Buy Nothing Group Descriptions

This page holds descriptions that work to describe Buy Nothing Project Groups on social media platforms so that people can read about what happens in a Buy Nothing group before they join it.

Anyone using this document must license it from us which is easy to do using the form at the bottom of this webpage. This document is licensed as a gift to the world for non-commercial use and adaptation, with attribution, to support the international Buy Nothing gift economy movement. Full attribution must be included in any version of this document, including any derivative versions created, per the legally binding Creative Commons License.

There are 2 descriptions available here, one for Buy Nothing groups that are open to new members and one for Buy Nothing groups that are “capped” or currently at capacity and not open to new members. Please select the one that works for your online Buy Nothing group then insert your group’s name and information wherever there is BOLD TEXT.

Buy Nothing Project Group Description for groups Open to New Members:

To join us, click “Join Group” and answer the three membership questions. Contact local volunteer admin localADMINname with any questions about membership in this Buy Nothing community group.     

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share creatively. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/BuyNothingProject/       

We offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share in this Buy Nothing community group. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Abide by the Community Agreement. Keep it legal.    

Buy Nothing GROUPname is for neighbors in GROUPneighborhoods, STATEabbreviation/province. *    

If you live here, we’d love to have you join us so you can give where you live! This is what builds community. In this group there is no buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only, hyper-local gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.  

By joining this group, you agree to abide by our Mission and Rules. https://buynothingproject.org/the-fine-print-2/

Want to join the Buy Nothing Project worldwide network? Download the BuyNothing app here: https://www.buynothingapp.com/

Looking for a Buy Nothing group near you?  Visit our Join Buy Nothing page for a list of Buy Nothing local gift economies around the world: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/  

Have questions about how your group is run or need clarification about specific rules? Please read our Member Resources page, http://www.buynothingproject.org/member-resources/

Learn more about the Buy Nothing Project at http://buynothingproject.org/

This work was created by Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller on behalf of the Buy Nothing Project. This work, http://www.buynothingproject.org/buy-nothing-group-description/ is licensed under a Creative Commons License – Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en

Please add one of these options to the end of the description whichever is appropriate:

  • Our group uses the Global Standard Buy Nothing Project rule set, no rules have been changed

-or-

  • Our group is a Local Variation of the Buy Nothing Project (some rules have been changed or added by this group’s leaders/admins)

Note regarding Local Variation Buy Nothing groups: The copyright license that grants you use of this work allows you to create a “Derivative Work” provided you follow the rules of the license. One of the rules is that you must retain the original attribution section, complete with names and link to the Buy Nothing Project. Another of the rules is that you must make your changes clear, give yourself attribution, and make it clear that the original creators may not endorse your changes (they’re your changes, and you get to take full credit for them). The section below will help you meet your legal obligations when it comes to Derivative Works of the original. Replace the bold text with your own information and include this in the version you share with your Buy Nothing group. 

In compliance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, this Buy Nothing Project group is a Local Variation group and has a non-standard BNProject rule/policy set. The following rule(s) are different from those listed above on the Buy Nothing Project website, were changed by local admin(s) (list names of local admins here) and are not endorsed by the Buy Nothing Project: 

*List Your New or Amended Rules Here*


**********

Buy Nothing Project Group Description for “Capped” Groups Not Currently Open to New Members:

Buy Nothing [insert group name] is not currently accepting new members because the membership has reached full capacity. If you’d like to join the Buy Nothing Project worldwide movement immediately, you can download our free app www.buynothingapp.com 

Add this paragraph if it applies: A new group for this same area has been opened and they would love to have you join them at [insert group name and URL here]

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share creatively. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/BuyNothingProject/       

We offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share in this Buy Nothing community group. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Abide by the Community Agreement. Keep it legal.    

Buy Nothing GROUPname is for neighbors in GROUPneighborhoods, STATEabbreviation/province. *    

At this time, our Buy Nothing group has reached maximum capacity. If you live here, we’d love to have you join us when membership is open again. We hope you’ll consider joining or starting a sibling group, or connect with your neighbors via the free BuyNothing app, so more people in our community can join the Buy Nothing movement and give where they live – This is what builds community. In this group there is no buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only, hyper-local gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.   

By joining this group, you agree to abide by our Mission and Rules. https://buynothingproject.org/the-fine-print-2/

Want to join the Buy Nothing Project worldwide network? Download the BuyNothing app here: https://www.buynothingapp.com/

Looking for a Buy Nothing group near you? Visit our Find A Group page for a list of Buy Nothing local gift economies around the world: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/   

Have questions about how your group is run or need clarification about specific rules? Please read our Member Resources page: https://buynothingproject.org/member-resources/

Learn more about the Buy Nothing Project at http://buynothingproject.org/

This work was created by Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller on behalf of the Buy Nothing Project. This work, http://www.buynothingproject.org/buy-nothing-group-description/ is licensed under a Creative Commons License – Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/deed.en

Please add one of these options to the end of the description whichever is appropriate:

  • Our group uses the Global Standard Buy Nothing Project rule set, no rules have been changed

-or-

  • Our group is a Local Variation of the Buy Nothing Project (some rules have been changed or added by this group’s leaders/admins)

END COPYING
Note regarding Local Variation Buy Nothing Groups: The copyright license that grants you use of this work allows you to create a “Derivative Work”provided that you follow the rules of the license. One of the rules is that you must retain the original attribution section, complete with names and link to the Buy Nothing Project. Another of the rules is that you must make your changes clear, give yourself attribution, and make it clear that the original creators may not endorse your changes (they’re your changes, and you get to take full credit for them). The section below will help you meet your legal obligations when it comes to Derivative Works of the original. Replace the bold text with your own information and include this in the version you share with your Buy Nothing group. 

BEGIN COPYING:

In compliance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, this Buy Nothing Project group is a Local Variation group and has a non-standard BNProject rule/policy set. The following rule(s) are different from those listed above on the Buy Nothing Project website, were changed by local admin(s) (list names of local admins here) and are not endorsed by the Buy Nothing Project: 

*List Your New or Amended Rules Here. If you don’t have space for all of your modifications, direct your group members to a pinned post or other document with your group’s special rules*

*************

Would you like a free copy of the Buy Nothing Group Description for your Buy Nothing group on social media? We’d love to send you one – Complete the form below and we’ll send you a secure link to a downloadable PDF with the Buy Nothing Project Starter Pack that has the Buy Nothing Group Descriptions, the 10 Rules and a set-up roadmap to guide you through the process to bring the Buy Nothing Project to your community:

Buy Nothing Project Starter Pack

Request Your Free Downloadable Copy

Loading...

*Note:  The email link sends a download PDF to your device.  In the download PDF you will see instructions and have a copy and paste rendition. Please look for the PDF called “Buy-Nothing-Project-Starter-Pack-12-July-21.pdf” where your computer or mobile stores files. If you can’t seem to find the download on your computer, laptop, or phone after you’ve clicked on the link in the email you receive from us, please Google “Where do downloads go on my (insert device you’re using).” On some computers, for example, there’s a “downloads” folder.

************

Most recent edit of this page: 26 July, 2021, Copyright Liesl Clark & Rebecca Rockefeller, the Buy Nothing Project