Teach-In Series: Cooperative Principle #5

Co-hosted by the City of Berkeley, this teach-in series aims to inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperation! In 2021, we're organizing a bunch of events with the guidance of the International Cooperative Alliance’s Cooperative Principles, specifically Principle 5: 

Principle #5 - Education, Training and Information

Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of cooperation.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

RSVP to one (or many!) of our upcoming events below:

  • Thursday, February 04, 2021 at 03:30 PM PST · 31 rsvps
    Zoom

    Teach-in: Worker Coops Topic TBD

    Hello amazing cooperators! We wanted to let you know that we’ll be hosting a teach-in based on feedback from the worker cooperative community in the Bay Area. We’ve sent a request for ideas to our friend in the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives community and will update this event page as soon as we hear what legal challenges they’d like to learn more about!

    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.

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST · 32 rsvps
    Zoom

    Teach-in: Subchapter T & How Money Flows Through a Cooperative

    Are you getting ready to do your taxes? In this teach-in our Director of Economic Democracy, Ricardo Nuñez, will provide an introduction to the powerful way that worker cooperatives equitably distribute wealth and why it matters for your cooperative’s taxes! He’ll cover:

    ✅ How does money flow through a cooperative business?
    ✅ What are some of the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
    ✅ What cooperative specific tax benefits exist and how can your cooperative take advantage of them? 

    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.

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