Co-op Development

Prospera identifies groups of women who are ready to create a cooperative business, and supports the founders from business idea to launch to sustainability. Throughout our three-year program, we invest heavily in the leadership development of the founders with comprehensive training, coaching, and technical assistance. With the support of our programs, women cultivate their leadership abilities, grow successful businesses, become skilled co-op developers, and transform their communities.

Prospera’s model of co-op development is rooted in deep partnerships with community-based organizations, industry experts, businesses, foundations, and of course, the founding worker-owners.