Introducing the People’s Canvass Cooperative

[embedyt][/embedyt] Nexus Worker Ownership Initiative is excited to announce that The People’s Canvass has transitioned into a worker-owned cooperative. Through this conversion, they combine highly-skilled, community-based organizing power with a democratic, sustainable workplace. Congratulations! Transitioning a business to employee-ownership is a triple win—business owners secure the future legacy of their business; employees get a

Celebrating Christina Nicholson’s 1 year anniversary!

On this Worker Ownership Wednesday, we’re celebrating Christina Nicholson’s 1 year anniversary at Nexus. Christina came to Nexus last year with so much fire, humor, and warmth—and 25 years of cooperative experience! She’s one third of the talented Worker Ownership Initiative team, and a lovingly curious and supportive co-worker. After one year at Nexus, Christina

A Note from Terri Thao

This year makes it 17 years I have been lucky enough to work for Nexus. And like 17-year-olds on the cusp of adulthood, it is with great sadness that I am announcing my departure from Nexus at the end of this year, on December 31, 2021. When I started at Nexus, I didn’t realize what an

The People’s Canvass becomes a Worker Cooperative

Did you hear that the People’s Canvass (formerly Knock Knock LLC) has become a worker-owned cooperative? The Minneapolis team that built the nation’s largest deep canvassing team in November, and collected 16,000 signatures to put the Yes ‘4’ Minneapolis public safety initiative on the ballot, has broken new ground as the United States’ first political

North Star Info Session #1

Did you miss our first North Star Information Session this morning? Thankfully we recorded it! Watch it below to learn about the 2021 North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship and our focus on Housing Coops and Land Trusts, and Investment Cooperatives. You can apply here by filling out the application, or you can submit a video response with

Meet Lavasha Smith!

We are excited to introduce Lavasha Smith, our new program associate with the Worker Ownership Initiative (WOI)! Part of Nexus’ Community Wealth Building Strategy, WOI helps retiring business owners sell their businesses to their employees and convert them into worker-owned cooperatives. Lavasha’s passion for cooperatives started when she was a member of the Nexus North