Thanks to everyone continuing to support our efforts to help further grow and connect the cooperative ecosystem in the DC area.

In this Newsletter

  • What You Missed At Our Last Meeting
  • Our First Meeting of the New Year
  • Upcoming Brief Legal Advice Clinic in DC??
  • Co-op Opportunities
  • Fundraising for DC Area Co-op Businesses & Projects
  • Call for Volunteers

What You Missed At Our Last Meeting


Attendee Announcements:

Christie Gardner: Community Grocery Co-op looking for folks to join/get involved in Ward 7/8. Visit their website at

Jim Schulman: Alliance for Regional Cooperation is looking to interview existing co-ops about their experiences. Please email him at

Delicious Democracy is doing a Delicious Happening (innovative gathering around food&fellowship, culture and politics) on January 14th.
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Our Next Monthly Meeting!

Wednesday, January 16th

Join us for our first community meeting of 2019 to help grow the local area co-op ecosystem. RSVP coming soon!

Free Brief Legal Advice Clinic?

Geoff Gilbert of our group is considering hosting a free brief advice legal clinic during late January or early February if you are:

  1. a worker-owner at a worker cooperative;
  2. a worker or member at a consumer coop; or
  3. aspiring to start a worker cooperative or a consumer cooperative,

If interested, please fill out or forward along this doodle poll

Opportunities for Co-ops

Funding/Startup Support

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Cohort

Are you a co-op entrepreneur seeking new knowledge, mentorship, and investment in 2020? Apply now to the 12-week accelerator program.

Deadline to
apply for the Spring is Jan 19th.

Job Opening (Remote)

Project Manager Freelance Cooperative Initiative

The goal of this initiative is similarly to support and organize artists and gig workers for better worker protections, legal protections, and increased collective bargaining power, in part through the power of a cooperatively owned platform providing similar services to SmartEU.


Thanks to the generous donations so far, we've raised $560 towards our $2,500 goal!

With your help, this group's web platform will host a public utility for local co-op efforts to design and run their own crowdfunding campaigns -

Similar to GoFundMe, KickStarter, and Patreon - but ZERO FEES and dedicated to development of co-ops in the DC region, especially to support under-resourced or under-represented entrepreneurs and businesses.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Call for Volunteers!

If you or someone you know has an interest in co-ops, the solidarity economy, community organizing (or would like more experience in these areas) and have 1-2 hours per week to spare, we could really use your help!

Needs include:

  • Online newsletter

  • Social media postings

  • General market research

Whether you're a digital expert or only use email to communicate, all are encouraged to apply!
Please reach out at if you are interested.
If you can't volunteer but want to help grow the network, connect with us on your platforms of choice:
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