We’re More Than a Podcast Network
At the outset of Period we held a vote on whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit organization. We decided to become a for-profit business to prove that a cooperative, women and non-binary run company could thrive.
We Share Our Resources
Our business operates similarly to a cooperative. All finances are transparent to network members. Parliamentary voting is used to determine company decisions.
We Share Outside of Our Network Too
5% of all profits will go to causes which make the world better. Do you know of a movement worth supporting? Reach out to us via the contact page and let us know!
We Bank with a Credit Union
“Credit unions exist to help people, not make a profit. Our goal is to serve all of our members well, including those of modest means—every member counts.” – Credit Union National Association
Credit unions are not-for-profit and owned by their members. Member-owners have voting rights and decisions are made democratically. Credit unions provide financial products at the lowest possible cost to best serve all members regardless of financial status. Did you know that one of the core principles of credit unions is to provide financial education to their communities? Check your local credit union for educational resources.
We Only Partner with Ethical Brands
What does that mean? Honestly we’re still figuring it out. Certainly businesses that are altruistic and progressive. If you know of a business that might be a good fit for us, please do let us know via the contact page.
No Investors, No Loans
Partnering with outside investors means compromising. Investors are by and large interested in short-term financial gain and we’re interested in long-term positive impact. To partner with an outside entity means giving up decision making power. Financial partners tend to be risk-averse and Period is risk-driven. Shareholders want to know what they’re buying into and rightly so – we want the freedom to be fluid in how we define ourselves.
None of us are independently wealthy.
Most of our parents are on fixed incomes.
Give us your money.