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Membership

Your Ownership Options

Dewaga is composed of five special interest groups.

In a cooperative everyone has equal ownership with one share, one vote per person or entity (company, non-profit, etc.). So unlike a for-profit corporation, where the company is controlled by the person with the most money, every person has as many rights as everyone else.

Each special interest group has a seat on the Board of Directors and every member of that group has the right to run for that seat.

All owners have control of the Cooperative through one-person-one-vote, not based on any investment.

All owners have a share in the profits based on their contribution to the Coop. The more you buy and sell through the coop, the more you get back.

Membership levels

Channel Master

This category is for individuals or groups who support a variety of organizations and projects around the world.

Producers – Non-Profits

This category is for non-profits, NGO’s and faith based organizations to promote their own missions by training Field Podcasters to collect stories.

Certified Field Podcaster

Graduates of AcademusX, the Coop training program with the designation of Certified Field Podcaster (CFP) are eligible to join the cooperative, free of charge.

Podcast Trainers

Experienced and Certified Field Podcasters (CFP) are eligable to join the podcast trainers team. They have the opportunity to conduct live and online training in field locations around the world.

Coop Team

This category includes employees and key contractors This is your team that provides the services and support to the cooperative members need to complete

Channel master

This category is for individuals or groups who support a variety of organizations and projects around the world. They are fully supported, independent channels with their own podcasters, trainers and production staff.

Channel Masters are in essence a business within a business. They have the advantage of being a part of the coop, with all the marketing, public relations, and social credibility the coop can offer.

They also generate their own operating income by utilizing the cooperative resources; the training program, sponsorship’s, affiliate income and many more. They have the flexibility and resources to reach farther and deeper into their areas of focus.

Producers –
Non-Profits/NGO

This category is for non-profits, NGO’s and faith based organizations to promote their own missions by training Field Podcasters to collect stories. To build trust and engagement for sponsors, volunteers and supporters.

The Coop helps train up to four field podcasters. These can be existing staff or someone from the village or school you are serving. The training is a combination of the online course and live, hands-on training whenever possible.

Each Field Podcaster has their own podcast “show”. They create podcasts for your organization that feed directly to your podcast. They are also building a working portfolio so they can sell these skills on the international market and build a career.

In addition to the four Field Podcaster shows you also have a private podcast and membership page. Your listeners and donors are able to subscribe to your private show and support the podcast.  The goal is to make this powerful marketing and outreach program completely self-sustaining.

Certified Field Podcasters (CFP)

All graduates of AcademusX the Coop training program with the designation of Certified Field Podcaster are eligible to join the cooperative, free of charge.

They have their own podcast show to fulfill the commitment of their sponsoring organization and to build a work portfolio. To tell their own stories in their own voice and their own language.

They have access to the private, members only area, the sound library, all members benefits, additional income and Coop income sharing (affiliate, training, etc.)

  • Podcast show for your voice and portfolio
  • Private members only area
  • Job listing
  • • Income sources
    ◦ Podcasting, editing, publishing and related income
    ◦ Freelance income
    ◦ Become a podcast trainer
    ◦ Coop income sharing (affiliate, training, etc.)

Podcast Trainers

All podcast trainers are Certified Field Podcasters (CFP) with field podcasting experience and comprehensive training.

Podcast trainers are people dedicated to helping people in villages and schools around the world acquire the skills to craft meaningful and persuasive podcasts. To help them fulfill the needs of the sponsoring organization, build a portfolio and market those skills on the international market.

This is a paid position that will often take you to remote villages and locations for weeks.

You will be certified to conduct training both online and in person. You will not only be trained in podcasting, editing and publishing; but also business skills, how to travel throughout the world, certain survival skills and basic first aid.

Coop Team

This category includes employees and key contractors that provide the services to the cooperative members.

We are the team that builds the training programs, translates them into many different languages. Supports the Coop members with marketing, editing, production, social media, administration and everything that’s needed to run a successful Cooperative.

The team is made up of both paid employees and independent contractors.