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Three practical open source tools for re-imagining money with a different set of values: grow trust, build commons, and strengthen community.

I work in the social impact space, where people are brought together by a desire to make a positive difference, and by values like cooperation and caring relationships. In this space, money sometimes gets a bad rap because people feel it doesn’t represent their values. Money brings a lot of baggage with it from our individualistic, capitalist society. It can be uncomfortable.

But I’m interested in what can happen when we stay with that discomfort instead of avoiding or shying away. Can we unpack what this money thing is and why it’s so powerful? What could it be with a different set of values?

Added October 11, 2019