Joel Kopischke

CDS Consulting Co-op

Joel Kopischke is a member of CDS Consulting Co-op, specializing in board leadership development.

Author's Articles

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In the January/February 2014 issue of Cooperative Grocer magazine, we introduced the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance as a model for the co-op sector to steer our cooperatively owned

171 March-April 2014 March 25, 2014

Cooperatives are formed to serve the needs of their member-owners. The board of directors is empowered to guide and oversee the co-op, serving the member-owners as a steward of the organization. Most co-ops also look to serve more than just their member-owners and to have a positive impact on their community, economy, environment, and broader cooperative community.

167 July-August 2013 August 22, 2013

As cooperative boards strive for heavenly results, they need to be sure the devil is not in the details.

164 Jan-Feb 2013 February 20, 2013

Serving on a board has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve done in my life, but it rarely has provided instant gratification. And that’s appropriate—the board takes a long-term view.

155 July - August - 2011 August 28, 2011