Joel Kopischke

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

Author's Articles

Title Issue Date

What does the future hold? That question has intrigued humankind for ages, and many great minds have done their best to imagine the world yet to come.

March 31, 2018

There is no shortage of stressors for people involved in co-ops today.

187 Nov-Dec 2016 January 2, 2017

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