>Let’s Talk About Money

By: Eris Weaver | Date: July 23, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>My July 31st workshop, Let’s Talk About Money, is filling fast! You can pre-register here; last I checked there were only about seven spots left.

The event is being sponsored by Raines Cohen & Betsy Morris of EBCOHO and is designed for folks in any stage of cohousing development. My friend, neighbor, & colleague Dave Ergo & I originally designed it for the 2009 National Cohousing Conference in Seattle.

In my consulting work, I find so many communities in conflict over financial and budget issues…and the current economic situation doesn’t help!

Conflicts about money are really conflicts about values. While we talk a lot in community about our shared values – family, the environment, equality, etc. – we usually don’t talk about our financial values. In our culture, it seems to be more taboo to talk about how much money we make than it is to talk about our sex lives! How many of us know how much our friends & neighbors earn, for example?

My workshops are very experiential. I will share a variety of structures and formats that communities can use to have more useful conversations about financial values – conversations that lead to greater understanding & connection as well as more effective financial decision-making.