Orienting New Directors

An effective orientation for new directors can help your board quickly integrate and benefit from the contributions of its newest members – shortening and decreasing [...]

Ensuring Meaningful Elections

By Thane Joyal 175 November-December 2014 Within a consumer cooperative, the purpose of electing the board of directors from among the owners is to democratically [...]

Missing Links: Why they don’t teach co-ops at U.S. business schools, and how we can create connections

By Art Sherwood 167 July-August 2013 I am often asked, “Why don’t you teach co-ops in the business schools?” As a true believer in and [...]

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Seven Steps to Re-energize your Cooperative Culture

By Adam Schwartz 166 May-June 2013 "Culture is to an organization what water is to a fish—it is the environment that exists all around us." [...]

Best Practices for Membership Development

Democracy in Cooperatives

By Michael Healy 118 May - June - 2005 Alexis de Tocqueville, in the first half of the 19th century, visited our still-wet-behind-the-ears nation and [...]

Communicating “Co-op”

By Peg Nolan, Patricia Cumbie 103 November - December - 2002 Membership is at the heart of cooperation. Cooperative membership is the driving force for [...]

Produce: Train, Train, Train

By Mark Mulcahy 090 September - October - 2000 What aspect of most produce departments is not given enough time or resources, yet can have [...]

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What Cost Ignorance?

By Mark Mulcahy 087 March - April - 2000 I once saw a bumper sticker that said, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". [...]