NWCDC Cooperative Development Specialist, John McNamara, has joined the board of directors of CooperationWorks!, a national network of cooperative developers. He fills a seat held by NWCDC’s Executive Director Diane Gasaway. John is also co-chair of the Union-Coop Council of the US Federation of Worker Co-ops. He will be working with CW! on a range […]
USDA Celebrates National Rural Health Day USDA is recognizing National Rural Health Day today to applaud the many contributions to address the unique challenges that rural communities face to access and deliver health care services. To celebrate, we are highlighting ways we are working with rural leaders and our partners to increase access to critical […]
Join us over the next couple of weeks. We are seeking to raise $15,000 to continue our mission in the South Sound. Visit our page for more information, share with your friends and community, and donate as much as you can!
Cooper Eaton is a creative director and co-founder of Story 2 Designs, a worker-owned cooperative design studio. He has helped nonprofits, small businesses, and other worker-owned cooperatives build websites and brands for the last 5 years. During his talk, we’ll go over the structure of a brand identity, how to express your identity in your […]
Join this panel discussion of people currently working to tell their cooperative’s stories. This 90 minutes webinar will feature 4 cooperators talking about what works for their co-op, lessons learned, and how to create a cooperative advantage. We will be updating our presenters and bios as we get closer to the date. Watch the Video […]
Complaints are often seen as an issue of accountability and discipline, but rethinking them as part of an overall marketing strategy can help a co-op better align operations to customer expectations. This webinar will examine complaint management as a marketing tool, the value of loyal customers, how to respond in a way to builds loyalty, […]
The Business Canvas Model The Business Canvas Model a visual tool for developing new or existing businesses models. The business model canvas looks at nine key elements for developing your business model: Partners, Cost Structure, Key Activities, Resources, Value Propositions, Revenue Streams, Customer Relationships, Channels and Customer Segments. In this session we will use the […]
Design and Communications Bootstrap: Starter tools for your business Learn about free or low-cost tools that you can start to implement immediately to support your business, as well as learn how to effectively plan your online presence. If you are a startup, or looking to brush up on new tools to help you make the […]
Join Your Cooperative Community Early Bird Pricing ends August 18th Under the theme, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” the 2020 Co-op IMPACT Conference will amplify how cooperatives are addressing their obligations to create diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces and boards, and how co-ops can better meet the needs of communities that have been excluded from economic […]
We have updated our COVID information page to reflect Governor Inslee recent decisions and connect to the plans of Idaho and Oregon.