Membership organization

You know sociocracy well or you are part of a sociocratic organization? Consider joining SoFA as a member!

Below is our organizational structure which will give you a sense of what we do. If you’d like to request membership, you can find all the information you need on the membership page.

Most circles meet once a month, or more often if members decide to.

Circles’ aims and domains:

Circle

Aims:

Domain:

Community Circle

OPEN, existing group

  • Building and strengthening a sense of community on a geographical level
  • fun events
  • memberships

Geographic circles

(some national groups are on their way to membership; talk to us if interested)

  • Building and strengthening a sense of community on a geographical level
  • fun event by area
  • membership by area

Content and Delivery Circle

CLOSED

  • Creating content and making the content accessible
  • website
  • presentation/visuals repository
  • SoLT
  • ELC

Facilitation training

CLOSED

  • Creating and running a training for facilitators
  • facilitation training

Book circle

OPEN

  • Proof-reading the handbook
  • running a crowdfunding campaign to support the book
  • supporting the publication process
  • feedback on manual

Webinar circle

OPEN

  • planning webinars
  • webinar planning with Jennifer
  • eventbrite

IT solutions for sociocracy

OPEN, new circle

  • Providing information about IT solutions (loomio, asana, other) and their fit for sociocracy

Case study circle

OPEN, new circle

  • writing case studies of existing sociocratic organizations

Trainer circle

OPEN, new circle (for active trainers only)

  • Supporting personal development through mutual feedback and development plans
  • sharing training-related resources
  • training material repository on SoFA google drive
  • Individual personal development

Implementation circle

CLOSED

  • Supporting sector circle leaders and well- functioning of sector circles
  • Identifying cross-sector best practices and development/ training questions
  • Implementations
  • Sector strategies

For-purpose organizations circle

OPEN; new circle; practioners only!

  • Supporting implementations in for-purpose organizations (non-profits, social enterprises)
  • sector strategies
  • all materials related to for-purpose organizations

Co-op circle

OPEN, established gropu

  • Supporting implementations in co-ops
  • sector strategies
  • all materials related to cooperatives

Platform coop helping circle

OPEN; temporary interest group

  • exchange around platform co-ops

Schools circle

CLOSED

  • supporting implementations in schools
  • all resources and materials related to schools

Permaculture Circle

Temporarily CLOSED

  • supporting the connection between sociocracy and permaculture
  • all resources and materials related to permaculture

Intentional communities circle D

OPEN, new group (Promoters/teachers/developers only)

  • spreading sociocracy in intentional communities
  • all resources and materials related to intentional communities

Intentional communities circle P

OPEN, new group (members of sociocratic intentional communities only)

  • supporting implementations in intentional communities
  • all resources and materials related to the members’ intentional communities

Membership benefits and expectations: be part of the SoFA family

The opportunity to contribute meaningfully towards a more just and resilient world.

To belong to a community of people who care deeply about equality

  1. Network:
    • You will have access to a great network of people worldwide
    • You can start your own study group to build your skills
    • Community events/open, themed hangouts
  2. Build experience and invest in personal development
    • Contribute in work circles
    • Take on roles, like facilitation
    • You can join the personal development circle and work towards certification
    • Visibility: with your consent, your name and bio will be on the SoFA website
  3. Access to resources in our google drive:
    • Organizational structures swap
    • Training materials swap
    • Presentation materials swap
    • By-laws swap…
    • Video footage repository

More information on how to become a member.

Expectations: Giving your time, your money, your heart

  1. Every working member joins at least one work circle (fixed minimum – 2h/month) and participates in work outside of meetings (variable)
  2. $50 per year + a variable contribution
  3. Intention to connect: give and receive feedback, engage lovingly in conflicts as they arise, communicate about your life and your progress and setbacks

See this page for more information and to join 

SoFA meetings

All online meetings are open to visitors. Contact SoFA to visit a meeting. You can only have consent rights if you are a member of the circle and a member of SoFA.

SoFA salon (members only)

Upcoming parties for members: