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Leadership Development, Startup Co-ops, Capitalization

Video Field Guide: Membership Growth

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 [...]

When and Who to Hire (or Contract) for Startups

As a new co-op project progresses through the 3 stages of the development process and the workload and complexity of the co-op development process increases, [...]

Membership Growth Strategies for Startups: Common Features of Success

By Ben Sandel 182 January-February 2016 Gaining members quickly and efficiently is a major hurdle for most startup co-ops. A co-op is selling a dream [...]

Preparing for Your Capital Campaign

Legal Issues in Stage 2

Building a Strong Base: Group Process and Leadership

Shifting Gears to Governance

Legal Issues in Stage 1

Organizing your Team

Grow Your Co-op: Know your sources of capital

Effective Boards and Teams II: Teamwork, Process, and Decision-Making

Effective Boards and Teams: Structure and Accountability

Please refer to the Startup Policy Template referenced in the video

Harrisonburg’s Friendly New Neighbor

By Ben Sandel 156 September - October - 2011 PDF download of article: pdf of article In March 2006, about 30 people came to a [...]

Capital Campaign Workbook

UPDATED: March 2016