Co-opoly Tournament with UMassFive and UMass Students


We got together with UMassFive College Federal Credit Union and the Board of Student Businesses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to facilitate the first-ever Co-opoly tournament February 20.

We held the event UMass, with delicious food, courtesy Greeno SubShop, and great prizes, thanks to UMassFive.

New hires from each student-run collective were invited by the collaborative student-run board to play. Our goal was to help foster an immersive team-building board experience for the students, giving those new to the collectives a chance to learn what democratic workplaces are all about in a fun, low-key way.

For the event, we created new cards to enable different groups playing their own games of Co-opoly to interact with one another—in fact, the cooperation amongst cooperatives (love that Principle #6) was key to the players and their individual co-ops succeeding.

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union was established in 1967 and serves the University of Massachusetts as well as the Five College System and other select employee groups. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, their earnings go right back to their members in the form of better rates, improved services, and lower fees.

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