2019 Cooperative Leadership Institute with Wanderwell

By Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (other events)

2 Dates Through Jun 11, 2019

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Workshop 1:

Business Finance for Anti-Capitalists 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:00-8:30 pm at Spaces 

  • Is there a middle ground between being a broke idealist and being a morally bankrupt success? In this workshop we will explore money myths, personal money stories, and cover the basics of business finance, the tools you need, and why profit matters for every type of business. 
  • You will learn the practicals of profit & loss sheets, the different expense levers in your business, and how to think about building a successful and profitable business in alignment with your values. 

This workshop is for existing values-based businesses and cooperatives that already have revenue and are actively selling products or services. Not for those at idea stage, freelancers, or those that believe that success means squeezing every last drop of profit out of your business for pure personal gain. 

Workshop 2:

Financial Practices for Co-ops & Collectives: Getting on the same page about money 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:00-8:30 pm at Spaces 


  • For cooperatives and collectives that feel stymied about how to get a whole bunch of humans on the same page about money. One challenge of start up cooperatives is getting all worker-owners up to speed on business financial concepts and the basic literacies needed to understand money in a cooperative. This workshop will cover basic concepts and practices for getting everyone on the same page. 
  • We’ll cover:
    • Key practices and metrics for all worker-owned cooperatives to use
    • Value and decision making frameworks around money
    • How to approach compensation, especially for different kinds of work
    • Basic projections: how to create them and how to track them for collective financial goal setting and growth. 
  • Participants will leave with tools and practices to implement. 

This workshop is for existing democratic businesses and cooperatives that already have revenue and are actively selling products or services. Not for idea-stage co-ops or traditional solo-owner or partnership-structured businesses.


Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Childcare will be made available - please register your child(ren) using this form, or email us at [email protected]

Note on accessibility: PACA is committed to providing accessible programs, events, and services.  Please contact us at [email protected] regarding  accommodations - and we’ll do our best to assist.

At Spaces: There is a temporary entrance on Chestnut street, next to BLICK arts. There are no steps, but two doors to enter. Cross through the open retail space to the elevators. We will be meeting on the third floor. There is a ramp to our meeting space, or 2 steps. 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before we begin so we can meet needs and get started on time.