Teach-in: Raising Cooperative Capital

Raising Cooperative Capital teach-in!

How can cooperatives raise capital that aligns with their values and do it legally? When worker cooperatives are trying to raise capital for their cooperative, they can get in a lot of trouble when they come up against a little thing called "securities law." Also, many worker cooperatives find it difficult raising capital that aligns with their cooperative values, one of which is member control of the cooperative (and not outside investors!). In this teach-in our Director of Economic Democracy, Ricardo Nuñez, will orient worker cooperatives and their supporters to the considerations around raising cooperative capital in California. He'll cover 

  • What laws do you have to understand before raising money for your cooperative?
  • What is a security and why should you care?
  • What are alternative ways of funding the growth and operations of your cooperative?
  • What are a few principles for more democratic capital? 
  • How have actual worker coops raised cooperative capital? 

We’ll also be joined by a Kieron Slaughter, Chief Community Development Officer at the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development, to share how Berkeley businesses can access the Berkeley Revolving Loan Fund, particularly in light of the coop-friendly amendments that went into effect in 2020 and the influx of CARES-funded no/low-interest loans (so exciting!).

We’d like to thank the City of Berkeley for sponsoring this event and making more resources available to grow the cooperative economy in Berkeley!

If you are an entrepreneur, a business owner thinking about succession planning or transitioning to an employee owned company, or a worker coop with worker-members or candidates looking to skill up (Principle 5!), this training is for you!

ASL interpretation will be provided.

WHEN
February 04, 2021 at 3:30pm - 5pm PST
WHERE
Zoom
CONTACT
Ricardo Nuñez ·
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Cheryl Markham Hiya Swanhuyser Deandra Cadet Marcus Henderson Trang Trinh Matt Feinstein Kenneth Martel Mack Hilll Kelsey Baker Ashton Hamm Katt Ortiz-Manalo Aubry Rosalie Reyes Jason Prado Scott Collier Laura Mui Ranil Abeysekera walter hudson Amy Johnson Sydney Ji Paula Intravaia john tuvo Madeleine Van Engel Laura Smoot Heather Holt Aaron Davis Ian Caliendo Ashley Ortiz Tracy Stewart Gathering Roots Wellness Kate Barut Richard Beauchamp Christopher Danch crow cianciola Kelly Lockwood Melissa Bingham Julian Wong Gordon Chaffin Kate Taylor Tia Taruc-Myers

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