Responding to Charlottesville

August 18, 2017 Comments Off on Responding to Charlottesville

The Northwest Cooperative Development Center endorses and supports this statement by our network support organization. The cooperative values of solidarity, equality, and equity call upon all of us in the cooperative community to stand on the side of humanity opposing the forces of hate and white supremacy. To quote the spiritual founder of the Mondragon […]

Twisted Strait: Building a Fiber Community

August 16, 2017 Comments Off on Twisted Strait: Building a Fiber Community

“Building a Fiber Community One Fleece at a Time”, the slogan for Twisted Strait Fibers, sums up the efforts of a currently small group of fiber producers on the Olympic Peninsula. They  began their membership campaign in the Spring of 2017 and continue looking for members while also creating member benefits. They have also begun […]

2016 Annual Report Available

May 18, 2017 Comments Off on 2016 Annual Report Available

Our 2016 Annual report is ready to reed! Annual Report

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 […]


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