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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives

Businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by multiple stakeholders. This can include workers, consumers, producers, and/or community members.

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July 4, 2022

Steps to Organizing a Cooperative

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Margaret Bau of USDA Rural Development makes a presentation on the steps to start a cooperative.

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June 27, 2022

Unions and Co-ops: Gem City Market

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A look at a multi-stakeholder cooperative with a worker-owner member class and bylaws that state neutrality toward union formation.

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May 16, 2022

Online Education with John Hayes of MyCoolClass

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In this episode of All Things Co-op, Cinar, Larry and Kevin talk with John Hayes of MyCoolClass about the rise of educational platforms and online learning. My Cool Class aims to give power back to the teachers as they navigate the online teaching world and show how cooperative principles can shake up the space.

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February 3, 2022

Scaling Co-operatives Through a Multi-Stakeholder Network

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This case study analyses a multi-stakeholder network of single-stakeholder co-ops that emerged in the Colorado solar energy industry that could be a replicable model for scaling co-operative businesses despite challenges of capital access.

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December 23, 2021

The Old Salt Co-op

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An interview with Cole Mannix of Old Salt Co-op, in Helmsville, Montana.

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December 16, 2021

A New Exit Strategy for Successful Start-Ups

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What if rather than selling out, successful businesses became community assets that put ownership and governance in the hands of workers and even consumers? Could a startup become a means of building community wealth, economic justice, and accountability over our technology?

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November 22, 2021

Community Owned Real Estate

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Ebony Gustave interviews East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Executive Director Noni Sessions for the Cooperative Journal podcast.

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September 27, 2021

Fairmondo: Cooperatively Owned Online Marketplace

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Fairmondo is an online-marketplace owned by its local users currently based in Germany. It is an ethical alternative aiming to compete against Amazon’s extractive model.

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July 8, 2021

Feeding the Soul of DisCOs

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DisCOs are a possible and plausible catalyst for slipping out of today’s decaying economy, and creating true ecology within the economic framework.

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October 21, 2019

Central Co-op: A Tale of Two Cities

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Central Co-op in Seattle converted to a solidarity (multi-stakeholder) model that includes a new membership class for staff.