30 Apr Centreprises Take Centre Stage
HOW TO TURN YOUR SUBUD ASSET INTO A CENTERPRISE WITH A NEW HOW-TO SITE CALLED SLACK
Centerprise is the name given to a group, typically a larger group like a Subud center, that has an enterprise integrated into the group’s activities. Typically, the centerprise involves renting space in the group’s property. The funds generated may then be used to support that local center, the national organisation, and WSA’s activities.
The new centerprise site begun by Raynard von Hahn before the 2018 World Congress has taken root, and more and more groups that have enterprise operations around the world are signing up. With good reason; the amount of valuable information on the site is a real service to centerprise groups. Groups may join the Slack website by invitation only. This is to protect the confidentiality of the information on the site. If you think your group should subscribe, talk it over with the committee, and make a group decision to contact Raynard at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
There are a long list of useful documents, to say nothing of contacts with other centers that become available to groups joining this initiative. Once you’ve accepted the invitation, you’ll be able to access the following channels:
#best-practices, #centre-handbooks, #centre-weblinks, #images (this channel has photos of Subud centres around the world), #presentations (this channel has a copies of all the presentations that were delivered at the Celebrating Subud Spaces workshop that took place in Freiburg this past summer), #sample-agreements
A RESOURCE FOR ALL GROUPS
Our goal is to build up the Slack site so that it will be a resource for group chairpersons and hall managers to better run their group’s centerprises.
1. Learn about other Subud centres and their centerprises
2. Share best practices (e.g., sample rental agreements, housing handbooks, etc.) and
3. Connect with one another using the Workspace Directory.
4. Members of Slack share useful experiences by uploading to the site.
From SES USA and Raynard von Hahn, Vancouver, Canada