EXTENSION (Sub-Area)

The Extension sub-area manifesto, the minutes to the assemblies and other relevant documentation can be consulted here.

The Extension sub-area is divided in 2 working groups : events and public relations.

For the daily tasks, the extension sub-group decided by consensus to use Org.Fair.Coop.

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Events can be proposed in three ways:

  1. there´s an event and a group or someone wants to attend
  2. someone from FairCoop notices about an event and a FairCooper tells to the group
  3. the organizer of an event announce the invitation to FairCoop

-Up to the first case: The event is taken to the assembly and if there´s agreement for the convenience of attending and the budget is approved, they have to send to the coordinator an account number to send the funds.

-Up to the second case: The coordinator will ask the closer LN if they can/ want attend. If they want to, we will ask if they have funds enough for attending, if not Common management will help. If they need an expert we will ask an experienced FairCooper if can attend.

-Up the third case: The same as second one.

  • The ideal number of faircoopers to attend should be two, with exceptions
  • The budget should be approved in extension assembly. If the budget is over 500 fairs, it must be approved by the global assembly.

First steps for attending events:

When somebody at a LN notices about an interesting event for Faircoop or Faircoin, the first step is to announce it through those three ways:

If someone is interested in attending to it:

  • send a specific message via email (events@fair.coop)
  • Pm to the FairCoop Events coordinator via Telegram (@esterhe)

→ Then the coordinator will send the form.

→ The form will request all info needed for attending (if its an individual or LN proposal; if it´s a local or global event, date, number of persons, funds are needed, budget, etc)
→ If funds are needed it´ll be agreed by the extension assembly.

Before the event

When the assembly agrees on the budget:

- we check if they have all required info and assess it's all okay

  • we pay, if necessary and agreed, advance funds or travel/event bookings to be returned by the organizers
  • obtaining funds from the organizing event (sometimes requires filling in their forms) if they offered to pay some aspect of the trip
  • we add them to the extension sm calendar
  • we inform other relevant groups, etc. in case a blog or post or even status or message will be sent (coordination with PR/ social media group)
  • we give them tools kit for this issue:
  • write access to the CRM, preferably as an app or simple login, and instructions on how to quickly note contacts they make
    • access to a folder on cloud.fair.coop to upload media
    • access to a private folder to upload receipts if necessary

During the event

  • They are requested to write notes and add contacts they make as soon as they can before they forget or life gets in the way etc when they get home.
  • They may present, receive a prize, give a talk or workshop, have a stall..

After event

Part of the agreement may include;

  • a report needs to be written and published
  • followup with local contacts joining FairCoop (pollinating)
  • publishing something on or outside FairCoop websites
  • completing the CRM contacts additions and uploading remaining media
  • uploading remaining receipts for being sent to Common management

Other issues to take in account

  • Funding

    If funds are required and the assemblies consider it´s ok, we must consider if it is an extension group task to pay or if it is a common management group one.

  • Criteria to participate in a event

    criteria must be agreed in the next global assembly or in extension group to obtain an agile process

  • Coordination with social media and PR

    The individual or group who assist should send pictures and a little resume to social media group for being published

Contact for interview, article, video, film, etc.

If you want to make an interview, to write an article or make a video or film about FairCoop or FairCoin, please contact us at extension@fair.coop or via our PR Telegram group Of course, you also can contact the nearest local node

If you are a fair organization or collective and you want to collaborate with us or make some partnership, you can contact us at extension@fair.coop or via our PR Telegram group

Of course, you also can contact the nearest local node

If you have personal interest or general questions, you can go to the Ask anything Telegram group

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