Comradery Worker Cooperative is an early-stage worker-owned crowdfunding platform. The organization was formed with the explicit goal of elevating the creative work of marginalized people and communities in a non-exploitative way. Built as an ethical creator-centered alternative to sites like Patreon, Comradery has a loyal and active membership base that has been kept intentionally small as it develops its technology, business plan, and collaborative decision-making framework.
Comradery is planning its next phase of growth carefully, making sure to balance its shared governance model while opening its platform to more creators, especially those from cultural communities under threat. AmbitioUS is providing $25,000 in project support to create an online mutual aid fund structure that is accessible to any of Comradery’s creators and to build out its governance and outreach infrastructure, as well as $75,000 as a forgivable loan which it can use to invest in products that benefit both the creators and Comradery.