Author: Stephen Hinton

Choosing a fiscal sponsor

Instead of starting your own non-profit or another kind of organisation, you can work with an existing organisation under a formal arrangement known as fiscal sponsorship. This is when all income is paid first to the sponsor, who keeps a separate account for you. Payouts, too come from the sponsor. For Europe, we recommend you look at opencollective.com Your organisation is then just an informal collective. One website that is full of information about fiscal […]

On the optimum size of your club

This article from The Agile Elephant gives us a lot of clues as to the optimum size of our club. The research comes from the anthropologist Dunbar. When looking at human organisation he found certain scales of organisation reoccurring. Core group – up to 5 people (family) Close Group – c 15 people (close kinship group) Acquaintance Group – c 50 people (band of related close kin groups) Personal Social Group – c 150 people […]

Aim for 25%. Here’s why

Writing in the Guardian, George Monbiot gives us a hopeful message that societies suddenly shift, and only 25% of the population are needed to change attitude before the whole society starts to change. Monbiot points to research by Simon Sharpe and Tim Lenton: Upward-scaling tipping cascades to meet climate goals: plausible grounds for hope. What this means for 146 clubs is to understand that your area can encompass four times the maximum number of members […]

Join the global cooperative

To get 146 clubs off the ground we are working on a three step plan Setting up 146help (this site) to encourage all local community builders to start the process of forming their own clubs Starting a global platform cooperative 146 International Developing the app Looking for countries and local clubs to pilot the concepts and then spread them! This article explains step (2) and how you can join.

Voting districts, Post Codes and 146

Let’s take the Swedish situation: Sweden has 17000 postcodes About 280 households per postcode 6004 voting districts 349 constituencies About 17 districts per constituency That means there are about 2-3 postcodes in each voting district. These figures show us how to get organized to make our voices heard. One 146 club is around half of a postcode, which is one whole quarter or third of a voting district. As 146 clubs start to speak with […]

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