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I recently received an email from a nonprofit community, asking me to facilitate a three-day retreat for the whopping rate of $500. The other benefits I was offered included “exposure,” a “cool venue,” and a chance to be “creative.” My standard day rate is $3000 plus expenses; for nonprofits I’ll generally discount to $2000. I’ve […]

I once worked with a cohousing community on revising their decision-making policy, with which many members were frustrated. It was seven pages long and I found it difficult to understand despite multiple readings; each community member I asked described it differently. Some bemoaned the fact that they could never get anything done because the process […]

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Great Expectations

By: Eris Weaver | Date: October 10, 2011 | Categories: Community & Communication

Whether or not we are satisfied with an experience or event depends a great deal upon what our expectations were ahead of time. If the experience meets or exceeds our expectations, we are happy; if it does not, we are disappointed. In my life and work with intentional communities, I have noticed that those who […]

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

By: Eris Weaver | Date: August 18, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

  When I was a kid, my list included: teacher doctor first woman president artist nun (I went to Catholic school, OK?) It occurred to me recently that I have managed to incorporate elements of all of these roles into my work life! I lead workshops and I teach at two local colleges. I worked […]

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>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 […]

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I live in a cohousing community and work with many others as a facilitator, trainer, and consultant. The most common issue for which communities hire me has to do with work – or more accurately, how to get members who aren’t doing their agreed-upon share of the work to get with the program. What is […]

>Cohousing in the News!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 22, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>My cohousing community, FrogSong, is mentioned on p.85 of Sunset magazine’s October 2009 issue!

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