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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits

What do you get when you cross a worker cooperative with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit? A worker self-directed nonprofit!

As the movement for economic and workplace democracy continues to grow, we've turned our sights on the most common organizational form within the social change field - 501(c)(3) nonprofits. We've put a fair bit of thought into our own organizational structure and culture, and now we are working to provide resources, advice, research, and an informal peer network to support worker self-direction in nonprofits everywhere. So what's a worker self-directed nonprofit? We are defining this as a nonprofit organization in which all workers have the power to influence the programs in which they work, the conditions of their workplace, their own career paths, and the direction of the organization as a whole.

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