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The short answer is, a co-op is a democratic association that owns and controls an enterprise. Common co-ops are rural electric co-ops, housing co-ops, credit unions, and food co-ops. It can be any sort of business, and just about any kind of business you imagine has been done as a co-op.
For the long answer, see our page on, "What is a cooperative?"
An organizing cooperative is a model which calls upon members seeking support in organizing goals to recruit a full-time professional organizing by pledging $1/day.
Mutual Aid is community members taking care of one another in a time of need or crisis.