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Rebecca Dunn: Cooperative Fund of New England—CFNE—was started in 1975 with money from the Haymarket People’s Fund and money George Pillsbury gathered from friends and family, about $25,000. Those funds seeded CFNE, and the first borrower was Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op in Vermont.

ESOPs and employee-owned cooperatives share many similarities as well as differences, and each model can provide a distinct set of features for a business and their employees. Some businesses have found that each model has not been “enough”, and have taken parts of each  to create something new – the “ESOP-operative”.

Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building.

Saturday, February 23, 2019; 10 AM - 5 PM

Arcata Playhouse, Arcata California

[Editor's note: GEO member Cadwell Turnbull has written before about the need to incorporate cooperatives and collective action into fiction and drama. in this short story, recently published in The Verge, Cadwell does just that.]

We're offering 50% off our books on the struggle for Black Liberation for Black History Month. Get a free Ebook (where available) and free shipping on orders over $25 inside the US.

The second international conference “Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons” will be a meeting point for researchers, activists, public officials and social entrepreneurs involved in social and solidarity economy, governance of the commons and new social movements in different parts of the world.

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