New Member Orientation Templates

New members need basic training in how to own and operate their business cooperatively, but many workplaces don't have a standard curriculum or time to invent one from scratch.  DAWI has created a set of templates to lay the groundwork for orienting new members.  These templates can be used as-is for a general orientation, adapted by workplaces and developers to meet specific needs, or tailored by DAWI upon request.   The topics are

    Designing Effective Systems of Evaluation and Accountability in Worker Cooperatives

    Alision Booth Gribas, Stacey Cordeiro

     This handbook walks worker owners and cooperative developers through the process of laying the groundwork for, creating, and implementing systems of accountability and evaluation in small to medium sized worker cooperatives.

    Editable versions of the toolkit's appendices can be found here.

    Employee-Ownership Briefing Paper 7.2

    Ownership Associates, Inc.
    One key rationale for the creation of ESOP law in 1974 was to share wealth with the workers who helped create wealth. Today, many companies use the wealth sharing aspect of their ESOPs as an effective retention and recruitment tool. But just how effective a means of distributing wealth are ESOPs? Two studies, one conducted in Washington State and one in Massachusetts, have looked at the wealth consequences of ESOPs.


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