Resources for Collective Living

In this section, find links to resources on cooperative home management, as well as pooled local examples and Boston-specific tools for running an effective and enjoyable collective house.  Subjects include consensus, facilitation, and running good meetings; chores; maintenance and home upkeep; conflict resolution; record keeping and transparency.

In this section, find resources on:
Be sure to check out the page on Boston's Co-operative Economy for more ideas on living co-cooperatively in Boston!

Online guides for cooperatives

These online guides gather together a wide array of wisdom on cooperative living and working for us to learn from, build off, and contribute to.

  • NASCO Resource Library - The Shared Resource Library is a constantly growing collection of files that are added by registered users, a tool for sharing one of the most valuable assets of the cooperative movement: our collective knowledge.
  • Cultivate.Coop - Cultivate.Coop is an online hub for pooling knowledge and resources on cooperatives. It is a space to collect free information for those interested in cooperatives and where people can build useful educational tools for the co-op community.