Member Driven Programming

In the spirit of cooperative leadership and learning, we are thrilled to offer Member-Driven Programming (MDP). 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
  • Research Projects
  • Collaborative learning  

Projects meet a need or desire for existing or future cooperatives. They 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.

Current Programs

  • Buy Better, Buy Co-op
  • Worker Owner Peer Gatherings

Past Programming has included Shared Benefits Research, Violence in the Workplace, Worker-Owner Peer Gatherings, Marketing Solutions for Coops, and Advanced Topics in Bookkeeping.


Applications are now closed. Applications will reopen late Spring.