Our mission is to start and grow cooperative enterprises. We achieve our mission by educating about cooperatives, providing guidance to new and existing cooperatives, and by helping co-ops access philanthropic resources in their communities through grant writing and charitable contributions. In each of the last four years, we have touched over 100 co-ops and a dozen startups in some meaningful way, and over $1.2 million in contributions and grant funding was secured for co-op projects in each of the last two fiscal years.
Some of our most important work is helping startup co-ops understand the co-op development pathway, customizing a plan for their individual project, and connecting them to additional resources. We give away at least eight hours of free time to each start-up. After that, we help them find other resources, or we charge them our lowest base rate of consulting at $85/hour.
For Give to the Max Day, our goal is to raise at least $3,400 to fund a minimum of 40 hours of free consultation time for start-up cooperatives.
Will you invest in startup success by “buying” a half hour ($42.50), an hour ($85) or more of time with startups?
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