We are excited to announce the first meeting of a member-driven program for developing shared benefits across the NYC co-op community!
The first workshop in this NYCNoWC-sponsored series will present and encourage discussion on other similar programs that we might draw inspiration from. Some examples include the San Francisco Co-op ID card which enables discounts for members, loyalty programs like credit card rewards or rewards apps, and alternative forms of market transactions, like bartering, time banks, and alternative currencies. We will also explore other ideas such as aggregating our buying power for things like insurance or wholesale goods. Following the presentation, we will workshop some of these ideas together and provide an open forum for discussion and feedback about what you want to see in NYC.
For those who cannot attend, we will post our presentation online from where you will be able to access our survey if you’d like to give us feedback or add other possible ideas. The second workshop will take place in February and will be focused on collaboratively designing a program for NYC based on feedback from the first meeting and other feedback we receive over the next few months. The goal for the third workshop in May will be to create a plan for implementing our new collaboratively-created system!