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Vision Planning for the Community-Minded

Collective Agency Downtown
511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 1108
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

Access Notes

We're on the 11th floor, come on up. Non-members park bikes outside the building. Paid car parking is connected to the building, and a SmartPark is two blocks away near Target. Located on SW 10th and Washington, between Target and Powell's, on the big block of food carts. We're on the Streetcar line, a block from the Red and Blue MAX lines, and a 5-minute walk from the Green, Yellow, Orange lines.

Press "200" on the keypad outside to be buzzed into the building. Once inside, Collective Agency is upstairs. There is limited bike parking indoors.



Whether a website, open source project, discussion group, visual art, nonprofit startup, or any kind of work, the main focus of the people who show up will be for the benefit of a group or groups of people (the "community"). We’ll have fun and develop a vision planning community of our own.

Do you not yet have a vision statement written out, or would you like to tweak or revise the one you have? Do you say things like, "I'm hoping someone will want to contribute to my project, it is for the public good after all?" Then this workshop is for you.

Third Mondays: October 17th, 7-9pm. Mark Grimes (NedSpace), Cheri Anderson (executive coach for Nike, startups, and small business owners), Cat Poole (social services and e-textiles), will be here, and last time included Russ Finkelstein (formerly Idealist Portland). Many others, from UX consultants to sculptors, will be here. Come mentor and be mentored here! Free of charge.

The main questions about your vision: What are your underlying motives? What phrasing describes the reason why you’re doing this?

If related questions come up organically, we’ll explore. These questions of vision are where groups like “Collective Agency” began.

In 2 hours we will meet-and-greet (go around and say what we’re working on and what we’d like to happen with it), have a brief overview, then invest most of the time in one-on-one coaching in 15 minute sessions.

Please RSVP. Plancast is best, so people can see you're coming. Email [email protected] or tweet @alexlinsker with any questions.