local cohousing consultants. Some of the group insist that “Cohousing isn’t rocket science.“ Other members are leery about working with someone who is unfamiliar with cohousing. Having explained our situation, I’d like to ask the following questions: - Which communities have succeeded without hiring a cohousing consultant? Has anyone tried? How many have failed? - Is it a problem if a cohousing consultant is not local and therefore unfamiliar with local laws? - Is it necessary to hire a cohousing consultant? What specific issues are unique to cohousing and therefore unfamiliar to project managers? Our group has reached a stalemate and would appreciate answers which might help us move forward. Thanks.
To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant? frances woolison, April 21 2019
- Re: To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant? Dick Margulis, April 21 2019
Re: To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant? Sharon Villines, April 21 2019
Re: To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant? KAREN A CARLSON, April 22 2019
- Re: To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant? Lynne MARKELL, April 22 2019
- Re: To HIre or Not to Hire a Cohousing Consultant? KAREN A CARLSON, April 22 2019
Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.