In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) stands in solidarity with Black communities. We condemn the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, among other countless acts of violence perpetrated on Black communities for decades.  This moment represents a time of deep grief, anger and sadness throughout communities. We understand this hate is rooted […]

Thurston County Moves to Phase 2

As Thurston County, where NWCDC’s office is located,  moves to Phase 2, our offices will be undergoing some changes to accommodate reopening to the public. NWCDC shares office space with Capital Homecare Cooperative. Because of the at-risk nature of CHC’s clients and the general protocols for businesses re-opening during Phase 2 under Governor Inslee’s plan, […]

This Summer: Marketing the Cooperative Advantage Symposiums

On the heels of the Mt. Vernon Co-op Academy, NWCDC will be presenting a one-day symposium aimed at assisting existing cooperative with marketing their co-op in a manner that benefits from the high degree of consumer trust. At this time, the symposium are planned as in-person events with the following dates and locations: August 7 […]

Northlake Community Homeowners Co-op Offers Rent Relief

Northlake Community Homeowners Cooperative in Bremerton was able to offer some relief to its members in the month of April. With many members having lost income due to Covid-19, the co-op board of directors approved a referendum to cut April rents in half and to pay for this out of the co-op reserves. This proposal […]

Capital Homecare Co-op Holds 2nd Annual General Meeting

Capital Homecare Cooperative held their 2nd Annual General Meeting on-line in early May. Highlights of the meeting included the Co-op Index Report (a survey measuring co-op values and principles in practice), electing three directors (filling all 5 seats on the board for its first time), a healthy state of the co-op report (despite Covid-19) and a […]

NWCDC Welcomes New Marketing and Acquisitions Specialist

Victoria O’Banion recently joined Northwest Cooperative Development Center and serves as the marketing and acquisitions specialist for ROC Northwest. Victoria brings with her nearly seven years of project and program management experience with Rebuilding Together, most recently as the Senior Director, National Programs and Strategic Partnerships. Victoria is well versed in the affordable housing arena and […]

All Three States in Reopening Stages

We haven’t posted a lot on our page lately; however, the re-opening process has begun throughout the Pacific Northwest. We will try to get back to relevant updates as counties and states proceed through the reopening process: Oregon approves 31 counties to enter Level 1 reopening plan. This allows retail, and other businesses to operate […]

Cooperatives Build Communities Next Tuesday, #GivingTuesday and #GiveBigWA combine for a two-day event to support organizations throughout Washington. We hope that you can support our mission to foster community economic development through the cooperative business model. DONATE MAY 5-6 @ Cooperatives have always been about community: neighbors working together to meet common needs and solve […]

Washington Small Business Grant Now Available

Washington has a grant for small buisnesses affected by Covid-19 Up to $5 million in funds are provided through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the State Department of Commerce. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000.

Tweak to EIDL Advance May Mean Lower Amounts

A recent development in the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan may mean smaller “advance” amounts depending on the number of employees. NWCDC learned today that the advance (actually a grant) is “up to $10,000” although it had previously been promoted as a flat $10,000 for each applicant. Recent emails and postings on the subject suggest […]