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Tabling Policy

Willy Street Grocery Cooperative supports providing opportunities for nonpartisan and secular 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to network with our community in a designated area outside on Co-op property. Organizations must be nondiscriminatory. Any form of discrimination based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by state or federal law is contrary to the principles and policies of Willy Street Co-op.

Eligible organizations are required to adhere to the following rules in order to table on Co-op property:

  • Reservations must be made at least one week in advance with the Owner Resources Coordinator at the store where the organization plans to hold their tabling event. Tabling events must be held during store hours, and may be denied or restricted due to scheduling priorities or other reasons. Reservations are not complete until the Owner Resources Coordinator has provided confirmation to the organization.

Owner Resource Coordinator contacts:

    • Willy East: , (608) 251-6776 x322

    • Willy West: , (608) 284-7800 x509

  • Organizations are encouraged to use displays to attract attention. Individuals representing the approved organization may NOT directly approach people anywhere on Co-op property or in the parking lot. Interaction must be initiated by the passerby. Aggressive canvassing or “hard-sell” tactics may result in suspension of tabling privileges.
  • Reserving space to table at the Co-op ensures that space and time will be available for organizations to present information. Organizations are required to provide all their own supplies. Organizations are allowed to provide the following things while tabling:

    • A table and chair(s).

    • A display with materials about the organization’s goals or relevant materials.

    • Petitions, provided they are nonpartisan and the organization adheres to compliance with Rule #2.

    • Product. Eligible organizations must receive pre-approval from the Director of Cooperative Services to sell product. Permission will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss needs with the Owner Resources Coordinator when making reservation.

  • Clothing cannot depict slogans or images that are partisan or denoting profanity, hate speech, or sexually explicit content.

Those who are NOT eligible or approved to table on Co-op property may canvas on the public sidewalk in front of the store.

The views expressed by organizations approved to table on Co-op property are solely those of the organizations themselves, and do not represent the views of Willy Street Co-op.

Tabling event privileges may be denied or revoked by Co-op Services Department Staff or a Manager on Duty for any reason, at any time.