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!

  • One free Sunday pass to the New Story Festival so Co-op members can attend the Offers & Needs Market that afternoon OR a 20% discount on a full weekend pass.

  • Invitation to regular Offers & Needs Markets throughout the year, a simple, innovative way to help compassionate organizations help one another!

  • Recognition on the Compassionate Austin website and at the New Story Festival.

  • Discounted rates on exhibitor space at the New Story Festival (also includes one free weekend pass).

  • Discounted rates on the Compassionate Integrity Training group workshops.

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. A Market will be held at the New Story Festival on Sunday, September 27, 2020, from 2:30-4pm. Other Markets throughout the year will also be announced to Co-op Members as they are scheduled.

Visit for more details or email with any questions.