Member Driven Programs: Call for Proposals

Do you have an idea for a workshop for NYC area worker cooperatives? Do you want to organize a workshop, shared learning or shared research for NYC worker cooperatives?  

In the spirit of cooperative leadership and learning, the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYCNoWC) is now accepting applications for our next session of Member-Driven Programming from August 2019 – June of 2020. Complimenting NYC NoWC year round programming, MDP is a dynamic programmatic space where worker-owners are invited to lead programs by way of envisioning, crafting, and organizing one of three types of programming to the wider coop community:

  • Workshops
  • Community Research Projects**
  • Collaborative Learning**  

We are aiming to have a total of $20,000 allocated to fund the total projects.* Proposals should meet a need or desire for existing or future cooperatives. Programs are selected by member coops at the yearly NYC NoWC Member Assembly. Selected organizers are compensated by NYC NoWC as subcontractors, and they are supported by NYC NoWC staff members in the implementation process across the following fiscal year. Past Programming has included Shared Benefits Research, Addressing Violence in the Workplace, Worker-Owner Peer Gatherings, Marketing Solutions for Coops, and Advanced Topics in Bookkeeping. 

We are hosting two online webinars where we will walk through the application process and take time to support and answer questions from prospective applicants. Please be sure to register to receive the webinar link and call information.

If you are unable to attend, please reach out to (English) or (Spanish) who can walk you through the process and requirements.

Applications are due June 5th. Please review the following important documents.



* = This amount is subject to change until we know our actual budget amount in June of 2019.  

**= All programs will need a gathering component.



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