Looking to Be a Future Project?
What Type Of Projects/Ideas/Business Do You Usually Support?
Cooperation Richmond Supports Cooperative Businesses Who Operate Or Plan To operate in Richmond, CA.
How Can We Become a Project Of Cooperation Richmond?
Easy All You Have To Do Is Fill Out An Intake Form and Have A Interview With A Project Manager To See If You're Aligned With Our Mission Then We Can Take You On. The not So Easy Part Is Further Developing Your Business Structure Until It Is Able To Manage On Its Own Which Will Take Time, Commitment And Patience.
Do You Only Work In Richmond?
Yes, Cooperation Richmond Is Dedicated To Build Up Cooperatives In Richmond Ca First and Foremost.
Do you only work with Richmond natives? Or can I be from Richmond?
Yes, Currently, Cooperation Richmond Is a Richmond First Organization Who Prioritizes The People Of This Community First Who Have Been Financially Targeted And Whose Economic Holding Has Been Extracted.
Do You Only Support Coops?
Yes, But We Also Offer Resources and Can Help Direct You To Other Services And Organizations That Suit Your Individual Needs Only In The Context Of Office Hours Which You Can Sign Up For Free.
How do I get funding?
How Much Money Can I Get?
It Depends on How much Funds you Need To Become Profitable, And You, Your Project Manager Along With The Process and Governing Body Of The Organization Will Help You Determine That Then Work With You To Get You The Funds That Needed While Offering The Back End And Technical Support That Makes Sure You Feel Ready To Take Your Cooperative To The Next Level.
What Does Non-Extractive Lending Mean?
Non-Extractive Lending Means Unlike The Traditional Way On Lending Our Sole Purpose isn't to Make A Profit off Of You, Our Sole Purpose Is To Support Businesses And Groups Of People Who Have Been Traditionally Excluded From the Lending Process and Denied Access To Capital.
How Long Does It Normally Take Till A Project Is Funded?
It Really Depends On Where Your Cooperative Currently Is And How Far Along Are You On Creating The Right Documents To Support The Request You Have. Typically It Can Be Anywhere From 6 Months to 1 Year.
How Can I Get More Involved?
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Can You Take On One Person or A Sole Proprietor As A Project?
Do You Have Any Support You Can Offer To Non Cooperative Businesses?
I Have A Business And I Want To Make It Into A Cooperative, Can You Help?
What Is A Coop?
A Coop Is A Business That Shares Its Ownership Between 2 or More People but In Some Rare Occasions 2 Members Can Be Considered A Cooperative as Well.