182 January-February 2016

#182 Funding and Selling "Co-op"
By Dave Gutknecht

NETWORK NEWS
Sharing Stories, Struggles, and Solutions
BY Ellen Michel

Co+op Forest Grows
By National Co+op Grocers

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Complaints and Operational Concerns: How directors can respond effectively
By Michael Healy

OPERATIONS
Ten Meat Margin Killers: How to keep your meat margins strong
By Pete Hodgson

Managing the Farmers Market: Lessons from People's Food Co-op
By Chris Moore

FUNDING AND SELLING "CO-OP"
Membership Growth Strategies fro Startups
By Ben Sandel

New Capital Campaign Workbook Available
By Stuart Reid

A Golden Jubilee and Capital Idea: CCF program creates another $3 million for co-op development
By David Thompson

Governance Lessons from Co-op Atlantic
By Dave Gutknecht

Organic Valley Principle 6 Fund
By Kim Kafka

Issue Number
182
Issue Months
01-02
Issue Year
2 016

Issue's Articles

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I’m writing this after a shopping trip to my hometown co-op, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, where I worked for a dozen years as marketing and outreach manager.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Gaining members quickly and efficiently is a major hurdle for most startup co-ops.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) is thrilled to announce its long-awaited Capital Campaign Workbook. This new guide replaces and updates the material in our popular Member Loan Toolbox.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

When we talk about growth at NCG, we’re typically talking about how we can improve our positive impacts. One of the ways we are doing that in a literal sense is through Co+op Forest.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

As People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo’s first three-year contract to manage our city’s century-old Kalamazoo Farmers Market comes to a close and winter settles in, we find ourselves reflecting on wha

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

To keep that good Karmic wheel spinning with gratitude, CROPP has established a $1 million loan fund with longtime partner-in-cooperation Shared Capital Cooperative (formerly Northcountry Cooperati

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Building your meat department’s reputation for variety, high quality, and freshness is a big part of creating loyal customers.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

As a director, you may notice or hear things about your co-op that may be cause for concern—or are at least worth asking about.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

The dream of a united co-operative system spanning the chain from farmers to consumers has come to an end.” The recent closing of Co-op Atlantic operations signaled the end of a major co-op federat

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

Got capital? Few topics are as persistent in co-op history. How will the co-op finance improved assets and services that will attract and retain owners?

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016

There is much to be thankful for in the world of food cooperatives.

182 January-February 2016 February 5, 2016