Common GoodSignup

Open a Personal Account

Opening a Common Good Account takes 10-15 minutes and is very much like opening an online bank account, plus a couple extra steps for security and democracy. After this page we will guide you through several short steps.

If you need help, please ask (our contact information is at the bottom of every page).

Your full name, properly capitalized, as you would like it to appear on your Common Good card.
Postal code for your physical location
Where did you hear about Common Good? (name of company or person, web address, publication name, radio station name, or whatever)

Common Good Agreement

Please actually read this, so you know what you're agreeing to.

  1. Who. I make this agreement with all Common Good Members and Member Organizations everywhere — especially with Members and Member Organizations in my Common Good Community.
  2. Community control. I understand we can use the Common Good System, as a democratic community, to reclaim control of our local economy for the common good. I am willing to participate with other Members to do that, and to support other communities to do the same.
  3. Investing together. I understand whenever I put money in my Common Good account by buying Common Good credit, there is more money in the Dollar Pool, so my community has more money to invest while I use my credit for purchases.
  4. Backing together. I understand my Common Good credit is backed 100% or more — partly by money in the Dollar Pool and partly by Members and Member Organizations.
  5. Accepting payments. I will accept Common Good credit as payment, without limit or surcharge.
  6. Account Balance. If I spend more than the balance in my Common Good account, resulting in a negative balance, I will bring my balance up to zero or more within 30 days.
  7. Disputes. When there is a dispute, I will follow the Common Good Dispute Resolution Process and will honor its outcome.
  8. Changes. I understand I will have the opportunity to participate in any decision to change this Agreement, and if I use my account after changes have been approved, that means I agree to those changes.