Good Market is a shared resource developed by and for the people who use it.
Enterprises and individuals that contribute resources or time are recognized as Cocreators and are able to participate in decision making and governance.
Everyone is welcome to get involved. Learn more below.
There are three ways to contribute resources: supporting, subscribing, or investing.
Good Market is registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit social enterprise. That means there is a self-sustaining revenue model, but all profits are reinvested towards the mission.
If you are able to make a one-time or monthly contribution, you will be recognized as a Cocreator. Supporter payments accelerate the development of new services and enable the platform to remain self-sustaining, community-governed, and free for low-income initiatives from marginalized communities.
NOTE: Supporter payments are tax deductible.
If you have a Good Market Approved enterprise, you can subscribe from your enterprise account page. Subscription payments cover the actual costs of maintaining platform services. In addition to being able to participate in decision making, you’ll have:
NOTE: Subscription payments are not tax deductible.
As a not-for-profit organization, Good Market does not have private shareholders and cannot take equity investment. Initial development of the community platform was financed through revenue and an early round of community bonds. If you would like to be updated on the next round of community bonds, get in touch.
There are three ways to contribute time: inviting new groups, participating in the community translation project, or serving on the curation review committee.
The new economy movement is highly networked. Most participants know other initiatives and enterprises in their local area or in their sector. They supply, source from, and partner with mission-aligned groups and they come together in events, membership organizations, and other networks.
If you know enterprises or initiatives that are good for people and good for the planet, you can invite them to apply to become Good Market Approved. If you help three or more enterprises complete the curation process, you will be included as a Cocreator.
NOTE: Based on community input, the software team is changing account page invites from emails to shareable links for better tracking. If you have helped three or more enterprises become Good Market approved, and you are not included on the Cocreator page, get in touch.
The community translation project helps make Good Market accessible to more people. The application form, sector standards, and other critical phrases are translated through the OneSky platform. If you are able to help add a new language or improve existing translations, you will be recognized as a Cocreator. Contributions are automatically tracked through OneSky. Get started here.
The minimum standards, curation process, and crowdsourced monitoring system were developed and refined through four years of weekly meetings before the system went online. The community members that participated in this process are recognized as Cocreators.
In 2021, a review committee will be established to assist the curation team in the rare cases that a new issue arises with an application or flagging review. The review committee will include Good Market Approved enterprises with expertise in key sectors including Food and Agriculture, Personal Care, and Apparel and Housewares. They will be recognized as Cocreators for their contribution.
If the minimum sector standards or curation process need to be refined or updated, all Cocreators will be surveyed and included in the decision making process.