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    Organizational Information

    Please enter public information for your organization.

    Organization Name

    Organization Type

    Other Type

    How do you contribute to the movement for a cooperative economy?

    Street Address #1
    Street Address #2
    Zip/Postal Code
    Email (a general, public contact)

    Are you a cooperative?
    Do you own a .coop domain?
    .coop Domain Name
    Who are your organization’s owners? (Ctrl/Cmd for multiple selections)

    Other Type

    Liaison Information

    For organizations, please give the name and contact information for a person to contact with DCC information and business.


    Board Readiness

    The Board of Directors is elected by the co-op’s members. Serving on the board is a good way to make sure the voice of a community is heard clearly. Please let us know if you or someone from your organization is…

    Dues Calculator

    Membership dues are calculated as a percentage of a year’s expense budget. What counts as an expense budget, you ask? We leave that up to your judgment. Some large organizations have chosen to limit this number to the department or grant relevant to Data Commons Co-op activities.


    The sliding-scale dues formula is as follows:

    • Start with you operating expenses for the last year (“expense budget”).
    • Calculate 0.1% of this number.
    • We suggest a minimum for your currency (US$100).
    • Request a waiver, if needed.

    Projected Dues

    Your first year’s annual dues includes the purchase of one membership share at a book value of US$1.

    Are the dues outside your budget? You can request a partial or full waiver and just name what you can pay. Your application is reviewed without consideration of dues, and we look for funds as needed. Other members have chipped in extra to fund low/no-budget grassroots organizations.

    Request waiver

    Hey, can you afford to pitch in to support low/no-budget grassroots organizations that could do with joining the co-op but can’t make the dues?

    We can support waivers for others (US$)
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    The liaison(s), on behalf of the applying organization, agrees to abide fully by the Data Commons Cooperative articles of incorporation, bylaws, and rules and regulations, including the data-sharing privileges and limitations defined in each data contributor’s data license.

    If the application is accepted, membership will take effect when approved by the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The membership fee will be due on September 1st of each year. The fee will be pro-rated appropriately the first year.

    Do you agree to these terms?