Contribute

Please support Cosmos Co-op by becoming a Cosmic Catalyst (with a one-time contribution) or Sustaining Member (with a recurring contribution) on this page. In addition to our primary contribution forms below, we also accept payments by check, PayPal, and cryptocurrency, as well as non-monetary contributions.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of Cosmos, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Participation in monthly community meetings and events with other Cosmos members
  • Access to members-only areas in our community forum, Infinite Conversations, with high-quality dialogues and cooperative connections
  • Invitations to private reading and discussion groups, as well as pre-publication feedback groups for Untimely Books and Metapsychosis authors
  • Discounts on books from Untimely Books, as well as courses and other future offerings from Cosmos Creative Members
  • Eligibility to serve on the Cosmos Council as an advisory member, and voting rights on Co-op wide decisions
  • Your own account on our dedicated Mastodon community server, Cosmos.social. (Mastodon is an ad-free, decentralized, microblogging platform that is rapidly growing as an alternative to Twitter and other Big Social sites.)

The minimum contribution to qualify as a Sustaining Member is $8/month or $96/year.

For Benefactors

If you would like to make a sizable contribution to Cosmos—minimum $1000—you will also be eligible to participate in the Benefactors advisory circle, and be invited to join in quarterly meetings with Cosmos leadership.

Please note that because Cosmos is registered as an L.C.A. (Limited Cooperative Association) rather than a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to Cosmos are not tax-deductible. 

Other Payment Options

If you prefer not to contribute by credit card, we can also accept payments via PayPal check, or cryptocurrency. Send PayPal payments here.

Checks may be sent to:

Cosmos Cooperative
PO Box 3
Longmont, CO 80502

We can receive crytpocurrency at the following addresses:

Bitcoin (BTC):
3DsjRNqDGnYf5Q7wnGETsSfD5UcSrL8zT7

Ethereum (ETH)—on the Ethereum network only:
0xdbBc076D9fF724Ba8103e43F075a5EB9C6d5f8c7

Please contact us after sending a crypto donation (unless you wish to remain anonymous) to let us know who you are, so we can create your member account to receive the benefits listed above.

Non-Monetary Contributions

For people who do not have the financial means, we welcome service-based and in-kind contributions. This could include performing a variety of tasks, such as community moderation, assisting with events, or providing support for our writers and artists. Please contact us if you would like to become a Sustaining Member through contributing labor or other resources that could be of benefit to the Co-op.

How will we use Contributions?

Cosmic Catalyst

Goal: $25,000 USD

Legal, accounting, and administrative fees; vetting our Cosmos Constitution, Equity Plan, and Investor documentation; setting up bookkeeping for member accounts.

Technology and platform improvements; integrating video conferencing and rebuilding our forum to serve as a “community of communities.”

Member outreach, onboarding, and education; producing multimedia content and course materials to illustrate the features and benefits of Cosmos.

Support for the production and publishing of Creative Member projects, including books, workshops, and multimedia.

Sustaining Members

Goal: $1,000 USD / month

These funds will primarily cover the cost of our web hosting/services and administrative expenses, including but not limited to:

Cosmos.coop

Our primary website, with general information, membership management, and an event calendar

InfiniteConversations.com

Our community forum and collaboration space, hosted by Discourse.org

Metapsychosis.com

Our online literary journal, publishing original writing and integral art from the evolving edges of contemporary philosophy, spirituality, storytelling, and poetics.

UntimelyBooks.com

A website dedicated to our book publishing imprint, literary works that illumine the mind, question the contemporary, and reimagine horizons of thought, feeling, and action for a planetary age.

Cosmos.Social

Mastodon (decentralized/federated social media) server

Cosmos Cloud

Private document storage and sharing for Worker & Creative Members (selfhosted instance of NextCloud)

Cosmos.Earth

Personal publishing website for Creative Members (forthcoming)

Creative Tools

Including graphic design & desktop publishing software (Adobe) for Worker Members

Video Conferencing Service

Using a mix of Zoom and CommunityBridge; looking to integrate a service into our forum

Streaming Video Hosting

Using Vimeo.com to store and serve 8 years of meetings & events

Email Newsletter / Mailing List Service

Project Management App

To help Worker members keep track of to-dos

Bookkeeping Software

Social Media Management App

Domain Name Registrations

Post Office Box Rental

Business Phone Number

Business Registration & Licensing Fees

Banking & Financial Service Fees

As you can see, a lot goes into our platform! However, with these services available to Cosmos members, we could save individual members the cost of setting up them up for themselves. After we reach this amount, our next goal will be to fund our core staff!

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