#BuildCoops with Us!

#BuildCoops with Us! Communities across the country are emerging from a long, harsh winter into a spring boasting a vaccine roll-out that’s bringing the possibilities of post-pandemic life tantalizingly close. But for over a year now, there have been calls to not go back to normal. The pandemic has pushed us to ask questions about […]

Worcester Roots is Hiring!

If you are thinking of relocating to the east coast, check out this position! DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE: WINTER 2020-2021 Worcester Roots is looking for a Director who can lead Worcester Roots through an important and exciting transition period. The Director will work to revise the processes and systems currently in place (or create new processes […]

Shared Capital is Hiring!

Our friends at Shared Capital (based in St. Paul, MN) are hiring: Shared Capital is hiring for two senior positions: Director of Lending and Director of Finance and Operations. Job descriptions can be found on our website https://sharedcapital.coop/jobs/.   Shared Capital Cooperative is a cooperatively owned national CDFI loan fund that specializes in financing cooperative […]

Monthly Fiber Artist Meetings

Twisted Strait Fibers Co-op Hosts Monthly Gathering Twisted Strait Fibers is now hosting monthly Zoom meetings to help fiber artists to connect during the Covid Era.  These meetings are very informal and all-inclusive.  Everyone is invited no matter what your fiber craft.  Our next meeting is the day after Christmas (Saturday, December 26).  The theme […]

NWCDC on Everything Co-op

In case you missed it, NWCDC’s own John McNamara appeared on Everything Co-op, a weekly radio show out of Washington DC hosted by the eminent Vernon Oakes. You can tune in to listen to their discussion about the Co-op Index and everything co-op! Click to Listen

Sharing Like We Mean It

We recently received a new report out of Canada on the state of cooperation in the UK, Canada, and the US. You can download the report at: Sharing-Like-We-Mean-It-Web.  “We try to present a realistic picture of co-ops, including their promises and challenges, their strengths and tensions. Co-ops are not a magic solution to systemic work […]

Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday.  These funds will be more regional to our entire service area of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Please consider making a gift on December 1st. We would also love to share your story on how NWCDC has helped your co-op or your community. 2020 continues to be an epic year for the Pacific […]

John McNamara Elected to CooperationWorks! Board

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 […]

National Rural Health Day

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 […]

Give Local 2020

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!