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News and Updates

Beloved Community Incubator has created an emergency COVID-19 fundraiser to support Dulce Hogar Cleaning Cooperative, Brighter Days Dog Walking Collective and Throneless Technology Cooperative. Please consider donating at the link below.

Go to Campaign Page

Online DC Co-op Stakeholders
Group Discussion

 

Join the first online iteration of open efforts to keep DC area cooperators connected, informed, and engaged.

Next Monday at 7PM

 
The COVID-19 pandemic introduces new common uncertainties and challenges to the cooperative movement.

At a time when cooperation and mutual aid are most needed and impactful, social distancing further isolates us from our communities and from continuing to work together in solidarity towards achieving our shared vision for cooperative economic and political systems change.

Many have been asking how we can continue coming together to build meaningful relationships and momentum - for this group and the greater cooperative movement.

Video conference and call-in details to follow



Meeting Agenda Outline

Kickoff:
Updates / Announcements

Brainstorm:
Call for Asks and Offers
Other local news
 
New cooperators also encouraged to join!

Funding Access and Opportunities

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Click below if you are interested in applying for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

Click Here to Learn More

INTERVIEW: David Hincapie, Economic Development Specialist, SBA

Everything Co-op Podcast and Radio Show with Host Vernon Oakes

In this episode, learn about loan eligibility requirements for cooperatives, non-profits, self-employee and gig-worker programs.

Visit Everything.Coop to Listen

Connect With A Co-op Developer

This Week

"CooperationWorks is committed to helping the co-op community survive and thrive through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Throughout this week, we'll have developers logging on to Zoom from across the country ready to connect with you to help your co-op figure out how to navigate your finances, federal resources available, resources from within the co-op community and more. These Office Hours will happen daily from 1-2pm PT/2-3pm MT/3-4pm CT/4-5pm ET until this Friday, April 17th. Developers on the call can also help you connect with a co-op developer in your state and/or sector to help you once you log off.

The Zoom link and the co-op developer(s) on the call will change daily, so be sure to check out our Facebook or Twitter for the info you need to day to connect!"

Nominations Still Open


Free crowdfunding campaign setup and digital services for DC area co-ops.

Priority given to Food and Worker-Owned co-ops based in DC Wards 7 & 8 in alignment with the DC Cooperative Stakeholder Group's mission.

All others still encouraged to apply as free technical assistance services and workshops will become available for other co-ops following the initial campaign.

Visit DCStakeholders.Coop to Apply

Other Newsletters

We support amplifying diverse sources of trusted and relevant news. Here are some other newsletters that may also offer you valuable information.
The Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) promotes self-help and mutual aid in community, economic, and social development through cooperative enterprise.
The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA-CLUSA) provides cross-sector support, advocacy and international development that helps co-ops thrive, ultimately building resilient communities, providing economic opportunities and strengthening cooperatives to build a more inclusive economy.

Engagement Opportunities

Below are immediate opportunities to help further connect local cooperators with common resources and information needed to thrive:
  • Newsletter: Content Collection and Curation
  • Social Media: Engagement and Outreach
  • Website: Developers, Designers, and User Experience Testers
We can currently only offer in-kind incentives but they include:
  • Team/community building opportunities
  • Acquiring technical training and/or a professional reference (if desired for your portfolio or resume), and
  • Reciprocity of web consulting services
If you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns you would like to share, please:
  • Reply to this email (mail@dcstakeholders.coop) or
  • Fill out the contact form on https://dcstakeholders.coop/contact
If desired, that message will be relayed to the full email list in the next newsletter as well.
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