What is a Feasibility Study Anyway?

Preparing for Your Capital Campaign

Legal Issues in Stage 2

Building a Strong Base: Group Process and Leadership

Shifting Gears to Governance

Strategic Leadership

Choosing the Right Location for your Co-op

Guest Presenter: Rochelle Prunty, GM, River Valley Market, Northampton, MA Why is location so important? What site characteristics should you look for? When do you [...]

Capitalizing your co-op

What are the various ways to capitalize your co-op? What factors should you consider? How can you implement a plan to achieve the various sources [...]

Planning your member loan campaign

Learning objectives: an overview understanding of what is involved in planning and implementing a member loan program greater understanding of how to organize a member loan [...]

Evaluating feasibility and planning for success 2

Learning objectives: the components of a feasibility assessment learn what goes into business planning learn the difference between feasibility assessment and business planning and when [...]

Members economic participation

Learning objectives: a cooperative’s economic relationship with member owners the role, challenges, and types of equity in a cooperative member benefit options and why patronage [...]

Evaluating feasibility and planning for success

This presentation will help you to understand what needs to be in place for a new food co-op to succeed and how to plan your [...]

Market Research: Projecting Sales Potential and Finding the Right Site

A professional market study will provide you with the best information on what you can expect in sales volume from your new co-op. Your bankers [...]

Governance and accountability

This session will help you understand the role of the steering committee or Board of Directors and how it changes as your project evolves. Topics [...]

Best practices of membership programs

Learn what cooperative ownership is all about. We will discuss how to set up ownership programs, member/owner benefits, and other best practices that have proven [...]