Bloom Network Seeking Board Members

Bloom Network Seeking Board Members

Exciting news! Bloom Network is looking for new board members as we emerge from design phase to implementation. Is this you? Let us know!

Joining the Bloom Network nonprofit board is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Influence the direction of the emerging regenerative movement
  • Meet leaders from diverse industries and social movements
  • Learn innovations in finance and governance that Bloom advocates

Bloom Network’s mission is to connect and support regenerative culture makers. We produce events and media through local chapters around the world, and take action together to achieve deeper wellness for our societies, our ecologies, and our economies. Bloom Network is currently informally led by our “Wisdom Council” of experienced local organizers and our active members, so that our real on-the-ground communities inform what features and developments happen here. In 2020 we will be formalizing this legally, with your assistance.

You’ll find our strategic plan here. One of our main goals 2019-2020 is fundraising for Bloom for the first time.

Requirements will be minimal, with a quarterly board meeting attended virtually. Getting up to speed on what Bloom Network is does take an unusual amount of bandwidth at first, as we are a new kind of organization.

Ideal Bloom board members at this time represent two of the following:

  • Professional experience in either media/marketing leadership or finance leadership
  • Based outside of the U.S.
  • Experience with an early stage organization
  • Available to assist with connections to philanthropists and grants that are a good match for Bloom

If you’d like to contribute as a Bloom board member, please email a letter of interest to connect@bloomnetwork.org. Please outline your experience, a few specifics of what you would like to contribute, and what communities and network connections you work with. Lastly, please include a link to your LinkedIn or CV. Thank you!

Bloom on bright ones,

Magenta Ceiba
ECO (Executive Creative Officer), Bloom Network

Bloom Yuba Watershed June Meetup

Bloom Yuba Watershed June Meetup

Wednesday, June 5 2019, 7-9:30pm
Elixart, Nevada City, California
(Meetup is every first Wednesday)

Greetings dear Yuba Watershed Community,

On June 5 we gather at Elixart to learn and support each other in regenerative culture practices, to build healthy communty.

We acknowledge that these are the ancestral homelands of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe.

This month’s skillshare is led by Thomas Spellman. He’s sharing about sociocracy, so that when we make decisions together as a group, we have a solid process to follow so each person can be heard and our discussions can be effective.

— What is Sociocracy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6r3-s2p7eI
— Here’s a handy one page outline of some meeting flows:
http://sociocracyforall.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Decision-making_sheet_color_sofa.pdf

Schedule for the night:
7pm gather
7:30pm skillshare and discussion
8:30pm community networking

Many thanks to everyone who came to our first two meetups so far!! It has been a tremendous delight to share our visions and passions all together. People have shared about their work with soil and water health, food sovereignty, local media, solar, support for parents, and more. We are building community to support each other in community for vibrantly healthy, regenerative local economy and wellness.

In May, we decided to also do a hike with a potluck picnic, once a month on a Sunday evening. We’ll start that in June, since we all got our email intro later than was helpful (sorry about that!). Every first Wednesday we host a skillshare and mutual support night at Elixart. Many thanks to them for opening their space for us to build momentum together.

Lastly, if you want to be one of the 2-3 people who shares about something they would like support with at our July 3 meetup, please let us know!

Below you’ll find more info about Bloom Network. Hope to see you on June 5 at Elixart!

Much love and with regards to all your dreams and the love flowing through your hands and hearts,

Magenta and Raking
Bloom Yuba Watershed

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About Bloom Network

Bloom Network is a global in-person social network that utilizes online tools to collaboratively work toward regenerating our planet. www.bloomnetwork.org

Join fellow entrepreneurs, activists, artists and visionaries to connect, share info & resources, and collaborate toward improving the regenerative well-being of our communities, ecosystem, and the world.

Like William Gibson once wrote, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”.

Bloom Podcast: Consciousness Hacking with Joshua Fields

Bloom Podcast: Consciousness Hacking with Joshua Fields

In this episode we interview Joshua Fields about Consciousness Hacking’s upcoming conference: Awakened Futures Summit, May 18-19 2019 in San Francisco. It addresses the intersection of psychedelics, technology and meditation.

Bloom Network is a community partner for this conference, and we’d love to learn with you there! Tickets and full speakers lineup are here. It’s going to be fascinating.

Bio: Joshua is a graduate student in Philosophy and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and in a previous life, an Oxford economist, Morgan Stanley analyst and Scottish amateur boxer. After a series of transformational personal events, he turned his focus away from finance and has since dedicated his life to understanding the ideas and techniques that lead to human flourishing.

Resources:

Lastly, as this interview gets into the heavy topic of the collapse of civilization, we recommend listeners also tune into America Adapts, a podcast all about the kinds of adaption different communities are doing to deal with climate change and its interconnected pressures and causes. This episode gives an introduction to several related podcasts anchored in different countries.


Love this podcast? Drop us a donation or an email and let us know what else you’d like to hear. Bloom on bright ones!

nRhythm: Regenerative Organizations

nRhythm: Regenerative Organizations

by Magenta Ceiba, executive creative officer, Bloom Network

Last week I had the inspiring pleasure of speaking with the team at nRhythm, a management consulting firm that specializes in regenerative development. They work with organizations, networks, and communities. What’s special about them, and this resonates deeply with how we’ve designed Bloom Network to be, is that they look at the regenerative wellness of individual unique people in a group, as well as the group as a whole, AND its interconnection with nature, ultimately.

We are so excited to find out about another crew that is working in this way, and that they teach others to do so. They are passionate about social equality in organizational dynamics and business. Lastly, similar to how Bloom Network is set up to be a mesh of interconnected projects and crews, nRhythm sometimes also sets up these interwoven business dynamics. We respect their level of integrity and highly recommend checking out their work!

Here are upcoming opportunities to learn their framework or do an online introduction:

Regenerative Framework Trainings in May:

Webinars:

<< link to our future Bloom Podcast episode with the nRhythm team! >>

Bloom Yuba Watershed Meetup #2, May 1 2019

Bloom Yuba Watershed Meetup #2, May 1 2019

You’re invited to the second ever Bloom Yuba Watershed meetup, Wednesday May 1 at Elixart, 408 Broad Street, Nevada City. 7-9:30pm

Voluntary contributions accepted:


About Bloom:

Formerly Evolver Network, Bloom Network is a global in-person social network that utilizes online tools to collaboratively work toward regenerating our planet.

Join fellow entrepreneurs, activists, artists and visionaries to connect, share info & resources, and collaborate toward improving the regenerative well-being of our community, ecosystem, and the world.

Like William Gibson once wrote, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”.

www.bloomnetwork.org


***This month’s meetup***
Participatory Community Creation

Following on last month’s inspiring and empowering inaugural meetup, this month’s gathering will focus on fleshing out a plan for the Action Circles that were proposed!

You don’t need to have been at the first one to participate in this. We’ll do a short introduction to Bloom Network for new folks, a couple rounds of “speed dating” networking so we can get to know each other, and then in small groups we’ll ask the following questions:

1) What action circles would you want to participate in, and which ones would you like to lead?
2) What financial relationship can you imagine being supportive to your circle(s)? Or would you rather it be freely accessible, or contribution based?

At the end we will gather the proposals and decide next steps!

Here are a few examples so you can think about it ahead of time:

Sommer Davis proposed a support circle for pregnant women and new mothers. There could be a circle on weaving and natural dyes. Perhaps a hiking circle, or energy + water sustainability.

One financial relationship could be people contributing $xx/month to support the coordination efforts of the people doing the scheduling and anchoring that project. Some might well best be free. An example of a contribution based circle would be offering your skillshare in return for receiving someone else’s.

We have the option of using Aragon, a software tool for digital organizations, to manage any financial relationships we decide on. It’s easy to adjust that as we create together. This will connect with the international Bloom Network which supports our global community of local chapters.


The focus for this meetup emerged from peer leadership at our first gathering. Facilitators: Magenta Ceiba, ECO (executive creative officer) of Bloom Network, and Raking L. Williams, Founder and CEO of Spirits of CBD. Bloom Yuba Watershed is forming in partnership with Yuba Village, who are producing a Village Building Convergence this fall.


Profound thanks to all the people who showed up at our first meetup and created such a beautiful, connected container for this initiative to emerge. We’re honored to be part of its blooming!

We acknowledge that this gathering happens in the ancestral homelands of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. Settlers can help the Nisenan achieve restoration of federal status here: https://www.nevadacityrancheria.org/