Co-opoly and Communities of Faith

Co-opoly brings neighbors and nonprofits together to empower communities of faith! We’ve heard from people at several faith-based organizations who are excited about Co-opoly and how it furthers their work for justice. Last week, the UUSC: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee brought the game to their General Assembly to encourage religious educators to put Co-opoly to[…]

Credit Unions Love Co-opoly

We are feeling the love from credit unions lately—and the feeling is mutual! We’re working with our local UMassFive Credit Union on a Co-opoly game playing event in the fall at UMass Amherst. We want to introduce college students to cooperatives and help show them the value of using a credit union instead of a[…]

Teach Your Children Well

On May 23, Truthout profiled Co-opoly!Our very own Brian Van Slyke sat down with Truthout’s Mark Karlin for an interview about Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives. We are excited and proud to be featured in such an excellent publication, and it is a great opportunity for us to spread the word about TESA, Co-opoly, and[…]

Got Curriculum?

TESA is excited to announce that we’ve launched a series of new educational resources. On a regular basis, we will be releasing new free educational materials that you can use in schools, universities, activist spaces, co-ops, and nonprofits. Our materials will center on a different topic every four to six weeks, leading up to the[…]

Support our Friends at CoFED

Our friends and colleagues at CoFED need your help.  CoFED, or the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, is in the final push of a major fundraising campaign.  They have 5 days left to raise the remaining $4,744 of their $20,000 goal; and if they reach their goal, the 11th Hour Project will match their fundraising efforts[…]

The Many Sides of Co-opoly

Recently, we’ve gotten several great notes of support for Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, and we wanted to share a couple that people emailed us after receiving and playing the game. We so appreciate hearing from people—whether through emails, tweets, or Facebook messages. Responses like these inspire us to keep working as hard as we[…]

New Clients, New Products, and Great Reviews!

Rethinking Schools We’re only into the second month of the year and things are already off to a great—and busy—start. First, we’re excited to welcome two new worker owners to TESA: David Morgan and Taliesin Nyala, who completed their apprenticeships in December and became full worker owners in January. (Educational tidbit: Want to know more[…]

Co-opoly Holiday Deal!

For the next five days, we will be offering two awesome deals on Co-opoly. If you were thinking of buying the game, this is definitely the time to do it! From Wednesday, 12/12, until Sunday, 12/16 at midnight, by one or more games of Co-opoly and then choose: A FREE “10 Reasons Co-ops Rock” poster[…]

The Power of Your Purchases

Guest post by John Burkhart, research director at Democracy at Work A frequent query to our website is, “What can I do?” People from Plano to Pierre are clamoring to leave their unsatisfying, hierarchical employers to not just work for themselves, but to be a part of something bigger. We need not be reminded that[…]

What Co-op Do You Want to Be?

Look at all these co-ops, courtesy the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Cooperatives:   The center’s executive summary details the impact cooperatives are having on the U.S. economy: “Nearly 30,000 U.S. cooperatives operate at 73,000 places of business throughout the U.S. These cooperatives own >$3T in assets, and generate >$500B in revenue and >$25B in wages.[…]