Ted Howard on Community Wealth Building

  On March 17th, Ted Howard will visit Olympia and the South Puget Sound Community College to discuss the topic of Community Wealth Building. Presented in collaboration with The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, Thurston Asset Building Coalition, Northwest Cooperative Development Center and the Thurston County Economic Development Council and Enterprise for Equity. This […]

Economics of Happiness Conference

Staff from the Northwest Cooperative Development Center will be leading a workshop on the importance of values and principles in the modern economy at the Economics of Happiness Conference in Portland from February 27-March 1. This is an exciting conference and we hope many of our allies and friends in the Pacific Northwest will take […]

Cooperative Director Training Course

  Join us in Portland January 6-7, 2015 for the Cooperative Director Training Course. About the Course The 2015 CDI Course includes a Total of 21 Sessions (7 more than the 2014 course) comprised of General and Multiple Track Presentations( Three Tracks). Attendees may select sessions based on their interests.The Track I Segment is designed […]

Dr. Gar Alperovitz

Dr. Gar Alperovitz will be presenting his new book in Seattle!  Saturday April 27, 2013      At  7:00  PM The Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 Tenth Avenue,  Seattle WA Gar Alperovitz, political economist, historian, and author of the new book What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution will give a free […]

Worker Co-op Training Workshop

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Machinists 751 Hall “A” 9125 15th Pl. S. Seattle, WA 98108 Register at http://workerco-op.eventbrite.com/ Through self-help, democracy, equity and solidarity, worker cooperative business models can provide for the retention and creation of good jobs. Attend this important workshop and you will learn: • The use of cooperatives as a succession planning tool for […]


SHIFT CHANGE, the wildly popular documentary about cooperative work is out! Learn more here: Learn more about the film in recent press: KPLU radio Tacoma Weekly Truthout interview with Mark Dworkin For updates, and to help promote the event, visit SHIFT CHANGE on Facebook and follow @Shift_Change on Twitter! At a time when many are […]

NW Co-Ops Gear Up Local Economies

What’s a credit union got to do with a food co-op?  Or a nonprofit with a growers’ cooperative?  The unique collaborations of Northwest cooperatives and their community partners are featured in this special Co-op Month issue of the September/October issue of Rural Cooperatives (see page 21).