I have been following Colony for years and I am a big fan! I see plenty of potential in the platform. Among other things for an initiative I am working on myself.
Together with two partners, I am creating a community of independent professionals. Experienced freelancers, mostly with a background in the financial services industry. The main purpose of our community, called Co-Operations, is to help each other find interesting assignments and jobs. That is, this is the objective for the first phase. Once we have a solid community, we want to use Co-Operations as a platform for doing business together.
Inspired by Colony, we want to implement a (simple) system of incentives to be able to reward members for actions that create added value for our collective. We want to introduce ‘Co-Op Coins’ that members can earn by, for example, finding new Co-Operators, creating publicity for Co-Operations or by finding jobs and assignments. This will be the tasks. We put 5% of the turnover that is generated via Co-Operations in a joint piggy bank. Every year we distribute the amount that we have saved among the members, based on the Co-Op Coins that they have earned. So next to building a reputation, our members will earn money by doing tasks.
In my opinion, Colony can be a perfect infrastructure to mobilize the collective power of our community. Do you agree? Do you have any ideas and tips that we could use to encourage behavior that makes our community stronger and to prevent unwanted side effects?