The Cooperative Professionals Guild is a national member-led organization dedicated to the professional development and education of legal and accounting professionals serving cooperatives.
The Cooperative Professionals Guild was a fiscally sponsored project of the Sustainable Economies Law Center from 2019 through 2022. The Law Center is pleased to have supported the Guild’s organizational growth and development and congratulates the Guild on becoming an independent nonprofit organization at the end of 2022. The Guild is now a member-managed organization that invites all members to actively participate in governance and programming initiatives. We encourage all attorneys and accountants interested in supporting cooperatives to join the Guild. Find out more about the Guild at its association website where you can also register for events and apply for membership.
The Guild especially desires to support professionals from Black, Indigenous, and historically marginalized groups who specialize in helping communities to build a non-exploitative and regenerative U.S. economic system.
The Guild aspires to a world where cooperatives contribute to shared prosperity among all peoples - particularly marginalized communities - consistent with their economic needs, social and cultural values, and geographic realities, unhampered by oppression. A world in which people, land, and water are respected and cared for.
The Guild produces a highly regarded monthly webinar series for CLE credit and plans to expand its programming for accountants beginning in 2023. The Guild also produces an annual conference, a members listserv and directory, an association website and other educational and networking opportunities.
Find out more about the Guild at its association website where you can also register for events and apply for membership. The Guild also plans to offer additional resources at its legacy website professionals.coop.