Introduction to Cooperatives workshop
September 19, 2013, 6-8 pm
Hosted by: MataHari: Eye of the Day
1 Milk St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
This workshop will give an introduction to starting and running a cooperative business. Worker-owned cooperatives are owned and controlled by their members and are a way of providing employment for their members and needed services for the larger community. After this workshop you will understand the difference between worker, consumer, and producer cooperatives, and learn about new hybrid models of co-op businesses. You will have a sense of the history and global reach of cooperative businesses, the logistics of how they operate internally, and the steps needed to get one started.
Co-sponsored by the Worker Owned and Run Cooperative Network (worcn.org) and the Boston Center for Community Ownership (bcco.coop).
Please comment on this post to let us know if you plan on attending!
2 thoughts on “Tonight: Co-op 101 at MataHari”
It looks like this was just posted today. I would have loved to be there but I couldn’t find information earlier and am booked this evening. Am I not looking in the right place or are workshops on a specific date each month? If you could let me know when there will be another workshop, I would definitely like to be there. Thanks.
Hi Kate, you’re right, we have not been doing a good job letting people know about the meetings. We’re currently setting up an events committee so that we can run a tighter ship in this area in the future. Generally we do the Peer Resource Group on the second Thursday of the month and Co-op 101 on the 3rd Thursday. We should soon also have an official calendar up on our website with all the upcoming dates. So sorry for the short notice and thanks for the feedback. I hope you can make it to a future event!