CooperationWorks! (CW) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The foundation of CW is built on the participation of its members.
There are two classes of membership in CW: Individual and Organizational. All members are encouraged to participate on a committee to help carry out the work of CooperationWorks! A description of each membership class and link to the membership applications are below.
Individual Member: Any natural person who engages in cooperative development; services cooperative development centers as an accountant or lawyer, or supports cooperative development practitioners in any other way is eligible. Each Individual Member has full member privileges. Individual Member dues are $350. For a membership applicant who has participated in two or more weeklong CW professional development training sessions, you are offered a special $100 rate the first year of membership.
You can find an Individual Membership application here.
Organizational Member: A center for cooperative development or other legal entity that engages in cooperative development or supports cooperative development practitioners are eligible. Every employee, board member and consultant of the Institutional Member is eligible for membership and must state in writing. Over the next three years, we will be phasing in a new membership dues structure, moving from a flat $3000 to a tiered system linked to budget, to better serve members.
New Organizational Members receive a 25% discount for their first year.
You can find an Institutional Membership application here.
CooperationWorks! members agree to adhere to the Madison Principles in their capacity as cooperative developers.