Your Community Initiatives
Was wondering if many people are using this time to set up grass roots community groups in anticipation of future developments?
We still find it difficult here in France to source organic food at reasonable prices, so a couple of years ago, a friend and I set up a bulk buying group. We buy organic food/other stuff members want in bulk (cheaper price) and split between members.
Why you might consider it is here: https://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/how-to-start-a-food-buying-club
The software we use to run it is here: https://foodclub.org
With the C-19 economic fallout looming large, I'm about to set up a LETS scheme. (Local Economic Trading Scheme/System) they call them SEL's here in France. It's a barter/exchange economy for local people.
There's a lot of free Software out there to run one:
If you're looking for free software to help manage the membership side of any community group Wild Apricot is free for up to 50 members, and paid after that level. Ive used it for an international group of over 1000 members. It includes membership management, web pages and fora, newsletter emailing, events management and subscription renewals.
Would love to hear what others are doing / planning