VAWC’s vision relies on all co-operatives working together, participating in the spirit of the 6th Co-operative Principle – Co-operation Among Co-operatives – to build a co-operative economy for all. We rely on our local, regional and national co-operative organizations to inform our role in larger contexts in and across co-op sectors.

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Organizational Affiliates

Boston Tech Collective – a tech support worker co-operative serving personal and commercial business – Boston, MA

Erbin Crowell – Executive Director, Neighboring Food Co-op Association; Board Member, National Co-operative Business Association; Board Member, Valley Co-operative Business Association

Bob Gardner – CPA and former worker/member CommonWealth Printing

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund, or LEAF – providing financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures

Neighboring Food Co-op Association – Also a secondary co-operative and collaborator in Valley Co-op Business Association, UMASS Co-operative Enterprise Collaborative, and many more activities – Buckland, MA

Philippe Rigollaud – independent manufacturer

PV Squared – a worker co-operative photovoltaic installer

River Valley Co-op – a full service, community owned food co-operative where everyone is welcome – Northampton, MA

Organizational Associates and Partners

Organizational Associates and Partners are individuals, businesses or organizations who contribute to our activities in support of our Mission and Vision.

Collaborating Organizations

We are proud to work with the following co-ops and support organizations in our work, advertising, education and more to meet our common goals:

Co-operative Fund of New England – Investor

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy

Franklin Community Co-op – Advertiser

Grassroots Economic Organizing

River Valley Co-op – Member, Advertiser

Shared Capital Co-op – Member, Investor

UMass Co-operative Enterprise Collaborative – Cofounder

United States Federation of Worker Co-operatives – Federation Partner

Valley Co-operative Business Association – Founding Member and Board Member