A Collaborative Economy

As a small, volunteer-driven organization, we found resilience in the reciprocal exchange of time, knowledge, and community and recognized the transformative potential of all contributions. As a partner to complex organizations, we were committed to accountability and transparency in the distribution of institutional resources.

This hybrid approach joined formal and informal economies and enables our sustainability. It negotiated the tension between grassroots activities and larger organizations, who often approach power, money, and institutionality differently.