October 2022 Newsletter
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October Newsletter

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Hi friend!

We've been nurturing the dream of a artisan-led cooperative marketplace since July, but we chose National Co-Op Month (that's right, October!) to officially launch.

The Artisans Cooperative has already made substantial progress towards our year-end goals. We already have our initial goal of 100+ members, and raised 54% of our initial fundraising goal! Our initial consultation with the US Federation of Worker Co-ops is scheduled for November.

Our priority is to support artisans businesses while growing our cooperative and developing the marketplace.

Our work is just beginning. Read on for the latest news and keep spreading the word. 

- The Organizing Team at Artisans Cooperative

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Holiday Campaign

We're promoting artisan businesses and handmade gifts this holiday season! Submit products for free marketing in blog, email, and social media gift guides, profiles, and more. Details on our blog:

Free Holiday Promotions >>>

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Win-Win Fundraiser

Items needed for a unique "mutual promotion" fundraiser: respect the cost of time and materials, raise funds and awareness for the co-op, and promote artisan businesses. Details on our blog:

Items Needed >>>

Clubhouse Chat 11/3

Join us on Discord in the #meeting channel for a live group chat on November 2nd at 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern. (If you're new to Discord, help is available! Email us for assistance.) 

Join the Discord >>>

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Volunteers Needed 

Cooperatives are democratic businesses that can compete in this hard world because of one special advantage: people power. In the cooperative spirit of self-reliance, we need you to join the organizing team to lift the cooperative off the ground. 

Volunteers Needed >>>

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Educational Content 

Our blog writers have been busy writing informative content to help our members learn more about cooperatives.
Read the latest posts:

7 Common Co-op Myths >>>

Unions vs Guilds vs Co-ops: What's the Difference? >>>

Visit Our Website

On Discord...

We use Discord to engage in real-time chat with members.
In the #grassroots channel this week, members started a flyer campaign. Details are getting formalized and will be announced soon.
This photo shows our flyer at People's Food Co-op in Portland, Oregon.
Join our Discord to get a head start! 

“Creating a worker co-op is not just creating a business;
it is creating a community.” 

– In Good Company: The Guide To Cooperative Employee Ownership
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