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Finance Update

This is a snapshot of Bloom Network's current finances. We currently receive an average of $200 per month in monthly memberships, and $30 per month in donations through our community calls. This covers our communication software and fiscal sponsor fees, with $30/mo...

Introduction to the Decentralized Web – May 2020 Theme Call

Featured guests for this call were Christina Bowen, co-founder of Digital Life Collective, and John Light, Head of Governance at Aragon. Recording of Intro to DWeb - May 2020 Theme Call is here. Farmers, artists, and activists often ask Bloom Network about how to get...

Recent Developments in Bloom 😉

Phew, it has been a fast-paced month at Bloom. Here's a shortlist of recent development work: We applied for three funding programs!  Ledger's Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions (we are a finalist!)New Media Ventures' Open CallDLT4EU in the challenge of...

Join 1 of 3 Bloom Projects on Hylo

Want to apply your beautiful brain to creating regenerative cultures? Bloom is hosting three main collaborations, with a coordination base in Hylo. Jump in by becoming a member of Bloom for a small monthly fee, which goes towards these regenerative projects. Please...

Aragon tutorial: Creating a multistakeholder organization

Aragon is a powerful tool for creating digital organizations. The flexibility provided by the underlying aragonOS smart contract system means that nearly any organization model or governance rules that can be conceived of can be implemented in code and built into an...

Governing with Aragon

A lack of frameworks for coordinating across national borders. Struggles for resources between departments. Money missing from the cash box. These are issues faced by all types of organizations, from startups and grassroots community groups to multinational companies...

Future Economies – April 2020 Community Call

A hot topic at this moment, Bloom Network’s Community Call about Future Economies was well attended this month. With guests, Shavaun Evans from New Economics Coalition, Nathan Schneider from Media Enterprise Design Lab (Colorado), and Manuel Maqueda from KUMU Labs it...

Announcement: Bloom Network a Finalist in Ledger’s 2nd Open Call

Bloom Network is happy to announce we are a finalist in Ledger's 2nd Open Call, part of the Next Generation Internet Initiative. Ledger is a #venturebuilder allocating up to €200k #equityfree to develop #humancentric solutions using #decentralized#technologies ...

Connecting Children in the COVID-19 Crisis

Ensuring children’s clubs continue under lockdown is a tough task, but important. Here are some tips to help you run clubs online, and reflective thoughts on regenerative communication with children.

Bloom Logo Mythology – The Tracer

Like dropping a pebble into a pool, the actions you take every day to make the world a healthy place ripple out into your communities. Bloom’s logo is an illustration of the interconnectedness of our relationships with one another and our surroundings. It’s also a...

Community Covid Catch-up 1

In a space of a few months the entire world is experiencing something strangely uniting, grinding life as we know it to a halt, and locking us into small (physical) bubbles.  Fortunately the Bloom Bubble is alive and people dialed in from 6 different countries...

Open Mesh Platforms

An Introduction to the Decentralized Web for Regenerative Projectspresented by Bloom Network 2020-2021 All educational calls take place the first Monday of each month @ 12pm Pacific. Additionally, there are now a few working groups hacking on a few key pieces of...

‘Intercept’ – rescuing fabric from certain doom!

In New Zealand, in the small town of Whangarei (“Farn-ga-ray”) fabric rescuers are taking on the waste headed for landfill from second-hand stores. The local Salvation Army Op-shop* receives roughly 3 wool bales of donated clothing a day. Even with a good crew of...

Finance Innovation Relevant to the Regenerative Space

cover image - grow by iconix user from the Noun Project After ten years of volunteer research and development across the world in local grassroots community networks, Bloom Network is looking for start up capital for the first time, to set up a distributed...

What Bloom Network Means for Me and the Future

by Meg Rivers, Bloom Columbia, Missouri I find it difficult to put into words what Bloom Network means to me, and why I continue to donate my time, money and effort to this organization.  It has meant so many things. I believe in evolution, in the sense that I...

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...

Bloom Network Afterparty + Planet Home

This September, with the buzz of Pollination still pulsating in our hearts, the Bloom Network team set out to Planet Home - a weekend long edutainment experience in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Planet Home brought together thousands of individuals and...

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