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, [...]

Sources & Uses Template

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 [...]

Bylaws Basics I + II

Branding Stage 1: Inquiry and Gaining Momentum

What is a Feasibility Study Anyway?

CBLD Policy Template for Startups

Preparing for Your Capital Campaign

Your Best Meeting Ever

Outline of a Workplan for Assessing Feasibility

Co-op Support Quick Reference Guide

Legal Issues in Stage 2

Building a Strong Base: Group Process and Leadership

Shifting Gears to Governance

Four Cornerstones in Three Stages Part 2

Four Cornerstones in Three Stages: Part 1

Intro to Food Co-op Finance

Building a Positive BOD/GM Relationship

When the Working Capital Runs Dry