Cooperative & Democratic Business Development
With generous funding through the City of Philadelphia, and in partnership with the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, we will be continuing our work supporting the development of a cooperative economy.
Beginning Fall 2018, and continuing into 2019, Wanderwell will be providing strategic consulting and developing a series of workshops in support of the cooperative movement.
Apply for Consulting
Early stage and growing cooperative businesses and organizations are invited to apply to receive customized 1:1 consulting support. Interested organizations will have the opportunity to apply to either a Fall or Winter cohort; support is fully funded, though spots are limited.
Autumn dates and deadlines:
Applications open September 6 (link will be posted here) and due September 24.
Consulting work will be scheduled October/November 2018.
Join our email list to receive notifications about upcoming deadlines and application.
Also in 2018/2019, we will be providing a free workshop series exploring fundamentals of cooperative business development.
Dates & details TBD.
What's a Co-op?
A cooperative is a private business organization that is owned and controlled by the people who use its products, supplies or services. Our work primarily supports worker-owned cooperative development.
Core cooperative principles:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Member Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training and Information
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
We grow the cooperative economy because we believe deeply in its power to build racial justice, wealth equity, and community control. If we want to build future economies that better support humans and communities, and contribute to ending systemic inequality, we need to build new models of ownership and earning.