Community Partners are vendors that have their own network in a particular sector or geographical area. This includes membership organizations, incubators, accelerators, consultants and service providers, marketplaces, retail outlets, and certifying bodies.
Community Partners can use the Good Market platform as a tool to highlight their own network and community under their own name or brand. These functions are still in beta, but Community Partners are already able to create their own home page on the site and manage their own network of vendors.
Become a Community Partner
If you would like to become a Community Partner on the platform, the first step is to become a vendor on the site. Then open the Networks section on your vendor account page, and click the Become a Community Partner button. Provide more information on your network and click the Apply button.
Financial Sustainability for Community Partners
Even though community partners play a critical role as pollinators and ecosystem catalysts, they often struggle with financial sustainability. Many membership organizations and service providers are dependent on government funding or short-term donor projects. Good Market is testing a revenue-sharing model to recognize community partners and support their continued contribution. If this is something you are interested in, please get in touch.