Approve ChangeLab's application to join CoTech
We've had an application to join from https://www.changelab.io/
I believe they meet the criteria for membership and should be admitted on the basis that:
they clearly state that they are a worker co-op on their website
they have confirmed in writing to me that they support and abide by the seven co-op principles
they work in the tech sector designing and building campaign tools for progressive organisations
They have not formally incorporated the co-operative principles into their company articles, but I've sent them the example from uk.coop and they are looking at how to incorporate them. I believe they would benefit from the support of the network in this area.
They are not against joining the fund, but want to understand more about the network before committing
Poll Created Mon 25 Jan 2021 2:40PM
Approve ChangeLab's application to join CoTech Closed Mon 1 Feb 2021 2:02PM
ChangeLab are the newest members of CoTech. Hoorah. I'll mention that it's contingent on them cementing their status as a worker co-op and that we'd expect to see some of the content from the CUK model articles incorporated into their company in the next 12 months, and would be happy to advise on how to do that.
They appear to be a UK-based worker co-op in the tech sector and are therefore eligible for membership.
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Chris Lowis (Go Free Range)
Mon 25 Jan 2021 2:40PM
Would be great to meet ChangeLab and find out more. Go Free Range joined CoTech before we had converted our articles to a co-op company limited by shares. We've had no problems since that conversion. We're happy to share our experiences with ChangeLab if it helps.