Zetkin Foundation is owned and democratically controlled by the members of The Left Party in Malmö. That means that Zetkin Foundation is a very special type of company.
By activists, for activists
From our everyday life as activists in Malmö’s progressive movement we bring with us experience, and most importantly, an attitude. An idea that we can bring about big change when we work together, even with small resoures. The strength of the left is our numbers.
That is why when we develop Zetkin, we do it using activist methods. Large portions of the work happens on a volunteer basis. Our board is a working collective, which makes it different from most company boards. We have constructed our organization around the premise that it should be as easy as possible to contribute according to one’s ability.
That means that we don’t just develop a tool for activists, we do it by being activists ourselves. Just like we’ve always been.
Change instead of profit
In the founding documents of Zetkin Foundation, the purpose is clear:
To work for radical change of society, in a socialist, feminist, antiracist and sustainable direction (translated).
Zetkin Foundation does not work for profit, but to achieve change. Money is a means to make our organization stable and sustainable, but it’s never the end goal.