September 19, 2014

Paletas: From México to the Bay

At Prospera, we carefully deliberated about what product to sell for our first food co-op. We thought about tamales, cookies, mole, and more. We went to farmers markets to see what others were selling, did market research, talked with food industry experts,...Continue reading »
September 10, 2014

Co-op Spotlight: Rainbow Grocery

Prospera is continually encouraged by all of the flourishing co-ops in a growing movement of economic justice and solidarity. Today we share an inspiring example of the ever-growing cooperative movement. Rainbow Grocery is not only a successful and well-liked...Continue reading »
September 4, 2014

Deepening Impact at Prospera

At Prospera, we're already looking forward to our 20th anniversary year in 2015 with a great deal of excitement. While we're proud of the impact we've had, and the many accomplishments of all the worker-owners in our network, we're also making changes to have...Continue reading »
August 26, 2014

What is a DPO?

A DPO ( Direct Public Offering ) is a way for a business to raise capital directly from its own customers, stakeholders, and community members. This is different from traditional offerings, which involve professional investors who often demand control over...Continue reading »
August 14, 2014

Co-ops Around the World: Cuba

Around the world, worker-owned co-ops are increasingly becoming recognized as a strategy to develop local economies, strengthen grassroots leadership and improve the lives of workers. In this series, we’ll take a closer look at the global co-op movement, and...Continue reading »