Thank You!

You Rock!

Every contribution makes a big difference. Thank you so much for helping SELC build strong communities, promote justice and sharing, and grow the movement for more just and resilient local economies.

If you ever have any questions about your contribution, please contact Chris Tittle at Thanks! 

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  • kathy gregg
    commented 2019-04-15 12:51:01 -0700
    As a lawyer, I particularly appreciate SELC’s pioneering efforts to support legal professionals who want to further the development of cooperative business models
  • Daniella Preisler
    commented 2019-04-02 13:59:58 -0700
    SELC work has impacted our worker cooperative so much by providing legal resources that we, as a small worker-cooperative formed by Latina women, can’t afford. Through legal cafes, free individual counseling, tools, and connections to legal resources, literacy, etc.

    Personally, SELC has guided my contribution to the Latina community helping them on providing legal and governance education for Latina entrepreneurs that are starting or trying to grow their own businesses.

    Literally, they have saved us from making huge mistakes that we would have made because of our ignorance around the laws and also because of the lack of legal resources for small businesses where their worker-owners are Spanish speakers.

    Thank you, thank you… YOU ROCK!
  • Vanessa Riles
    commented 2018-10-14 10:59:00 -0700
  • Tiffany Lacsado
    commented 2018-10-03 10:21:51 -0700
    We love having them as partners as we wayfind and steer our canoe against the rising tide.
  • katherine yates
    commented 2017-05-09 15:14:09 -0700
    As someone who is on the board of a recently formed CLT, I know first hand the limitations of that model. SELC’s commitment to moving beyond those limitations is inspiring, and we hope to find a path for our CLT which can one day integrate the SELC model into our CLT.
  • Steven Dorst
    commented 2017-05-09 09:21:13 -0700
    I’m especially interested in a cooperative ownership model for urban villages of 8-20 Tiny Homes on Wheels (THOWs). Residents own their THOWs outside of the cooperative framework – it’s theirs and they can take them with them if they need to move! Cooperative structure to apply to land, utilities, common area improvements, etc.

    I call THOWs in Villages “Inherently Affordable” housing, since (based on rough calculations), it should be possible to buy a lower end THOW (or build your own), financing the purchase/materials over 10-15 years, and pay any community fees/assesments while working a single, 40hr/week job at the 2021 minimum wage ($15/hr) while staying within the old “ideal” of not paying more than 30% of your gross pay for housing. All without the need for ANY subsidy from the government or non governmental philanthropy.
  • Andrea Iannone
    commented 2017-01-16 15:01:00 -0800
    I’m excited to know more about SELC since I am part of the West LA Democracy at Work Action Group, and we advocate for worker coops.
  • Kateri Gutiérrez
    commented 2017-01-12 11:27:45 -0800
    SELC was my first resource before our worker owned coffee pop up was even an idea. It is the jump start for inspiration and determination!
  • Renee Lloyd
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-06-16 11:40:20 -0700
    Thank You!
  • Renee Lloyd
    @rlloyd tweeted link to this page. 2015-06-16 11:40:15 -0700
  • Renee Lloyd
    commented 2015-06-16 11:39:06 -0700
    SELC is a critical lighthouse for lawyers to look to as they navigate to a more balanced, sustainable and human practice. I am so thankful for all of their work.
  • annie o'connor
    commented 2015-05-30 22:20:23 -0700
  • Elizabeth Comeaux
    commented 2015-05-30 09:35:00 -0700
    I love the SELC vision and the tools they provide for resilient communities, thanks for the practical hope and inspiration!
  • Farhad Farahmand
    commented 2015-05-29 15:23:27 -0700
    We just love SELC’s mission, and organizational structure! SELC’s vision of the future needs to happen!
  • Rick Sanborn
    commented 2015-05-29 13:05:18 -0700
    Just heard of you through the upcoming webinar: DIY Policy making for Resilient Communities. Will be happy to share after the online event/training June 1st. Grew up in California.
  • Shawn Berry
    commented 2015-05-29 07:16:20 -0700
    SELC is one of the most important organizations supporting our transformation to an economy that works for all life. I am ever grateful for their significant contributions!
  • Brewster Kahle
    commented 2015-05-29 02:21:33 -0700
    SELC are the go-to people to consult when trying to do a new sharing-oriented project. So needed. Thank you.
  • Karen Francis-McWhite
    commented 2015-05-28 19:17:52 -0700
    Learning about the SELC and finding Janelle’s book, Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy, reassured me that my interest in going to law school to support social enterprise and community-based/scaled/owned economies made sense.

    At my law school, I founded a Resilient Communities Law Society, which focused on exploring SELC’s work. I graduated in May and will be a B Corps Fellow next year. But I hope the Resilient Communities Law Society gains momentum at my alma mater and I look forward to developing a career inspired by SELC’s principles and precedent.
  • Evan Wiig
    commented 2015-05-28 17:00:14 -0700
    I look forward to collaborating with SELC to find and implement real-world solutions that will empower new, young and small-scale family farmers to make a living by growing food in more sustainable ways.
  • Gerry Robledo
    commented 2015-05-28 16:52:42 -0700
    Keep up the great and important work SELC!
  • Neal Gorenflo
    commented 2015-05-27 12:35:14 -0700
    As a partner of Shareable, they’ve helped me personally and us as an organization in too many ways to count. We love SELC for both who they are and what they do. They’re amazing.
  • Terrence Daniels
    commented 2015-05-27 12:33:04 -0700
    SELC is awesome in so many ways. SELC helps navigate the legal waters that many grassroots orgs need to comfortably innovate to solve the economic, environmental problems we’re have as a society. They give ‘people power’ a stronger voice, hand and heart in re-creating a more just economy on this beautiful planet. And for people just hearing about the sharing economy, they offer a doorway where they can learn about co-operatives, local currencies among other tools, so they get to join the party too!
  • Toby Grytafey
    commented 2015-05-24 11:09:12 -0700
    SELC gives me hope when our broken legal systems, political systems and economic systems make the future look bleak. There is a possible future of freedom, abundance and empowerment for all. The fact that the lawyers at SELC are helping us get there makes me proud to be a lawyer again.
  • Myrrhia Resneck
    commented 2015-05-20 09:23:29 -0700
    I appreciate SELC’s creativity in addressing how to improve our economies and our communities. Keep up the good work, friends!
  • Rebecca Newburn
    commented 2015-05-13 17:50:57 -0700
    SELC is amazing! They have been such an great support in keeping seed sharing legal. They are a brilliant and inspiring group of people doing so much incredible work in the world.
  • Miishe Addy
    commented 2015-02-19 09:04:57 -0800
    SELC is an incredible resource! There are a bunch of critical legal issues unique to community currencies — and that makes SELC’s expertise in this sector all the more valuable. Heartfelt thanks to the whole SELC team for providing such helpful advice!
  • Alan Webb
    commented 2015-02-15 17:03:23 -0800
    Thank you so much for your just-in-time advice and questions that helped us think through the non-profit incorporation process and governance models for supporting our decentralized learning community. It is so rare and fortunate to find skilled experts to provide legal advice who already understand the intricacies of movement building, grassroots organizations, and building a commons. We are so appreciative that you make this vital service available to us and to the new economy movement in general.
  • Victoria Miller
    commented 2015-01-21 08:53:18 -0800
    We love SELC. SELC has been very informative and helpful while we grow our small micro business with limited funds. We’ve never owned a business before and with SELC’s workshops and online information all our legal questions are answered which in turn helps to guide and focus our business plan in the right direction.
  • Nathan Pierce
    commented 2014-11-25 12:35:16 -0800
  • Omonigho Oiyemhonlan
    commented 2014-11-12 11:15:59 -0800
    I am thankful to be a part of your journey. I hope that you find or develop the solutions you are seeking.

    Onward and upward my friend :)

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