Welcome to Cosmos

Thank you for applying to become a member of Cosmos Co-op!

Important: Please check our email to make sure you received a confirmation. If you do not receive an auto-reply within 5 minutes, the email might have gone into your spam folder. Make sure to add membership@cosmos.coop to your address book to receive future communications from us reliably.

Please also be on the lookout for an invitation to join our community forum at InfiniteConversations.com, where you’ll be able to connect with other members and participate in a variety of creative conversations.

Because you indicated that you’d like to become a formal member of Cosmos (Worker, Creative, Sustaining, Benefactor, Investor, or Partner), please consider making a financial contribution at this time to either or both of our Cosmic Catalyst and Cosmic Sustainer cooperative funds.

Thank you! If you have any questions, please contact us.

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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