Madison Mutual Aid Network

Check out the slides from the November 2021 Annual Meeting - the Madison MAN's Year in Review.


The Madison Mutual Aid Network (MAN) is a new type of networked cooperative, designed to create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.

Based in Madison Wisconsin, Madison MAN Cooperative members engage in mutually beneficial sharing and exchange, in service to equitable and sustainable communities, and embodying the following practices:

  • Reciprocity

  • Democratic member control and economic participation

  • Voluntary and open membership

  • Mutual aid among mutual aid networks

  • Transparent, open, and accessible processes

Common Funds

We're developing shared savings pools to provide investment funding for each other's projects and needs, and emergency funds for neighbors in need.

Common Shared Resources

Meeting spaces, tool and expertise libraries, exchange platforms, and a vehicle for cooperative ownership of the things we need, but don't use often or can't afford alone.

Our local home base is our cooperatively run Mutual Aid Workspace (the MAW) in Madison's Social Justice Center.

You can access our local exchange system by joining the Madison MAN Cooperative if you haven't already, and setting up or logging into your account here, on the lower left-hand corner of this page. Exchange or share time, stuff, price-based mutual credit, even regular old bank money!

Building Community

Regular social events for new and existing members, workshops to learn about and create the economy we want, free food and childcare for members and guests, and expert project assistance. Calendar here

Global Solidarity and Shared Learning

The Madison MAN Cooperative is a founding member of Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks (HUMANs), a global cooperative network designed for mutual learning and support in service to building a neighborly global economy.

Learning together at the MAW