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Ways to connect with others wanting to share more

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Join one of the monthly development groups:

From September 2009 we have been providing monthly development groups. (Some will meet face to face, and the country will be covered with free telephone conferences, facilitated by someone skilled in this way of working efficiently). Please read the list of groups, follow links and also let us know if there is something we can do to provide a group that works to support your interest in freelender. (Contact form link here)


“Group One - Networking Group -which connects the freelender community together and to relevant others


“Group Two – Marketing, Freelending Trainings, Freecycling & freelending parties and Press Liaison Group”


“Group Three – User Experience and Website Development Group


“Group Four – Community Conflict Transformation Group


“Group Five – Staff Recruitment and Induction Group


If the above opportunities interest you, please offer your support by contacting freelender here, letting us know where you live and times that suit if we arrange a meeting that you would be likely to attend.


Market Researchers wanted

Please feel free to use this questionnaire and contact us with the results. Buddhafield Support Questionnaire v5.doc

(We are also seeking someone wishing to write a brief reseach paper on the findings, which could get you trained in research skills or could be part of your degree/higher degree qualification.

Join in the ongoing development of the research into the 'necessary cultural change' and make the world how you'd like it.

Some funding is available from Freelending CIC for research, if this helps your participation,)


Please also aquaint yourself with the market research pages


I'm just about to contact a former director of Saatchi and Saatchi who is interested in my work. I'll be asking if he's willing to coach any of the volunteers who undertake the market research for Freelending CIC.


If the above opportunities interest you, please offer your support by contacting freelender here.



Host your own Freelender party to increase sharing and connection with your neighbours

- posters etc to be available here shortly.


If the above opportunities interest you, please offer your support by

contacting freelender here


Lyricists, Musicians and Film Crew?

Lyricists and musicians needed for a re-working of Shirley Bassey's "Big Spender" -Lyrics and original song here:

If the above opportunities interest you, please offer your support by contacting freelender here.


Finding Funders

If you have any time to search for funders for whom we might apply to develop freelender.org, then this website is one place to start.

Log in as paul.crosland[at]yahoo.com, with the passwd 'funinsun' to save having to pay the £250+ annual subscription. Please send the results of your search back to Mediation Support Ltd (who have provided use of the funding subscription account) via this contact page. Many thanks.

If the above opportunities interest you, please offer your support by contacting freelender here.


Letter for those offering graphic design skills


Dear X


I hope that you have space in your life for the freeconomy at present? Thank you for mentioning your graphic design skills on the website; skills which could greatly help with the launch of  a new community website - freelend.org, sharing the wealth of the community.


We are inviting all the graphic designers we have identified through freeconomy to a choice of meetings. At these meetings we will be discussing the ideas for the logo, graphics, colour scheme and typefaces for the website.  We would be delighted if you could meet up with us that day.  However, if you are not free that day, but have ideas about the site, we would love to hear them via email or telephone.


Background information:


We are working (with some collaboration with Mark Boyle) to create a site that expands the freeconomy ethos, that actively encourages sharing of a wide range of items, and that builds in a way which helps people have confidence in who they lend to - through what we call 'trust stats'. In these ways freelender.org will have a vital role to play in helping people in the face of economic downturn to work together more closely, and build a more resilient community. So where do you come in?


Freelender.org needs a logo and some design ideas for the web pages, publicity leaflets and posters.

We are working towards:

- the wider launch of the website

- a poster about the site to encourage browsing on it, for display in Libraries, cafes, health food stores, etc.

- a leaflet to deliver door to door inviting people to: a) search on the site / register &/or: b) attend a freelend party in a local house or hall.


Working within the freeconomy ethos, do you have something that you could offer to the development of this project? What would you like to propose?


We look forward to hearing from you.


Yours gratefully

Edmund Johnson (0117 9832955 or 07811 324860) and Paul Crosland.

Directors of Freelending Community Interest Company

If the above opportunities interest you, please offer your support by contacting freelender here.


Comments (1)

Paul Crosland said

at 7:33 am on Jul 28, 2010

Dear freelender (name)
We're glad to see you offering something on the freelender.org site. We hope not only that it will be shared with others, but also that you will find more of what you want locally. As well as doing this on freelender.org, three other favourite sharing sites for doing this are listed below. However, just offering things on websites rarely is enough to get the attention of your neighbours. We'd like to support you in getting more sharing going in your local community. To hear more about how we might support you in generating a more sharing society around you:
1) Why not listen-in to one of our Freelending Meetings (on the phone or in person); networking meetings are held regularly - see 'the freelender community' for more info
2) Phone or text Paul Crosland (co-director, Freelending Community Interest Company) and Paul will call you back to discuss how you can get more of what you want from your neighbours. (tel Zero780 70 66 202)
If you need more info about Paul before calling this is at www.additionalinfo.blogspot.com

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