March 2023 Newsletter

Hi friend!

We've got a lot of big ideas to share with you this month, putting us right on track with our 2023 work plan

Presenting... our ownership model, handmade definition results, and marketplace tech plan in tomorrow's Open House. Join us! 

Yours in cooperation, 

- The Organizing Team at Artisans Cooperative

Invitation to Co-op Open House for Artisans Cooperative Handmade Marketplace

Tomorrow! Join the Open House

This is an important one! We'll present our proposed ownership model, marketplace plan, poll results, and handmade policy and get your feedback. 

RSVP Here >>>

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Handmade Survey Results

The survey results are both common-sense and revelatory. Guidance from our community helps us decide what products to include in our marketplace. 

Read Survey Results >>>

Marketplace Tech

Presenting our Marketplace Technology Plan! We share the details in a blog post, and a high-level summary in a Google Slideshow. 

Read the Report >>>
Watch the Slideshow >>>
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Ownership Model

Presenting our hybrid democratic ownership model! This explains: Who are the owners? Who are the non-owner stakeholders? What are the benefits, rights, and responsibilities of each? 

Learn More >>>

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Artisan Blog Feature

Free promotions from the co-op! Our volunteer blog writers are starting a series of artisan profiles for our blog. Each focus on one shop or artist. Take the interview to get yours started. 

Get Featured on Our Blog >>>

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Educational Content 

Our blog writers have been busy writing great content. 

Read the latest:

Spread the Word

Why'd the chicken cross the road? To tell their neighbor about the co-op! Use our grassroots tools and ideas to spread the word with your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors: digital business cardsflyers and more! 

Grassroots Tools >>>

Visit Our Website

On Discord...

We hit 200 users on our Discord this month! 

On #artisan-chat, we've been talking about the Silicon Valley Bank freeze on Etsy seller payouts, and comparing yarn carrying bags. 

Our weekly #progress-report by Lizzy keeps everyone up-to-date. 

Get behind-the-scenes with us as we go through the exciting process of developing a cooperative behind-the-scenes.

You're invited to the Discord server >>>

Our priorities are to 1) grow our cooperative and 2) develop the marketplace while 3) supporting your artisan businesses.

Email us anytime or join our Discord to ask in chat rooms.  

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