COMMUNITY NOT COMPETITION INITIATIVE PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT - GROUPS, FESTIVALS, COVENS, GROVES, ETC.
Participation in the Community not competition Initiative is free to all organizations, groups, and covens. It's mission is to build a network between all participants, work together to strengthen a peaceful Pagan community as a whole while showing support for all aspects of the community. All Participants believe that feedback from the community is of utmost importance and believe that the community as a whole should work together. Participants are group leaders or organizations who commit to
Working with all other groups and organizations within the community in a peaceful manner
Utilize the Pagan Events Calendar hosted by Florida Pagan Alliance and use it to check before scheduling events to avoid conflict whenever possible
Will be considerate of other events and make every reasonable attempt not to double book to force the community to choose between like events (ie: Festival vs Festival in same area; 2 rituals in the same area). Same area defined as 50 mile radius, with the exception of large festivals, which is expanded to 100 mile radius
We understand this is not always possible but a good faith effort must be made
In the event dates may overlap, communication between the conflicting organizations is suggested and notification to Florida Pagan Alliance appreciated to avoid further conflict or speculation.
Keep open lines of communication with all other community group leaders or utilize Florida Pagan Alliance to bridge any gaps in communication.
Hold open discussion panels for feedback from the community.
Panel Discussions may be requested by any organization or group leader/representative appointed and approved to act on behalf of that organization or group that has been added to the Participants of the Community not Competition Initiative
Panels are only made up of approved Participants in the Community not Competition Initiative
Panel discussion submissions must be sent to Florida Pagan Alliance both in advance to notify and afterwards with summary, including date, time and location, feedback obtained, number in attendance, etc.
All members of the community and all group/organizations must be permitted to attend
Once event is posted, all other members of the Initiative shall assist in spreading the word about the discussion panel event.
Description must include that this is a Community not Competition Initiative Open Discussion Panel with link to www.communitynotcompetition.org for more information on the initiative
There must be no charge for admission to the Panel Discussions
If being held during a festival event, the event must clearly state that festival admission is required along with the statement that other open events are held throughout the area, as well as the option to use the anonymous online form available at http://www.flapaganalliance.org/cnc-community-feedback.html
Within 72 hours of the event, Participating host shall provide a list of organizations, business, and groups that were represented, an estimation of headcount in attendance from the community (excluding panel leadership), and a description of various concerns, ideas, suggestions, etc that were discussed/brought up to Florida Pagan Alliance via the contact form submission.
Participating host should also include short paragraph or two about the success and productivity of the event. Photos are also welcome to be used in the updates on communitynotcompetition.org
Updated list of concerns, suggestions, ideas, and status of the discussion panel will be listed on website along with any other information provided by host Participant.
Understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy of all persons in attendance of all events and will ensure their personal information is never shared without permission
No group, member, organization or business shall be excluded from attendance of any Discussion Forum unless all members of the Initiative have determined that attendance is detrimental to the health, safety or well-being of those in attendance.
In the event an organization has deemed that an individual is detrimental to the wellbeing of the community as a whole and bans someone from their events, the organization is asked to share this ban with the Florida Pagan Alliance.
This is not required, and may be shared only to FPA or requested to be shared to all members of the Initiative
Information required is the name of the individual and a very short reason as to why (ie: Suspected inappropriate behavior, harassment, etc).
Each organization makes their own rules on reasons for banning the individual and owns legal responsibility for such decisions and is never required to provide any details.
If shared with the Initiative as a whole, the Florida Pagan Alliance will notify all members of the Initiative of the name of the individual and a brief reason for why (ie: Inappropriate behavior, harassment, etc) without any further details.
Should there be a legal issue which disqualifies the person from attendance, such as restraining orders, legal determination that person is detrimental to the wellbeing of someone in attendance (ie: Sex offender), etc. then that legal order shall supercede any input from Participating group representatives.
At no point will this ban be publicized and all handling of attendance will be done in a private manner.
There must be no charge for admission to the Panel Discussion
At no point shall any group, individual, idea, concern, or suggestion be ridiculed, or insulted. Such behavior by anyone in attendance shall be discouraged by those running the discussion panel. All communications are relevant and to be treated equally.
All participants shall cross-promote events and activities of others within the Initiative
No Group, Organization, Event, or Business shall be openly spoken about in a negative manner of any kind by Participant leadership
All Participating group leaders/representatives shall ensure compliance to all of the requirements on behavior and shall work together at all times to the best of their ability.
All participants BOD or council members (leaders) must ensure not to start, encourage, participate in or condone Gossip and/or Drama.
BOD/Council Members/Leaders of each group shall also discourage same behavior from its members
Organization agrees to address internally and put a stop to it to the best of their ability.
Participants shall display banner with link to www.communitynotcompetition.org on their websites and/or social media (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/communitynotcompetition)
Participants shall make it known to their members and the public of the option to utilize www.communitynotcompetition.org to submit concerns in an anonymous form that they may not be comfortable directly relaying to the group.
All feedback from submissions will be shared with all Participants unless it is event/group/festival specific.
If specific, FPA will share only with the group involved
Concern will be taken seriously and handled to the best of the Participating group’s ability
Anonymity will be honored at all costs
Participants agree never to cause any backlash, embarrassment, ridicule or special treatment towards any individual that speaks up on a concern, whether public, private or anonymous.
Participants understand that the Community not competition Initiative is a registered program under Florida Pagan Alliance, Inc's non-profit mission and a measurable program under its 501c3 performance.
Participants may not create any merchandise utilizing the Community not Competition Initiative, its likeness, logo or any misleading depiction thereof.
All Community not Competition merchandise must be obtained through Florida Pagan Alliance, Inc.
Merchandise may be purchased at a discount and re-sold at the same retail rate sold to the public by FPA
Florida Pagan Alliance, Inc reserves all rights associated with the Community not competition Initiative Program. Failure to adhere to it's mission and purpose is grounds for removal from the program.
Requirements for Supporting Businesses
Community not competition Initiative
Want to become a Participant on behalf of your group or organization? CLICK HERE
Knowing there was so much more we could do for the community as a whole, recognizing that we all have similar missions and visions for the future of the community, and acknowledging that we are much stronger together, the initiative knew there was much more to do! Some organizations and groups within the community that were supporters have moved on to become Participants in the Initiative, and agree to attend, host and communicate with the one another in order to strengthen the community as a whole.