Workers’ Cooperative & Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits

Martin Alvarado, Charity Schmidt

Madison Public Library, Madison Cooperative Development Corporation


The future of work is changing. Employees want more than a job. They want to be valued, have their opinions matter, and contribute to decision-making. In this session, you will learn how the worker cooperative and worker self-directed nonprofit models are helping nonprofits and social impact organizations change. Both are models for democratic workplaces that strengthen equitable relations and promote fuller participation and accountability.

List of Presenters

  •    Charity Schmidt, Cooperative Development Specialist, the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
  •    Martin Alvarado, Business and Technology Librarian, Madison Public Library

Workshop Length



Strategy, Systems, and Advocacy


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