As a small worker-owned cooperative business, we generate income solely from what individuals and organizations pay for our bookkeeping, consulting, and training services.
Our standard rates enable us to offer high quality services, take care of ourselves and our communities, and offer free and low-cost services to people most directly targeted by oppression and colonization.
Solidarity rates are reserved for groups focused on collective liberation and solidarity economy work that are owned and governed by people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2+, working class, and poor people without access to institutional funding.
Organizations that meet at least one of the listed criteria in each of the three sections below can request a solidarity rate in their intake form and the coop will assess our current capacity to meet the request.
Majority owned and/or governed by people who are:
- people of color
- people with disabilities
- working class
- Do not have access to institutional funding (e.g. grants)
- Annual budget of less than $1 million
- Focus on solidarity economy work
- Focus on collective liberation work; including but not limited to:
- practice values of equity, solidarity, and cooperation
- community-based: leaders/members are a part of the communities in which they work
- work to defend people from the harms of systems of oppression
- work to transform oppressive systems
Solidarity Assessments for Black-led Groups
Pay-what-you-can, sliding scale offering of our Initial Assessment service for Black-led groups ($0-380).
Whether you’ve had a sudden influx of donations or an abrupt drop in income, if you’re wondering, ‘where are we?’ and want to get a handle on your current resources in order to make decisions with intention right now, this is for you.
How it works: You send us the financial information you’re working with (e.g. bank statements, budgets, spreadsheets, accounting software). We’ll review the materials and have a 1 hour virtual meeting to overview your situation and dig into your questions. Afterwards, we’ll send a deliverable that outlines some recommendations that you can use as a guide for next moves. Fill out our contact form with a note that you’re requesting a solidarity assessment.