MCDC News

Worker Co-op Education Series – Last Session Today!

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The final session in our series of educational events about worker cooperatives, in partnership with the Madison Public Library, is today (Tuesday 6/18). The online session will be held from 6:30-8:00pm. For more details, and to register for the Zoom link, visit https://madpl.org/coop. Our last topic is Co-op Financing. A crucial question for every start-up… Read More »Worker Co-op Education Series – Last Session Today!

Worker Co-op Education Series starts in June – Join us and Share!

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We are hosting a series of educational events about worker cooperatives in June, in partnership with the Madison Public Library.All events will be on Tuesdays, with an in-person option from 12:00pm-1:30pm at the Central Library (201 W Mifflin St) and an online option from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  These sessions are free and open to anyone. If you… Read More »Worker Co-op Education Series starts in June – Join us and Share!

Worker Co-op Education Series starts in June – Join us and Share!

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We are hosting a series of educational events about worker cooperatives in June, in partnership with the Madison Public Library.All events will be on Tuesdays, with an in-person option from 12:00pm-1:30pm at the Central Library (201 W Mifflin St) and an online option from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  These sessions are free and open to anyone. If you… Read More »Worker Co-op Education Series starts in June – Join us and Share!

New Worker Co-op Class

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One of our community partners, Madison Workers Cooperative (MadWorC), is offering a new four-week class, “What is a worker cooperative and why would you start one?” through Madison College’s Professional and Continuing Education Program. MadWorC is a network of worker cooperatives that has been working for the last few years to develop more education about… Read More »New Worker Co-op Class

Year End Summary – and Happy New Year

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Here is our year-end roundup for 2023, our sixth year of operation.  In 2023: We’re looking forward to continuing to support worker cooperative development in 2024. As always, be in touch with your cooperative ideas and plans. Wishing everyone a happy new year, MCDC Highlights in photo form:

Education Sessions Follow-up

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Thanks to everyone who attended our recent Co-op 101, Co-op 201, and Co-op Financing events. In addition to sharing information about worker cooperatives, we had deep conversations about specific aspects of cooperatives, and participants had great questions about the worker cooperative model and their ideas for worker cooperatives.  One attendee is a current business owner… Read More »Education Sessions Follow-up

El Chisme Cooperative Launch

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El Chisme is a local food truck that has converted into a worker cooperative. To celebrate, they are having a launch party on Wednesday, October 25th, from 3pm-6pm at the Madison Labor Temple (1602 South Park Street). This event is also a fundraiser for their new truck.  El Chisme’s cooperative conversion has been supported by… Read More »El Chisme Cooperative Launch

Upcoming Co-op Education Sessions

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Our next Co-ops 101 and Co-ops 201 dates are announced, and we are offering a new Co-op Financing session, too. These free sessions are open to anyone in the community interested in learning more about worker cooperatives. There are in-person and virtual sessions. Co-ops 101: Learn about this values-based model where workers share in the… Read More »Upcoming Co-op Education Sessions

October is Co-op Month

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In the US, October is celebrated as Co-op Month. For 2023, the theme is “Owning Our Identity” which is a chance for us to reflect on what makes cooperatives unique, and promote that our businesses are cooperative, sharing with our clients and customers what cooperative ownership means in practice. At the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition… Read More »October is Co-op Month

MCDC presents at ACE Institute in Puerto Rico

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Wondering how we’ve been spending our summer? In addition to holding several Co-op 101 sessions and our first ever Co-ops 201 session, in August, we attended the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE)’s annual Institute. This year, the conference was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which has an incredible cooperative infrastructure and a variety of… Read More »MCDC presents at ACE Institute in Puerto Rico