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Remaking the Economy:

Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits in Practice

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

What does worker self-management in nonprofits look like—and can it work in practice? In this webinar conversation, a coproduction of NPQ and the Sustainable Economies Law Center, we look at nonprofits that have implemented worker self-management and analyze both the successes and challenges inherent in sharing management authority across the entire staff.

In this webinar, we ask people who have participated in worker self-directed nonprofits to share their experiences. Our expert panelists are:

Among the many questions the webinar will explore are the following:

  • What is a worker self-directed nonprofit?
  • What are the benefits and challenges of a worker governance structure in a nonprofit context?
  • How do worker self-directed nonprofits help nonprofits advance economic justice?
  • What design decisions need to be made to make a worker self-directed nonprofit effective? How are course corrections made if the system runs into problems?
  • How does having a worker self-directed nonprofit affect personnel evaluation and worker access to company information?
  • How does having a worker self-directed nonprofit affect careers ladders and compensation levels?
  • How does a worker self-directed nonprofit interact with the Board?
  • What can other nonprofits learn from worker self-directed nonprofits’ experiences?

Whether you’re a social movement activist, nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

Register to learn how nonprofits and movement activists are advancing strategies to address the economic and social inequalities of our time!

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ economic justice senior editor Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development.

You can send your questions to to have them answered during the web event.


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