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Official Announcements

Line graph showing our fundraising plan with time on the horizontal axis and money on the vertical. Includes a combination of donations, grants, member investments, and lending before sales revenue - with title block

Our Funding Plan

We’ve built the tools we need to develop a cooperatively-owned handmade marketplace. In this post, we’ll discuss how we’re going to pay for it all with our 5-stage fundraising plan. 

Image of adorable illustrated chickens and a title that reads "Open House, March 2023 on Zoom"

March Open House Summary

This March, we hosted our second Open House and it went wonderfully! We presented our Marketplace Tech Plan, our Handmade Policy, our Ownership Model, and what our next steps for the co-op are.

Hand dyed combed top in dusky rose and slate blue by Sycamore Fibers

Our Handmade Policy

[UPDATED] With a careful checks-and-balances system of accessible onboarding, consistent labeling, incentivized peer verification, and swift action on community reporting. we believe our draft Handmade Policy will stop bad actors and encourage authentic artisans.

Artisans Cooperative Ownership Model Governance Model Explained in One Table Link to Google Doc

Our Ownership Model

In this post, we’re presenting our ownership and governance model and explain how it was developed.

Screenshot of slide show / pitch deck title page in the Artisans Cooperative brand colors: Marketplace Technology Research and Proposal

Our Marketplace Tech Plan

In this post, we explain the details of our approach to the marketplace technology, summarize our research, present our plan to use Hosted E-commerce / Shopify, and our next steps going forward.

Word graphic of Brook the Artisans Cooperative chicken logo on top of a desktop with reports and computer with words Our First Annual Report

Our First Annual Report

Our first annual report is our chance to show potential members how we intend to do business. Although we’ve only been in existence a few months, this is a first glimpse into what it’s like to be a member-owner of a cooperative business.