The REconomy Project published an article about the Canvas method recently. The Project aims to help build the capacity of Transition Initiatives, and other community organizations doing similar work, to grow a new kind of local economy. It’s aimed at people active in Transition, or similar.
Through their website, they hope to provide some inspiration, processes, knowledge and tools that will help a community as it undertakes this exciting adventure. This includes leadership and visioning, transforming existing businesses and starting new enterprises. Their golden rule is to not duplicate what’s already out there, so they have some links to other organisations that already offer help and information.
The community finance canvas helps you produce a financial plan to bring your design for a resilient community into being. This approach has been developed by a group within Transition Sweden, through a process of trial and error. The purpose of the canvas is to help you bring your design for a resilient community closer to a stage where you can start to produce a financial plan.