NCBA CLUSA defends co-ops, responds to Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint

March 16, 2017 Comments Off on NCBA CLUSA defends co-ops, responds to Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint

FROM the NCBA/CLUSA: Earlier today, the Office of Management and Budget released a Budget Blueprint outlining the Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget. The Blueprint proposes to reduce or eliminate several programs important to developing and supporting the work of cooperatives, both domestically and abroad. Examples include the elimination of discretionary programs at USDA, such as the […]

NWCDC Starts Worker Co-op Academy

February 9, 2017 Comments Off on NWCDC Starts Worker Co-op Academy

“All  dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” T. E. Lawrence This year, NWCDC […]

Save the Date! Co-opatopia Returns April 29!

January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Save the Date! Co-opatopia Returns April 29!

Join us to showcase co-ops and celebrate all that they contribute to our communities and the local economy! With 15,000 visitors in town for Olympia’s Spring Arts Walk Festival and the Procession of the Species parade, we’re sure to draw a great crowd. We are seeking: Planning Committee Members Event Sponsors Event Volunteers Co-op & Artist […]

Duvall Riverside Village wins Better Together Grant to fix mailboxes

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Duvall Riverside Village wins Better Together Grant to fix mailboxes

From the ROC USA press release: “Duvall Riverside Village of Duvall, Wash. DRV will spend $2,500 to install two banks of mailboxes, allowing its 25 households to receive mail in the community for the first time. Residents now must rent P.O. Boxes at the Duvall post office because of regulations prohibiting mail delivery residents in […]

2016 Conferences

May 20, 2016 Comments Off on 2016 Conferences

It is almost time for cooperative conferences! Here are the ones we know about: Association for Cooperative Educators In congress with Canadian Association for Study in Cooperatives Calgary, Alberta May 31-June 3 Consumer Cooperative Management Association Western Massachusetts, June 9-11 National Worker Cooperative Conference Austin, Texas July 29-31 National Purchasing Cooperative Conference Miami, Florida September […]

Peninsula Homecare Cooperative

February 8, 2016 Comments Off on Peninsula Homecare Cooperative

By Deborah Craig, Cooperative Development Specialist Northwest Cooperative Development Center Located in beautiful Port Townsend, WA, Peninsula Homecare Co-op (PHC) is open for business and ready to serve the elders of their community.  With 12 experienced caregivers and several clients already on a waiting list, this co-op is ready to go! Where other home care […]

Educational Opportunities to Fit Your Budget

December 4, 2015 Comments Off on Educational Opportunities to Fit Your Budget

Management education native to the co-operative experience has been growing over the last decade. NWCDC is proud to be associated with three exciting programs. NWCDC is a member of the Co-operative Management Education Co-operative which provides curriculum and support for the Masters program at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia. One of our developers, John […]

NWCDC Featured on The Way

November 10, 2015 Comments Off on NWCDC Featured on The Way

Recently, one of our co-op developers, John McNamara, met with The to discuss how worker cooperatives engage the market place and add value in their industry along with the challenges with collective entrepreneurship. John mentioned some the exciting trends such as Home Care Co-ops where “Worker co-ops help create strong support networks and fair […]

Summer Course on Worker Cooperatives

May 28, 2015 Comments Off on Summer Course on Worker Cooperatives

Want to learn about the Worker Coop model? Know someone considering organizing a worker coop? Please forward this email to anyone whom you think might be interested in registering for this course. This summer, The Evergreen State College will be offering Worker Cooperatives, An Introduction during the second summer session. This four-credit course meets on […]

2015 Conferences

May 21, 2015 Comments Off on 2015 Conferences

Strengthen your cooperative by participating in these events and learn from peers and professionals committed to the cooperative model. June 11-13 Consumer Cooperative Management Association (Boise, ID) July 10 Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives (Worchester, MA) July 12-13: Association of Cooperative Educators Institute (Amherst, MA) July 10-12 Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (Worchester, MA) […]

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