Join the Compassionate Austin Co-op

New Story co-founder Mike Clawson presenting to Austin City Council about the Compassionate Austin Co-op and the New Story Festival.

The New Story Festival is hosting the launch of an innovative new initiative by Compassionate Austin to foster greater connection and collaboration among organizations in the greater Austin area that promote “3D” compassionate action (caring for Others, Self, and the Earth).

The Compassionate Austin Co-op is a self-identified collective of both individuals and organizations — non-profits, businesses, schools, libraries, faith communities, civic groups, social activists, etc. — committed to enacting the Austin City Council’s Compassionate Austin Resolution.

(See the current list of Co-op Members.)

Co-op Members receive both public recognition and material benefits!

There is NO COST to participate in the Co-op.


  1. Complete the online membership request form for organizations; OR fill out this form instead if you are a private individual wishing to join.

  2. Download and display your Co-op badge on your website and/or establishment.

  3. Participate in our regular Offers & Needs Markets. The first Market will be held Sunday, March 31, 5-6:30 PM at the New Story Festival.

Visit for more details or email with any questions.