February 2023 Newsletter
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Hi friend!

We're already deep into the 2023 work plan!

First order of business today: a survey to define "handmade" -- or at least, what kinds of artisans and products we want on our co-op marketplace. 

In this edition, we're sharing some important developments, including the results of the last poll, Marketplace Priorities, and more. 

Support the co-op: Volunteer. Donate. Spread the word.

Yours in cooperation, 

- The Organizing Team at Artisans Cooperative

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Take the "Handmade" Survey!

Launched today, our new poll will help define "handmade" and develop our marketplace policies.
(Don't like surveys? We have an interview option instead!)

Take the Poll (10-15 min) >>>
Read More About the Poll >>>

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Watch 1/26 Open House on YouTube

Did you miss our first Open House?

No worries! You can now watch the recording on YouTube.

Watch Open House >>>

Donations Needed for Incorporation

You might call it a "chicken-or-egg" scenario, nyuk nyuk. We need just enough money to pay for a lawyer/incorporation, so that we can raise money through new memberships.

Please consider an early donation to help us pay for the lawyer and formally incorporate.

Donate on Kofi >>>
Donate on Paypal >>>
Shop the Mutual Aid Fundraiser >>>

Marketplace Poll Results

We published the results of our last poll, the Marketplace Priorities Poll, on January 31. The results have given our Tech Team clear marching orders, are achievable, and common-sense.

Read the Results >>>

Educational Content 

Our blog writers have been busy writing informative content. 
Read the latest:


Join the Free Marketing Campaign
It's free: we're promoting your products and stores throughout the year to bring you customers. Submit your products and submit your shops for inclusion in gift guides, artisan profiles, social media posts, and SEO backlinks all year-round.

Buy Handmade Campaign >>>

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 use Discord to engage in real-time chat with members. This month...
  • Organizer Thera reorganized the server for easier use and navigation
  • We posted a few new tasks that need helpers in the #help-the-coop channel, including a temporary bookkeeper and a media tracker
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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