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A project-based digital services platform cooperative, providing digital services and developing interoperable business utilities around member and customer needs.

As a co-op venture, CrowdWork’s mission is to bridge the digital divide by increasing the purchasing power, back office capacity, and digital presence of gig workers, small businesses, and community groups — particularly those under-represented — in an online and offline cooperative environment.

The powerful enemy of local community building is labeling, it's anybody who wants to say first about people, 'This is their deficit, problem or need'. The central truth of community work is to ignore people's deficits and focus on and mobilize their capacities."

John McKnight
Asset-Based Community Development Institute

Turnkey Digital Solutions

Platform as a Service

Services

We help our customers tell their stories and connect them with their audiences.

Highly qualified local DC area talent provide digital services and strategies that fulfill  business development and marketing needs of customers.

New Custom Websites
Monthly Website Maintenance
Social Media Marketing
Custom Web Apps
Personalized Content Management Platforms
Personal and Group Trainings
Photography and Video Production

Its all about the company you keep...

What is a co-op?

A cooperative is a voluntary contractual organization of persons having a mutual ownership interest in providing themselves needed services.

It is usually organized as a legal entity to accomplish an economic objective through joint participation of its members.

In a cooperative, the investment of time and money risks, benefits gained or losses incurred are shared equitably by its members in proportion to their use of the cooperative services.

A cooperative is democratically controlled by its members on the basis of their status as member-users and not as investors in the capital structure of the cooperatives.”

(Savage & Volkin)
http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/pdf/cir1sec7.pdf

The word “crowd” implies capacity. In the current majority economy, this usually comes at the expense of equity (ownership) being sold to passive shareholders eventually over the interests of their own. This often leads businesses to make decisions that are best for their shareholders, but not necessarily for themselves.

So what’s missing? Collective Operation

Invest for an equity share for all members. Investment shares are

What cooperatives often lack is capacity, limiting the ability to further scale growth. Collective action is more than a buzz phrase, it is where trust and productivity interoperate.

Members are in the Washington, DC area

A finder’s fee (or referral comission) is paid out for every successful customer or member referred to the co-op.

Multiple Ways to Earn Income

  • Write a Proposal
  • Manage a Project from End-to-End
  • Provide Specialized Digital Services
  • Provide Technical Assistance or Advising

Contributions to the co-op are equitably rewarded for the value they provide.

Every member within our extended network is incentivized to engage with others in their own ways, and exchange value as they choose.

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Pay Per Engagement (PPE) Model
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Why a Co-op?

As a cooperative organization, CrowdWork better ensures that trust, equity, ownership, and the public interest are at the core of the platform.

We support local resiliency by reducing the need for external dependencies and intermediaries for the services we need most.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor, partner, member, or just want to learn more? We'd love to hear from you.

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Democratic Ownership

Following cooperative principles:
1. Voluntary and Open Membership
2. Democratic Member Control
3. Member Economic Participation
4. Autonomy and Independence
5. Education, Training and Information
6. Co-operation among Co-operatives
7. Concern for Community A self-organizing system cannot be taken by an external actor.

Support the Local Community

Hire local talent, or work for local small businesses, startups, freelancers, and other entrepreneurs. There is enough work to go around.

Ethical Data

Transparency — Privacy — Security — Openness

Creative Commons

A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.

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