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Student Visits at Etsy HQ

Over the past few months, we’ve been opening our office doors up to the inspiring next generation of developers.

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5 Etsy Sellers Partnering With Manufacturers

Meet five Etsy sellers who are partnering with manufacturers in inspiring, responsible ways.

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Teams Empowering Communities: Rockford and Beyond

Teams, those self-organized groups of Etsy members, are a serious force in the world of community support. Get inspired with this round-up of ideas.

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Etsy and Kiva: Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

Etsy is partnering up with the microfinancing non-profit Kiva to encourage artisans everywhere to grow their own businesses.

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Microfunding for the Big Picture: Etsy Little Rock and Kiva

Even Bill Clinton came out to commend the Etsy Little Rock team for their collaborative efforts in financing small businesses.

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Supporting Her Family With Her Own Two Hands

When tragedy struck, Laura found the empowerment she and her children needed down in her studio.

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Celebrating Etsy Team Spirit

The camaraderie that powers the heart of the Etsy Teams community is truly a marvelous thing.

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Hurricane Sandy Community Aftermath

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, our local community came together to contribute to relief efforts, but there’s still lots of work to be done.

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Cooperating Towards Independent Creative Living

Translating 100 FAQs, participating in Open Design Italia, and supporting over 1,000 members, the Etsy Italia Team is a model of economic cooperation.

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Team Spirit Awards 2012

Let your team colors fly! Who deserves recognition for their hard work?

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The Vintage Etsy Society Connects Offline

Physical distance may separate these teammates, but their passion for collaboration trumped all when organizing a booth fit for a bonanza.

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Take the Lead — Etsy Teams Handbook

Wondering what it takes to lead an Etsy team? Use this handbook as your guiding light.

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Supporting the Power of Teams

The next fellowship application deadline is September 30! Get some inspiration from the last batch of community-organizing mavens.

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Effective Team Management With BrisStyle

This local street team has grown so successfully, they’re now incorporated as a not-for-profit. Secretary Belinda Harris shares their strategy.

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Team Feature: Organizing for Growth with SF Etsy Team

One of the first self-organized groups to emerge in our community, the SF Etsy team has strategized its way to a 700-member force to be reckoned with.

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Etsy’s Toronto Meet Up

Canadian sellers gathered in Toronto for a meet up of record-breaking proportions and we have the video evidence to prove it.

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Etsy’s Vancouver Adventure

Nada headed west for the Make It! festival, community meet-up at Blim, and lots and lots of sushi.

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Introducing the Etsy Teams Fellowship Program

As teams continue to grow into full-fledged collectives of successful business owners, Etsy’s assistance must evolve as well.

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Entrepreneurs Out of Art School Students

Etsy and RISD are teaming up to teach young artists what it means to start a creative business. Meet the latest fellowship winners!

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Teams Have Spirit, Yes They Do

From mentorship programs to charity fundraising, the winners of the Team Spirit Awards exemplify the community and cooperation at the heart of Etsy.

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