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Two widely used co-op education publications from the USDA are newly available in Spanish, thanks to the Cooperative Development Foundation and a grant from CHS Foundation:  "How to Start a Co-op"

August 3, 2018

March 23 is the deadline for the 2018 Cooperative Excellence awards to be presented at the June CCMA (Consumer Cooperative Management Association) conference.  Sponsored by Cooperative Development

February 20, 2018

Co-op education and training sholarships are regularly disbursed by the Bowers Fund, administered by the Cooperative Development Foundation.  February 15, 2018, is the immediately upcoming deadline

February 7, 2018

In March 2017, the CGN board met for a retreat just before and during the Up & Coming Food Co-op conference. During two days of deep conversation, we identified our chief initiative: working to

January 27, 2018

Six years ago, the Up and Coming, Up and Running (UCUR) conference debuted with the goal of providing training and networking opportunities for startups and new co-ops in the region.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Keynote address, Good Economy Conference, Zagreb 2015

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

The collective progress in collaboration that the food co-op sector has achieved over the past decade has been significant and inspiring.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Whether or not your cooperative expects to hire a general manager (GM) in the next year, your board should have an awareness of the skills and resources that would be needed

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

The current wave of co-op openings is likely to bring as many as 60 new co-ops in the next five years. That means many new positions for general manager (GM) will be available.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Up north of the 49th parallel, a great wave of co-operative development is transforming the food system. Like the United States, Canada has a food system in grave need of healing.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Six years ago, the Up and Coming, Up and Running (UCUR) conference debuted with the goal of providing training and networking opportunities for startups and new co-ops in the region.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

National Co+op Grocers (NCG) has been focusing attention on the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program while the federal legislation that governs the program, the Child

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

Despite a very competitive market, new food co-ops continue to surge, with several new co-ops opening each year.

178 May-June 2015 May 27, 2015

In many co-ops, the manager and board of directors function effectively as a leadership team.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

Almost every cooperative retail grocery is feeling increased competition in its community.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

Ten years ago, something shifted.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

Wendell Berry once wrote that the definition of community is “the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and l

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

Last fall, National Co+op Grocers (NCG) officially launched, through its Development Co+operative, the NCG DC Loan Fund.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015

Food co-ops today operate with both increased competition and increased collaboration.

177 March-April 2015 May 27, 2015
May 20, 2015