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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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