You can define yourself as a group coordinator at the time you create a group.
Ideally you would discuss the following as a group when you invite and add other members:
- If others in your immediate household have an icmatch profile, you can list their display names in the Relationships category of the group profile, using the last item “Other ICmatch members in my household.” Also invite them to your group so they show up there.
- It will help to define your financial and/or work contribution model. You can use the Resources & Contribution section of the profile as a guide for describing your group’s decision.
- Try to agree on one or two governance styles. Want to know which is the most successful for intentional communities? Geoph Kozeny lived in six communities over 15 years then visited 300 to interview members and ex-members about what works. His response about what governance works: “Whatever the members wholeheartedly believe in” (Fellowship for Intentional Communities, 2014, p. 3).
- If there is a group type, in the Community Type section of the profile, which matches your intended IC, you may consider subscribing to a paid membership to get your member profile posted on a page about your group type. Your group profile won’t show up on the IC Types pages, but if others find you there and contact you, you can refer them to your group description.
- Notice that you can assign and re-assign group members to a few roles: coordinator (usually the group creator), householder, landholder, co-founder, vetted member, and investigating member.
Reference: Fellowship for Intentional Communities. (2014). In community, intentionally. In Best of Communities: I. Intentional Community Overview and Starting a Community. Foundation for Intentional Community.