Food Shift has a few small costs every month, stuff like hosting this discussion forum etc. Other than that there is no money circulating.
But, we don’t intend for it to stay that way! We definitely see a future where Food Shift manages a slightly larger budget. What would we use a larger budget for is an open question, here are some ideas:
- Paid work for maintaing a Food Shift blog or newsletter
- Conferences, un-conferences, gatherings
- A grants program supporting projects or people developing the ecosystem
We are currently exploring ways to integrate collective dreaming and budgeting with help from initiatives like particip.io in order to make the process of handling money and other possible support needs fun, human and collaborative. More on that to come.
Food Shift is registered as an open collective on the platform with the same name. That means we can accept donations! Support Food Shift as a monthly backer to help cover our costs or make a larger donation and we’ll make something in the above list happen.
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