Membership Criteria

Voting Members

These are entitled to participate in the governance of Collective Diaspora

A. Black Cooperatives – Jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprises whose membership and leadership are majority people of African descent as identified by the cooperatives themselves.

B. Black-led organizations providing support to cooperatives – Organizations whose leadership (board of directors & executive staff – or full membership in the case of collectives) are majority people of African descent as identified by the organizations themselves.

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Affiliates are non-voting members able to benefit from the services of, and contribute to, Collective Diaspora. Affiliates consist of the following

A. Individuals of African descent who provide technical assistance to cooperatives or seek to support them in other capacities. Collective Diaspora will support their growth and development in service to the needs of Black cooperatives and Black-led cooperative support organizations