About us

Campfire Co-op exists to fulfil our purpose, nourish our members, the communities we are a part of, and the planet. We stand for our collective and evolutionary purpose to be Guides for a new future.

 

We are all deeply committed to our foundations of the Art of Hosting (participatory leadership), Groundwork (powerful collaboration) and self-organisation, and the principles, practices and values that are embedded in these ways of working.

 

We operate from a living systems worldview - with an assumption that we as humans, and groups of humans together, are complex adaptive systems, and can thrive in the right conditions. We also subscribe to using appropriate responses to different challenges.

Our approach

Our approach is based on what we know to deliver meaningful results. This includes: nurturing relationships; responding to powerful and clear invitation; modelling our own practices; generously building capacity wherever we go; taking a whole systems view; paying attention to harvest and feedback loops; using curious ways to engage, and preparing well so we can adapt to change mid course.

 

Success looks like this for us:
  • Our work is having a long term impact

  • We are walking our talk

  • We are learning and growing, and so are you

  • Our network and living system is strong

  • We are shining a light on different ways of working

  • We have good economy, so we can practice generosity

  • We, and the planet are better off through our work

  • Others are champions of our work, and sometimes we rock the boat

 

We honour all of our teachers and mentors, stewards and fellow practitioners also doing this work in Australia and around the world, in so many contexts. Lighting beacons. 

 

We acknowledge that much of the patterns and practices our work comes from the natural world, the wisdom traditions and Indigenous knowledge. We are committed to remembering these ways of being, and honouring our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders for holding this wisdom and passing it through many generations.

Meet the team

We are all skilled or emerging practitioners in the Art of Hosting, Groundwork and self-organising systems. We each bring diverse perspectives, capacities and experience to the Co-op and to our work.

Daryl
Daryl Cook
Moze (Michelle)
Moze (Michelle) Crozier
Nick
Nick Takavadii
Jane
Jane O'Brien
Pam
Pam Burley
Mel
Mel Geltch
Jen
Jen Barrkman

Join us

We've co-created an organisation for meaningful cooperative work that nourishes everyone. We all want to love our work, to contribute, participate, have freedom, agency and accountability. As well as the deep relationships, participation, learning and fun that comes from real collaboration.

 

We’re a self organising Cooperative based in Australia. We have a light structure of membership (co-owners of the organisation), supporters (we’re trying each other out), mates (non-active and like minded champions), allies (organisations and groups we love) and a wisdom council of elders in our practices. 


If you feel anywhere between curious about working in a different way, right through to ‘sign me up now - I’m in!’, reach out for a conversation. We would love to hear from you.

 

In practice

Here are some stories of us working in these ways.

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We proudly acknowledge First Nations people and their continuous care of and connection
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