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Seaspray Collective

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Supporting groups and communities devoiced and most harmed by our dominant global systems to strengthen their community-led and environment-led endeavours.


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The Seaspray Collective was founded by Anna-Marie Swan and is a group that believes that the very groups and communities that might best appreciate having access to the kind of embodied information and knowledge our members have been privileged to have been able to study, explore, and practice are often the groups and communities most shut out from it.

Seaspray consultants and facilitators work in/with self-organisation, reconciliation and repair, community building, stewardship, relational-led organisational design, distributed decision-making, commons, Sociocracy, Holacracy, embodied facilitation, and Deep Democracy.

All donations and gifts into the Seaspray Collective will be allocated to consulting and facilitation hours for groups and organisations that would like to access these services, because these services would support their work and communities, but cannot afford them. They will receive these services for free.

The freelancers and consultants that offer their services to Seaspray clients will in return receive a living hour wage (explored further below) and simple expenses.

Seaspray clients are:
  • Groups and communities devoiced and most harmed by our dominant global systems.
  • Non-profit groups, communities, and organisations committed to creating and nurturing community-led, stewardship-based systems and structures, whether local or regional, such as applying Eleanor Ostrom’s principles for managing organisations and communities as a Commons, Doughnut Economics, or community building and activism.
These groups, communities, and organisations will have to have fair and transparent finances so that we can best try to ensure that these donations and subscriptions are utilised as they should be.

An exchange based on the living wage
The donations and gifts to the Seaspray Collective will be allocated to clients in return for a living hourly wage (For example, in the UK, we look to The Living Wage Foundation to decide the hourly rate). At this time, the hourly living rate outside of London in the UK is 10.90 GBP per hour. So, if a client through Seaspray wanted 10 hours of consultation and facilitation, then my invoice to Seaspray would be 10 hours x 10.90 GBP = 109.00 GBP total.

Basic travel and accommodation costs, such as third-class train tickets, coach tickets, bus tickets, or (if necessary) flying coach, along with a simple food and drink allocation, will also be allocated.  We will try to minimise travel and accommodation but working in person in a group can make a really big difference compared to being on Zoom.

All money generated through donations and subscriptions will be made fully traceable: who benefits from it, the rate of the services offered, and the activities of the time allocated.

In summary, gifts and subscriptions via Seaspray will be utilised as follows:
Clients that cannot afford the services will get facilitation and consultant services at no direct cost to them.
- Our consultants and facilitators will receive the current living wage per hour, along with any necessary basic travel, food, and accommodation costs (invoiced to the Seaspray Open Collective account).
- Anyone can, at any time, see the accounts by going to Seaspray’s Open Collective page. Anna-Marie posts three-monthly updates here and on Anna-Marie's Substack about subscriptions and gifts raised and how they’ve been allocated to clients, as well as reflections and adjustments as we learn from this experiment.

Dive into the backstory of the Seaspray Collective and how it collects and distributes gifts and subscriptions here.

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