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Co-opLaw.Org: an e-resource library

Abstract: 
Co-OpLaw.Org is "A collaborative legal resource library created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (GC3)." The resource provides co-op information on: basics, finances & tax, governance & operations, legal tools, and state-by-state law. "A cooperative is an organization established for the purpose of purchasing and marketing the products of its members, i.e., shareholders, and/or procuring supplies for resale to the members, whose profits are distributed to the members (in the form of patronage dividends), not on the basis of the members’ equity investment in the cooperative, but in proportion to their patronage of it, i.e., the amount of business that each member transacts with it." The cooperative has a greater ability to realign its goals to meet the needs of its members, community, and environment.
Institution: 
Co-opLaw.Org
Year: 
2016
Input By: 
Daniel Kilcoyne
Affiliation: 
MIT
Industry Focus: 
Legal & Financial
Country: 
United States
Datatype(s): 
Collections
Policies
Organizations
Theory/Definition