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Mutual aid continues to serve communities, but can be taxed by the government

Mutual aid continues to serve communities, but can be taxed by the government

By: Samantha Greyson, The Daily Texan Excerpt: Charlotte Tsui, staff attorney for the Sustainable Economies Law Center, said a mutual aid fund is the final recipient of the gift donation, but it can be characterized as a gift agent for tax purposes and act as a means to transfer gifts from... Continue Reading

Webinar Resources: Subchapter T & How Money Flows Through a Cooperative

Webinar Resources: Subchapter T & How Money Flows Through a Cooperative

On March 11th, 2021, our Director of Economic Democracy, Ricardo Nuñez, and SELC Staff Attorney, Gregory Jackson, provided an introduction to the powerful ways that worker cooperatives equitably distribute wealth and why it matters for your cooperative’s taxes! Below, you'll find the recording and follow up resources that we shared with... Continue Reading

Think Outside the Boss: Reflections of a newbie self-directed worker

Think Outside the Boss: Reflections of a newbie self-directed worker

I look in the mirror and nervously adjust my hair, trying not to look too rigid. Opening my laptop, I take a deep breath before clicking the Zoom link to my first General Circle Meeting at Sustainable Economies Law Center. I’m just a few weeks into my new job. I’m... Continue Reading

Black Future of the solidarity economy...and we’re hiring! (February Newsletter)

Black Future of the solidarity economy...and we’re hiring! (February Newsletter)

In the U.S., we celebrate Black History in February. Black history is vital to the ongoing project that is American democracy.  “We have helped the country live up to its founding ideals”, writes 1619 Project journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. We celebrate local legends like Dennis Terry, filmmaker and co-founder of Mandela Foods Cooperative... Continue Reading

Webinar Resources: Raising Cooperative Capital

Webinar Resources: Raising Cooperative Capital

On February 4th, 2021, our Director of Economic Democracy, Ricardo Nuñez, provided a brief orientation for worker cooperatives and their supporters to the considerations around raising cooperative capital in California. Below, you'll find the recording and follow up resources that we shared with attendees. Continue Reading

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