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 Way.co 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) […]

National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) Events

February 19, 2013 Comments Off on National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) Events

  3.13.13 Webinar: Save Time, Money & Sanity: Hire an Outreach Coordinator for Your Food Co-op Want to double your membership, build broader community support and garner stellar press coverage for your food cooperative? Learn more » 3.14.13 Webinar: Cooperative Governance: From Provocative to Practical Join us as we explore key issues in cooperative governance, including […]

Northwest Co-op Movement Strong

December 19, 2012 Comments Off on Northwest Co-op Movement Strong

Across the Northwest, hundreds of co-ops are providing communities with needed goods and services as well as livelihoods for local workers.  In keeping with the United Nations declaration of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, which recognized the diversity of the co-operative movement around the world and urged governments to take measures aimed at […]

Business Operations Review provides a fresh perspective

December 11, 2012 Comments Off on Business Operations Review provides a fresh perspective

The Benefits of a Fresh Perspective Sometimes it is true that “you can’t see the forest for the trees.” Co-ops in the midst of daily operations can find themselves busy with details, but unsure whether they are grasping the big picture of their business.  A very useful tool to regain perspective is a review of […]

Home Care Co-op Works for Its Owners

December 6, 2012 Comments Off on Home Care Co-op Works for Its Owners

Paradise Home Care Cooperative (PHCC), located on the Big Island, Hawaii, provides home care services to clients in their homes. As a worker-owned cooperative, PHCC is owned and directed by the home care workers.  A Board of Directors elected by the member-owners oversees the business. The Board of Directors has provided oversight resulting in steady […]

Worker Ownership Brings More Than Jobs

December 6, 2012 Comments Off on Worker Ownership Brings More Than Jobs

The Blue Scorcher Bakery and Café of Astoria, Washington is a place of more than good food. Since its 2004 origins as The Bread Collective, it has also been about community, sharing, respect and joy. For co-founders Joe Garrison and Iris Sullivan Daire, ownership of the business reflects those values. In 2009, they and the […]

Cooperatives — the business model of the future

November 29, 2012 Comments Off on Cooperatives — the business model of the future

GoodFoodWorld.com featured the Cultivating NW Co-ops conference, held in October 2012 in Seattle and co-hosted by NWCDC and three other partners.  The six-state conference considered how cooperative business models will contribute to the future of our local and regional food systems. Gail Nickel-Kailing of GoodFoodWorld spoke with Jan Tusick, Center Director for Mission Mountain Food […]

Your Food Co-op IS Local!

November 29, 2012 Comments Off on Your Food Co-op IS Local!

Here are inspiring statistics of the value added to your community by your food co-op:  20% of the products are locally sourced (versus 6% with conventional stores) and involve working with a surprisingly large number of local farmers and producers:  157 versus 65 by a conventional store.  And there are the broader benefits of earning a […]


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