Buy Nothing Project Private Groups
Building a Group with the
Buy Nothing Community
This is the agreement that explains how the you and the Buy Nothing Community will work together to support your Buy Nothing private group. Please read it carefully.

You are using the Buy Nothing Project's copyrighted documents and name, and we have a shared duty to protect and maintain the integrity of this Project.

We have built your group to ensure that you and your members have access to the most up-to-date materials that the Buy Nothing Project has to offer.

To run a worldwide movement, we need to assure all community members that they are being served by the most current, legally-compliant materials available. This protects community members and admins, alike.

Our Buy Nothing Community responsibilities to you as a Community Builder/Facebook Private Group Admin: 
  • Establish, uphold, and model Buy Nothing Project values and practices

  • Answer your questions about Buy Nothing Project values and practices in the Community Builders Forum

  • Upload Buy Nothing materials protected with copyright and trademark for your community’s use provided that your community remains in alignment with this agreement

  • Provide resources to empower you to build community and support your Buy Nothing group, shared in the Community Builders Forum and on the Buy Nothing Project platform and website

  • Set up a group for you and your community on Facebook

  • Upload foundational information

  • Share introductory posts & links to help start the Give, Ask, Gratitude cycle

  • Share Buy Nothing news, resources, and tips with your group on a periodic basis, to keep everyone in the Buy Nothing loop

  • Respect your leadership of the group we set up for you, by taking no action within the group other than our own very occasional informational posting of global Buy Nothing news and tips

  • We will not delete any posts or comments, nor will we reply to any Facebook private messages from your group members or otherwise take on any duties of local leadership

  • We will not monitor your group

  • The Buy Nothing Project will not step into group conversations, conflicts, issues, growth decisions, group membership, etc. The Buy Nothing Project will not respond to requests within the group via tagging, private message, comments, etc.

  • Buy Nothing Project private groups on Facebook are locally-led and locally-managed by local volunteer admins (you!); the Buy Nothing Project is present to allow continued use of our foundational resources and to provide occasional Buy Nothing updates

  • If any illegal activity occurs in the group, we reserve the right to pause all activity, to protect the admins, the members, and the Buy Nothing Project.

  • If you do not join the group within 2 weeks of our setting it up, this agreement becomes null and void and the group will become an archived Buy Nothing group
Your responsibilities as a Community Builder/Facebook Private Group Admin:

  • Accept full responsibility for your group and your leadership, with the knowledge that local admins (you!) are the only ones who make decisions for local private Buy Nothing groups

  • Understand, uphold, and model Buy Nothing Project values and practices

  • Accept our invite to become an admin of the Facebook group we set up for your community

  • Look to Facebook for help understanding their platform, functions, features, changes, updates, etc. Facebook has a dedicated support center that will help you understand how their Private Groups work, and only Facebook has the most up to date and helpful information about their platform. We cannot answer questions about Facebook functionality, features, etc

  • Process membership requests

  • Guide group as Community Builder/Admin

  • Respect the informational posts we share with your community by allowing them to stay in the main group feed

  • Manage and moderate all group issues

  • Monitor your group to ensure that your members understand and respect both Buy Nothing culture and the Terms of Service and rules specific to Facebook

  • Make all decisions regarding group growth, membership criteria, Local Variation rules, etc

  • Take action as necessary to uphold Buy Nothing Fine Print rules, best practices, and any of your own Local Variation rules, etc

  • Let us know if you need or want to step down as local admin

  • If you do not join the group within 2 weeks of our setting it up, this agreement becomes null and void and the group will become an archived Buy Nothing group
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