27 09, 2016

Video Field Guide: Membership Growth

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Democracy/Participation, Expand & Grow, Participation, Start a Co-op, Video Field Guide|Tags: , , , |

Ben Sandel is a board leadership consultant and capital campaign expert working with startups and established co-ops helping them to reach their fundraising goals using best practices and clear planning gleaned from a multitude of successful fundraising efforts from food co-ops and startups nationwide. In this short presentation, Ben imparts [...]

11 01, 2018

Using Storytelling Techniques for Owner Linkage

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Case Studies, Featured, Solutions|Tags: , , |

Flatbush Food Co-op Brooklyn, New York Year founded: 1976 Number of members: 3,500 Member investment: $200 Number of employees: 70 Retail square footage: 8,000 The Flatbush Food Co-op has been in business as a trusted institution in Brooklyn since the 1970s, yet given the increasing competition, and with expansion a [...]

7 11, 2018

The Wisdom of “Everyone Welcome?”

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Cooperative Cafe|Tags: , , , , |

Jade Barker, Governance Consultant with CDS Consulting Co-op and co-author of "Everyone Welcome?", shares some of the wisdom that she gained in working on the "Everyone Welcome?" project. In this video Jade shares some of her personal experience as a person of color in the predominantly white food co-op sector [...]

18 08, 2015

Video Field Guide: Tips for Facilitating Board Meetings

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Cooperative Governance, Teaming, Video Field Guide|Tags: , , , |

Michael Healy and Mark Goehring are shooting the breeze in this casual (and short) video recording featuring some great pointers for boards and meeting facilitators to help get you through your meeting agendas on target and on time.

27 07, 2015

Video Field Guide: Introduction to the Four Pillars

By |July 27th, 2015|Categories: Accountable Empowerment, Cooperative Governance, Creating Impact, Democracy/Participation, Foundations, Participation, Strategic Leadership, Teaming, Video Field Guide|Tags: , , |

Succinct introduction to the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance: Teaming, Accountable Empowerment, Democracy and Strategic Leadership, and how these concepts strengthen co-ops and communities. This video is a fantastic resource for board training and team-building sessions.

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