165 March-April 2013

Editor Notes: Capital Sources and Abuses - Dave Gutknecht

NCGA Expands Development Focus - CE Pugh

Food Co-op Initiative -- THree Years

Get Ready for the Cooperative Decade -- Webster Walker

Grow Your Co-op -- Ben Sandel

Time to Recycle Cooperative Wealth -- Adam Schwartz

Investing in Staff Satisfactioon

Conflicts of Interest in the Management of Co-ops

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165
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Conflicts of interest are impossible to avoid within a co-op.

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Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile. 

– Chinese proverb

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One of the more popular definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. And so it goes with our economy.

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Whether your co-op is at an early stage or a long-established business planning for expansion, one of the biggest challenges is the "Sources" side of your statement of Sources and Uses of capital.

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During 2012, the UN International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), many U.S. cooperators took the opportunity to work together to promote existing co-ops and lay the groundwork for a stronger movement.

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March 17, 2013, marks three years of Food Co-op Initiative (FCI), and we invite you to celebrate with us. What are we celebrating? 

Since we began our work,

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The "Healthy Foods, Healthy Communities" independent study of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of food co-ops, recently released by the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCG

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Discussions here reflect much that has been learned about cooperative capital as well as lessons still to be absorbed by some food co-ops.

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