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 […]
This week we stop in Mississippi to hear a discussion about the power of worker ownership to change the direction in cycles of poverty.
“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 […]
Welcome to our new Friday Film Fest series. Each week, we will present a short video about co-operatives from around the world. This week we journey to Italy to learn about the social co-ops.
Our 2016 Annual report is ready to reed! [gview file=”http://nwcdc.coop/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NWCDC-annual-report-final-2016.pdf”] Annual Report
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]