Thank you for your interested in getting involved with Democracy at Work, a media producing non-profit that advocates for democratic workplaces. This is a very exciting time of growth and opportunity for us, and we are excited to know there are people interested in taking action.
Here are some ideas of how to participate with d@w:
Submit a written piece to our blog / be a copy editor. Our blog covers a range of topics. We suggest you write about what you know best. It should be a 10-15 minute read.
Join our volunteer Graphic Design Team. We welcome memes, infographics, short videos, etc. that are then shared on social media. Must be able to use Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar.
Join our volunteer Translation Team. Help us reach a wider audience by translating YouTube videos, printed materials, and more into other languages.
Pitch your podcast or video series to us. We are always looking for new voices and content to curate and support. Our most recent addition that began as a volunteer effort is the podcast Puerto Rico Forward.
Pitch your local tv/radio stations to carry Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff or other d@w media. You can use this Station Outreach form to help.
Connect us to worker co-ops that may like to advertise on Economic Update. Co-ops only!
Form a d@w Local Group in your city. Groups help spread knowledge and awareness of worker co-ops on a local level. This will require a larger level of responsibility and time commitment.
- Of course, if you have the means, please consider supporting our work financially. All funds are directed toward supporting current and developing projects.
Other! If you have any specialized skills, connections, or interests that you would like to make us aware of, please let us know.
Like any of these ideas? Fill out the short form below or write to Liz Phillips, our Public Engagement Manager, and let us know what you're interested in doing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If none of these ideas spark your interest, but you want to spread the idea of worker co-ops in your area, then we suggest you keep these 3 principles in mind:
- Educate others. Tell your friends! It's an old saying, but a good saying. This can be as small as casually talking about this with your family, or as large as creating a worker co-op committee inside another organization with which you are already affiliated.
- Find your allies. Look for co-op developers or incubators in your area. They might be looking for volunteers or can tell you about their current struggles and successes. Look for other activist groups with goals that co-ops can relate to. Is there a public banking movement in your city? Perhaps they could benefit from knowing that a public bank could favor local co-op development.
Promote your local co-ops. Find your local co-ops and help support them as best you can. Buy their goods/services and direct others to them.
Please note: We are not a co-op incubator or developer, thus we do not directly help in the creation of or conversions to co-ops. As a 501c3 we are restricted from lobbying for specific legislation; we can only advocate for general policies. If you are interested in these kinds of activities, but don't know where to go, let us know and we can suggest other organizations for you to contact.
Thank you for your interest in helping build an economic system that works for everyone!