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Postby ScottyGunn » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:16 pm

Hi all, A small group of people from my church are looking to start a group and we are looking for some guidance. Does anyone know of a good resource to help us decide governance, financial cost sharing, responsibilities, etc...?

Thanks!
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Re: Suggestions for a book on starting a group?

Postby TheLight » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:46 pm

I wish I knew of such a book. I can list off a dozen on what to get, how to plan your larder, how to plan your defense... not much has been written about the logistics and realities of starting up a group.
I do know that there's a lot from the "Hippy" community on the subject. Look up intentional communities, that should at least get you started.
Hopefully someone else will be able to help in more detail.
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Re: Suggestions for a book on starting a group?

Postby daaswampman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:18 pm

Read Rawles first book. It is idealistic and has many good ideas as he tells his story. Swamp
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Re: Suggestions for a book on starting a group?

Postby Gallimaufry » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:03 pm

A lot of the books I found are self-published (not that there's anything wrong with that), but from reading the excerpts, none of them have been very helpful in concrete ways; they're more like memoirs. There is a small series of articles from a couple of years ago that has a few bits and pieces: http://www.examiner.com/green-community ... vid-wagner
The one thing the author mentions that I think is a good idea is to contact people in other intentional communities and see if they can help, or at least send along a copy of their bylaws.

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Re: Suggestions for a book on starting a group?

Postby Nomad » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:40 am

http://www.ldsavow.com/PrepManualLeadership.html Written for large group of people.
People come together and learn about each other and trust is the big thing...
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