Welcome to CoSound!
Co-ops are everywhere in the South Puget Sound Region, and to boot, co-ops of every stripe! Did you know that Olympia Washington alone is home to 15 cooperatives, including but not limited to- a worker-owned bakery, a worker-owned bookstore, a caregiver-owned home care agency, and a construction co-op. Across the region preschool co-ops, grocery co-ops, credit unions and more continue to form and bring wealth to their local economy, equity to their local workforce, and quality services to the people who need them.
CoSound is a Co-op of Co-ops in the South Puget Sound Region, and operates with a mission to promote local and emerging cooperatives, support efforts to partner and network with other cooperatives in the region, and to engage the general community in learning about and benefiting from the cooperative business model.
Under the auspices of the Northwest Cooperative Development Center, CoSound was initially founded by Olympia Food Co-op, Capital Homecare Co-op, Burial Grounds Coffee Collective, Orca Books Co-op and Business Services Co-op in fall of 2018. For several years CoSound hosted the annual Co-opatopia! event in Olympia, a networking and marketing event for all co-ops that took place during Olympia’s famous Procession of the Species parade. In Spring of 2020, CoSound facilitated emergency supports and mutual aid for co-ops in the region.
CoSound officially opened its doors in the Spring of 2023. Modeling the cooperative principle “Co-ops support other Co-ops”, CoSound’s focus is to represent the voice of the local cooperative community, to nurture and support their success and growth, and to assist the community in accessing services that not only benefit them, but benefit their local economy.
COSOUNDS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2023-
Application Period Open- Apply Now!
After much anticipation, CoSound has launched operations and opened its doors in Spring of 2023! Our membership drive is OPEN! We are seeking new co-ops to join the team!
Member benefits for each cooperative will include:
- Group Marketing at Reduced Rates and Ongoing Promotion for your Co-op
- Co-op Mutual Aid, Support and Skill Sharing
- Events and Networking Opportunities for Cooperators
- Continuing Education Opportunities for All Co-op Members
All cooperatives and cooperatively run organizations in the South Puget Sound area are welcome to apply for membership! If you are interested or have questions, sign up below to get more info!